Hello, soul friends!
Today's review is covering a deck that caught my attention for it's beautiful artwork. I couldn't wait to get my own deck and work with this beauty.
I hope you enjoy my review and generous pictures!
Angels, Gods, & Goddesses Oracle
I purchased this deck at a local shop. I found it to be interesting and thought it would be a nice addition to my collection. I liked that it had an inclusion of Angels, Gods, and Goddesses. I was curious about the artwork and what the deck would be about, so I purchased it and was excited to crack it open and put it to use.
Amazon's product description:
In this truly inspirational and bestselling oracle card set, the Angels, Gods and Goddesses offer timeless wisdom and uplifting advice to help you navigate the vast ocean of life. The 45 card images emanate a divine, healing energy while the messages in the accompanying guidebook will help you connect with the infinite love that surrounds you. This stunningly illustrated oracle will empower you to accept and love yourself for who you are, speak your truth, heal your life and realize your true potential!
About the Author
Toni Carmine Salerno is the creator of many books, meditation recordings, and oracle cards. He is also an internationally acclaimed, self-taught artist who paints intuitively, creating works that are infused with a timeless sense of love. Born in Melbourne, Australia, to Italian parents, Tony and his publishing house Blue Angel Publishing continue to have a significant and positive effect on people’s lives around the globe, connecting people and cultures through the universal language of love. You can find out more by visiting www.tonicarminesalerno.com or www.blueangelonline.com.
My Personal Review
This deck is meant to be used as an Oracle deck, allowing you to devise your own meanings of the cards, as well. The dimensions of the deck are 1.5 x 4.2 x 6.2 inches and published by Blue Angel Publishing.
The large lift top box is beautiful. And similar quality to Blue Angel Publishing decks. I love the quality and also that the decks are a little larger than the size of the decks. They are not easy to transport in their boxes, but I love the quality of the boxes and the larger size, which allows for a thick and in-depth book to be included. There is also no cardboard to hold the cards in place, so if you are traveling with the deck, the cards bang around in the box a bit, due to the largeness of the box. Blue Angel Publishing has created their own type of deck size and cards, so I like that they standout from traditional Hay House sizes.
There is also includes a wonderful guidebook. I love how thorough and gentle the messages are. This was my first experience with Toni Carmine Salerno, and I found the writing style to be different but also refreshing. I enjoyed the interpretation of Angels, Gods, and Goddesses, as they were not named in traditional form, but more by energetic value. The card backs are a beautiful angel with wings that fades into the card. Reversals are up to the reader but are really not needed with this deck. The cards are high quality with a shiny, sticky feel that makes shuffling a little less than ideal. A keyword and quick description is printed on the front of each card which corresponds to the keyword descriptions in the guidebook. There is nothing harsh, garish, or obscene in this deck. Although there is some nudity, it is all well-done and not offensive. It can be used to read for any client, without upsetting them, or having difficulty to translate cards. The card stock is not overly thick, shiny, sticky to shuffle, and allow you get a nice bend without cracking the card stock. The finish really helps make the cards shuffle easily without scratching, but some of the cards do stick together when the deck is new. I have noticed with longer use that this happens less. I have yet to notice flaking of the cardstock.
The size of the cards is an average oracle deck size for Blue Angel, so they are larger than the typical Hay House deck. I found it to be a bit difficult for my small hands to get a grasp on the deck at times. What I do like is the larger cards for pictures, as it allows you to really see the beautiful artwork and the breathtaking details. While this artwork is a little unusual to me, I found that it was a harmonious collection for this deck.
The images are interesting and I have seen the artwork on other decks, but enjoyed that Toni chose to use just one artist for the whole deck. The end result is a cohesive deck that flows well and works very well with large spreads and brings a real unity to the images. The harmonious design and in-depth interpretations really make it easy for anyone to connect not just to the beautiful messages but also the card's images.
This may not be the easiest to just pick up for those who are not used to having to rely too heavily on intuition, but with practice and an open mind, it can quickly become a gentle favorite. That being said, it is down to earth and very user friendly.
Overall, I think this was a well-executed deck. It is filled to the brim with detail, in-depth in the interpretations, and it is breathtakingly beautiful. I highly recommend it to anyone who is looking for different divination tools!
My overall opinion is that this deck is a 3.5 star choice.
Artwork - 4 stars
Card stock - 3 stars
Ease - 4 stars
Guidebook - 3 stars
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