The Angel Tarot from Doreen Virtue and Radleigh Valentine, is a wonderful way to connect with the divination power of the Tarot, without all the negativity and ego based properties that some tend to associate with more traditional tarot card decks.
In the Angel Tarot there are a total of 78 cards, which are divided into 22 Major Arcana Cards, 40 Minor Arcana and 16 Court Cards. (The same basic structure as the most popular Rider Waite Tarot). There are however some key differences between these two tarot decks.
In the Angel Tarot deck, each of the Major Arcana cards (representing major lessons in ones journey through life) correlate perfectly with an Archangel, and their specific area of expertise, which can be incredibly helpful to know.
Gentle words and beautiful images are used to convey meaning in the Angel Tarot, and some of the harsher sounding card names, and suits in the minor arcana have been changed as well. For example, “the Fool card” in the Rider tarot is changed to “The Dreamer” in this deck, the shocking “Tower” card changed to “Life Experience” and the “Devil” card is changed to “Ego”. These changes to the deck are all in line with staying connected to the gentle, loving, and light filled presence of the angels. Beautiful and magical imagery is also used throughout the deck and every card lifts and inspires along with providing insight.
The suits in the Angel Tarot are Fire, Water, Air, and Earth. The colors and artwork of the Suits correspond accurately with the seasonal or quarterly elements that make up the year which is a nice addition.
There really is something special about this Angel Tarot deck… from the moment I first opened it I felt a wonderful light from the cards, which has continued to be reinforced with the beautiful imagery and accurate guidance I am now experiencing using the cards.
Whether you are new to the tarot or an experienced tarot card reader, this is an accurate and powerful deck to use as it connects you with the assistance of Angels. It also comes with an informative guidebook, and will assist you in becoming more familiar and strengthening your connection with the angels and with the elements of the spiritual planes. I personally own the Angel Tarot deck, and recommend it for tuning into the inspiring and meaningful guidance from the Angelic Realm.