Hello, soul friends!
Today's review is covering a deck that I received from a swap group and found that it was interesting and colorful. It was a unique one to add into my collection, as well as a different type of Oracle/Affirmation deck.
I hope you enjoy my review and generous pictures!
Intuitive Wisdom Oracle Cards
I found this in a swap group several years ago, and honestly forgot I had it in my collection, but was cleaning through my current collection and thought it would be nice to review this deck. The creator has added a lot of cards and such to this deck, so this appears to be the 1st edition of the deck she now offers. I thought it was a nice addition to what I already had in my collection. It stood out with the beautiful artwork, which is a blend of styles and varies on each of the cards. There are a few words on the backs of the cards which are a good meditation or journaling prompt. While I used this as an affirmation deck. I could also see it able to stand in as an oracle. The size is really what makes this deck stand out. It is so tiny and cute!
Here is the description from her Website:
"These cards can be used:
As self-care prompts
To set an intention
For daily inspiration
Help answer a question
Journal your interpretations
Meditate on a card message
Notice your inspired hunches
Many therapists and natural practitioners love using my decks with their clients. Kids adore them too! Both the front and the backs of each card are designed to facilitate intuitive connection and well-being. Please note, these cards do not in any way replace professional therapy or medical health products and should be used for entertainment purposes only.
Keep a deck next to your bed for daily intuitive guidance, give them as a gift, or pop them into your bag for wisdom on the go. Specs: approx 2.5" x 3.5"
About the Creator
Chrissy is an Australian Intuitive Artist and Teacher specialising in artworks, card decks and classes that nourish the inner spirit and creative wellbeing of women and kids.
Over the last 20+ years of her career as an Artist and Early Childhood Educator, Working alongside children, women, schools and aligned organizations; sharing my love for color and creativity as a tool for inspiration and well-being. Behind the scenes, she is always growing and developing within her personal sense of well-being, which she weave into my artworks, classes and intuitive offerings.
Her artworks have been described as colorful, spiritual and inspiring for kids and women alike. She weaves together drawing, painting, collage and her love for nature, with mindful self-love processes that are grounded in intuitive connection + personal growth.
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 a Tarot deck. I wasn't really aware of what to expect with this deck, but kept an open mind, as always. It was a unique addition to my collection when I first received it, 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 are also very 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. The artwork is really standout. There is a blend of different styles but the product looks cohesive. It literally is so beautiful and well-done. The colors stand out, and I really love the various colorful swirls and vibrant colors together. The addition of her messages with the images, they really tie in seamlessly. They also help to dig a bit deeper than just a typical affirmation card.
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. While I appreciated this deck when I first received it, I am in a place where I am using other decks that work better for me in various ways. 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 is in my to re-home pile. I have had it in my collection for several years, but I don't find myself reaching for it like I once used to. I am sure the new versions of this deck are probably stunning!
The size of the cards is actually what makes this deck stand out. They are a nice bridge size, almost. These are perfect to travel with, and I enjoy throwing this size in my purse with my small Aquarian Tarot and I am good to go. There are 36 cards in the version I own. There are many different types of topics covered with the deck, so 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 have a small explanation of what the card theme may be pointing towards. The cards have a small border (in various colors) with text that is very easy to read.
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, but with a bag to house the deck in. This also makes it easy to take along.
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 - if you like to have something to expand on. 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.
It is beautiful and an incredible way to help clients see something to work with or journal on. It is a lovely way to connect with your intuition, keep an affirmation to meditate on, and also focus your intentions on. I also find that anyone can pick these up and use them as needed.
There is nothing garish, scary, or dark in the images, so these are appropriate for any one and even the most sensitive clients/people to use them. I even let my children use these and don't have to worry that they will be scared or confused.
Here are some more pictures of this vibrant creation:
The was no guidebook or booklet included with the deck, as it is meant to be used as an intuitive oracle/affirmation deck. I am grateful to have been gifted this deck as it has added a beautiful element to my readings.
Overall, I found this to be a surprisingly thoughtful and useful affirmation deck, which quickly earned a place in my regular work and daily meditations. It is an amazing addition to any collection and I highly recommend it to anyone looking for a more well-thought out deck that is easy to pick up and use.
My overall opinion is that this deck is a 4 star choice.
Artwork - 5 stars
Card stock - 4 stars
Ease - 4 stars
Guidebook - N/A
I hope that you enjoyed my deck review, and also enjoy other deck reviews that I add to this site. I have a passion for exploring new decks and also finding various ways of connecting to my intuition. I appreciate you checking out my site and taking the time to read my review.