The Power of the Yin Oracle Deck

A project in Santa Fe, NM by Daven Lee

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A 56-Card Guidance Deck to Connect You with the Wisdom of the Yin
Backers: 165
Average Pledge Per Backer: $103

Funded: $17,067 of $15,000
Dates: Sep 28th -> Nov 27th (61 days)
Project By: Daven Lee
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Latest News


November 26th - via:
As we enter the last day of this campaign, it feels appropriate to share a card from the final set in the journey of the Power of the Yin Oracle.  We truly are arriving home with this fundraising process, even as this project continues into its next... (Read More)

One more day!

November 25th - via:
You'll need an HTML5 capable browser to see this content. Play Replay with sound Play with sound 00:00 00:00 ***************************** Thank you so much for making this a SUCCESSFUL CAMPAIGN! On Sunday, I'm throwing a card-reading party for all... (Read More)

Your Most Precious Resources: Your Attention

November 24th - via:
Illustrations ©D. Yael Bernhard Yael has just completed the card Your Attention.  It is part of the set within the deck, "Your Most Precious Resources."  The other resources are Your Energy and Your Practice.  I love this card because it brings... (Read More)

Time to Celebrate!

November 23rd - via:
Yippee! We're fully funded! What happens now? Well first of all, there are still a few more days left to this campaign.  There's time for more support, for more folks to get in to pledge for decks, and for more people to be part of the PARTY! And... (Read More)


November 22nd - via:
Hurray!  Fireworks, glitter, fairy dust and beautiful deep gratitude!   Thank you to each and every one of you for being part of this campaign, spreading the word, being inspired by this deck, wanting to experience it in your hands and in your... (Read More)

The Birth Canal

November 22nd - via:
When working with oracle cards, there are lots of different spreads, or meaningful arrangements of the cards, that you can use to seek guidance. (Just Google "oracle spreads" and you'll see what I mean.) And then there's the spontaneous spread.   Or... (Read More)

The One Man in the Deck

November 21st - via:
Illustrations ©D. Yael Bernhard The one man in the deck is The Divine Masculine.  Although truth be told, even though this is a depiction of a man, he represents an energy that is in all of us, regardless of gender.  And the card itself shows us... (Read More)

Listen as She Speaks to You: The Language of the Body

November 19th - via:
You'll need an HTML5 capable browser to see this content. Play Replay with sound Play with sound 00:00 00:00 Illustrations ©D. Yael Bernhard  (Read More)

Let's Talk About Your Sexual Energy

November 18th - via:
. . . but first a little update.  I have just created a new pledge: two decks for $108, a total savings of $10.  It's easy to upgrade your pledge if you want to spring for another deck!   Are there other pledge levels you'd like to see?  Let me... (Read More)

Hello from Amsterdam! And "Self Knowledge"

November 17th - via:
 A little video I made for social media today.  A glimpse of Amsterdam and a reading of Self-Knowledge.  You'll need an HTML5 capable browser to see this content. Play Replay with sound Play with sound 00:00 00:00  (Read More)

The Portals to the Power of the Yin

November 16th - via:
The Body and Longing are the two cards that begin the journey of the Power of the Yin Oracle Deck.   The limits of embodiment continually call us back to our resource in the Yin. When we have strayed too far, pushed too hard, ignored our sensitivity... (Read More)

Yin and Yang

November 14th - via:
Illustrations ©D. Yael Bernhard I'm offering these two cards today as an exercise in polarities: the Yin way, and the Yang way. How do you feel when you read each card? What do you notice in your body as you look at each illustration? Does one make... (Read More)

It's not just for women.

November 13th - via:
My friend Frank, connecting with the Embodiment card. When I first had the idea for this deck, it was "The Power of the Yin Oracle Deck for Women."   Then, just before this Kickstarter launch, I realized that it wasn't just for women.   We all... (Read More)

Have you seen ALL the cards?

November 12th - via:
We are FIVE CARDS (!) away from completing the artwork for the Power of the Yin Oracle! Did you know you can view all the cards created so far, and read their text, at Here's a little preview:  illustrations ©D. Yael Bernhard Head... (Read More)

Devotion: What does it mean to you?

November 10th - via:
Amazingly, every card in the Power of the Yin Oracle Deck has either a finished illustration or a sketch that Yael and I have agreed on—except one.    We've had several ideas, each one a very different direction: A mother and baby (the devotion... (Read More)


November 8th - via:
Illustration ©D. Yael Bernhard Risk is one of the illustrations Yael just completed (see yesterday's post) and it is part of a set in the Power of the Yin Oracle called Manifestation.   The other cards in this set are True Yang, The Courage of... (Read More)

Five New Cards!

