Which oracle deck should you get for yourself or a loved one? What book will teach you or your mystical friend how to read the cards? Find everything you need to know right here.
I’ve been into magical and mystical stuff for forever. I’m not kidding! Since the nineties. And, I think we can agree, that truly is – officially – forever.
I’ve also been in the spiritual publishing field for fifteen-ish years now.
In recent years, I’ve seen the popularity of oracle decks explode. And I gotta say – it’s great to see.
There’s so much to love about oracle decks: the gorgeous art, the divinely guided wisdom, and the hands-on practice of reading the cards. The benefits of working with oracle cards are many: it’s a practice that helps you live happily, navigate your way to success, and develop your natural intuitive abilities over time.
The thing is, there are so, so many oracle decks now. And so many books about how to read the cards. That’s why it can be confusing and overwhelming when it comes to deciding which oracle cards to choose, and what book will help you or your loved one get started with and master the practice of reading the cards.
That’s why I created this oracle deck gift guide.
Please be aware: this post includes my very own oracle decks that I wrote. I’m including them in this list to promote them, sure, but also because I genuinely love them and think you and your loved one(s) will too.
There are Amazon affiliate links in this post.
Oracle Decks for the Mystically-Minded and Metaphysically-Inclined
“Liminal spaces are sacred. Whenever we stand between worlds, between times, between one way of being and another, or even on a literal threshold, we are not in and not out. We have not entered or exited. We are not-this-and-not-that. And so, we are transcendent.” ~ from the Introduction of The Oracle of Portals
I co-created this absolutely gorgeous, Carta Award-nominated deck with the fabulous artist, Laila Savolainen. The artwork is truly breathtaking. Each card depicts a sacred threshold you will encounter in life, and its accompanying wisdom helps you practically navigate your way through it. It’s inspiring, uplifting, and clarifying – an excellent intro deck for newbies, but also a unique (and uniquely useful) addition to an existing oracle deck practice or collection.
“Whether you are an experienced lightworker or are taking the first steps on your awakening journey, these deeply nourishing and potent teachings will guide, inspire and align you with higher beings, innate intuitive abilities, grounding wisdom and uplifting vision.” ~ from the description of The Lightworker Oracle: Fierce Love 11.11 Edition
This striking, brand new oracle deck (from author Alana Fairchild and artists Mario Duguay and Hillary Wilson) is sure to be a beloved and celebrated gift for enthusiasts of New Age and metaphysical spirituality. The artwork is stunning, and Alana Fairchild always brings the wise depth and paradigm-shifting perspectives.
Oracle Decks for General Healing and Self-Growth
“The Grief, Grace, and Healing card deck empowers you to gently rebuild after loss. Managing day-to-day life while grieving is less challenging with supportive tools like this card deck, which provides comfort and inspiration in trying times.” ~ from the product description of Grief, Grace, and Healing
I always love Tanya Carroll Richardson‘s compassionate voice and gentle wisdom.
This new oracle deck is the perfect gift for someone who has recently experienced a tragedy, heartbreak, or loss, and it’s lovely to have around for those times when you’re feeling down and you need a little guidance on how to take care of yourself best.
Here’s an Instagram reel I made using this deck:
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“Intuition is a powerful tool that everyone has the ability to activate. The sixth sense is an innate and important aspect of your natural navigational system, meant to help guide you throughout life. The Awakening Intuition: Oracle Deck and Guidebook empowers you to trust and hone your intuitive gifts for greater insight into your past and present as well as possibilities for your future.” ~ from the product description of Awakening Intuition
It’s the perfect gift for your friend or family member who is like, “I really want to tap into my intuition and start using it more.” (Or if you’re saying that to yourself, this deck is for you.)
Open your third eye to Awakening Intuition here.
“Self-reflection is an active, ongoing, and illuminating process. Within its light, you are freed into the understanding that we are all divine, all creators, all connected. Gaze into this oracle to transform fear, amplify love, and welcome potent change for yourself and all the intertwining threads of your world. Know and see yourself through the mirror of your soul―your evolving destiny awaits.” ~ from the product description of The Soul Mirror Oracle
I absolutely adore the soul-stirring art of Ana Novaes: you can feel the magic emanating from her work. In the brand (brand!) new Soul Mirror Oracle, Ana’s images are paired beautifully with Sunshine Connelly‘s wise and heart-opening words.
Anyone who appreciates spiritual art, loves working with oracle decks, or wants to get started with reading the cards will love receiving The Soul Mirror Oracle as a gift.
Gaze at The Soul Mirror Oracle here.
Oracle Decks about Goddess Spirituality and the Divine Feminine
“Ancient and powerful, Queen Mab is an elemental emissary of charm, moonlight, and manifestation. Turn to her for meaning, revelation and insight into the poetry and empowerment at play within all that is and all you shall become.” ~ from the product description of The Queen Mab Oracle: Divine Feminine Wisdom from the Queen of the Fae
From a very young age, I have adored Shakespeare and his world. That’s why I loved creating this deck. Queen Mab is the faerie queen who often appeared in Shakespeare’s work, but she is even more ancient than that.
As I wrote the guidebook, Queen Mab’s wisdom came through with fierceness, majesty, and strength.
“Awaken the ancient power of the goddess within you through this vibrant, fun, empowering, and body positive oracle deck with a modern twist.
