Monday, July 15, 2019

Review: Transformation Oracle by Sonya Shannon

Transformation Oracle
Author: Sonya Shannon
Schiffer Publishing, 2018
Description: 44 oracle cards and 150 page Guidebook
Card Size: about 2 3/4 by 4 3/4 inches

The Transformation Oracle, a channeled deck, is intended to guide you on your spiritual journey.

"Whether you read for yourself or others, the cards and their meanings are guided by the Divine to bring about healing, spiritual growth, and positive change."

The deck's foundation lies with the four elements: earth, air, fire, and water. This is the first thing you should consider when reading the cards. Earth brings a message concerning your body, Air suggests a need to use your thoughts, Fire is a call to action, and Water signifies you to allow your feelings/emotions to guide you.

The included guidebook goes into great detail of how to use this deck - from getting started to cleansing the cards. The author offers ten spreads, along with instructions of how to interpret the cards within the spreads. The spreads range from the simple one card spread to the very detailed Chakra spread.

After all that, you learn about the eight phases within the transformation and the cards that fall into each phase, which brings the interpretation of these cards to an even higher level. These phases are: Beginning, Ending, Stasis, Quietude, Growth, Nourishment, Decline, and Refinement.

The images alone are breathtaking. You can gage the card's element by the bottom area of the card. Above, from left to right, you have earth, air, fire and water.

A brief look at these cards in their Phases:
Simplicity falls into the Decline Phase, which shows changed circumstances and power.
Direction and Stuck both fall into the Stasis Phase, showing a loss or stalled position.
Creativity is of the Nourishment Phase, showing blessings and gratitude.

The rest of the guidebook, over half, covers each card in great detail: interpretations, meanings - elements, numbers, and phases.

A brief look at a single card:
Wisdom, an air card, falls within the Refinement Phase, indicates work on the self that may take a long time to process. The Refinement stage is of personal growth, reflections, becoming our truths. Wisdom is about knowing and embracing that knowledge. At some point, you have to quit turning to others for the answers and acknowledge that you know what you to know in order to make the choices in your life. If you pull this card in your reading, it's a sure sign that you are ready to take charge of your own life.

You will find more information about this deck at the creator's website,

The energy of this deck is amazing. The images are breath taking. And, the messages received were extraordinary. I am very impressed with this deck. It would make a great addition to any reader's collection.

Grab your copy at Schiffer Publishing.

(Review Product supplied by Schiffer Publishing)

Tuesday, July 2, 2019

Guidance for July - Soul Connections

I was thinking over which deck to use this month. The Tea Leaf Fortune Cards popped into my head. I ignored the thought for a little while because the deck is so spot on, so accurate. I wasn't sure how well it would do for a group reading. But, it insisted on staying on my mind.

Worst case scenario - you get to see the deck in action. Best case - it proves to be further reaching than I imagined and we get some great advice for the month.

How should we approach this month? What can we expect?

Getting together with friends./You will receive a gift./Victory in some endeavor./Spiritual development, enlightenment, awareness, and understanding.

A social event will bring you a new sense of clarity and awareness. Suddenly all of your doubts will be cleared and you'll know exactly what is next in your journey.

A gift of friendship will bring about spiritual understanding and enlightenment.

As I looked at these cards, I received a sense that the friendship may be new and the event may be as simple as two people getting together for lunch.

Feel free to leave comments below about your month and any possible soul connections you experience.

I wish you all a Happy Fourth of July! Enjoy the celebrations and the month.
You may also enjoy past posts: from 2013 - The Week Ahead - Tea Leaf Forecast and from 2014 - Climbing Toward Success - A Tea Leaf Reading. 

Monday, June 10, 2019

Guidance for June - Practice and Focus

I decided to go back to basics for June and use my go-to deck: the Rider Waite Tarot Deck. These are the images I began with when learning to read the tarot. And, although I love all the new decks out there, this is my favorite, and will always be my main deck.

I created a small spread for the monthly reading. The top card gives a big picture overview of the month. The three center cards move from left to right progressing through the month. And, the last card offers a word of advice.

"How should we approach this month? What can we expect?"

Big Picture - Overview of Month - 8 of Pentacles - Looks like we have some work to do in June. It will be all about practicing your skills and putting them to work. Some of you may have just started a course, or you may be practicing your craft on your own.

Beginning - 10 of Wands - And of course, we must do it all at once right?! We always jump in with both feet. It's the way we do it. How else can we get it done? We may find ourselves with a limited amount of time. In fact, this may not represent the time spent on the skill itself, but the struggle to actually get the time to spend on it.

Middle - 7 of Wands - The heavy load will wear us down. We'll have to decide what's most important. We may have to turn some opportunities away. We may have to fight for our right to create, to grow, to practice our craft. It's time to make 'You' a priority.

End - King of Swords - We're all set to go by the end of the month. We've found our focus and know which we're headed. We've weeded through the many wands we carried in the beginning of the month and narrowed our tasks down, so we can be more focused.

Advice - 6 of Wands - You can do this! There's no question of your victory. The advice is to believe in yourself and your abilities. Put in the work, and you'll reach the goals you are striving toward.

You should approach this month knowing that it will be a lot of work, but also that it will be worth it in the end.

Have a great June!