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  • Writer's pictureBarbara Burgess

Tarot Cards or Angel Cards?

Tarot cards and angel cards are both tools that can be used for divination, or the practice of seeking knowledge of the future or the unknown. They are both decks of cards with images and symbols that are said to represent different aspects of life. However, there are some key differences between the two.

**Tarot cards** have a long and rich history, dating back to at least the 15th century. They are based on the Italian card game tarocchi, and their images and symbols are often drawn from Christian mysticism and astrology. Tarot cards are typically divided into two groups: the Major Arcana and the Minor Arcana. The Major Arcana consists of 22 cards that represent major life events and themes, such as the Fool, the Magician, the Empress, and the Tower. The Minor Arcana consists of 56 cards that are divided into four suits: Cups, Swords, Wands, and Pentacles. Each suit represents a different element: water, air, fire, and earth.

**Angel cards** are a more recent invention, dating back to the 1990s. They are based on the belief that angels are benevolent beings who can offer guidance and support to humans. Angel cards typically have a more positive and uplifting message than tarot cards, and they are often used for self-help and personal growth. Angel cards are typically divided into two groups: the Archangels and the Angels. The Archangels are the most powerful angels, and they are said to represent different aspects of the divine, such as love, wisdom, and protection. The Angels are said to be messengers from the divine, and they are said to offer guidance and support to humans.

**So, which type of card is right for you?** It depends on your personal preferences and what you are looking for in a divination tool. If you are interested in a more traditional and well-established system, then tarot cards may be a good choice. If you are looking for a more positive and uplifting message, then angel cards may be a better fit. Ultimately, the best way to decide is to try both types of cards and see which one resonates with you more.

**When I was very new to giving readings to people, and really only gave readings to friends and family, I gave a tarot reading to a friend and the death card came out. The death card in that reading meant that she was going to change jobs. The death of her present job and the birth of a new job. And, yes, this did happen. However, a week after giving my friend the reading she came running over to me all excited, which surprised me and she told me that her father had just died and that was what the death card really meant. I was both shocked and surprised and for many years did not use the tarot cards to give readings. I was so glad people brought out angel cards which, to me, were much more gentle and they did not have the death card in them either.

**There are many types of angel cards about these days and that is a good thing. The tarot has stayed the same all these years and that too is a good thing. These days I use a combination of angel and tarot cards for my readings and I believe this works well.

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