“Your guardian angels have messages that can help you heal every area of your life! This set of 44 oracle cards will help you communicate with your angels; and receive angelic answers and guidance about your love life, career, health, family, and more.” – Doreen Virtue
Healing with the Angels Oracle Cards was released by Hay House in 1999, the first of several oracle decks created by psychotherapist Doreen Virtue. This 44-card deck features the artwork of various artists, and the artistic styles range from Victorian, to photomontage to pale watercolors. While the borders are colorful and distinctive—no two cards are alike—the images themselves aren’t attractive for the most part. In fact, among all the Virtue decks, this one is the least appealing in my opinion.
Archangel Michael is the only angel named with the rest of the cards arranged by theme. Each card features a theme, but you have to look up the meaning in the 48-page booklet. Some of the themes include:
•Blessings •Listening •Miracles •Self-Acceptance •Power •Study •Spiritual Growth •Trust •New Love •Divine Timing •Music •Romance •Children
Interestingly, the companion booklet is one the most thorough of all of the Virtue decks. She covers:
2. Infusing cards with your energy
3. Connecting with the angels
4. Asking questions
5. Laying out cards
6. Interpreting cards
7. Examining the context of the cards in a layout
8. Examining card position
9. Noticing “jumping” cards
Virtue also explains three spreads: Past/Present/Future, Single Card, and the One Year spread. The companion booklet provides the card meanings, arranged alphabetically, as well as specific wisdom associated with the card.
I tried several readings and none of the cards was relevant to my query. For example, I asked about one health issue and received the “Soulmate” card—which is specifically about yearning and praying for one’s “soulmate”. Well, I’ve been married for 8 years and I am not looking for a soulmate. I already have him! I also did a reading with the Healing with the Fairies Oracle Cards and selected a card from the Healing with the Angels Oracle Cards for clarification. Again, irrelevant information. From my experience, the Healing with the Angels Oracle Cards are the least helpful and least attractive of all of the Virtue decks. However, many have had great success with this deck so perhaps it depends on your preferences.
Below are 6 images from this deck:
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