November 7th - via:
Dear Friends, Today Yael sent me five new finished illustrations for the Power of the Yin Oracle Deck. It is such a thrill when I receive new card artwork!  Having only seen sketches and discussed ideas, I am always astounded by the full LIFE of the... (Read More)

A Taster of the Inbox Retreat

November 6th - via:
Self-Cultivation. Image ©D. Yael Bernhard Thanks to the prompting of one of my backers, I have created the "Power of the Yin Inbox Retreat" pledge as an add-on.  This means you can add it to any of the other pledges.  You can also update your... (Read More)

The Themes of the Power of the Yin Oracle

November 4th - via:
Without having a chance to hold this deck in your hands first, you, my backers, are supporting this project from a feeling.  What faith!  It's what this deck is all about! It is my beautiful task to communicate what you will receive, what you... (Read More)

Let's Get Grounded

November 3rd - via:
Illustration ©D. Yael Bernhard This card shows a woman standing like a tree—becoming a tree!  Her legs become trunks branching and extending down into root systems in the earth.  Her knees are slightly bent to keep her pelvis steady and her... (Read More)

The Veils Part

November 1st - via:
Illustration ©D. Yael Bernhard We are at that turning-time of the year that so many cultures recognize: when the veils are thin. What does that mean? The veils between the known and the unknown (or forgotten) worlds, between the visible and the... (Read More)

"Let the Endless Tears Flow"

October 30th - via:
Illustration ©D.Yael Bernhard As we leave behind the light and shining of summer and move into the dark, Yin time of year (in the Northern hemisphere), we encounter grief.  The apparent dying of the trees and plants, the shortened days that ask... (Read More)

The Shadow Time

October 29th - via:
Illustration ©D. Yael Bernhard  In the Chinese 5-Element seasonal cycle, autumn is the time of turning inward and shining the light of consciousness on our shadow places. It is a time of reckoning and self-examination.  And though turning to our... (Read More)

The Invisible World: The Creation Process, Part 2

October 28th - via:
"How I love painting these!  Give me a trio of colors to blend, a Beethoven piano sonata, some Spanish guitar or sweet violin, and I'm happy."  Yael often works on two cards at the same time. Here "The Shadow" and "The Invisible World" come to... (Read More)

The Invisible World: The Creation Process, Part 1

October 27th - via:
"How do you show the invisible?  How do you depict a parallel world apprehended by some other means than vision?" Illustrations ©D. Yael Bernhard In this series of two posts, I'm sharing Power of the Yin Oracle Deck illustrator D. Yael Bernhard's... (Read More)

Our First Review!

October 26th - via:
I am incredibly touched by this, first review of The Power the Yin Oracle Deck by Candy Morrigan.   You can watch it here on her YouTube Channel Candy Soul and Soil. She recognizes the healing journey that this deck offers by guiding readers back... (Read More)


October 25th - via:
Illustration ©D. Yael Bernhard Today, I am getting ready to travel again.  I've been moving around a lot these last six months.  And as my qigong teacher would say, transitions are a time when we most "leak our qi."  We can feel ungrounded,... (Read More)

The Liminal

October 24th - via:
Illustration ©D. Yael Bernhard When you are changing/growing/healing and your out-moded identities are falling away, you can feel lost. You can feel like you are more deeply in your old patterns than ever before—even though you are evolving.... (Read More)

"I am the Divine"

October 22nd - via:
Illustrations ©D. Yael Bernhard "This is one of those rare paintings that feel like my whole life up until this moment has been leading up to."   That's the text I received from Power of the Yin Oracle Deck illustrator Yael Bernhard when I am the... (Read More)

How does this deck speak to YOU?

October 21st - via:
I am loving getting to meet all of The Power of the Yin Oracle Deck backers and supporters! And what I'm hearing is that you get this deck! You get the message, the power, the potential for transformation and the energy it is carrying. You... (Read More)


October 19th - via:
Illustration ©D. Yael Bernhard One of the sets in The Power of the Yin Oracle Deck is Embodiment. I have to admit, I had a hard time containing myself with this set! It started out as five cards and expanded to seven.   Embodiment, the practice of... (Read More)

Our Online Practice Begins at the Top of the Hour!

