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Deck of Interest—Crystal Intentions Oracle

Jan 04 2017 Published by under Anna's Decks of Interest, Llewellyn

Llewellyn Publications

Can you control your thoughts?

As New Consciousness ideology becomes increasingly mainstream, more people are jumping on the positive-thinking bandwagon. Most of them are finding out that it’s easier said than done. As a result, tools and techniques which facilitate the change-in-thought processes are beginning to take center stage in the mind/body/spirit world. Lembo is in the forefront of that trend with this new deck. She has carefully selected 42 stones, dividing them into six categories, to create a powerful tool for helping us energize our lives and create positive change.

Lisa Kovak has done a state-of-the-art job in designing the cards and their packaging. The 100-page full-color booklet which accompanies the deck packs quite a punch despite its small size. It’s a terrific way to learn about the metaphysical properties of these 42 stones. It also provides instruction for using the cards to meditate and/or gain intuitive information. For those who aren’t inclined to read instructions, I suggest pulling a card and letting its message indicate which situation or situations in your life it is speaking to. I pulled Watermelon Tourmaline when I first opened the deck, shuffled it, and pulled a card. The stone speaks to receiving love with a further indication about self-acceptance (a notch up from Rose Quartz which speaks more generally to affection and unconditional love). I put the card in front of my computer to remind me that there’s more to life than work. I could feel the shift in the surrounding energy immediately. Ironically, one of the first stones I purchased for myself three decades ago was Watermelon Tourmaline. Maybe this time I’ll understand what it’s telling me.

New to crystals? No problem! The cards will give you everything you need to get started and the guidebook provides additional information when you’re ready for it. SHOP FOR THE DECK

© 2017 Anna Jedrziewski and InannaWorks

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Deck of Interest—Pagan Lenormand Oracle

Oct 20 2016 Published by under Anna's Decks of Interest, Oracles in Action™

Lo Scarabeo

What do pagans have to do with Lenormand?

This innovative deck combines the ritual and nature-based spirituality of paganism with the traditional imagery of the Lenormand deck.

Drawing on the inherent inclusiveness of paganism, the deck has two cards representing “man” and two cards representing “woman”, each one from a different heritage. This means that there is a card to represent each of the directions of the natural circle (or medicine wheel) and makes it clear that the deck recognizes more than one race.

Without sacrificing the long-standing symbolism of the Lenormand deck, the illustrations have been updated for modern users. The power of cards like Moon is self-evident.You will find potato chips, koi, a Book of Shadows, and a pentagram ring. The power of cards like Moon is self-evident. My favorite card is 20-Garden with its magenta labyrinth.

Practicing pagans will find quick and easy connection to the deck. For those who are new to nature spirituality, this deck provides a terrific tool for learning about paganism, visually and intuitively. SHOP FOR THE DECK

© 2016 Anna Jedrziewski and InannaWorks

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Deck of Interest—Ceccoli Oracle

Sep 27 2016 Published by under Anna's Decks of Interest, Llewellyn

Lo Scarabeo

What will these wistful, softly-rendered young ladies say to you?

If you’re familiar with the Nicoletta Ceccoli Tarot, you won’t be at all surprised by the edgy, ethereal, sometimes erotic journey that Ceccoli takes us on in her newest deck. This 32-card oracle adds a few more decoratively-lyrical touches without sacrificing any of the intense moodiness that is Ceccoli’s trademark. What appear to be thoughtful moments in time, captured in two-dimensions, yield highly animated details with closer scrutiny. The Mad Hatter might have trouble keeping up.

This is a visual feast that has more to offer with each perusal. It’s also a fascinating deck to do readings with, but be sure to warn your querent that it’s a bit “unusual”. SHOP FOR THE DECK

© 2016 Anna Jedrziewski and InannaWorks.com

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Deck of Interest—Fairy Tale Lenormand

Sep 15 2016 Published by under Anna's Decks of Interest, US Games

U.S.GamesSystems, Inc.

Do you know how to read Lenormand?

To ask Lisa Hunt to illustrate a traditional Lenormand deck was really throwing down the gauntlet. Yet, once again, she rose to the challenge, with a wink and a nod, and created a deck which appears straightforward enough to satisfy the most demanding traditional cartomancer, but also contains the tiny embedded symbolism her loyal fans look forward to.

Lenormand is not tarot. It is meant to be read precisely, based on the predominant symbolism and the placement of cards. Ms. Hunt’s drawings meet that criteria nicely. Those who choose to look closer, however, will find that the lady in Clover seems to have a blissful secret the rest of us cannot see. Then there’s Tree. Of course, we expect the face emerging from the trunk, but what about those roots reaching out like octopus arms to grasp the ground.

Arwen Lynch does a superb job of linking the appropriate Fairy Tale to each card and explaining how the archetypes in the tale lend themselves to the Lenormand symbolism.

This is a lyrical and captivating addition to the Lenormand library. Contained in a beautifully designed metal box, it’s a special treat for card lovers and the people who love us. SHOP FOR THE DECK

© 2016 Anna Jedrziewski and InannaWorks.com

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Deck of Interest—English Magic Tarot

Aug 30 2016 Published by under Anna's Decks of Interest, Red wheel/Weiser

Weiser Books

Do you believe in magic?

Set during the 100 years beginning with the reign of Henry VIII (a time during which English magic flourished), this extraordinary new tarot deck pays homage to England’s magical tradition. It also references the Order of the Golden Dawn who originally merged magical tradition with the cards. Historic figures are quixoticly featured throughout the deck. Simultaneously, the creators give a special nod to Pamela Coleman-Smith, who is just now beginning to be recognized for her independent contribution to tarot symbolism and wisdom.

