If you think fairies are twee little things with fragile wings and impossibly gentle manners, think again. This oracle deck will introduce you to fairies who are mischievous, enigmatic, sometimes downright scary, as well as fairies with a more obviously beneficient side-in fact, a good cross-section of fairies from the British and Irish traditions.
The art is stunning, sensitively done with digital software and exuding a real sense of place-you can almost smell the leaves, or the mist. There are 4 suits divided into the 4 seasons of the year, each suit of cards bordered with a different design of leaves and flowers. Then there are 8 cards appertaining to the 8 traditional festivals of the year, starting with Imbolc (February 1st) and ending with Yule ( round about the same time as Christmas).
There are several extra cards giving some unique spreads for readings. But I sometimes use this oracle just by drawing one card and then meditating on it for the day. The book by Anna Franklin is well-researched and interesting.
The team that produced this lovely oracle are also behind the Sacred Circle Tarot, another exploration and celebration of the pagan traditions of these islands.