Published by Hay House in 2011, it is similar to other Doreen Virtue oracle decks in that all of the cards are positive and have a message written right on the card, making them accessible and easy to use.
These Doreen Virtue oracle cards come with a guidebook that further interprets the cards and offers basic info on how to do a reading.
- Card meanings are obvious and easy to understand
- Cards are specifically geared toward life purpose/career
- Pretty artwork featuring soothing images of angels
- Repeat use of a card that is also in an earlier published deck by Cheryl Richardson
- Some of the cards are kind of creepy and annoying (more on this later)
It is great to finally have an oracle deck that is geared toward career and life purpose as that is often an area many people want to know more about. Life Purpose Oracle Cards features cards relating to specific professions such as Artist, Writing, Healer and Teaching as well as more general guidance cards such as Trust, Light and Love, Time to Decide and Let Go.
Everyone seems to respond well to these cards when I use them in readings. I have found them to be accurate and helpful when reading for others, although a little inaccurate when I use them on myself!
My main complaint is a picky one and is really just a matter of opinion. While most of the cards are very attractive and delightful, some are irritating or seem silly. For example, the grinning angel in the Travel card looks somewhat diabolical in my opinion, and the man in the Speaker card looks grubby and smelly. I have no complaints about the chiseled body of the guy on the Builder card, but he looks like he just leaped out of a Playgirl centerfold, which makes me snicker.
An odd thing I noticed the other day while looking through Cheryl Richardson’s Self Care Cards , which I recently purchased, was that one of the cards in her deck entitled Wisdom is the same as the Study card in Doreen Virtue’s deck. Cheryl’s deck was also published by Hay House, long before Virtue’s deck came out, so it is by no accident. I found this overlap to be strange as it risks giving both decks a generic quality.
- Anyone who struggles in the areas of life purpose and career
- Professional readers who want a deck to use with those seeking career guidance
- People who are obsessed with angels and enjoy oracle cards
Life Purpose Oracle Cards by Doreen Virtue isn’t an absolute must have oracle deck, particularly if you already have some of her other decks, although it will be a nice addition to your collection and is a really fun deck to use with friends, family and clients.
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