December 7, 2012

Review: Wisdom of the House of Night Oracle Cards

Wisdom of the House of Night Oracle Cards
Author: P.C. Cast & Colette Baron-Reid
Genre: Tarot Cards/New Age
Release Date: October 2, 2012
Publisher: Crown Publishing Group


For the fans of the best-selling House of Night series, the Wisdom of the House of Night Oracle Cards provides a unique interactive experience with the vampyre Goddess Nyx. Packaged in a keepsake box with a guidebook, the deck contains fifty gorgeously illustrated cards, many of which are based on characters in the books.

To begin, simply ask Nyx a question: What should I do in this situation? What is going on with my relationship? What will result from my next action? Then select a card and consult the guidebook to discover the message that Nyx intends for you. Just like Zoey Redbird and the other fledglings of the House of Night, you will be encouraged to trust your intuition and make powerful decisions about your life!

The Wisdom of the House of Night Oracle Cards is an original divination system, created by P. C. Cast and oracle expert Colette Baron-Reid. It draws inspiration from the Tarot, Norse runes, and the I Ching, but no special expertise is required to use these cards. The illustrations are by digital artist Jena DellaGrottaglia.

Also, Wisdom of the House of Night Oracle Cards is available as an easy-to-use app for tablet and mobile devices.  It can be downloaded from the Apple App Store (for iPhone®, iPad®, and iPod touch®), the NOOK Bookstore™ (for NOOK Color™ or NOOK Tablet™), and as an Android™ App on Google Play! That way, if you don't want to carry the cards around or would rather have them always handy - you can have them at the ready on your phone or tablet!



This product is a deck of oracle cards (tarot cards) geared specifically towards fans of the House of Night series by P.C. Cast. The cards come in a sturdy little box - which is nice because it won't easily tear or anything. There is a small bound guidebook that gives instructions on how to use the cards and detailed explanations of what the different cards mean. There are a total of 50 cards, all of which are illustrated and have specific meanings - most also feature a character or a theme from the series.

First of all, I cannot emphasize enough how incredibly GORGEOUS these cards are! Each of the 50 cards has a beautiful design on them. I honestly can't gush enough over how pretty each and every one is. Seriously. I will probably never use these just because I wouldn't want to mess any of the cards up. That being said (and I'll probably end up talking about it again), the book inside was really cool. It's small but contains a lot of useful information for using the cards. It tells the history behind the Oracle of Nyx, the purpose of the cards, how to use the cards, how to ask a question, and then some example questions and readings. After that introduction, it goes into detail about each of the cards and what they mean. There is a small black & white depiction of the card with a message from the goddess Nyx herself, followed by the meaning of the card. Too cool!

To illustrate how the cards work, I did a quick one card reading for myself. Since the new year is coming up, I asked the question, "What will the new year hold for me?" After shuffling the cards, I selected one. The one I chose was Movement. Here's what the book had to say about my card:

"This is a time of change and movement, and a symbol for wonderful surprises!" (Message from Nyx)

"If you have been waiting for something, you will soon have clarity. You will get answers you thought would never come, and you will move closer to things that were out of reach before. Perhaps this card predicts a trip that you've always wanted to take. The symbol for movement can indicate both a change of scene and a real shift in the direction of your life. No matter what this symbol holds for your question, know that wonderful change is now possible. This is the time to make your move!" 

How awesome is that! And pretty spot on for the question I asked too. Again, let me just gush about the AMAZINGLY GORGEOUS illustrations on these cards! They really blew me away. They are easy to use and understand too - which makes things much easier for people who aren't accustomed to using tarot/oracle cards. These cards are perfect stocking stuffers for the New Age lovers in your life or for fans of the House of Night series. Or just for fans of cards with really beautiful pictures. :)

Now, because I couldn't stop gushing about how gorgeous these cards are, I stalked these pics down off the internet to show you! These pictures show the illustrations, but they honestly don't do the cards justice. They are even more beautiful and glossy in person!! *Please note that all of the pictures on this post are taken from the Internet and are not mine. If they belong to you and you would like them taken down, please let me know.*


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