October 18th - via:
You are Invited: A Power of the Yin Practice just for Kickstarter Supporters Click to Register! At the top of the hour, we'll be meeting live on Zoom for a Power of the Yin practice just for you, my Kickstarter supporters. What will we do?  Each of... (Read More)

Spreading the Word—and the Venus Cazimi

October 17th - via:
This week's astrology is powerfully aligned around Venus. She's conjunct the sun (aka a "cazimi") and she's in her home sign of Libra.  This configuration and this timing is the first like this in a century and it signals a shift in all things... (Read More)

A Peek Into the Process with "Coherence"

October 16th - via:
In our collaboration on the Power of the Yin Oracle Deck, artist D. Yael Bernhard and I have taken advantage of all kinds of media to communicate with each other.  Just as the Yin is "ineffable," describing, sketching and ultimately painting the... (Read More)

You are Invited: A Power of the Yin Practice just for Kickstarter Supporters

October 15th - via:
Dear Friends, As you have read in my campaign here, The Power of the Yin Oracle Deck has been created from my work and practice by the same name. As a thank you, I would love for us to gather in a circle and connect to the Power of the Yin in... (Read More)

This Just In: TRUE YANG

October 13th - via:
"True Yang" in process. Illustrations ©D. Yael Bernhard This just came in through What's App from Yael! This is the illustration for the card True Yang. You see, anytime we are talking about the Yin, the Yang has to be included.  And vise versa.... (Read More)

An Inspired Partnership . . . and Lots of Mushrooms!

October 12th - via:
Mushrooms in the forest, East Sussex, England. Illustrations ©D. Yael Bernhard This post is an excerpt from Power of the Yin Oracle Deck Illustrator D. Yael Bernhard's recent newsletter. I so love hearing Yael's perspective on this project, on our... (Read More)

"Another Kind of Power Entirely"

October 11th - via:
Illustrations ©D. Yael Bernhard Dear Friends, Today I received Charles Eisenstein's latest email post, and I was blown away. In it, along with a beautiful childbirth story and a critique of the latest power-feminine video series, he articulated... (Read More)

The Guardians of Your Yin Power Part 4: Your Vow

October 10th - via:
Illustration ©D. Yael Bernhard This is the last post in the series describing the four cards The Guardians of Your Yin Power. Guardian #4: Your Vow This is the final Guardian of Your Yin Power. This is the secret—perhaps even inarticulate—vow... (Read More)

The Guardians of Your Yin Power Part 3: Your Voice

October 8th - via:
This post is part three in the series describing the four cards The Guardians of Your Yin Power. Guardian #3: Your Voice It is challenging to articulate our experience from the subtle, intuitive Yin realms.  Linear language falls far short of... (Read More)

The Guardians of Your Yin Power Part 2: Non-Negotiables

October 7th - via:
Illustration ©D. Yael Bernhard This post is part two in the series describing the four cards The Guardians of Your Yin Power. Guardian #2: Non-Negotiables The challenge of the Yin—with the power of receptivity, responsiveness, reflection, flow... (Read More)

The Guardians of Your Yin Power Part 1: Your Integrity

October 5th - via:
The Yin is an incredibly powerful energy and life force. And like any precious, sacred energy, it needs protection. There is a cast of four guardians the Yin needs to flouirsh.  They make up one of the sets in the Power of the Yin Oracle Deck:"The... (Read More)

Your Body is the Portal to the Power of the Yin

October 4th - via:
Illustrations ©D. Yael Bernhard The Body—your body—is so important in the deck, I have three different cards directly about it.   I consider the body to be the portal to the Power of the Yin.  With its sensations, longings, habits and even... (Read More)

The Chthonic: One of the more mysterious--and powerful cards in the deck

October 3rd - via:
"The Chthonic": One of the Realms of the Yin. Illustration ©D. Yael Bernhard "The Chthonic" is one of the more mysterious cards in the deck--and one of my favorites.  (Although, like children, I love them all!!) Pronounced "thonik", the word comes... (Read More)

What is the Power of the Yin?

October 1st - via:
The Power of the Yin is, of course, the name of this deck.  And it is the name of my work. It is also an understanding of a deep and mysterious energy that informs all of life. I spoke about this power recently with Dipika Delmenico on her Conscious... (Read More)

Creation Continues

September 30th - via:
"Cycles" and "Subtlety" on Yael's studio table. Illustrations ©D.Yael Bernhard Today I had a Zoom visit with the illustrator for The Power of the Yin Oracle Deck, D. Yael Bernhard.  There are only thirteen more illustrations to complete for the... (Read More)

What a Beautiful Start! And how to upgrade or change your pledge

September 29th - via:
"I am the Divine" flanked by "Beauty" (left) and "Integrity" (right). Illustrations ©D.Yael Bernhard What a beautiful start to this Kickstarter campaign! Thank you so much for this inspiring support.  It feels so good to see familiar names and new... (Read More)

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