Deck Review: Healing Light & Angel Cards: Working with Your Chakras.

Healing Light and Angel Cards: Working with Your Chakras
Healing Light & Angel Cards. (C) Saleire & Schiffer Books, 2015.

Healing Light and Angel Cards: Working with Your Chakras, by Saleire. Schiffer Books, 2015.

This is a neat little oracle deck. It comes housed in a hinge lidded box with a magnetic closure, which is standard box design for Schiffer Books. The box measures 5 1/8” x 3 1/8 ‘ x 1 ½” so it’s a nice size to bring along when traveling. The total number of cards is 42. The guidebooklet is the same size as the cards and has 96 pages.

The manner in which this deck is used is uncommon among oracle decks. Most oracle decks are not organized according to suit while the Tarot is divided into the Major and Minor Arcanas, with the Minor Arcana consisting of four suits. Oracle cards are usually numbered and titled, but not clearly organized.

The Healing Light and Angel Cards are organized into six “suits.” I use the term suit lightly because not all suits have the same number of cards, yet each suit has a clearly and easily identifiable theme. The suits are as follows: Chakra Cards

  • Chakra Cards
  • Action Cards
  • Color Cards
  • Animal Cards
  • Crystal Cards
  • Angel Cards

The manner in which Saleire intends for us to use the deck is to shuffle each suit of cards separately from one another. So you end up with six piles of cards in front of you. For the reading you then choose one card from each pile, therefore one card from each suit.

The concept revolves around working with your chakras.The Healing Light & Angel Cards are helpful in identifying blocks and imbalances within your chakras that, once identified, can be focused upon for further healing so blocks can be removed and balance can be regained. Every reading should begin with you asking something along the lines of, “which chakra needs to be worked on and brought into balance at this time?”

Another way I have used The Healing Light & Angel Cards is to ask why I have a certain health issue. I had a chronic 39-year knee problem that was miraculously healed by the Virgin Mary during a trip to Rome in 2012 (see the post here), but I wanted to know WHY the heck did my knees bother me for nearly 40 years. When asking the question the chakra card I drew at random was the Root chakra. The Root chakra is your foundation, stability, and security in life. This is what grounds us and helps to maintain the health of all the other chakras. I thought back and realized at the time I first injured my left knee my cousin, aunt and uncle had just moved away to Florida after us kids having grown up together. It was a huge adjustment and thinking back, as a child my security and foundation was threatened. About a year later my grandfather, an aunt and two cousins also moved away, so once again I felt my familial foundation being undermined. The Healing Light and Angel Cards helped me to realize the reason behind my knee condition.

This deck can help you to get at the root of physical, emotional and even spiritual afflictions and then you are better informed in how to deal with and heal these conditions. The other suits offer suggestions as to which colors, stones, angels, animals, and actions can be taken in order to facilitate the healing process.

The artwork is computer-generated and has a soft, calming feel to it. Colors are bright for the most part, and the Color Cards suit consists of fractural images that are quite beautiful. The images can also be used as focal points for meditation as well.

Wishing you many blessings,

~ Nefer Khepri, PhD., R. M-T.

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Deck Review: Inspiring Butterflies: A 27-Day Course of Self Discovery

Inspiring Butterflies: A 27-Day Course of Self Discovery   

Marge Richards & Ginny Zaboronek

Artist: Charlotte Garrett

Schiffer Books Publishing

http://www.schifferbooks.com

ISBN # 978-0-7643-3969-1

USD $39.99

The importance of color regarding balance and harmony of the human psyche and physical well-being cannot be over-stated.  Inspiring Butterflies

“Communication”

goes beyond the parameters of an oracle deck.  It has 27 cards and yes, there is also a guidebook and the cards can be used as an oracle.  However, Inspiring Butterflies is much more than this.

Also containing a 7 3/4 X 5 3/4″ spiral-bound journal filled with exercises meant to be done over 27 days at the reader’s own pace, the cards serve as a colorful tool that can bring increased balance and harmony to the hcakras if used with that intention.  As a reiki master-teacher the possibilities of Inspiring Butterflies intrigued me.

The intent behind Inspiring Butterfliesis threefold:  to serve “as a tool for insight,

“Grounded”

self development, and to connect with higher consciousness” (guidebook, p. 3).  Each butterfly card through its colors resonates with a particular chakra.  color affects us emotionally, mentally, physically and spiritually.  Color acts on our subconscious and each of the seven main chakras is associated with a particular color.  The colors of each card of Inspiring Butteflies allows a channel of healing energy to be opened.  The 3 1/8 X 5 1/8″ 48-page guidebook begins with information about the general meanings of particular colors and a brief discussion of the associations of each of the seven main chakras.  The remainder of the guidebook goes into how to use these cards for healing, an interpretaioin and affirmation for each card, and concludes with meditations on several cards that correspond to the seven main chakras so there is a meditation included for each of the seven main chakras.

Inspiring Butterflies is a multi-level tool that can be used for balancing and harmonizing the chakras, healing, meditation, and as an oracle.  But wait!  There’s more!

Included with the deck and the guidebook is a spiral-bound journal meant to be used as a 27-day course working with the Inspiring Butterflies deck.  The journal has 128 pages and concludes with 7 lined pages for additional notes.  Coincidentally (or not) there are also 7 main chakras so the reader may wish to assign one page per chakra.

“Creativity”

The journal begins with a brief discussion of the 7 main chakras and their associations.  Each Inspiring Butterfly card is assigned a day (1 – 27).  Each card’s section runs 4 pages.  The first page is a full color depiction of the card, its title, and a positive phrase.  The second page begins with a discussion of the energy of that particular card.  The third page offers an exercise you can do involving the card and a writing area is provided to note your personal thoughts an d observations about the card and exercises.  The fourth page includes an assignment for that day and a positive affirmation.  Space for note taking is provided on the third and fourth pages of each card’s section of the journal.

Inspiring Butterflies comes houses in a 12 X 6 X 1 3/4″ hinged heavy duty laminated cardboard box with a hinged lid and magnetic closure.  The cards rest in a recessed well beneath the guidebook and measure 5 1/16 X 3 1/16″.  The guidebook rests on top of the cards.  In a larger recessed area rests the journal.  All together it’s a very attractive presentation of a unique product that I know readers would find to be helpful and also inspiring.  This is a beautiful set for butterfly lovers and for those of us interested in experiencing new tools of self discovery.

* Images are from: http://inspiring-butterflies.artistwebsites.com