It’s easy to lose touch with your creative, mystic power in this day and age, but these 25 cards are here to help you recenter, refocus, and recharge. Each card has a theme word that is represented with illustrated hands set against a colorful background that undulates throughout the deck. Every deck comes with an accordion folded Guidebook that gives further definitions to each thematic word, provides info on Oracle card spreads, and shares the originally created Greater Hand Spread.
There is a greater hand at play that affects your personal journey. We say “play” because we mean it as both an exercise of activity, as well as one of amusement and joy.
Greater Hand Oracle Deck is here to help navigate your celestial questions. The learnings may be a sacred slap to your inner self, or a gentle caress of awakening. Either way, your hands are going to get delightfully dirty with some cosmic insights.
Listen, we love a ceremonial card reading as much as the next spiritually awakened individual, buuuut what if we can make the experience of drawing a card more of a casual practice to be done when you’re waiting for your tea, or on a bus ride, or taking a study break?
These cards are petite, 2.5” x 3.5”, so they literally fit in the palm of your hand and are oh so portable. Bring them to your next adventure day, night out, meditation, or snuggle session. They are here to be your tool; use them how you want in the life you create.
A Tarot deck follows a particular formula, while an Oracle deck is more free-form. Tarot decks have 22 Major Arcana cards and then 56 Minor Arcana cards that are comprised of four suits of 14 cards each. With various Tarot decks, the images and pictures might be completely different, but often the messaging behind that specific card is very similar. So with Tarot cards, there is that common theme that runs through most cards, whereas Oracle cards have no common theme and are not bound by any rules.
Both forms offer guidance and grounding during times of confusion, difficulty or stress. They can be used during positive and easy going times as well- people just tend to use them when they are uncertain about something/a time in their life.
Energetically, Oracle cards hold a lot of ‘big’ energy. They give insight into the greater sense of what is going on, and Tarot cards can provide more detailed interpretations. We even love using them together when doing a reading.
An Oracle or Tarot card reading is a method by which a person physically places the cards on a surface, and then interprets the meanings of the cards. Generally, the querent will focus on a question or topic that they’d like clarity on. There are tons of spreads to choose from- you can also just draw one card for an overall check-in. Find what process feels right for you; your cards are sincerely special and the more you use them, the more they will become an extension of you.
We have some stellar options for backer Rewards. Every backer that chooses to back via a Reward (as opposed to specifically a monetary donation) will receive access to the Babely Backgrounds; a variety pack of 10 specially selected editorial images from the Greater Hand Oracle Deck photoshoot converted into mobile + desktop backgrounds!
Backer rewards over $35 receive a rainbow plated enamel pin and vinyl sticker, along with other goodies like mood rings, postcards, incense matchbooks, and multiple decks.
This Kickstarter will help to spread the word about the Greater Hand Oracle Deck and your donations will aid in their production, shipping, and marketing.
Out of the $5,000 goal, funds are estimated to be allocated accordingly:
- Estimated shipping costs - 15% ($750)
- Estimated Kickstarter + credit card fees - 10% ($500)
- Estimated production costs for decks + accordion booklets - 65% ($3,250 + personal funds added)
- Estimated physical goods Rewards to purchase - 10% ($500)
Any further funds from donations past the $5,000 goal will aid me in marketing and promoting the deck to stores, at tradeshows, and online. Additional physical goods for the backers will also be created with funds from the stretch goals.
Stretch Goals to Unlock:
$7K all orders over $10 get a pack of three newly designed stickers
$10K all orders with decks get a woven Cosmic Creature Patch
$15K all orders with decks get a set of three different postcards included
$20K all orders with decks get a custom bandana / altar cloth
Yes Thanks is the esoteric product providing umbrella company that the Greater Hand Oracle Deck will be offered under.
Sometimes the Universe throws you awesome shit. Sometimes the Universe throws you shit shit. Either way, you gotta first accept it, and then show gratitude.
Just say, "yes, thanks".
Hello there, you magical being!
I'm Zoe and I am so thrilled you've fatefully found your way to this Kickstarter.
I grew up being an art kid in Southern California, constantly creating things and running around looking for fairies. As I progressed with study, I moved between photography, advertising, sculpture, metalsmithing, and creative direction. Here I am now backing it up to what I did as a kid- making products that involve the hunt to hook up with magick.
The process for conceptualizing and illustrating these cards happened very organically. I knew I wanted to make a colorful, mystical deck with a manageable card count, and hands seemed like a beautiful way to express meanings of powerful words. I spent time playing with how hand positions could represent big concepts like Truth, Future, and Community, and then took photos of my hands, and also sourced reference images, that I then drew. With those sketches, I scanned them, then cleaned them up in Illustrator, and did all the layout designing and (what felt like) millions of tweaks to get the cards juuuuust right.
Thank you so much for taking interest in Greater Hand Oracle Deck! It would be amazing if you could share this project, and if possible, donate to help bring it to fruition.
Major thank you to my family, friends, and honestly, anyone who would listen to me talk about this while it was in the works. Your support and love mean the world to me.
Life's a glittery, sweaty, cosmic warehouse party- and you're invited!
Oh the wonderful world of International Shipping; I will do my best to keep the weight of the package to a minimum, have the prices be affordable, and offer trackable shipping. However, I can not control general shipping costs, custom fees, or be held responsible for the package after it has left the United States.
Domestic shipping can also be a doozy at times; I will send tracking numbers for all orders with packages, but I cannot be held responsible for any delivery issues via USPS.
Risks and challenges
This is a low risk campaign for backers. All artwork is complete and I have my printers based here in the US for easy communication and also better environmental printing practices.
I am fully ready to commit myself to fulfilling orders and getting these magical decks out into the world in a timely fashion should we fund. Efficiency is my jam and details are my bread and butter... who wants a sandwich now?? We do!
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