Hello, soul friends!
Today's review is covering a deck that I received as a gift from the creator, Zoey of @the_merhipsy on Instagram. I had seen it around on her Instagram and thought it was a beautiful and interesting deck and actually had seen some ads on Facebook wanting to add it to my collection, as I loved the catch phrase of these not being your momma's oracle cards. She sent me her Mystic Rebel Oracle deck, as well. I didn't even know she also had a crystal deck, so this was a beautiful surprise to add to my collection. It is a unique crystal deck that I have come to love in my day-to-day client work. The energy of both her decks is different, young, vibrant, and loving. I absolutely love indie decks, and this is exactly why!
I hope you enjoy my review and generous pictures!
Mystic Rebel Crystal Oracle Deck
As stated above, I connected with the creator of this deck on Instagram and she offered to send me her decks. She has created this one and the Mystic Rebel Deck, which I already reviewed HERE. I thought it was a nice addition to what I already had in my collection. It is a deck that stands out with it's unique artwork, simple and clean essence, and comfy vibes, as well as a more modern take that is a fantastic addition to those learning about crystals.
Here is the description from her Website:
"The Mystic Rebel Crystal Deck is a 45 card oracle deck, designed to help you hear the wise whispers of Earth’s messengers. Made with tender love and care, these are dedicated to the rock-loving, witchy sisters and bad a$$ mystic chicks here to “rock” the world through their intuitive senses.
For beginners or advanced prophetesses alike, these cards will enable you to tap more deeply into your intuitive gifts and provide a tool for you to experience a connected dialogue with your Guides.
Though they are pretty bad a$$, each of these 45 cards contains a message delicately delivered from the stone’s soul, solidified in the ancient layers its composition, to help you discover and claim your most blessed and abundant life."
About the Creator
Zoey Greco, also known as "The Merhipsy", is an intuitive empath and spiritual coach, whose work connects individuals to the divine guidance and unconditional love that awaits them in every moment from Universal energy.
Merhipsy Healing is an alternative healing practice utilizing energy medicine, spiritual coaching, and intuitive channeling.
Zoey has had her intuitive ability her entire life, as well as her gift for healing. Able to describe her past lives and experiences in the beyond as an infant, all through her childhood she was able to "see" what wasn't there and to "hear" what wasn't said. Renowned psychics instantly recognized her as "gifted" and prophesied that she would one day have a powerful impact on the world.
After many gratifying years in private practice serving a global client base, and teaching at Southwest Institute of Healing Arts, Zoey is currently devoting herself outside of session to creating materials to help others discover and use their gifts. She is in the process of developing her own oracle decks channeled directly from the Divine, as well as courses on intuitive development, oracle card reading, and aura interpretation.
It is the mission of Merhipsy Healing to help individuals step into their purpose, gain clarity on their lives, and find fulfillment and abundance in all forms.
My Personal Review
This 45 card 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 well executed Oracle deck that is a traditional Oracle card size, not too small or large. 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 is a gorgeous addition to my current collection, and I have enjoyed the portability and simplicity of this deck. These cards are also very practical to use for a reading and even longer spreads. I would look at this deck as a good daily draw type of card to work with/through, or a nice addition after a reading to reaffirm what is going on or what to focus on. The short, but profound messages on each of the card's meanings are a good meditation or journaling prompt, as well as be able to stand in as an oracle. I find that it works very well with other decks, but is beautiful with the Mystic Rebel Oracle deck.
The cards have artwork that is simple, but so beautiful. The crystals are captured in stunning watercolor art by Kristin Dunreath Harris. The cards also each have a title of the crystal that matches a description within the included guidebook.
These cards are a beautiful crystal deck and a fun addition to any collection. I think these decks are actually fantastic for people who are looking for newer influenced decks. The guidebook is fresh, the energy of the cards is simplistic but beautiful, and the cards do bring some interesting awareness to certain things that you (or a client) may need to focus on and work through. The cards have a very modern take on crystal magic, so I really appreciate this new manner of using crystals. I have one other crystal type of deck, but it is a completely different energy from this one. This is less stuffy, and easy to pick up and use!
I have been using it consistently since I received the decks, and have added them to my work in all facets. As a daily card drawing, for the weekly card drawings, for client readings, as an addition to add more clarity to email readings. I find these to be very versatile and such a beautiful working deck. They bring a different energy to my work, while also keeping it authentic.
There are 45 cards, which is a nice and meaty size for an indie deck. There are some typical crystals here, but also so many unique and new crystals I have never really worked with, so it has a lot of options and depth in order to conduct longer spreads (like 10 cards +). This deck also pairs very well with other decks that I have and add a nice little finishing touch to readings. I have used these for my downloadable guides and they look so beautiful with other decks, such as the Threads of Fate and Ethereal Visions Tarot.
The backs are an intricate design that is geometric and unique. The gold and white is such a luxe detail, that I really enjoy the beautiful aesthetics in this deck. The cards have various designs and also moods, it feels like. Some have a lot more detail but the artwork is so beautiful and intricate - all of the images flow seamlessly in the cards. They are extremely cohesive and all have the same vibe. The white background of the cards keep it clean and simple, as well as making the artwork stand out. The gold colored, simple block writing on the bottom of the cards, keep it stunning.
The card stock is not very thick, smooth and slick to shuffle, slightly shiny finish, and allows you get a nice bend without cracking the card stock. The gilding on the edges is a nice touch, especially for a 1st edition and indie print of this deck. Shuffling these cards is nice and smooth, and the size is also fun to hold in the hand - not as wide as Hay House cards, but not as small as a bridge size deck. The deck includes a beautiful hard lift top box that holds the 60 page guidebook and all 45 cards together. The box even has some nice foil accents, which again lends to a lush quality for an indie production.
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. There is nothing that is offensive, and it appears to be done with a lot of love and intention. I even let my children use these and don't have to worry that they will be scared or confused. These cards do call you out sometimes, but as I have soon learned about Zoey, the messages are infused with love. There is also no strong language that would offend others.
The guidebook is so fun! The messages are quick, and also very much like a truth bomb. They all include a beautiful and empowering affirmation to help you move past certain things that may be keeping you a bit stuck or where you feel you need extra guidance. Definitely a different and more realistic deck than most of the puppy breath and rainbows decks of yesteryear. These cards are a good mix between Tarot and Angel decks. They bring intuitive hits, while also calling you out on your blockages.
I am grateful to have been gifted this deck as it has added a beautiful element to my readings. It has brought so much loveliness to my work. But the best gift has been getting to know Zoey better and connecting with her and her beautiful work.
Overall, I found this to be a surprisingly thoughtful and useful Oracle deck, which has quickly earned a place in my regular work and daily meditations. It is an amazing addition to my collection and I highly recommend it to anyone looking for a more well-thought out deck that is easy to pick up and use, or anyone who is tired of the mass produced regurgitated rainbow sprinkled cards.
My overall opinion is that this deck is a 5 star choice.
Artwork - 5 stars
Card stock - 5 stars
Ease - 5 stars
Guidebook -5 stars
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.