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Pixie Card Review: The Enchanted Map Oracle by Colette Baron-Reid Hay House, Inc. November 1, 2011 | $21.99 | ISBN 978-1-4019-2749-3

The Enchanted Map Oracle by Colette Baron-Reid

Pixie Card Review: The Enchanted Map Oracle by Colette Baron-Reid
Hay House, Inc. November 1, 2011 | $21.99 | ISBN 978-1-4019-2749-3

Welcome to the newest Pixie Card Review! In this installment, I’m giving you my impression of The Enchanted Map Oracle; a 54-card deck created by Colette Baron-Reid and published by Hay House, Inc.

What made me want to buy this deck?

Well, the stress of our current lives is getting to people and everyone is handling it differently. Some are becoming at-home fitness enthusiasts, some are baking sourdough bread, while others are giving in to their primal fashion desires (You know who you are, lol). Anyway, I’ve been coping with hours of endless streaming binge-fests, puttering in the garden, eating way more carbs than I should, and…buying oracle decks (Just ordered another one last weekend).

I was browsing decks online, and I was struck by these. With cards like Bone Collector, Wizard of Awareness, Sacred Pool, Deep Freeze, & Dry Desert - just to name a few - it felt like these had a mystical dreamland quality about them, so they went in my cart.

 

Enchanted Map Oracle Cards and Guidebook

What You Get:

Boxed kit (4 x 5 inch) includes a 54-card deck and a guidebook with 153 pages dedicated to card meanings.

The box is super sturdy and will keep your cards safe. The cards themselves are average in weight (slightly heavier than most playing cards) and are a decent size (easy to manage, with small Pixie hands).

Each of the 54 cards has beautiful artwork created by Jena Dellagrottaglia Maldonado, along with each card’s Name and Number. The card back features an illustration of what appears to be a mirrored image of a compass that is embellished with the 12 symbols of the Zodiac

The guidebook includes a brief introduction from the author, a ‘How to Use’ section that includes a suggested guided meditation and Blessing to do before using the cards, along with a few suggested spreads and sample readings

Card Message Breakdown:

The guidebook includes the following for each card (in numerical order)

  • Name of the Card
  • A Related Quotation (Referred to as Words of Wisdom in my readings)
  • Upright Meaning
  • Reversed Meaning (I haven't encountered many oracle decks that deal with reversed meanings, so I found this interesting) 


Examples of how I’ve used the cards in readings:

 

Final Thoughts:

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I’ve really enjoyed reading with this deck. I don’t follow the author’s suggestions for how to use them (because I pretty much just do what I want and what feels right at the moment). If you’re new to oracle reading, she gives a very good step-by-step explanation on how to go about it.

The meanings given for each card are thought out and presented well. If you examine the images on each card further, you will likely discover addition tidbits of insight that can deepen your readings.

Apparently (by reading some Amazon reviews) this deck used to be printed with gilded edges…the fact that they aren’t any longer seems to be a huge point of contention with some folks, but I don’t have an issue with it. The edges don’t really add anything to the reading, so I feel like it’s a non-issue.

I really love the messages I receive through the use of this deck, and I very much look forward to using these for many years.

 

The Enchanted Map Oracle Cards are Available for Purchase Via:

Hay House, Inc. Amazon.com Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.ca | Barnes & Noble

 

(Be sure to check your local book & witchy shops as well!)

 

Until Next Time, Pixilators!

Wishing You Peace, Love, & Pixie Dust



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