Your set will come with:
* A full deck of 75 cards, each deck numbered in a LIMITED EDITION of 300
* A 30-page, 5" x 8" Handbook that explains how to use the cards
* "The Arrow" Spread Sheet - an 11" x 17" illustrated chart that unfolds to show how to lay the cards into position
DOMESTIC ORDERS: For addresses within the USA, your set will be shipped insured via USPS Priority Mail Service with Delivery Confirmation and a tracking number. If you want to add extra mailing services, please contact me so that I can add them. Shipping costs *may* be able to be combined with other items depending on the size of the item/s. Please contact me first if you want to buy multiple items so that I can figure out shipping costs and make a special listing for you. Otherwise, I will refund you for the overage, minus the cost of packing supplies and handling.
INTERNATIONAL ORDERS: I will ship international orders via USPS First Class mail with insurance. Please allow up to 45 days for your package to arrive. NOTE: First Class Mail does not come with a tracking service. If you'd like to upgrade your mailing service, please contact me so I can let you know how much the added shipping will be.
Deck sets are stored in a biodegradable cello bag and packaged inside of a box with paper packing material.
*WHAT ARE THE CARDS?*
The deck is comprised of 75 cards illustrated by myself, artist Aijung Kim, in a style reminiscent of storybook line drawings. Sixty-eight of the cards contain original symbolic images, and 7 cards remain blank so that you can draw in your own symbols if you choose. The images were inspired by concepts from the divination systems of Tarot, I Ching, and Runes; dreams I've had, images of personal significance, and my own artwork. I believe that each symbol is open enough to have both personal and universal significance, making it a fascinating deck to interpret. The handbook includes information on how to use the deck, but leaves the interpretation of the symbols up to you so that you can truly personalize your deck of cards by infusing them with your own meanings.
Each card measures 2 1/8" x 3 1/4" (slightly smaller than standard playing card size), making the deck convenient and portable. Each deck is numbered in a limited edition of 300. The cards were offset printed in two colors by a local printer in Richmond Virginia, Parcell Press, using soy-inks on uncoated 100% recycled paper. Finishing and assembly, including corner-rounding each card and cutting/assembling the boxes, was done by hand. Slight variations are the result of a handmade process and make your deck totally unique!
*HOW DO I USE THEM?*
The cards may be used for divination purposes and to provide insight and awareness into a situation. They are a tool to access your subconscious mind and become more alert to thoughts, actions, and emotional patterns. Through images, a vague thought or blustery emotion can take on form and become clear. Seeing your life’s patterns in a non-threatening way through a game-like deck of cards can be a powerful tool for transformation.
The cards can also be employed for imaginative purposes. Writers, artists, and business people who experience mental blocks in their work can pull a card to generate ideas and concepts. Children can play a game with them by inventing a spontaneous story from the images. They can be used for decoration, and they make a great gift!
When used for divination purposes, you can use the cards much like you would a tarot deck, giving readings to yourself or others. When I give a reading to another person, I have that person think of a question or a matter they want insight into. I shuffle and spread the cards facedown, and let the querent pick the cards from the deck. Then I place the cards face-up in the appropriate positions and “read” what they say about the situation or problem. I like to read the cards as if I’m telling a story to myself – trying to figure out how the images and symbols interact with one another and form a narrative. The cards provide a visual map of the patterns that shape a person’s life, becoming a story of how they perceive their world. Using the cards can help people to become more conscious and empowered about the choices they make. It is also a tool to develop your intuition and keep your mind open to seeing things from a new perspective.
*WHAT OTHER PEOPLE ARE SAYING*
Here's an awesome and thorough review by Melissa Hill, professional fortune teller and tarot teacher, for her blog The Sassy Sibyl: http://sassysibyl.com/2012/07/24/deck-review-the-golden-moth-illumination-deck/
I am also offering readings in my shop. Click on the listing for "Golden Moth Intuitive Readings" to find out more. With every reading, I will offer a $5 discount towards the purchase of a Golden Moth Illumination Deck set. (Not to be used in combination with any other sales or discounts.)
I raised the funds to print this deck through a Kickstarter campaign. See the original campaign here: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/51647073/the-golden-moth-illumination-deck
Please visit: www.goldenmoth.blogspot.com to learn more and share your thoughts.
Thanks for looking!
xo Aijung Kim
GOLDEN MOTH: www.goldenmoth.blogspot.com
Tarot Deck "The Golden Moth Illumination Deck" // Tarot Cards - Fortune Telling Cards - divination cards - oracle deck - tarot card deck
- Handmade item
- Materials: ink, cardstock, booklet, spread sheet
- Feedback: 1065 reviews
- Ships worldwide from Virginia, United States