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Are Angel Cards Wimpy?

The other day I was perusing a Tarot forum and I came across a lot of negative comments regarding Angel Cards and Oracle decks that are totally positive and uplifting.

The problem that many of the forum commenters had was that all-positive decks do not accurately reflect the reality of life, which is a balance of light and dark.

angel tarot doreen virtueTo quote one commenter: “I’m not into the totally light and fluffy stuff. Life is both darkness and light–both are useful and both have their places. Denying one or the other is cutting oneself off from a whole realm of human existence.”

Another commenter was a bit harsher – unfortunately I couldn’t find the original quote, as the comment thread for this topic was huge – but he thought that Angel Cards appeal to people who don’t want to think and that these types of decks were dumbing people down.

While I LOVE gentle and uplifting decks with Angels and Fairies and cheery phrases, I thought these commenters had an interesting point.

Personally, I have quite a range of Tarot decks in my collection, although I have noticed I tend to gravitate toward the more uplifting decks, like the Crystal Visions Tarot.

Since I read with both “edgy” Tarot cards and Angel Oracle cards, I can honestly say that I don’t really find one to be superior to the other when it comes to getting insight and guidance. But I prefer the happy, sunshiny decks.

I do think that reading Oracle cards that have a full message written right on the card is way easier than reading Tarot cards that may just have a number and picture. But you know what? Who cares? There is enough things in life that are hard, doing readings doesn’t have to be struggle.

healing with the angels oracle cards
Healing with the Fairies Oracle Cards by Doreen Virtue

I think people are attracted to all-positive decks like Fairy Oracle cards and Angel Tarot because there is enough disturbing shit in the world and people don’t necessarily want to feel disturbed when they turn over The Devil or Ten of Swords. And that’s okay!

Studying Tarot is wonderful if you want a challenge and there is real value in understanding the “scary” Tarot cards, simply because once you shine a light on them they are no longer scary (a topic for another blog post!). But if simply getting higher guidance and comfort is what you want, Angel cards do the job amazingly well.

Tarot and Oracle cards are simply cards with pictures and words on them. They are designed to trigger our intuition, imagination and creativity. Go with the method that works best for you.

What do YOU think? Do you prefer Tarot cards or gentle Oracle decks? Or both? And do you worry that the all-positive decks are turning people into morons? Are Fairy and Angel decks too fluffy or do they have their place?

Join this juicy discussion in the comment section below! Can’t wait to hear your thoughts!

Oracle Card Reading for the Upcoming Week!

The week ahead looks like it will be filled with important opportunities and joy (alright!). For this reading I used my new oracle card deck Magical Messages from the Fairies (I am bizarrely addicted to buying fairy decks these days – I don’t know what that’s about).

The last card Ask For What You Want really resonated with me, as I am currently getting clear on my goals and how I want my life to be. But I am curious – what will YOU be asking for this week? Let me know in the comments below! 🙂

Breaking Free ~ Oracle Card for Monday :)

fairy oracle card Today’s oracle card message is “Breaking Free”  from Healing with the Fairies Oracle Cards. Have some fun today seeing what kinds of boring, unhelpful things you can break free from.

Perhaps there is something big you are longing to break free from – like your job or a dead-end relationship. Or maybe its negative, fear-based thinking that you would like to be free of. Or even a boring social event that you feel you “should” attend.

Whatever it is, know that you can break free from it in a way that’s classy, safe and liberating! Get creative and see what you can come up with. And most importantly, focus on feeling that feeling that you know you will have once you are free of the burden in question. In the comment section below, feel free to share what you long to break free from…

Medicine Woman ~ Oracle Card for Monday

Goddess Guidance Oracle Cards by Doreen Virtue

This week will be all about healing and being open to the powerful energies that are available to you right now.

Being a channel for energy means that you do not have to struggle or strive, but just sit back, relax and remain open. Let healing energy flow through you and re-energize your system.

Sit for a few minutes and visualize a gentle rainstorm of healing energy wash over you. Intend for this energy to wash away any negative, heavy energies so that your most powerful self can emerge.

Today is a great day to do activities that make you feel empowered, strong and in the flow of life – such as dancing, running or swimming in the ocean at night.

*My weekly forecast video is now up and you can see it here (when I originally sent out the email yesterday, the video wasn’t showing up- my apologies!)

Prosperity ~ Oracle Card for Friday!

Goddess Guidance Oracle Cards by Doreen Virtue

Happy Friday! Today’s oracle card is Abundantia ~ Prosperity from the Goddess Guidance Oracle Cards. Her message is “the universe is pouring its abundance out to you. Be open to receiving.”

Regardless of how abundant you are right now, you have the ability to strongly align with this energy and steer yourself in the direction of true prosperity. You can do this by feeling abundant and noticing abundance in your day to day life.

Shift yourself into this beautiful abundant energy by focusing your attention on the things in your life that you truly enjoy. Keep a “joy journal” and write down all the wonderful things that happen each day.

Getting into alignment with your prosperity consciousness will assure that you are open to receiving the energy of abundance. The universe is smiling on you today – opportunities and offerings are all around you today, so take care to notice them!

Goddess Guidance Oracle Card for Tuesday ~ Kali

Goddess Guidance Oracle Cards by Doreen Virtue

Goddess Kali comes to us in today’s goddess guidance oracle reading with the theme of endings and beginnings. Her message is: “The old must be released so that the new can enter.”

A cycle or phase in your life is coming to an end and it is time to start something new and embrace the change. It is normal to fear change, but Kali suggests that you relish the chaos – after all, true freedom means constant change! When nothing changes, we become stagnant and stuck.

Today’s goddess guidance oracle also reminds us that working with the cycles of the moon is a powerful way to work with change and not against it. As the moon waxes, focus on what you would like to bring into your life and as it wanes, focus on what you would like to let go of or get rid of. Kali reminds us that we are always in a state of transformation – forever changing, forever growing….




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