Enter the enchanting world of the fairy folk and meet an illustrious group of magical creatures such as banshees, brownies, pixies, leprechauns as well as famous figures such as Morgan Le Fey, Robin Goodfellow and Jack Frost.
They have been called the Little People or the fae in the Celtic lands, where they have been loved for their ability to bestow great gifts to those who are favoured and feared for wreaking household mayhem if angered.
With the Fairy Ring Oracle deck you can immerse yourself into this magical world and listen to the wisdom of the Little People.
As a card reader, I have gained much insight into the fairy world by using this deck; Anna Franklin and Paul Mason have put in much thought and effort to create a distinctive 60-card deck, which incorporates all the lovely fairy lore and legends.
The Fairy Ring has eight “fairy festival” cards: Imbolc, Ostara, Beltane, Midsummer, Lughnasa, Herfest, Samhain, and Yule. It also contains the four suits (“Courts”) – Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter – with thirteen cards each from Ace to Nine and the four court cards Lady, Knave, Queen and King.
The evocative artwork combines photographs with original illustrations via computer imaging in a truly effective way. Each card is surrounded by a luscious border indicating the season of the suit and depicts a particular type of faery creature or, in some cases, a particular faery personality. For example, the seven in the Spring Court is an Asrai (small water fairy) while the eight in the Winter Court is the Bogeyman. The authors appear as characters in the deck. Anna Franklin is the Green Lady and the Lake Maiden while Paul Mason is King Finvarra. Watch the film below to see more detail of the art work.
The 248-page book contains a wealth of information including introductions to the fairies, card meanings – both upright and reversed – as well as suggestions for path working and meditation.
Having used this deck for over a year now, I must confess that I enjoy it a lot. Rather than doing large and complicated spreads, I prefer one or two-card readings, simply answering the question: ‘What do I need to pay attention to in my life right now?’ And the message of the fairies never disappoints!
If you have an interest in faery lore and would like to learn more, then this oracle deck is for you, whether you are a card reader or not. The gateway to the Otherworld stands open for you to enter and receive the guidance of the Little People.
The Fairy Ring Oracle, written by Anna Franklin, illustrated by Paul Mason
60 cards and 248-page book
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