Magic of Flowers Oracle
By Tess Whitehurst with are by Anne Wetheim
This oracle deck was inspired by Tess’s book The Magic of Flowers: A Guide to Their Metaphysical Uses & Properties.
When we were working with Tess on the concept, we tried to think about what would make a useful oracle deck. We knew that the meanings and remedies associated with the flowers where ideal for divination. But the card images had to be special. We didn’t want simply a picture of a flower. We wanted something in the image to convey the message in a more evocative way. Not everyone who sees a picture of a carnation would immediately think “rebirth,” which is the meaning of the card.
That’s what makes this deck stand out. It is designed much like tarot. It has includes and is based on standard meanings but the images are designed to evoke responses, to speak to the soul, and to form a bridge between the conscious and subconscious. The instructions in the book tell not only how to use the deck and what each card means (including magical properties), but also includes ways to express or draw the flowers’ medicine into your life.
Finally, we didn’t want to impose numbers on the cards, as they weren’t a natural part of Tess’s system, but we wanted people to be able to look up the flowers in the book easily and quickly. So they are arranged in alphabetical order. It was a simple solution, but the real point is that we tried hard to think everything through to make the best oracle possible. And I think Team Magic Flowers Oracle did a pretty good job.
Below are some more images, but here is Lilac and some of the text from the book:
Trust your intuition
Magical Specialities: chakra balancing, magical power, passage between worlds, peace, psychic abilities, romance, summoning positive spirits.
Lilac’s mystical energy reminds us that we dwell on the border between the seen and unseen, known and unknown. From this place where the illusory veil of duality is thin, all healing and wisdom is available to you and only awaits your recognition. If, like the woman on the card, you take a moment to relax and tune in to your body and the energy center located in the middle of your forehead (known as your third eye), you will find that the answer that you seek is available to you now.
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