First, let me comment on the packaging. Like other decks by Hay House, the cards themselves are sturdy, and come packaged in an equally sturdy, attractive box, in which the booklet also fits. After purchasing a few decks with thin cards and large, flimsy boxes or none at all, this is a nice change. The cards are well protected, compact, and portable.
The cards are so pretty! Even the backs of the cards are pretty. An important part of any oracle deck is that one likes the illustrations, and the cards are simply lovely to look at.
There are no frightening messages here. You can shuffle and pull a card to see what message the Universe has for you. The cards are: Aphrodite's Love Spell, Abundance, Beauty, Justice, Letting Go, Wisdom, Destiny, Peace, Authenticity, Passion, Success, Energy, Friendship, Glamor, Joy, Courage, Best Possible Decision, Isis Inspiration, Grace, Mermaid Magic Seduction, Safe Travel, Romance, Magical Powers, Good Cheer, "True Love Come to Me", Harmony, Knowledge, Healing, Health, Trust, Confidence, Creativity, Strength, Victory, Study, Fertility, Divine Guidance, Safe Home Protection, Psychic Protection, Imagination, Organization, Harvest, and New Beginnings. The booklet has an explanation of what drawing each card means, as well as how to work with the energy depicted in that card if one does want to do spell work. The spells are simple and totally positive, and the author urges that one work responsibly with this and realize that there are consequences to what you do.
The booklet also contains advice on how to use the spell cards, how to create sacred space, and it gives magical correspondences of days of the week and some essential oils, magical properties of some herbs, the magical meaning of colors, the phases of the moon and their magical meanings, and the magical law of "three times three".
I highly recommend this deck. I think I am going to enjoy working with it.