Hello, soul friends!
Today's review is covering a deck that I received as a gift from the creator, who is @cosmic_chica on Instagram. I had seen it around on Instagram and thought it was a cute addition. It was a unique one to add into my collection, as well as a different type of Affirmation deck.
I hope you enjoy my review and generous pictures!
Cosmic Affirmation Deck
As stated above, I connected with the creator of this deck over our mutual love of decks and magic. She let me know she had an affirmation deck, and sent me a copy of her deck. I thought it was a nice addition to what I already had in my collection. It stood out with the beautiful and ethereal colors and subtle artwork. The short, but profound messages on each of the cards are a good meditation or journaling prompt. The size is really what makes this deck stand out. It is so tiny and cute!
My Personal Review
This deck is meant to be used as a daily inspirational conversation to have with yourself, when you feel you can't really look past your own personal blocks. It is a simple affirmation deck that is pocket sized. 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, as always. It is a nice addition to my current collection, and I have enjoyed the portability and simplicity of this deck. This was obviously a deck for those who like affirmations or might need something to meditate on. These cards were not practical to use for a reading but are better to be more of an afterthought or addendum. I would look at this deck as a good daily draw type of card to work through, or a nice addition after a reading to reaffirm what is going on or what to focus on.
The cards have meaningful and thorough little messages, allowing one to take just a minute to think about the message, perhaps altering their mental energy and focus on the message that allows you to dive a bit deeper. They offer great reminders that help you to focus on a motivating sentence. I like the idea of daily inspiration, and do enjoy the simplicity. It is much more preferred over the complicated or more overly done affirmation decks I have come across. I actually only have this deck in my collection as an affirmation deck. I have been culling my collection and trying to focus more on decks that I do enjoy using and that are practical. As far as affirmation decks, this was my choice to keep.
The size of the cards is actually what makes this deck stand out. They are TINY. But I love it. They are much smaller than a traditional Tarot card, so these are perfect to travel with. I am not sure how many cards come in the original packaging, as I have moved and I think I misplaced a few cards. But it has a lot of choice, as far as affirmations to focus on and also work with. They also pair very well with other decks that I have and add a nice little finishing touch to readings.
The backs are a simple design with a beautiful gradient. The cards have various designs and also moods, it feels like. Some have a lot more detail and almost the appearance of texture, while some are simpler and have a smoother looking surface.There are even a few cards that have lovely galaxy-esque backgrounds. The text is printed in the same font, simple, white, and easy to read with a simple design around each of the Affirmations.
The card stock is not very thick, smooth to shuffle, slightly matte finish, and allows you get a nice bend without cracking the card stock. Shuffling these cards is nice and smooth, and the size is also fun to hold in the hand. The deck I received had no guidebook or box, so I keep these on my desk, or in the drawer so I don't misplace anymore of the cards.
I think the deck is a cute way to reset the day on a positive and healthy note! I loved the messages, as they are inspiring, thought provoking, and also versatile to use as a bit of an affirmation. As there was no guidebook or booklet to help you further connect to the cards, so I am not sure I could use it for a reading as a stand alone. I like using these for clients to end on a positive note or to give them a focus point to keep in mind. I feel that affirmations are a great way to refocus our attention and really be more mindful of what we are allowing.
The was no guidebook or booklet included with the deck, as it is meant to be used as an affirmation deck.
Overall, I found this to be a surprisingly thoughtful and useful affirmation deck, which has quickly earned a place in my regular work and daily meditations.
My overall opinion is that this deck is a 4 star choice.
Artwork - N/A
Card stock - 4 stars
Ease - 4 stars
Guidebook - N/A
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