Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Oracle Card Review: The Avalonian Oracle

I have been more than a little obsessed with the Avalonian Tradition and its philosophy lately. I have engrossed myself in learning as much as I can about the Celtic goddesses and reading about the mysterious and mystic island of Avalon. So when this new oracle deck,The Avalonian Oracle, showed up at my local store I was so excited to pick up a set!

This gorgeous deck comes in a beautiful hard box with a book and cards enclosed inside. The book is written by Jhenah Telyndru who is also the founder of The Sisterhood of Avalon. She is the author of Avalon Within: A Sacred Journey of Myth, Mystery and Inner Wisdom and several other books. 





I especially love the inspiring artwork by Emily Brunner. The cards are well thought out with loads of symbolism and Celtic imagery that will transport you to the holy isle of Avalon and back. 


And the well written book is chock full of the mythology of Avalon and tools for empowering your own inner wisdom. You will learn about 5 different Celtic goddesses and what they represent when you pull that card. The cards are separated by 7 different cycles or they can be read individually as well. 


Unlike Tarot Cards, Oracle Decks do not use a set system of symbology. Oracle decks can vary greatly from one deck to the next. What is important when using oracle decks is to focus in on your intuition for what the card means to you personally. For that reason I find oracle decks can really be hit or miss for me. I absolutely love the imagery used in this deck. They have a very comforting feel to them. They feel as if I have always owned this deck. 

Here is my first spread using the deck:


I drew The Five Seeds of Wisdom, The Three Cauldrons, and a goddess card Branwen. They are beautiful cards and really seem to speak to me on a deeper level. The cards I drew today just reaffirm that I am on the right path right now. I also picked up Jhenah Telyndru's book a few weeks ago. I have yet to finish it but I am enjoying it immensely so far. 


If you are interested in picking up a set of oracle cards for yourself you can get them at The Hive and Grove in Kitchener, Ontario or on Amazon.com

6 comments:

  1. They do sound lovely but I have not really had much luck with tarot or oracle card readings myself.

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    1. Laura you should start keeping a diary of your daily cards. You will start to see which cards show up for you repeatedly. Be patient. Tarot cards take years to learn to read. Oracle cards are a little more user friendly for beginners.

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  2. They do sound lovely but I have not really had much luck with tarot or oracle card readings myself.

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  3. What beautiful cards! I read the book and own the movie The Mists of Avalon, I am obsessed too. Enjoy your new oracle set!

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  4. Beautiful cards! I will have to put them on my wish list. Amanda and I kind of collect Oracle and Tarot decks and then let our friends choose which one they wish to read from.
    The Sisterhood of Avalon sounds really familiar to me. I think one of my friends told me about it a couple of years ago. She has since moved away and I don't get to talk to her very much because we are both busy, but I do know that she is hanging out around Circle Sanctuary and was talking about starting something up with a friend pertaining to the Morrigan. I will have to let her know about this Oracle. :)

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  5. I just joined Sisterhood of Avalon because it was recommended by a friend. You can check it out on their website. They only take new members during certain times of year. So you might have missed this one. I'm just a newbie though. :)

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