Joy & Sorrow - Oracle Deck

Thirty-three Joy and Sorrow meditation cards offer a moment’s peace, a moment’s distraction, a moment’s grace.  They were created to help those dealing with the pain of loss and trauma.


The original paintings were created after the loss of my nine year old son, my health and my mother in a short period of time.  I focused on healing, they were my art therapy.  I recreated the images in coloured pencil in the same size so they could be made into cards.   The divine feminine is featured strongly throughout, as are the language of flowers and brilliant colours to uplift and offer solace and balance.


On the back of each card is a guided meditation to take the viewer deeper into the insights of the images and helpful suggestions are offered to encourage progress on your journey of healing.


Choose a card randomly, spread out the cards and choose by colour or name, or turn them face up and choose the image that appeals to you at the moment.  Spend a little time reading the meditation and then turn the card over and allow yourself to get lost in the image and message.

The concept behind the deck is that Joy shared is doubled and Sorrow shared is halved.  Joy and Sorrow is dedicated to my lifetime friend Heather Sneddon, who is featured in the card friendship.


Enjoy. Roxi Sim Hermsen.