The Ultimate Guide to Buying Your First Angel Card Deck for Angel Readings

Are you drawn to angel cards? You’ve seen them online and in your favorite spiritual shops, and now, you want one of your own. Buying your first angel card deck is an exciting purchase and a powerful investment in your spiritual journey.

But which one should you get? And what if you don’t get the *right* one? You can spend hours, scouring the internet researching different decks. But you’re probably adding stress, pressure, and self-doubt to a decision that shouldn’t make you feel stressed in the first place.

Purchasing an angel card deck is easier than you think, and this article shows you how to find the perfect one for you.

from our Angel Messenger Creative Team

What Are Angel Cards?


When we discuss angel cards, what are we talking about? First things first, here’s what we’re NOT talking about: tarot cards. Tarot is a deck of 78 cards, divided into 22 Major Arcana cards, which represent life’s spiritual lessons, and 56 Minor Arcana cards, which represent the trials and challenges we face on a daily basis.

While there are many tarot decks to choose from, they all follow this basic structure and represent the same archetypes, symbols, and imagery. While you can do a tarot reading intuitively, it’s generally the case that you interpret each card based on its specific meaning.

That being said, there is an Angel Deck of Tarot Cards which combine both the power of Tarot and the familiarity of Angel Cards.

But what about angel cards? What are they, and how do they differ from tarot?

Angel cards are devoted to – you guessed it! – angels. Each card showcases an angel (or angels) and delivers a divine message to you. Like tarot, they can have titles or prompts to help you interpret or meditate on each card. But unlike tarot, there is not a set of prescribed characters, archetypes, or meanings for every angel deck.

Each one is unique and takes on the style and spirituality of its creator. Some angel decks come with a little guidebook to help you interpret each card, but they’re also an invitation to use your intuition and inner knowing.

Why You Should Use Angel Cards


Do you feel drawn to angel cards? It might be because your intuition, or the angels themselves, are sending you gentle pings to explore these decks so you can:

  • Draw guidance from the angels – some of God’s most powerful helpers
  • Receive Divine messages of love
  • Receive Divine assistance if you feel stuck or lost
  • Connect with your guardian angel(s) more deeply
  • Develop a closer relationship with angels and archangels

Along with all of these amazing “benefits”, angel cards also help you tap into the angels’ love for you. Yes, angels are powerful beings who commune with God directly. But one of their most pressing interests is YOU. They love you and want to help you experience Divine Love in greater ways.

By using your new angel card deck, you can increase the time you spend with your angels, communicate with them more frequently, raise your vibration and deepen your connection to the Divine in you and the Divine surrounding you.

Below, you’ll find eight angel card decks. We’ll tell you what makes each one special and why you might like it. But when it’s all said and done, listen to your intuition and trust your own inner compass. If you feel drawn to one over another, it might be the best one for you.

Daily Guidance from Your Angels Oracle Cards


This easy-to-use deck is wonderful if you’re just starting out. It includes 44 illustrated cards that have an accompanying message and reminder on each one. You also get a guidebook to help you engage with these cards.

Each card offers a comforting and inspiring message to help you set a daily intention, and to feel safe, protected, and loved by your angels.

No matter what’s going on in your life, or in the world, Daily Guidance from Your Angels can help you feel safe and peaceful as you move through your day.

Angel Therapy Oracle Cards


The Angel Therapy deck is another inspiring choice for beginners. These cards help you connect with guardian angels and archangels, with a special emphasis on Archangels Michael and Raphael.

If you want to heal or clear or something in your life, these cards can be a powerful tool. For example, if you have to overcome fears or emotional blocks, you can use these cards to not only ask for angelic assistance but to also feel a greater connection to them while you work your way through these blocks.

Similarly, if you’re feeling lost and confused about your purpose, you can place yourself in the angels’ care and protection as you navigate life.

Remember, angels can help you align with your soul’s calling. And angel cards are one way they help you get back on track with your soul’s plan.

If you’re nervous or don’t feel confident about doing an angel card reading on yourself, the accompanying booklet walks you through it, every step of the way.

Messages From Your Angels

What’s on your mind? What burning question do you need to have answered? Using this deck can give you an angelic perspective.

