Hello, soul friends!
Today's review is covering a deck that I found in a local shop and I thought was interesting enough to pick up.
I hope you enjoy my review and generous pictures!
I got this deck from a local metaphysical shop here in the Houston area, and thought it was very unique - as I had not really seen it before and was not familiar with the author. I also love astrology - so I am always looking for new ways and tools to bridge my love for cards and Astrology.
Amazon's description is:
This 40-card deck (with accompanying guidebook) can help you fulfill your desire to truly understand astrology. The cards make learning quick and easy through interaction with symbols and colors, combined with key words. Now, something that was once complicated will become fun!With the Easy Astrology Oracle Cards, you’ll finally learn the basics of astrology and will even be able to give readings to others. The images and words incorporated into each card make memorization a thing of the past, and you’ll be amazed by how much knowledge you absorb by using the cards and guidebook together. You’ll now have the keys at hand . . . to unlock your inner guide!
About the author
Maya White is an internationally recognized astrologer and intuitive guide. Her monthly astrological forecasts and educational articles are noted for a skillful combination of accuracy and wisdom, and have been featured in the U.S. as well as in Europe, Thailand, and India. Maya is one of only 88 people in the world certified in Astro*Carto*Graphy, a branch of astrology that guides people to find their perfect place on Earth for positive growth. Maya regularly conducts workshops to help people further their knowledge and develop intuitive skills related to astrology. This is her first published title.
My Personal Review
This 40-card deck is meant to be used as a learning tool for astrology. This can in no way be confused for an oracle or Tarot deck, and I didn't feel that I could use it as one, anyway. I wasn't really aware of what to expect with this deck, but kept an open mind. These cards were not practical to use for a reading - more of en educational tool.
The artwork is a dated - it was printed in 2008. It is bright without being overly busy. There is a simplicity to the images and symbols, but stylistically, it is not my fave astrological deck to pop out.
The cards have keywords on the front and the corresponding symbol on the back. It is simple, and I didn't mind that too much. As I am pretty well-versed in astrology, I felt that this would be a beneficial deck for someone who is just starting off and is unfamiliar with certain common astrological symbols, planets, and luminaries.
The size of the cards is quite a bit larger than a traditional tarot card, and the overall product dimensions: 4 x 1.5 x 5.8 inches and Hay House is who publishes the deck.
The card stock is thick, shiny, Hay House card stock. It is card stock that I don't naturally gravitate towards, but a lot of my favorite decks are printed on it, so I just deal with it.
I think that this deck is perfect for an astrology student, or someone who is trying to become more comfortable with it. For me, I felt like this was not something I would just pull out for a reading. I did enjoy the information in the guidebook, as it was pretty well done and has some interesting tidbits that can help someone remember the symbolism easier. I find astrology to be such a vast subject, and this is a good introduction into it, by providing almost like an index card section with keywords, symbolism, and also interesting information in a concise manner. Given that, I will probably pass this deck along to someone who will benefit from it more than I do.
Here are some extra pictures that show the symbols on the backs of the cards and a snippet from the guidebook.
Overall, I found this to be a unique and interesting astrology deck.
My overall opinion is that this deck is a 2.5 star choice.
Artwork - 2 stars
Card stock - 2 stars
Ease - 2 stars
Guidebook - 4 stars
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