The Tree Angel Oracle Deck has been re-released in this 2nd edition print. The set includes 36 full color glossy cards as well as the guidebook. Each card features a different tree species with a gentle and beautiful tree with its angel illustrated by artist Anne Heng. The reader can refer to the book written by Fred Hageneder to interpret the cards message. The guidebook instructs the reader how to use the cards, interpret the messages and some spread suggestions.
The trees featured in the deck include Birch, Ash, Walnut, Elder, Holly, Rowan, Hawthorn, Oak, Aspen, Hazel, Juniper, Linden (Lime), Blackthorn, Yew, Field Maple, Elm, Black Poplar, Larch, White Willow, Scots Pine, Apple, Spruce, Ivy, Olive, Almond, Hornbeam, Beech, Cedar of Lebanon, Horse Chestnut, Sycamore, Alder, Pear, Pipal, Ginkgo, Cherry, and Myrrh. Each tree spirit that is represented provides the guidance to enrich your life and offer the wisdom needed for the reader.
The guidebook has some great insight to working with the various trees and spirits. It also includes example spreads like A Tree for a Day (single card spread, The Silent Guardians (two card spread), The Primeval Doorway (three card spread), and the Medicine Wheel (four card spread). Of course you are welcome to utilize any spread you feel drawn to or make your own as well.
As I explored the cards, I did a reading and asked for a message to share for this review. As I was shuffling a card fell from the deck. This was the message card that was intended to share.
The tree card was Olive. The Olive tree is a symbol for peace. In a time of unrest in the year of 2020, I am not surprised this is the card to be shared.
Exert from the book: “It is the Olive angel that tells us that all human beings can live in peace with one another and with the whole of the biosphere, and that abundance exists to make this possible. The Olive tree’s gifts are health and well-being, increase and success. It stands for freedom, equality, brotherly love, tolerance, and true democracy, as well as happy exchange and peaceful trade”.
The cards are lovely and well crafted. For those seeking to connect with tree spirit energy, I highly recommend picking up the deck.
~review by Amber Barnes
Author: Fred Hageneder & Illustrated by Anne Heng
Earthdancer Books; 2nd Edition, 2020
pp. 144, $19.99