No matter what question, issue or doubt you might be wrestling with, you can use this deck to connect with your angels and discover their input.

Every card is beautifully illustrated with angels and short messages. These messages aren’t vague or ambiguous; they’re usually direct and specific, so they can provide spot-on guidance and details regarding your situation or question.

Like just about every angel card deck, these cards demonstrate the angels’ love, care, and attention. But be prepared for direct answers to your questions. Remember, even if they don’t feel very uplifting or positive in the short term, they may be exactly what you need for the best outcome in the long run.

For example, you might need to release an old thought pattern or to leave a certain situation or relationship. You might have to admit that you are wrong – or, that your intuition was right all along. This can give us temporary discomfort, but ultimately, it will help us grow and evolve spiritually.

Angel Cards Original

If you’re looking for the OG angel card deck, you’ll want to check out the Angel Cards Original by Kathy Tyler. They’re a favorite around the world, with over 1 million copies sold and available in six different languages.

Their inviting illustrations and user-friendly feel give them mass appeal. Here, you get simple and uplifting pictures, rather than elaborate illustrations. And instead of a brief message, they simply state one word.

One easy way to integrate these cards into your life is to start your day with an intention. Then, ask for your angel’s support and select a card. The simple illustration and single word is your angel’s guidance for that daily intention.

Most days, we have a lot on our plates. But having just one word to remember throughout the day can change how we feel, how we talk to ourselves, and how we respond to different situations.

Healing With The Angels

Are you seeking physical, emotional, mental, or emotional healing? Healing With The Angels is a powerful tool for your spiritual medicine cabinet.

Angels can assist you in all areas of your life. And when you call upon them, they can deliver God’s special messages so you can experience the healing you seek.

Each card is beautifully illustrated with an angelic message. And just like the other decks, you get a guidebook to understand and give angel card readings. The guidebook also includes special messages from the angels about specific challenges you might be facing.

Angels and Ancestors Oracle Cards

This special deck is a #1 Best Seller on Amazon, and it’s not hard to see why. This 55-card deck introduces you to the angelic guidance found in Aboriginal, Native American, and Celtic spiritualities.

Many of us are not familiar with these angelic guides, however, they are just like the more popular angels: they want to love us, help us, and guide us in our healing, growth, and evolution.

In this human experience, life can feel confusing and messy, but angels know exactly what we need to navigate life. Every card in this deck is an opportunity to tap into this angelic wisdom.

Archangel Michael Oracle Cards

Do you have to cut ties with anything or anyone? Do you need an extra boost of courage to overcome a difficult challenge?

Who better to ask than Archangel Michael? Renowned for protecting and fighting against evil, Michael can help you find your strength and courage so you can break free from the chains that hold you down.

Each of the 44 cards shows you a resplendent image of Archangel Michael, along with special prayers you can say directly to this powerful defender.

Archangel Raphael Healing Oracle Cards

Whereas Archangel Michael is known to help us break free from shackles, Archangel Raphael is revered as a Healer.

Often times, when we need healing, we also need a lot of love and empathy. Fortunately, we’re in good hands with Raphael. Archangel Raphael isn’t some remote spiritual force who can help us. Raphael offers Divine love, comfort, and his undivided attention when we call on him.

To help you access Raphael’s healing guidance, the guidebook explains the basic meaning of each card and ways to gain more clarity about its message. Most importantly, you’ll be guided to use your intuition when you invoke Raphael.

These are some of the most well-loved angel card decks today, and they’re a great place to start. As you can see, each deck has its own individual feel and style, but each one offers a special way to access the angels’ love and guidance. Which deck do you want to get?

When you’re trying to decide, ask yourself how you feel about it. Do you feel joy, peace, and excitement? If so, this might be the right deck for you.

And before you hit, “Buy Now”, ask your angels: Is this the right deck for me? Remember, angel card decks are a tool to communicate with the angels and have a better relationship with them. So, it might be a good idea to check with them, too!

Enjoy your time with the angel cards and most importantly, enjoy getting to know the angels and their profound love on an even deeper level.

Much Love & Angel Blessings,

Angel Messenger

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