ANGEL Tarot READINGS
What are they?
Angel Tarot can be a powerful tool for those seeking guidance in their life from their spirit guides and angels. A reading can give compelling insight into relationships, career, finances and health concerns and also help you make more informed decisions and/or take positive actions steps in present time and the near future. My Angel Tarot cards allow me to tap into my Divine Source energy so that I may see, hear, feel and intuit specific messages from my guides and angelic advisors to you.
What can I expect?
While your guides and angels might present challenges to you during a reading or point out areas of unease where you may not be living your best and highest self, Angel Tarot Card readings are always positive and helpful. The guides will only illuminate challenges that, on a soul level, you’re ready to hear and potentially work on. In addition, your angels and guides love to tell you what you are doing right in your life! I’ve found many times the cards pulled and the story told is uplifting and encouraging. The messages from Angel Tarot will provide insights and actionable steps/ideas you can take even if you’re working through difficult issues or challenges.
How does it work?
Before every reading I center myself and do a clearing and grounding exercise in order to allow peace and openness to reside in my chakras, particularly focusing on my heart, third eye and crown chakras. At the beginning of a reading, I will ask you to do some breath work in order to cleanse your energy and open your higher self to your guides and angels. Sometimes I will pull the cards during my meditation and other times I will pull them during our reading. It all depends on what the guides tell me! We’ll chat a few moments about the issues and concerns or positive clarity you desire during the reading. Then we will get right into the cards. The Angelic energy is often flowing smoothly and there is usually a lovely feeling of divine presence, which causes our human selves to simply want to “be here now.” Angel Tarot card readings are many things on many levels, but when a client can deeply feel total alignment with his or her higher self (soul self) in connection to higher source energy, the feelings/emotions that arise from it are a divine gift.
While all readings begin with a question, one hour sessions tend to be more open-ended with free flowing intuitive information coming in. The angels and guides will take the reading in the direction they want it to go. My job is to stay present, clear and open and allow the flow of energy as I see and hear the symbolic images they show in my mind’s eye and interpret them to you.
What should I do to prepare?
Before your reading it helps tremendously if you can take five minutes to quiet and center yourself. Turn off TV and/or music and mute cell phones during these few moments. Center yourself by taking three deep breaths. Fill your lungs fully with air and then completely release the air. Breathe deep in and out a minimum of three breaths. If it feels good, continue to breathe in and out as many times as you need. The goal here is to feel your energy turning from outside world focus to your inner being/inner quiet. As human beings we have constant thoughts and to do lists. For five minutes, I ask you to simply breathe and bring your focus and energy inward so you’re thinking only about yourself. Hopefully you will feel more centered at the end of this breath work. Then ask the Angels to bless your reading and help you interpret it properly. Focus on your question and try to keep your mind still-yet-open to really tap into the vibrations and energy of your reading. What you do with the information revealed is your choice and keeping your intentions clear will help guide you to the most helpful interpretation of your reading.
Why Angel Tarot instead of traditional Tarot?
The traditional Tarot deck consists of a total 78 cards, and is broken up into the Major Arcana and the Minor Arcana. The Major Arcana are 22 cards of higher (karmic) wisdom, numbered in ordinal fashion from zero to 21. They point to the bigger issues in our lives. The other 56 cards in the Tarot are considered the Minor Arcana – the Minors tend to be more about details and daily life within a reading. The Minor Arcana has 4 suits, and each suit consists of cards numbered Ace through 10, and has 4 court cards. Tarot cards are laid out in a number of particular configurations, called a “spread”.
Angel Tarot, created by Doreen Virtue and Radeligh Valentine, stays within traditional Tarot structure but has been re-imagined with more positive and peaceful imagery and messaging. A few of the traditional Tarot cards that can be frightening to people, such as the Hanged Man, the Tower and Death cards have been renamed to better reflect life circumstances, challenges and transitions more in line with 21st century life. There are no upside down cards in Angel Tarot, which typically means “caution” in traditional tarot. I enjoy the full range of this large (still 78 cards) deck and find that my angels and guides are better able to present a full story during a reading with so many cards to pull from.
As a Certified Angel Tarot Card reader, I primarily use this deck in my readings. I have other Oracle Card decks and love to collect them. I will often feel inspired to look though my decks before a reading and bring one along as a little bonus. Again this is an intuitive process, but many times my guides will have me pull one card from an Oracle Card deck as a finishing note to the Angel Tarot Card reading. I strive to ensure all of my clients leave their reading feeling uplifted and infused with good vibes.
What are Oracle Cards?
Oracle decks are less structured. There’s no set number of cards in an Oracle deck and they’re lots of them available to purchase. Many of the authors with Hay House and other metaphysical/spiritual self-help publishers have created their own decks to use in their readings, books, workshops and social media. Oracle decks tend to have themes, such as angels, spirit guide animals, fairies, unicorns, mermaids, affirmations, goddesses, etc. They can be a fun personal tool for you to incorporate into your daily life when you want to tap into your own inner guidance system and receive messages from your angels. The cards I use are Denise Linn’s Soul Coaching Oracle cards, Tosha Silver’s Wild Offerings Oracle deck, Judith Orloff’s The Power of Surrender cards, Collette Baron Reid’s Spirit Animals deck and Doreen Virtue’s Goddess and Guidance deck. Oracle decks can be laid out in a spread for a reading, but I tend to use them as a one-question, one-card tool. Try pulling a card each morning before work to see what your day may hold or during a weekend day when you might be more relaxed and open to tapping into your inner self.
How much does a reading cost?
I have two readings to choose from:
- $45 – a 30-minute three card past, present, future spread. This is a one-question reading. Sometimes your inner being and angels/guides are so ready for clarity and to work toward a solution or new adventure that this spread can take 15-20 minutes. Should this occur, we will explore one additional question together.
- $75 – a 60-minute Celtic Cross spread. This reading allows for a longer, more intuitive story to emerge in the cards. The reading still focus on one particular question or concern, but other areas of your life and questions you may have come into play during the allotted time. For example, your main question might be about your relationship, but other cards regarding family, health or career can appear in order to illuminate how these other aspects are interwoven and directly apply to your question.
Special New Beginnings Reading:
I have a limited number of readings I do from after Thanksgiving through the second week in January using the continuous circle Wheel of Life spread. Once a year during this time, my angels and guides gift me with a further out view of experiences and possibilities to come. Cards are chosen for each month of the New Year ahead. My guides will give you a “heads up” or a “look ahead” tidbit of information about various events/activities/challenges or situations that can happen during each of the months.
New Beginning Spread is $60 and takes between 30 and 45 minutes to complete.