Every detail was carefully considered as this 78-card deck and its 160-page guidebook took form in order to preserve the wisdom of ancient heritages and the energy that each individual card carries. The cards were designed to be fluid and are based on natural rather than demonic magic. (The Fool is a version of the animal totem Coyote and mushrooms represent the inevitable linking of life and death.) The illustrations draw equally on erudite philosophy, modern horror movies, and graphic novels. The result is a unique esoteric tool that will help to move the rich and mysterious traditions of magical England into the mainstream. SHOP FOR THE DECK

© 2016 Anna Jedrziewski and InannaWorks

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Deck of Interest—Maybe Lenormand

Aug 15 2016 Published by under Anna's Decks of Interest, US Games

U.S. Games Systems, Inc.

How “Lenormand” do you want to be?

Edward honors traditional Lenormand with highly creative, updated versions of the original 36 cards and then adds 16 additional cards in order to end up with a 52-card playing card deck. The result meets the needs of those who do readings with standard playing card decks and those who are wedded to the Lenormand format.

Lenormand readers can forecast traditionally in the Lenormand style by using just the first 36 cards. Novices can do the same to get a sense of how Lenormand readings work. The more adventurous can throw caution to the wind and use the whole deck with its eclectic add-ons to see what the fates will say. While Lenormand is meant to be read with fairly literal meanings based on the cards and their placement, Edward’s dynamic, pint-sized illustrations make it hard to resist more free-wheeling interpretations.

The 72-page, full-color companion book in this beautifully-designed box set contains brief instructions for reading Lenormand, and for using Lenormand’s classic Grand Tableau spread. There is a full-page description with keywords for each card. Altogether it’s a wonderful gift for those who read, or want to read, Lenormand—or for those who want an interesting, arty deck to play solitaire with. SHOP FOR THE DECK

© 2016 Anna Jedrziewski and InannaWorks

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Deck of Interest—Dreaming Way Lenormand

Jul 05 2016 Published by under Anna's Decks of Interest, US Games

US Games Systems, Inc.

What’s new in Lenormand?

Kwon Shina has added a new dimension to the very popular Lenormand divination system. I loved her Dreaming Way Tarot deck (review available on TarotWise.com). She’s delivered once again with this quirky, lyrical interpretation of the 36 Lenormand cards, advancing their power as an oracle. The accompanying 96-page booklet adds insight for those who are still new to Lenormand interpretation. Seasoned intuitives will most likely just open the box and let these powerful new illustrations take them to new heights.

Rider sits backwards on what might very well be a carousel horse. Clouds emanate from a cup of coffee (I especially relate to that one). Sardine can as Coffin. Birds sporting a bird house as a hat. And are those bricks falling out of the window of the Tower, or is it a dissolving stairway?

US Games is well on the way to being the definitive authority on modern Lenormand. Dreaming Way Lenormand is yet another feather in their cap. SHOP FOR THE DECK

© 2016 Anna Jedrziewski and InannaWorks

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Deck of Interest—Kuan Yin Oracle

Jun 14 2016 Published by under Anna's Decks of Interest, Llewellyn

Llewellyn Publications

Have you heard the voice of the Compassionate Mother?

The call to live with love and kindness has risen with the reemergence of the Divine Feminine energy. This Asian Mother of Compassion has, for thousands of years, encouraged humans to fill themselves with light, and live in love rather than fear. Her special voice radiates from each of the 44 cards in this beautiful, classically-rendered deck. She calls readers to open their hearts to healing and wisdom and to allow their lives to be lifted because of it.

The messages contained within the 144-page book are gently phrased but powerful in their content. Encouraging, soothing, softly challenging, and expecting the best from those who use them, these cards are a gift to anyone wishing to walk the spiritual path with confidence and courage. SHOP FOR THE DECK

© 2016 Anna Jedrziewski and InannaWorks

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Deck of Interest—The Faery Forest

May 31 2016 Published by under Anna's Decks of Interest, Llewellyn

Llewellyn Publications

Which of the ancients speaks to you?

Lucy Cavendish (Oracle of Shadow and Light and Oracle of the Shapeshifters) has done it again with another truly amazing oracle deck. Extraordinary faery artist Maxine Gadd is a perfect partner for Cavendish’s rich and highly informed vision. Together they offer readers entrèe to the world between the worlds, where Faeries, Wyzards, Goddesses, and Witches await.

If your aim is divination, you have only to look into the eyes of these exotic creatures to hear a voice that speaks from the realms beyond this world. If meditation is your goal, these beautiful drawings laden with symbolism will offer you many, many hours of exploration and visualization. If what you seek is the wisdom from this ancient natural world, you won’t find a better teacher than Lucy Cavendish. SHOP FOR THE DECK

© 2016 Anna Jedrziewski and InannaWorks

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Deck of Interest—Butterfly Oracle Cards

May 03 2016 Published by under Anna's Decks of Interest, Hay House

Hay House

How can butterflies help you?

The Angel Lady has turned her attention to the natural world to offer readers this powerful and delightful new card deck. Stunning close-up photography captures the magic of these butterflies as they send humans loving messages of healing and faith to help us through times of change.

Paired with flowered backgrounds, these images create transcendent feelings in and of themselves. Virtue’s trademark supportive perspective makes the messages for each card all the more accessible. Her companion book gives readers additional insight into how the transformations that we all encounter in life can become blessings. Always a perfectionist, Virtue has once again created a top-quality, state-of-the-art product. This is my current Doreen Virtue favorite. SHOP FOR THE DECK

© 2016 Anna Jedrziewski and InannaWorks

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