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Victorian Flower Oracle

The Victorian Flower Oracle is a charming set of 40 cards that brings the symbolism and language of flowers to life. Each flower is depicted as a woman, dressed in petals, in these cards based on the art of Victorian artist, JJ Grandville.

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Created by Alex Ukolov, Karen Mahony, Sheila Hamilton
Oracle Deck - 40 Cards - Magic Realist Press 2006

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Victorian Flower Oracle review by Solandia

The Victorian Flower Oracle is the second Grandville-inspired deck from the creative team at Magic Realist Press. The Fantastic Menagerie Tarot was based on one of JJ Grandville’s social satire, while this Oracle deck is based upon another of Grandville’s works, Les Fleurs Animees. First published in Paris in 1847, the book was translated into English as ‘The Flowers Personified’ and was illustrated by hand-coloured plates of woman as flowers.

The Victorians loved flowers and also used bouquets to convey specific messages through the positioning and types of flowers. According to the companion book, they had elaborate systems to explain the popular language of flowers: the red rosebud turned to the left in a bouquet, meaning “you ...

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Name: Victorian Flower Oracle
Creators: Alex Ukolov, Karen Mahony, Sheila Hamilton
Publisher: Magic Realist Press 2006
Deck Type: Oracle Deck
Cards: 40
Major Arcana: 22
Minor Arcana: 56
Strength is 8
Justice is 11
Card Language: English

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