About Angel Cards

History of angel cards It is believed that angel cards began to develop out of tarot. They are similar in that they are both used as divination tools; ways to get spiritual guidance. Angel cards can be traced back to the 19th century in France. The first angel card deck is said to have been developed by Marie Anne Adelaide Lenormand (Madame Lenormand). Then in the latter half of the 20th century Angel cards began to spread and become quite popular.

There are a variety of differences among various angel cards. Unlike tarot, angel cards do not follow a set pattern of arcana, suits, court cards, pip cards, or any of that. The messages can be just images or the angel cards might contain words. The number of angel cards in a deck can also vary although it is generally smaller than a tarot deck. Most of the angel cards in my possession have 44 cards. Some believe the number 4 is associated with the angelic realm. When the number 4 shows up repeatedly, it may be that the angels are letting you know they are around you and are just waiting for you to ask for their help.

Angel cards access the energies of angelic beings that want only to love, care for and protect humanity. Having infinite compassion for the human condition and acting in accordance with divine laws, these beings provide guidance and insight. The lessons the angels provide cover all aspects of human life, but center on spiritual advice. Angel messages provide encouragement, positive affirmations for whatever challenges you face.

At first glance Angel cards seem to be another form of tarot cards, but aside from using cards the similarity ends. Tarot cards are a very definitive type of divination, based on metaphysical concepts such as alchemy, esoteric symbols, and numerology. Angel cards, on the other hand, rely on channeled information from the etheric realms. The reading is produced by the interaction of energies of the seeker and the response of the angels to the querent's questions.