Today, I will be talking about Chris-Anne’s Sacred Creators Oracle. I purchased this deck and guidebook from a BST group on Facebook, however it is available for preorder on the creator’s website for $44-45 USD prior to shipping. (Delivery estimated end of June 2018)
The deck is split into halves and placed within two holders, surrounded by a velvet textured backing. The size is large enough to house the full sized guidebook inside. This design may not be some tarot enthusiast’s favorite, as it is not portable by a long shot, but rest assured your quality oracle cards and book are kept safe and dust free in this box! The outside is a beautiful watercolor design scheme, which matches the cards.
Out of all the oracle decks that I have owned so far, this deck has the best quality yardstick. It is quite like the Starchild tarot both in thickness, quality, and gold gilded edges. I am very happy about that! The texture of the cards is matte, so they don’t slide over each other as easily when shuffling, like a glossy deck would. Each card features a phrase or word with a corresponding number for the guidebook. The text is both in print and a beautiful hand lettered typed script. The colors texture mimics that of watercolor paintings; something the artist in me loves a lot!
Honestly and truly, the thing that makes this deck is the guidebook! You may be able to pull meaning from this deck intuitively, but the meanings may be vague and all encompassing. If you’re looking for a more specific answer you are definitely going to need the guidebook. The introduction pages to this deck were a bit over-the-top in my opinion, with the constant reference to “more resources” on the website and various links back to articles that further it along. However, on each card’s page, the explanations are very beautifully written, quirky and really give you thought. There are also journal prompts for you to answer in regards of the card meanings which I absolutely love! I truly wish this guidebook was sold separately from the deck as I’d love to hold on to it, but that just wouldn’t be fair now would it?
Overall, I love this deck and wouldn’t mind re-purchasing it in the future, if for the guidebook alone!