Angel Card Reading: Everything That You Need To Know About Them.
Angel cards access the energies of angelic beings that want only to love, care for and protect humanity. Having infinite compassion for the human condition and acting in accordance with divine laws, these beings provide guidance and insight. The lessons the angels provide cover all aspects of human life, but center on spiritual advice. Angel messages provide encouragement, positive affirmations for whatever challenges you face.
At first glance Angel cards seem to be another form of tarot cards, but aside from using cards the similarity ends. Tarot cards are a very definitive type of divination, based on metaphysical concepts such as alchemy, esoteric symbols, and numerology. Angel cards, on the other hand, rely on channeled information from the etheric realms. The reading is produced by the interaction of energies of the seeker and the response of the angels to the querent's questions.
The grandparents of Angel cards were oracle cards, said to have their origins with gypsies. Oracles cards would have symbolic pictures with precise meanings. Sometimes even a deck of playing cards would be used for oracles. As unsure as we are where oracle cards originated we do know that in the nineteenth century France oracle cards became very popular. One cartomancer, Marie Anne Adelaide Lenormand, dazzled the rich and powerful with her skill with oracle cards. The deck created in her name became the most popular set of oracles cards, remaining so to this day.
However, with the emergence of the New Age Movement new designs for oracle cards emerged, among them angel cards. There a number of different decks, all operating from the same intent, but have different messages. Doreen Virtues Archangel Oracle cards pairs an angel with a concept, providing a commentary on each card. A second deck she authored, Healing With the Angels, does not focus in individual angels but in general guidance through symbols. Diane Cooper's Angel of Light cards combines guidance with affirmations to enlighten the querent. These are just a few angel decks available.
Your reader will have chosen the set the cards of that work best for him or her in working with clients. The deck that is used is not more important than the message you receive.
Meredith Young-Sowers, in her book Angelic Messenger Cards said that there six aspects of spiritual energy that angels teach us about. These realms are reflection, partnership, integration, alignment, rejuvenation, and nourishment. Reflection is becoming aware of your divine self. Partnership is growing spiritually in relationships. Integration is establishing harmony among, body, mind and spirit. Alignment is finding and performing meaningful work in line with your divine purpose. Rejuvenation is finding personal renewal in the natural cycles of life. Nourishment is choosing thoughts, foods and emotional responses that give spiritual fulfillment. An angel card reading will reflect one or several of these realms depending on the number of cards drawn.
Readers will draw the cards for your reading. Depending on your question and circumstances, the reader will select a reading with one to six cards. Each of the cards lined up in a reading has a specific meaning by position. Not every reader use cards like this, and some will have their own special spreads. However, the following are examples of Angel reading spreads. One card is usually, but not always, used for the day's guidance. Two cards are used for daily guidance as well, though the second card is drawn for additional insight. Three cards in a spread can show the influence for your mind, body and spirit. Four cards show the present challenge, the Angelic Message, the Spiritual Opportunity and the how the angels suggest this all this information can be applied in your daily life. A six-card spread can be used to show all the influences surrounding a significant issue in your life.
This angel reading was rendered with Meredith Young-Sowers Angelic Messenger cards.
The reader drew cards 8, Potential, 9, Tenderness, 16, Balance, 23, Release, 35, Change, 37, Attention.
Potential is a card of partnership that reminds us to expand our vision for joy, love and creative expression. The querent may feel that other people had more to say about how she was to live her life than she did. However, now those restrictions are lifted, and the querent has choices to make. Accepting personal responsibility for the things that happened in the past releases the querent to make needed changes now.
The querent is counseled that as these changes unfold to release old ways of communicating with others. This is to help the querent develop new and more playful relationships with others, allowing her to learn more about others in a more joyful way.
Balance is card that counsels that the querent proceed from her own inner wisdom as she walks new pathways to fulfillment. Now is not the time to look to other people for validation. Some of the choices the querent makes will be so different that other people will not understand them. However, only by satisfying her inner self, will the querent find happiness.
The twenty-third card, Release, reassures the querent that the choices she are making affirms the goals of spirit. She is doing or has the intent of doing the work that is her soul purpose. She should not let doubts keep her from it.
Change, the thirty-fifth card, reiterates the message of the card Release, reminding her that new challenges will revitalize her spirit.
Finally, the thirty-seventh card, Attention, calls the querent to have faith in her own abilities and the path set out before her. She is reminded that judging herself, especially against past actions will not serve or guide her in the times ahead.
An angel card reading is good for the times in your life when you are looking for guidance with your life path. The gentle and calming messages of the angel help to sooth tired and frazzled emotions. If this is what you need right now and an angel card reading is right for you.
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