I recently had my palm read, and as a result, I developed an interest in tarot and self-readings. Tarot card reading seemed like a good place to start. When I decided to buy a set of my own, I discovered that there are other types of oracle cards besides tarot. Angel cards are also available.
Tarot cards and angel cards are both types of oracle cards used by a skilled reader to provide answers to inquiries. Both their structure and intent are different. Tarot cards provide a planned, precise reaction to a situation or person, but angel cards convey messages from a higher power.
Which one is best for your practice of fortune telling or reading? In order to determine if angel or tarot cards are best for you, let me lead you through a thorough examination of the distinctions.
How do angel cards work?
Mystical interests have never been so popular, whether due to memes or existential pique. We bug our parents for our exact birth time (because knowing your rising sign is the height of self-awareness), “manifest” our desires through meditation or visualisation (which, to some of us, looks like staring at the ceiling and Pinterest), and deliberately decide whether or not to consult a psychic out of fear that they might predict that something even tinier might go wrong for us in the future. However, as our spiritual armament grows, so does our capacity for independent judgment: Are there too many presumptions in astrology? When you don’t genuinely know what you desire, what good is manifestation? Is having a glimpse into your future even useful? Do you remain here with us? Whatever your stance on these issues, spiritual endeavors are empowering since information is always a powerful tool. Even whether that knowledge takes the form of checking someone’s natal chart as a crucial risk assessment or putting black obsidian under your pillow to get rid of hatred.
But empowerment is a struggle, and struggles may be draining or even painful. Sometimes, all we want is to be taken care of (especially in the midst of an ongoing global pandemic). Angel cards provide us access to the energies of heavenly beings that merely desire to comfort humanity and make it happy. Readings are more concerned with the interaction of energies (think “vibes”) than the overt symbolism of something like Tarot, despite the fact that decks vary in terms of their language and picture. But what are the actual applications of angel readings? Cynics, there are in reality six things: awareness of our divine selves, collaboration for spiritual growth in relationships, integration for the pursuit of meaningful work, alignment for the acceptance and appreciation of life’s natural cycles, and nourishment (eating food and thinking thoughts that fulfil you). Their ultimate goal is to inspire the inquirer.
What distinguishes a tarot card reading from an angel card reading?
Tarot cards or Oracle cards are two different ways that angel cards might be presented. Each card in the majority of decks of angel cards has a distinct message. They will have a specific message as well as the original meaning of the Tarot card when utilized in Tarot, making the reading process more complicated.
Does tarot have an angel card?
This week, Donna Hazel, who previously revealed the Tarot Birth Cards of the “rich and famous” with us, is back. This time, Donna examines the angels that appear in the Tarot cards and delves deeply into their importance. You’ll probably learn something new (I know I did! ), in my opinion. Donna, it’s your turn. There are six Tarot cards that specifically show angels. They are specifically Archangels, from the Greek archangelos or “Chief Messenger,” and they are found in the Major Arcana. Although the angels in our Tarot cards are depicted in full regalia with gowns and wings, as is typical of early Christian art, this lack of subtlety was undoubtedly completely intentionalthis is a message not to be missed! Even their wings extend beyond the boundaries of the cards, suggesting the limitless, the infinite, or even just facets of a situation you can’t see. These ideas are beyond the ordinary and materially observable. The majority of the major world religions and cultures mention angels or divine messengers. They have a long history in the West, dating back to Ancient Greece. In The Symposium, Plato referred to them as “daemons” (not to be confused with Judeo-Christian “demons”) and said they served as “intermediaries between mortals and gods.” Socrates claims to possess a daemonic “divine something; a voice that would serve as a warning” in The Apology (although it never told him what to do). Only the four listed in the Book of Enoch were incorporated into the Tarot cards out of all the angels and Archangels. They are Michael, Raphael, Gabriel, and Uriah. The Summa Theologica by Thomas Aquinas continues to be the most renowned, complex, and rigorous treatise on angels (c1225-1274). He covers a wide range of topics related to angels in this article, including grades, orders, and hierarchies of angels. Although it’s challenging to read, if you’re interested in angels you’ll discover that this gives the context for much of what we currently know about angels.
