Review by Pueo Silverwheel
This was my first deck and I chose it for a couple
of reasons. First the word "Tarot" intimidated me and
second I have always had an interest in animals, Celtic
mythology and nature. All of which are nicely represented by
this beautiful deck. The imagery is easy to
understand for a begininer but also has depths that continue
to intrigue as your experience grows.
I found that they worked wonderfully as meditation cards also.
Focusing on a particular animal; its symbolism,
strengths and weaknesses created a wonderful journey
through the deck.
When I started reading for others I
found it conquered that "Tarot" intimidation barrier for
them as well as me. Many are made comfortable by the
gorgeous images of common and not so common creatures of
the earth. I learned a lot starting off with this deck.
It prepared me for choosing a "real" tarot deck of my
own and for the challenge of reading both for myself
It comes with a great book that provides
instruction as well as stories behind each animal depicted
that provides a rich detail that is very helpful for
interpreting a reading. It includes some spreads I had never
heard of. One of my favorites is the "Journey of the
Spirit"" spread which investigates the journey your spirit
has made in the past, present and into the future, and hHow time and place influences your choices. It's a
wonderfully in-depth spread.
I find the cards to be incredibly symbolic, and rather than predicting the future
they instead comment on a particular situation. They draw
the querent to think about a path they may not have
previously considered, providing a different point of view. I
like as well how the reversed cards present challenges
to be overcome.
All in all the Druid Animal Oracle is a fantastic deck and I feel is it has great deal to offer to both the experienced and the beginner.