Weavers’ Oracle is one of the most sacred decks that I have. The art, words, and evocations of Carolyn Hillyer are powerful, weighty, mystical, and bring you into deep soul dives with practically every sentence. There are 52 cards in total, 52 Weavers, 52 Archetypes. The Oracle is a call to our most primal selves, inviting us not only to re-member but to transform.
From the Publisher:
All the mythic stories and spirit images around which the oracle has been formed are rooted in high moors, cold rains and the untamed hills where she has lived and grown her work. But their reach is broad and deep; they are profoundly inspired by the wild songs of sacred land, the shadowy edges of ancestral memory and a reverence for deep mythologies that exist close to the earth. This oracle draws on the wisdom inherent in women’s journeys, as it crosses intuitive landscapes and follows the trails of cunning grandmothers, ice mothers, feral daughters and women who weave magic out of weather.
The Weavers’ Oracle is a higher price point, but well worth it for the incredible amount of wisdom and holy connections on offer. Goddess Ink is a distributor for the USA and I linked them below. A detailed Travel Guide is provided as well. This is an individual system and does not correspond with tarot or any other Oracle deck that I have encountered,
The cards are larger but feel lush. They are a pleasure to handle and even though they are a bit bigger, I had no trouble shuffling them. The colors pop right off the cards and invite you in again and again.
I have not used Weavers’ Oracle to do spreads; the myths and journeys are so potent, so layered, that I treasure each soul wandering. This deck is reserved (for me) for special oracles, my birthday, Sabbats, and other special HolyDays. BUT, as with all decks, sink into it. Allow these Wild Women to sing your spirit home, to lead you down winding paths, across bitter tundras, and to gather with you around a fire in the darkest night.
For our Friday and an upcoming New Moon Solar Eclipse, I shuffled and asked the Oracle to give us guidance with this New Moon until next. And here She is …
WOLF – UDEGAN OF THE BERRY POUCH
SHE CRADLES THE MENDING DRUM
When the wolf comes how do we run: towards her or away? We used to know this wolf well, do you remember sisters? Long time ago we journeyed easily with her and roamed far with her beside our trail. But somewhere along the way we lost sight of her and gradually we forgot that she exists. How was that possible? The wolf was always the dark reflection of our strange feral selves; how could we still travel not knowing how to howl? She was our fierce and constant protection on the trail ahead; how have we survived this far without her attentive eye? The wolf was the first to hear our spirits call across the winter land and the first to reach us through the forest gloom. She nurtured and sustained our journey with the life food of the wilderness. Without those berries we became too tame. Our wolf, though carved from the sharpest edges of the land, was always quietly wild, like a fiery chasm running far below the silence ice. She may have seemed unknowable but we each knew her to our deepest core.The wolf was all the mothers we have known and lost, And now she comes. We cannot yet see her shadow on the ice nor have we found her tracks across the snow. But there is no doubt that she is trailing us, waiting for us to turn. And when we do she will invite us to lay the toils and perils of our journeys in her lap. She will help us strengthen the way we wear our womanhood. She will hold out her sweet berries to us. And she will keep us wild. So how do we run, sisters: towards her or away?
~ Carolyn Hillyer
(please only share with attribution and integrity! thank you!)
Weavers’ Oracle: Journey Cards and Travel Guide – Goddess Ink is the US Distributor
Seventh Wave Music – Carolyn’s website