The quality of this deck is remarkable. The artwork is breathtaking and the cardstock is sturdy with a beautiful matte finish. I think that this deck is not a "ready-to-read" one, except if you are simply looking for a set of uplifting affirmations. They almost all present positive messages, so much that some of them can seem repetitive at first sight. That is not why I use oracle cards, therefore I really had to work at finding my own, more complex meanings for these cards. Luckily, the beautiful, dreamy artwork stimulates one's imagination.