I’ve used a lot of oracle card decks and would rate Chakra Wisdom Oracle Cards by Tori Hartman above average.
Oracles are helpful to reference when considering a question or issue, as they help trigger intuition and insights.
Some work better than others, and this is one of the better ones.
What I like the most is that for each card, there’s quite a bit of material, offering a good chance of hitting on what feels “just right” with regard to considering the issue from a different viewpoint, noticing something you hadn’t before, gaining more clarity, etc.
For each card, there’s — of course — the card itself. Often something from the image will jump out at me. I like the illustrations by Gretchen Raisch-Baskin, and they have just the right amount of complexity.
Using the Guidebook
Within the guidebook, for each card, there is a title word, a quote, a legend (enjoyable!), an inspiration, a personal inquiry, key ideas, keywords, and a meditation.
That’s quite a lot of raw material to work and play with!
There’s also the card’s general category, or chakra, with interesting write-ups on each of those. Along with that is listed the chakra color and some implications of that.
You can also access what you already know about the colors and/or chakras, which for many of you is quite a bit of extra information since they are already pretty well-established in the main-stream.
The guidebook instructs you on using various spreads or layouts in case you aren’t familiar with them. And even if you are, Tori has put her own spin on them and her variations are fun to play with.
The packaging is really nice but with a few tweaks it could be exceptional.
The main box easily pulls out of its jacket with a little ribbon.
Within the box is an indentation which holds the cards, and the guidbook sets nicely on top.
My only complaint is that the indentation is not fastened to the bottom of the box, so the bottom cards slide around and get stuck underneath it. This is remedied by using a rubber band around the deck, but I’m sure that’s not what was intended.
All-in-all, this is a fun deck to use, and because of its broad range, you’re likely to find something that rings true for you in any draw/reading, and which offers you just the guidance you need.
I recommend it.
Note: I received these cards for free for review purposes and this review reflects my honest evaluation.