I had the opportunity to take a course through Hay House over winter break this past year, and Colette Baron-Reid was one of the instructors. She is quirky and just fabulous, and while I have her Wisdom of the Oracle cards, I was not overly familiar with many of her published works.
So when the Dream Weaver’s oracle was set to be published, I jumped on it! This deck is colorful, artsy, and full of intuition. Keep reading for my review of the Dream Weaver’s oracle deck below!
What is an Oracle Deck?
An oracle deck is simply a deck of cards that you can use to find wisdom, answers to life’s questions, or even information about what could potentially happen in the future. It’s great for personal development, one of my own favorite topics.
Oracle decks are great for beginners, and they are different from tarot cards. Tarot is much more structured, while oracle decks can be as varied as the author and illustrator want to make them. Oracle decks usually have a topic, such as “wisdom” or “Shamanism” or “astrology,” and all the cards in the deck are based around that subject.
What is the Dream Weaver’s Oracle?
The Dream Weaver’s Oracle is essentially a deck of mystical beings and the questions they pose in your life. So while it has the appearance of an animal deck, it’s not actually animals, but rather mythical creatures.
The authors of this deck are the great Colette Baron-Reid (author) and Joel Nakamura (artist).
This deck first published on March 14th, 2023, so it’s a brand new deck!
The cards measure 3.9 inches by about 5.5 inches.
It comes with a guidebook written by Colette, which is 109 pages long.
A week before its launch, the Dream Weaver’s oracle deck was in the number one spot for Fortune Telling on Amazon, as well as high ranks in other categories. It is a highly anticipated deck!
Colette Baron-Reid, Author
Colette Baron Reid is a psychic medium, spiritual intuitive, author, and media host. She is extremely well-known in the spiritual and tarot communities.
Colette has a massive collection of published oracle decks under her belt (you can see all of them here.) All of Colette’s oracle decks have 4.7 stars out of 5 or higher. She is a master of the oracle.
Here are a few of my favorites:
This deck is one of the favorites of tarot readers everywhere, and it’s also Colette’s teaching deck. One of the great, essential oracle decks to work with.
Another popular one, the Spirit Animal Oracle is a great choice for those who want to know more about spirit animals, but they’re still beginners.
Colette’s tarot deck is called the “Good Tarot.” It is based on the Rider-Waite.
Joel Nakamura, Artist
Joel Nakamura is an up and coming artist, and Colette gives an introduction and story of how she was connected with him for this deck. Colette describes his style as “neo-folk primitive” and “cosmic wildness.”
One of my biggest pet-peeves for tarot and oracle decks is when they hide the artist. Artists of a deck deserve just as much (if not more) recognition for their work on these decks. They’re like 40-80 mini pieces of artwork for each card, and that is hard work that deserves applause.
So it pleases me tremendously that Joel Nakamura’s name is clearly displayed on the box of the Dream Weaver’s Oracle deck and that you can find out more about him on the Amazon page.
The only other thing that I could find of his was this children’s book, I Dreamed I was a Dog. It looks very cute, and I’m tempted to get it for my boys, who are right in the age range for this!
Unboxing the Dream Weaver’s Oracle
Honestly, I’ve been in a huge funk lately… mildly depressed. I was debating whether I wanted to even unbox this or just send it back to Amazon. But my pendulum told me to keep it and unbox it, and I’m glad that I did.
The first thing I noticed about the energy was that it was very indigo. There’s a connection to the spiritual realm and your third eye with this deck. According to Vasundra on her blog “My Spiritual Shenanigans:”
Imagination and dreaming are strongly integrated with our third-eye.My Spiritual Shenanigans
This is in line with what I experienced from this deck.
I also very much loved the quote on the inside of the box. It says, “You are the magic you’re looking for!” (See photo above.)
One of the things that I love about the layout and structure of this deck is that every card includes the number. (This is standard for Colette.) It makes finding the description in the guidebook very easy!
Joel Nakamura’s artwork is absolutely stunning. Some of the cards are busier, and some of them are a little more sparse. Looking at the first photo I’ve attached, you can see two examples of a cleaner, sparser design (cards 11 and 12).
But the second photo below has a lot busier designs with patterns and colors and shapes. There are a lot of visual cues for those who are more visual readers like me. (The busier cards below are numbers 37 and 23.)
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These cards are thicker than the standard tarot card and thinner than the standard oracle card. I find this in-between thickness to be optimal for shuffling, but because I don’t want the cards to fold, I still treat them delicately.
This guidebook is set up in the standard way. There’s an introduction, followed by a guide for how to read the cards, how to ask the right questions, and then a couple basic spreads.
For each card, there is an essential meaning description (keywords), and then about 3 paragraphs of description and meaning behind the card.
In the first section, I love that Colette gives a guide on how to ask the right questions. She suggests not to ask yes or no questions. She recommends using broader questions like “What do I need to know about the issue with my sister?”
This will help you be more intuitive and get deeper answers.
Doing a Reading the Dream Weaver’s Oracle
As I mentioned above, I got this deck in the mail a few days ago and I had been planning on doing a review right away. But I’ve been mildly depressed and just didn’t feel like it.
Finally today, I made the decision to take it out of its box and write this post.
Naturally, I had to do a sample reading with it. I used just a two card spread. The first card is the main focus of my question, and the second card is a deeper interpretation.
I asked “What do I need to know about my current situation?” (meaning feeling so low and deflated).
These are the two cards that I drew:
#20: What the Winter Spirits Know
#15: In the Middle of the Bridge
Card 20 is all about divinely timed obstacles. This means that the things I’ve been fretting about and causing my mild depression are fated. (I do feel that this relates to the Wheel of Fortune card that I’ve been drawing from tarot decks lately.)
Obstacles are placed in our path for a purpose: to slow us down. … Only after you’ve rested and surrendered will you receive the wisdom that heralds the time of regeneration and rebirth.Dream Weaver’s Oracle Guidebook, pg. 58-59
While this isn’t the answer I wanted, at least I have a concrete path in front of me.
Here’s what card #15 says:
…Society conditions us in the same way, encouraging us to follow the trodden path of “this is how we do things.” … You are being invited to see things from other points of view.Dream Weaver’s Oracle Guidebook, pg. 48-49
I have been wanting things to change in my life, but here, I’m being reminded that if I want to see change in my external life, I need to make changes to my internal life first. I like to think that I have a big perspective, but if I want to manifest a completely different path for myself (one that society still looks down upon, or deems “irresponsible”), then I need to be willing to do the inner work.
My Dream Weaver’s Oracle Review Conclusion
You can always count on getting an intuitive, high-quality deck that offer instantaneous connection with Colette Baron-Reid, and this deck is no exception.
I give this deck a full 5 stars out of 5.
This is a new deck… is it on YOUR list?
Let me know in the comments below what you think about the Dream Weaver’s Oracle Deck!
Be sure to check out the Clairvoyant Oracle which just came out at the same time as this deck!