And that was our aim and what we set out to achieve with Chronicles, an oracle deck that spoke clearly with defined responses. One of the problems people often experience with various forms of cartomancy, is that the placement or context of a card can leave a lot of room for interpretation and we wanted to avoid that, so far as possible. People want clear answers, straight away, especially in today’s world.
Some of our cards are depicted as characters, Guardian of the Books, The Dreamcatcher, Ruler of the Realm, etc, whilst others were named very clearly to reflect their meaning: Downfall, Bliss, Sorrow, Victory, Conflict, so there's no confusion as to their meaning. Of course these one-word titles are expanded upon, but for a quick reading a simple glance can often convey the heart of the message. It also makes the cards easier to learn.
There were occasions when we pondered the response we received, but we ‘test drove’ the deck over a lengthy period of time whilst creating it, recording all our readings to test accuracy and see how situations turned out. Disguised behind their apparent simplicity we discovered the cards to be quite profound. As you know, we felt the deck took on a life of it’s own and we were merely architects in bringing them into being.
As with The Gatekeeper, we hope they open doors for you, removing obstacles and secrets on your card-reading journey.