Everyday Witch Oracle (Review)

I have been using the Everyday Witch Tarot for a few years and I honestly think the Everyday Witch Oracle is even better. The cards are larger, the people depicted are more diverse, and the art style is just as colorful and cheerfully appealing.

What the deck reminds me of most strongly is a reimagined Minor Arcana without the court cards. There are four suits: earth, air, fire and water, and ten cards in each suit. Within each suit the cards progress numerologically, from card one being the introduction to the element to card ten being its fulfillment.

I wish the book was in color like the book for the tarot deck; I’ve come to wish all tarot books are in color now. But this is a small book in black and white that fits inside the box with the cards the way oracle decks are usually packaged. For each card there is a short description, followed by three options: an action you can take, a divinatory meaning you can use in a reading, or magic you can do.

The biggest oversight is that the cards themselves are not numbered, so when you pull a card and want to look it up, you’ll be flipping back and forth in the book until you find it. I pulled a card called Meditation for Clarity and found its definition under “Air: Thought and Communication,” which makes sense except that the woman on the card is sitting quietly gazing into a pool of water, leading me to fruitlessly search for it under Water.

You will enjoy this deck if you’re looking for ways to work with the elements in your magical practice or if you already love the Everyday Witch Tarot and want a companion oracle that thankfully corrects the oversight of not featuring POC. You probably won’t enjoy it if you’re looking for something deep and heavy to use in shadow work. This deck is light without being trivial.

4 out of 5 stars (would be 5/5 if cards were numbered and labeled by element)

Everyday Witch Oracle

Deborah Blake

art by Elisabeth Alba

Llewellyn Publications, 2019

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