Created by: Yasmin Boland
Artwork: Nyx Rowan
Publisher: Hay House
card size: approx 9 x 12.5cm
This is a beautiful 44-card deck. It comes in a sturdy box with a removable lid, and a 119-page booklet. The cards have a matt finish, which means that the colours don't pop quite as much as with very glossy cards, but I find matt cards slightly less 'sticky' when shuffling and therefore easier to handle. It also suits the beautiful images very well, which tend to be on the darker and more subdued end of the colour spectrum.
From the back of the box:
'The energy of the Moon has a formidable effect on our everyday life. Use these gorgeously illustrated oracle cards to tap into Her ancient wisdom for healing, guidance and protection, and learn to work with Her magical energy during each lunation.'
'Yasmin Boland is an award-winning astrologer and the bestselling author of Moonology and Astrology Made Easy. www.moonology.com
'Nyx Rowan is a freelance artist who derives her artistic inspiration from wildlife, botany, space and mythology. www.nyxrowan.com '
I test-ran this deck by doing a New Moon 3-card spread, which is one of those suggested in the booklet. Yasmin Boland writes in the guidebook that you don't need to know any moon-related facts to use this deck, and I found this to be the case. I have no real knowledge about the moon, and found the reading to be both meaningful and helpful. Getting familiar with these cards also inspired by curiosity and desire to learn more about the moon, which is a hope expressed by the author for those who feel drawn to her cards, so a job well done there!