“Archangels are the managers of our personal guardian angels. Each archangel has a specialty, and Archangel Raphael’s is health. Raphael’s name means ‘he who heals’ or ‘God heals’, and he helps everyone who calls upon him without exception. Raphael guides healers, would-be healers, and those who are ailing (both humans and animals). Like all archangels, Raphael is non-denominational and unconditionally loving.” – From the companion book to the Archangel Raphael Healing Oracle Cards
The 107-page companion book offers instructions on using the Archangel Raphael Healing Oracle Cards, as well as how to do a reading and how to combine other decks for more comprehensive guidance. A brief explanation and possible specific meanings for each card is also provided.
The lovely forest green borders of this particular deck is unusual and calming; since green is often associated with healing, growth and the heart chakra, it will likely appeal to those in distress. The green is also a nice change from the purple-heavy tones that often dominate Virtue decks, and most of the imagery is quite pretty--although not as stunning as the Magical Messages from the Faeries deck, in my opinion. (By the way, some of the messages from that deck are recycled for this one).
I have used the Archangel Raphael Healing Oracle several times and have found it to be accurate. Although a few of the images seem a bit silly (an angel holding dumbbells), the messages I’ve received when using it have been spot on. For example, when I drew the Caffeine Free! Card, I rolled my eyes. “Yeah, right”, I thought. “Doesn’t she know researches have found that caffeine improves brain function, wards of diabetes and possibly staves off Alzheimer’s?”
Two minutes later, I happened to select a random book of my shelves, one that has sat there for ages awaiting review (The Make Today Matter Makeover). I flipped it upon (for what reason, I honestly have no idea) and wouldn’t you know it—my eyes fell on a paragraph dealing *specifically* with caffeine and the toll it can exact on your body!
Needless to say, I stayed away from caffeine for a few days and, you know what? I felt less stressed! Just what the Doctor (Archangel Raphael) ordered, it would seem.
If you’re a fan of Doreen Virtue’s oracle cards, you’ll love this deck. If you’re seeking improved health and feel a special affinity for the angelic realm, you’ll likely find comfort and guidance will likely be found from the Archangel Raphael Oracle Cards—although most of the messages are simply common sense.
Below are 15 images from this deck. To purchase, click here.
A full-length book called The Healing Miracles of Archangel Raphael by Doreen Virtue can be found at this link.