I have previously reviewed the Angel Tarot cards and that particular deck being the first “Angel” Tarot deck by Doreen Virtue and Radleigh Valentine seems quite popular.
As you know, the pair then created the Power Angel Tarot cards (which didn’t appeal to me so I won’t be reviewing) and then this deck – the Guardian Angel Tarot deck.
Typically, the names of the suits have been changed:
Pentacles to the suit of “Abundance”
Cups to the suit of “Emotion”
Wands to the suit of “Thought” and
Swords to the suit of “Action”.
I haven’t had a problem trying to remember the suits.
Out of the 3 Tarot decks that Doreen and Radleigh have created, I actually am drawn more to this one. I loved the first one but love this one even more because of the pictures on the cards. The whole deck, to me is very girlish and pretty. It is in mostly pastel colours and the angels on the cards remind me of cherubs and there is a good mix of small children, young people, Fathers, Mothers and family life in its different stages as well as people of different races.
On each card, you get the card name with a picture with some words at the bottom. This may put some people off but in this deck, I feel it has been tastefully done. I quite like it and feel it is a refreshing take on something I know already. I use this deck for clients who have asked for an Angel card reading and I feel that the words at the bottom give them something to focus on. I do add my own twist to the meaning but I find the words help to reinforce what has come up in the reading and also helps the client to understand more.
I thought I would share a quick 3 card reading with this deck for you to get a feel of the deck:
How can I best learn with you as a deck? 9 of emotions (Cups)
The card has the following words to offer:
“This is a magical time in your life when wishes are being granted and dreams come true. It may seem that good luck is following you but actually these happy times are your just reward for being a loving and wonderful person. Your angels are asking you to enjoy your life and have more fun.”
I interpret this as being able to have fun with this deck, to be open-minded and to know that I can use this deck in good times and in bad. Whatever the situation, this deck will always have some good advice to offer but I also need to be aware of my own actions and the consequences they could create.
What are your strengths as a deck? 4 of Action (Swords)
This card has the following words to offer:
“Your hard work and sincere efforts lead you to a sense of safety, contentment and financial security. You deserve to take a break and enjoy the magnificent life you’ve created. It may be time to celebrate a wonderful event such as an engagement, a wedding, buying a new home or the birth of a child.”
These words on this card (and on other cards in this deck) are probably quite different from what you may have been thinking about this card but go with it – try to be open to what this deck has to offer. This is the advice I am getting with this card on how to work with this deck.
How our lives sometimes work out sometimes, can be quite unexpected but in a good way and learning to take pride in what we have as well as what we have done is important.
What are your limits as a deck? Choose Freedom (Major Arcana Card number 15 aka the Devil)
This card has the following words to offer:
“Sometimes you may feel as though your way is blocked but often that is just an illusion. You could free yourself from the obstacles that you’re so focused on by choosing a different path. Turn your thoughts away from negativity and instead envision endless other possibilities you might act upon.”
This deck will not appeal to everyone because some people will feel blocked by what it offers. They won’t be able to “get it”. This is fine because we are all unique individuals and we all have our own unique way of reading and understanding Tarot. I feel that there is no offence taken by the choices we make as individuals. We are in a way expected to use our own decisions and go with it being proud to be who we are. How you give messages through Tarot as a reader, is what makes you who you are. Like in the picture on this card, you are stood a gateway, open the gate and walk forward, head held high with pride.
As a conclusion, this deck could be used just like any other Tarot deck because it is about how the message from the reading is put across and you as the reader needs to find what you work with best, whatever the deck is.
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