Happy New Moon!
It’s officially Scorpio season! Can you feel it? This is a time of deep transition, when the veil between the worlds is at it’s thinnest and we welcome in the unknown.
I love Scorpio season. Which is odd, because I don’t have a single bit of Scorpio in my birth chart aside from my Pluto in Scorpio… but if you were born between 1983-1995, you also have your Pluto in Scorpio. Which is totally why witchcraft and other occult knowledge is on the rise and modern religion and capitalism are falling away. (That and the lack of universal health care is creating a new need for returning to earth/spirit medicine… but that’s just a hunch.)
Scorpio season is when the truth gets revealed. Whatever has been hidden will be uncovered. Anything you’ve been hiding from or running away from will soon catch up to you.
The sun is in Scorpio, the moon is in Scorpio, and on the 31st of October, Mercury goes retrograde in Scorpio until the end of November. So, there is no escaping Scorpio and all the emotions, rebirths and transitions that come with the season.
Speaking of transitions, I seem to get to do an oracle deck review with Kathy Crabbe during times of big personal transitions. Truly divine timing… I don’t believe in coincidences. (Check out my review of her Lefty Oracle.)
She originally sent me this deck in the summer season for review. Right before I was in the midst of that break up… I had the deck photographed and quite a bit written up for it, but had to put it on the back burner while I dealt with my chaotic life for a bit.
I’m thankful for her patience yet again when it comes to the timing and the transitions of my life in the last few years… And especially thankful that her decks have been with me to help guide me through them!
You’ll notice flowers and greenery from my garden in many of these photos, since some were taken mid summer. It’s actually really interesting to see the reading I pulled for myself then, and then compare it to where I’m at now. I even pulled another reading today for comparison. This was my first reading with the Elfin Oracle deck. I used a simple 3 card spread.
1. Where I’m at now. 2. What should my focus be. 3. Future Outcome
It definitely feels fitting for the time in my life when I originally pulled it. Even position 3 feels in full alignment, as I now have some really fun news to share with you soon. Back when I pulled this spread was around the Lion’s Gate Portal… I had a major soul message come through around that time that I needed to be aware of what I was attracting and focus on where my personal alignment was. I needed to give up the control of how others saw me and received me and just focu on my own happiness. Those who were in alignment with me would stay, and those who weren’t would fall away. It took a huge leap of faith to give up that control… but months later, it’s been extremely worth it. And the deck was right… I was totally sacrificing my Self and my sense of fun for the comfort of others.
The Elfin Allies Oracle Deck is a square deck measuring 3.5 x 3.5 inches. I love non traditional sized decks and this is my first square deck. I’ve been itching to make a square deck of my own one day and finally getting to work with one definitely sealed the deal for me.
The cards fit nicely in your hand and the stock is the perfect weight of shuffling with ease. Which is important. There are 72 cards in this deck, so too thick of cardstock would make it hard to work with.
Each card is different and unique, including the backs of the cards! The deck does come with a downloadable guidebook, but the backs of the cards feature a keyword and a quick glance meaning for each card, including a reversal meaning.
It’s kind of nice to have the keywords and a quick reference on the back of each card! I’m not usually a guidebook person. I like to rely on the symbols of the cards and my own intuition. Kathy’s fun and loose style of art and use of colors makes that easy, but it’s still nice to have quick reference with each card. Though it might take away the mystery aspect if you are one to put the cards down all at once with the backs facing up and then reveal them each time. But I don’t read that way anyways, so it’s not a problem for me.
The deck is $55.00 with free shipping!
It was really hard to pick a favorite card. I usually can immediately find a “favorite” in a new deck… but it' was really tricky to pinpoint my favorite with this one! So many of the cards spoke to me.
Like I mentioned earlier, there are 72 different cards, which mean 72 different and unique animals speaking to you.
If you know me, you know I have a huge love for all things fae and elfin… so this deck is very special to me in that way. I love how each face featured on the cards is just as unique! I also love working with it during Scorpio season. The veil between the Spirit world is thinner during this time, but I also believe the veil between the fairy realm get's thinner around this time too.
The Elfin Allies Oracle Deck is fairly easy to read on it’s own, but the guidebook offers a much more in depth look into each of the cards and the meanings behind each one.
The guidebook is 62 pages in PDF form. The guidebook is loaded with matching affirmations, corresponding astrology, working with the elements, medicine, stories, poems, fun facts and more.
All the cards fit into a little tuck box with some spare room as she is planning on releasing a hardcopy of the guidebook which will fit in the little box.
This deck is a great deck on it’s own, but I do love the way it works with other decks too! I love to combine oracle decks and see how the cards play with each other.
Like I mentioned, most of these pictures were taking in the summer right when I received the deck, but I’m glad I got a chance to play with and get to know the Elfin Allies Oracle deck it a bit longer before publishing this! I pulled a new reading for myself for the new season ahead and felt like the cards were definitely speaking to each other.
It looks like I have something new to look forward to in the next year… We will see how that all plays out, because as far as romance goes, I’m really not interested in playing that game one bit. And of course the Jack Rabbit would come up. I have had a giant blue rabbit visit my dreams in the past, who reappeared this month after several years of silence… So pulling that card, paired with the “Faith” card definitely felt a little awe inspiring to me.
This is a fabulous deck to connect you with the spirit of animals as well as the spirit of the fae, and just in time for Samhain and the thinning of the veils.
The Elfin Oracle Deck
A Spirit Animal Deck to Re-Wild Your Elfin Self
Your Deck Comes With:
72 inspirational oracle cards printed in the USA with gorgeous color reproductions of my watercolor paintings
On the back of each card are keywords, oracle meanings and reversed oracle meanings.
Card size is 3.5 x 3.5 inches square with UV coating to protect your cards.
A 62 page full color illustrated guidebook pdf with affirmations, astrology, elements, medicine, stories, poems, fun facts and card spreads to help you fully immerse yourself in the world of faerie guided by your intuitive wild self and your spirit animal guides.
A beautifully designed full color gift box to store your magickal goodies with a little extra room for 2 upcoming hard copy mini guidebooks.
Your Spirit Animal has a message for you.
Illuminating your secret dreams and wishes.
Inspiring your own special magick and truth.
Unlock the key to the wildness within by tuning into the spiritual wisdom and beauty of your spirit animal guides and the faerie realm.
Their delightful poetry, medicine and stories will enchant, heal and guide you along your path to fulfillment, power and self awareness simply by pulling a card.
I’m a bit sad that October is almost over… but thankful the veil stays thin for a few more weeks. :)
There is still plenty of time to pre order the Spirit de la Lune Planner! We got proofs back from our printer and are so excited to start the shipping process in a few weeks!
and are only a few more days left of Inkotber where I am doing a goddess a day! Don’t forget to join me on instagram to see the updates. Tonight I am working on Goddess Lethe. I haven’t decided what I’m going to do with the 31 goddesses yet. I’ll likely list them as prints in the shop, but have been looking into some books so you could order the whole set as a book for a pretty good price. I might even do a few more goddesses in November and create a deck! Not sure yet…
If you’ve got any ideas, let me know in the comments!