Hmmmm yes you read that right. Roughly translated as the Ladybug Oracle 🙂 I’m not a big fan of oracle decks, but when I saw this little gem sitting all pretty in a window shop, it was love at first sight. In my first two days in Zürich I stumbled across two metaphysical shops, one crystal shop, and the witch’s lair. Bliss. Hence the German name of this deck – as far as I can tell, there is no English version. Which on one hand is a shame, because I cannot use the little book that accompanies it, yet at the same time is a bonus in disguise: it makes me read the card.
Ladybugs were rather omnipresent during my trip – oracle cards, vintage handkerchiefs, on the wildflowers in Romania. Rather pretty and most welcome, they are acknowledged throughout the world as a good luck omen, and there’s all sorts of folk tales surrounding their apparition. In this deck, they’re very adventurous and all over the place, though the overall feeling is one of abundance, nourishment, richness, and a cornucopia of fruits and flowers.
The only tricky issue is shuffling and dealing the cards – they are tiny. It’s like a miniature tarot deck of 40 cards, 4.2 by 6.8 cm. There are no titles for the cards, only a number in the bottom left corner, and minimal white borders. I’m not sure where you could get a copy of the deck, I note Tarot Garden has a listing but none in stock unfortunately. Personally, I think I’ll keep this deck as my “challenge” deck and use it to test my intuition or simply to give some positive vibes.