“Fairies are everywhere! They’re in your garden, at the park, with your pet, and wherever flowers grow. Because the fairies are so close to the Earth, they offer practical guidance and help with everyday issues such as relationships, health, finances and such. Fairies know how to work the planet’s energies in safe, loving and magical ways!” – From the Magical Messages from the Fairies booklet In her eleventh oracle deck, angel therapist Doreen Virtue dedicates her newest 44-card oracle deck to the nature angels known as fairies. Of all the Virtue oracle decks, Magical Messages from the Fairies is one of the most stunning in terms of artwork—on par with the Magical Unicorns deck, in fact.
Like her recent decks, the gorgeous, glossy cards have lovely gilt edging. Although the imagery encompasses the work of eight different artists, this deck is surprisingly cohesive—which hasn’t always been the case with past decks featuring a variety of art styles.
The front side of the Magical Messages from the Fairies cards depicts a vibrant fairy picture with a title theme and a brief message. The other side displays a violet background and a golden fairy wand in the center. The 104-page companion book elaborates on each card meaning, and provides a brief overview of deck clearing, preparing for guidance, and performing readings.
Here are some of the themes and messages from the Magical Messages from the Fairies:
• Be Yourself – This situation calls for you to be your authentic self, which is the basis for your personal power.
• Debt Paid Off – The old weight and habit of debt is lifted from you and your life.
• Healing, Healed, Healer – Healing energy surrounds you and this situation.
• Marriage – The fairies join you in celebrating wedded bliss.
• Autumn – In the fall season, everything comes together and you reap wonderful harvests of abundance.
• Your Wish Is Granted! – What you’ve asked for is coming true.
• Business Venture – Trust and follow through on a new business idea or career opportunity.
• Vegetarian – A new way of eating gives you more energy, greater health, clarity, and stronger manifestation abilities.
• Daughter – The answer to your question involves your daughter.
While the Magical Messages from the Fairies Oracle Cards are certainly beautiful, I feel the themes and messages are a bit *too* specific. For example, what if an individual doesn’t have a daughter—but draws the Daughter card? (There’s a Son card, too.) Worse, what if an individual cannot have children (due to having their reproductive system removed, for example), but draws the Pregnancy, Son, or Daughter cards? If the card themes and messages were general in nature, one could interpret them symbolically—but they are quite literal.
I performed two readings for myself and, unfortunately, there were entirely inaccurate. Case in point: I drew a card asking for insight on moving into a different neighborhood. I drew the Get Some Exercise card. It just so happens that I work out 4-5 times a week for cardiovascular and toning.
The next day, I drew a card just for spiritual contemplation—a ”What do I need to know most right now?” type of reading. I drew Love Life (“The basis of your question involves your romantic life, which is now changing for the better.) Um, sorry, but the LEAST of my concerns is my marriage—which is joyful, fulfilling and harmonious (and has been for the last 8 years).
If you’re a huge fan of Doreen Virtue oracle decks and have an affinity for fairies, you’ll likely enjoy the Magical Messages from the Fairies deck. Unfortunately, I found it to be inaccurate and too specific to be practical as an oracle, but the cards are certainly pleasing to look at.
Below are 13 images from this deck:
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