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Anonymous asked in Society & CultureReligion & Spirituality · 1 decade ago

Angel Cards vs Tarot??? and Doreen Virtue?

Are angel cards just angelic tarot cards? Also Anyone know anything about Doreen Virtue? What are thoughts on her?

If I want to do tarot what sort of deck is recommended for beginners? Thanks!!

Update:

I do not want to know about the evils of tarot please.

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  • 1 decade ago
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    Healing with Angels is the only Doreen Virtue Angel Cards I personally know. They are not related to or with the Tarot, however.

    Healing with Angels is more about self-knowledge and healing. I can't recall how many cards in this deck right now.

    However, most standard Tarot decks consist of 78 cards and structured into 2 main groups: Major Arcana (22 cards) and Minor Arcana (56 cards). There are variations of Tarot decks on the market that have either somewhat less or more cards. Yet, they usually still have the same, or very similar structure. The Major Arcana are numbered from 0 through 21 and each have a different "title" (e.g. Fool, Magician, High Priestess, Empress, Emperor etc.). The Minor Arcana usually have 4 suits of each 14 cards: Wands, Cups, Swords and Pentacles (from Ace through King).

    Sorry for the rambling part on Tarot, but I wanted to briefly show some of the main differences between the Angel Cards and the Tarot. There are Angel Tarot decks on the market though, if you might be interested in it.

    I like the Healing with Angels. They are very good for meditation and to do some reflection on your situation - what you might be lacking or missing in your life, or what you might "need" in order to feel better. They are really better, in my personal experience, for self-reflection and introspection than for general divination (meaning: using the cards to get answers to specific questions).

    If you want to get a Tarot deck - the Rider Waite Smith is probably one of your "safest" bets as there are so many books on this deck out by now, and also tons of websites geared towards this particular deck.

    If you go to http://www.sacred-texts.com,/ and look in the Tarot section, you can even get a quick reference guide to get you started (plus, if I remember correctly, they also added the cards so you can get a quick impression of this deck).

    Each Tarot deck ought to come with at least the Little White Booklet (aka "LWB) - and some Tarot sets even come with a companion book.

    Hope this helps!

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    I use the Rider-Waite deck, a variation on it. I have seen others use angel cards and they seemed different to tarot cards. Sorry do not know Doreen Virtue. Look at the decks and the one that catches your eye, get that one! --Vicki!

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    I love Doreens cards

    so pretty

    and yes they basically work the same as tarot if you are reading intuitively

    this is the set I use

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Magical-Unicorns-Oracle-Do...

    but I dont really go in for all that " tuning into angels " that she promotes in her workshops etc

    still , they are beautiful cards and a nice way to work

  • 1 decade ago

    I've never heard of angel cards until now, but if they are anything like tarot, which deals with spiritism, then it would be in your best interest to leave them alone.

    The devil is 'crafty' he makes things appear to be harmless in order to lure unsuspecting ones into his trap. Spiritism is not a game, it's dealing with demonic forces. Dueteronomy 18: 10-13 and 2 Corinthians 11:14.

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