These 36 goddess cards featuring artwork reminiscent of graphic novels and street art are here to spark your divine feminine power—no matter your gender identity—and remember the truth of who you really are. The goddesses are ready to help you live a life that lights up the whole world: are you ready to rise?” ~ from the product description of the Goddesses Among Us oracle deck
I just love Vix Maxwell, also known as The New Age Hipster. Her words, along with dazzling, vibrant, eye-candy artwork by Ellie Grant, combine to create the best ever oracle deck for your young or youthful Goddess-loving family member or friend.
An Oracle Deck for the Dancer, Athlete, or Yogi
“The vast, glittering cosmos is a dance. Cells, molecules, atoms, and quantum particles are continually dancing to give form and aliveness to the physical world. Your life is also a dance. You are within the cosmos, and the cosmos is within you. The ‘Cosmic Dancer’ principle – the idea that all is one, all is divine, and everything dances – has been integral to sacred philosophies for thousands upon thousands of years.” ~ from the Introduction of Cosmic Dancer Oracle
Before I was a spiritual author, I was a gymnast, dancer, dance teacher, fitness instructor, and coach. I still revel in moving my body almost every day. I have always treasured the art of sacred movement and dance.
That’s why I loved co-creating this oracle deck with belly dancer Sedona Soulfire and artist Elinore Eaton. It’s a winning gift for anyone who recognizes the sacred, healing power of movement and dance.
An Oracle Deck for the Gardener, Herbalist, or Flower Enthusiast
“[T]his oracle deck connects you to the beauty of flowers, the whimsy of elementals, and the precious miracle of life itself.” ~ from the product description of The Magic of Flowers Oracle
My debut oracle deck, this lush floral deck, with luminous artwork by Anne Wertheim, still has a special place in my heart. The radiant images bring the magical qualities of the flowers to life, and I have always found flowers to be incomparable allies in spiritual empowerment and emotional healing.
If you or someone you know loves flowers, the Magic of Flowers Oracle is a spectacular, wisdom-filled bouquet that will never wilt.
Angel-Themed Oracle Decks
“Ditching the traditional and conventional images of angels and ascended masters, this deck of 36 illustrated cards and guidebook call to the art of the street to make the divine fun and accessible. Unlock your personal portal to activate the divine within, and awaken to your individual brand of power and magic.” ~ from the product description of Angels Among Us
Sometimes there’s an oracle deck that sings with power, like you can feel the wisdom speaking directly to your spirit. Angels Among Us – another one by Vix Maxwell and illustrated by Ellie Grant – is one of those oracle decks for me. I love seeing the angels and ascended masters clothed in a modern aesthetic, and the guidance feels so loving and pure.
Angels Among Us is a great choice for anyone who loves angels and ascended masters, but it’s especially ideal for the more youthful spiritual folks on your list.
“The first oracle to focus on the female Archangels, this deck and book set includes 44 full-color cards to help you partner with the Archeiai, the female twins to the male Archangels. The stunning illustrations intimately transmit the unique frequencies of each Archangel and are embedded with vibrational keys of angelic energy, sacred geometry, crystalline Light-codes, and alchemical fires, bringing the angels to life and creating a direct bridge into their consciousness. The deck includes 17 female Archangel cards, 17 male Archangel cards, and 10 cards with universal, powerful symbols.” ~ from the product description of The Female Archangels Oracle
I absolutely love Calista’s teachings about The Female Archangels, and artist Marie-Joe Fourzali amazingly channels the power and magic of these beautiful beings into healing, high-vibe, joy-filled images of sacred geometry and light.
The Female Archangels Oracle is a surefire winner for the angel lover on your list.
“Angel magic is accessible to all who seek it. In this ethereal oracle, you have a direct link to the boundless support, insight, and blessings of the celestial realms. Hold the deck to your heart to align yourself with the luminous presence of the angels. Welcome their energy as you shuffle and choose your cards.
The big questions and the small ones are received by the angels with love, so you always get wise, relevant, and practical responses in accord with your highest healing, purpose, and possibility.” ~ from the product description of The Angel Magic Oracle
I could not be more proud and excited to announce my very own angel deck: The Angel Magic Oracle: Empowering Guidance & Divine Love.
The masterful artist Jessica von Braun worked her own angel magic with each and every image in this deck, bringing forth intensely positive and empowering vibrations of healing and light.
With each angelic message, you will find practical guidance in how to magically work with the angel for healing, transformation, and success.
A Book About How to Read and the Cards
“Oracle Card Companion starts at the beginning with choosing and bonding with a deck. It then moves on to developing intuition and decoding messages. Finally, it takes a deeper dive with oracle spells, healing guidance, and reading for others. Throughout the book there are activities and practices the reader can do with their own cards. The result is an experiential book that is fun to work with, but still contains opportunities for deep work and spiritual and intuitive development.” ~ from the product description of Oracle Card Companion
While most oracle decks (certainly all those recommended in this post) contain working instructions for how to get started with reading the cards, and how to do a reading with the accompanying deck, some folks will want a little more context. They’ll want the full story and overview of the practice, so they can avoid pitfalls and get on the fast track to reading the cards like a pro.
If that’s you or the loved one on your gift list, Oracle Card Companion: Master the Art of Card Reading will be just the thing. It’s also the perfect companion gift when you’re gifting someone with their very first deck.
Did this post give you an idea of which oracle deck to get for yourself or a friend? Or do you have your own favorites to add to the list? Don’t be shy: please chime in below.