Which two categories do Tarot cards fall under?
The Venetian or Piedmontese tarot served as the inspiration for the typical modern tarot deck. The major arcana, which contains 22 cards and is also known as the trumps, and the minor arcana, which has 56 cards, make up the 78 cards that make up this deck. Moon, card number 18 in the major arcana.
Can I read Tarot cards on my own?
It’s normal to be a little clumsy when you first start practicing the tarot. Tarot study is similar to learning a new languageit takes time to become proficient. But what happens if you no longer require the booklet and have intimate familiarity with the deck? Are you able to read yourself? No, except in a few rare cases. Simply put, it’s a horrible idea.
You see, the majority of us turn to astrology or tarot when we’re looking for clarity amid a period of ambiguity. Tarot card interpretation is subject to our consciousness, as opposed to astrology, which is extraordinarily technical. Working with your personal interpretation of the cards, you are not constrained by short- and long-term cycles like the planets’ orbits. It might be tricky to go beyond your current circumstances while utilizing the tarot to better understand a trying scenario. Even if all the cards are spread out in front of you, putting them together requires such a broad perspective that it is all but impossible to fully understand the meaning of each card. Basically, any biases you already have will always be reflected in your tarot reading!
Angel cards can be used by anyone.
It isn’t some mysterious power conferred on a select few people; everybody can interact with their angels. However, some people have a stronger connection to the divine than others.
Why are tarot cards used?
Tarot card reading is a type of cartomancy in which practitioners are said to be able to predict the past, present, or future by using tarot cards. They create a question first, then deal out cards to answer it. There are 78 cards in a conventional tarot deck, which can be divided into the Major Arcana and Minor Arcana. You can use any card system with suits associated with distinguishable elements, such playing cards with a French suit (e.g., air, earth, fire, water).
Do tarot cards come in a variety of designs?
The Renaissance allegorical motifs are abandoned in the pictures of the French-suited tarot trumps, which significantly deviate from the earlier Italian-suited design. French-suited tarot cards are almost exclusively used for card games, with the exception of novelty decks. Around 1740, the first French-suited tarots appeared. These cards were known as “Tiertarock” because they featured animal pictures on the trumps. Around 1800, a wider range of decksmany with genre art or vedutabegan to appear. There are now four patterns for French-suited tarot decks:
- Industrial and Gothic Roman numerals are used for the trumps in the Central European genre art tarock deck known as Industrie und Glck (“Diligence and Fortune”). The red suits 5 to 10 and the black suits 1 to 6 are not included in the set of 54 cards that are sold with it. There are 3 patterns: Types A, B, and C, with Type C being the norm while Types B and C are only offered sometimes or as specials.
- A 78-card deck of Tarot Nouveau, often known as Tarot Bourgeois, is available. In France and Denmark, it is frequently used for Danish Tarok and Tarot games. Cego is occasionally played in Germany as well. Arabic numerals in the corner indexes are subordinate to its genre art.
- The Upper Rhine Valley and nearby mountainous areas like the Black Forest and the Vosges employ the animal tarot known as Adler-Cegothis. Similar to the Industrie und Glck packs, it contains 54 cards that are arranged in the same way. Arabic numbers are used in its trumps, but only within centered indices.
- The Schmid-Cego pack, designed by F.X. Schmid, features Tarot Nouveau-style genre pictures, but the Arabic numerals are centered like in the Adler-Cego pack.
What cards are in an angel deck?
Iona, Shield of Emeria and Reya Dawnbringer are tied for the distinction of Most Expensive Mana Value Angel in Magic, and it’s understandable why. Since locking out opponents from the game is a really game-breaking impact, Painter’s Servant was unbanned from Commander in 2019, ending what many perceive to be a contentious prohibition. Iona was a liability in every game she dominated since your opponents would do whatever to reanimate her and keep you from winning.
She is now occasionally used in Legacy formats and other mana-cheating strategies like Reanimator.