Last Updated on September 29, 2020 by Kari
I was cleaning out my storage shelves this past weekend and found my Angel Tarot Cards Deck by Doreen Virtue and Radleigh Valentine. I used to use this deck of cards all the time, but I’m embarrassed to say that I let a friend’s judgment about them keep me from using them for a long time.
What happened was that I took them with me on a visit with a friend who is a very religious Christian. I had them for my own use, but she saw them and wanted to know what they were. Then she wanted me to do a reading for her. I did, but even though she ended up agreeing with a lot of it, she told me to be careful because, she informed me, these types of tarot cards can be used by the Devil to trick people. When I got home, I stopped using them as much and then altogether. That was in 2016!
Apparently, Doreen Virtue Stopped Using The Angel Tarot Cards Too
Whoa! I’ve been doing research after writing the introduction to this article, and I can see that a lot has changed since 2016. I’m blown away that I didn’t hear about this in the past three years. Where have I been?!
I remember Doreen Virtue doing a lot of readings through her cards. I took a few courses from her about receiving signs, which is what led me to the Angel Tarot cards in the first place.
This is kind of how I remember her.
Well, now she is much different and is on a different path. She and my friend would get along very well now.
She made a video explaining why she no longer uses the Angel Tarot cards or any other cards. For some reason she has made the video non-shareable, but you can watch it on YouTube here and listen to why she is no longer using the Angel Tarot Cards.
To sum it up, she says that on January 7th, 2017 she had an experience that caused her to read the bible. The passage from Deuteronomy 18:10-12 (see below) caused her to think she was doing something detestable to the lord. She stopped using the cards. She says that she realized that she had been using the cards instead of turning to God. So she is now turning to him and trusting him with the future rather than working with angels or the dead.
You can find her on Facebook sending a different message than she used to. It seems like her ability to connect with people online hasn’t diminished. She has a pretty good following, at least on Facebook.
She has written a book, called Deceived No More: How Jesus led Me out of the New Age and into His Word.
I’ve been reading different stories from people on thoughts about all of this. A lot of people speaking learned from Doreen Virtue herself, so it’s a very interesting thing. It looks like her son, Charles Virtue, still works with new age stuff like angels and manifestation.
I would love to know more about what caused the change and how it affects the dynamics between her and, well, everyone, especially Radleigh Valentine who is still very much into angel tarot cards and things of that nature. I think it’s a very interesting turn in life.
I might do more research into what happened and is happening, but for now, I just want to talk about using the Angel Tarot Cards.
I Still Really Like These Angel Tarot Cards
In any case, I still really like these Angel Tarot Cards that Doreen Virtue and Radleigh Valentine created. I’m glad I found them.
To me, when I use the cards, I’m connecting with something bigger than my everyday self. Maybe it’s my higher self, spirit guides, angels, deceased loved ones, or God. I don’t know. I just know that I feel connected to something more and get wisdom, answers, and direction that I need. It doesn’t feel evil. It doesn’t feel bad. If it did, I wouldn’t do it.
These Angel Tarot Cards themselves have been changed from fear-based images and words into more positive images and words. It’s one of the reasons I really like them.
An Easy Reading With The Angel Tarot Cards
So, after I found them, I went to work asking a question that had been heavy on my mind for a while.
My husband lost his job at the start of the pandemic. He’s been trying to start an online business focused around his love of playing guitar.
He enjoys being home, and I want him to be home too. He worked outside of the home for so long and knowing how rewarding it is to work from home, I want him to be able to experience that as well.
So, I cleared my deck’s energy and asked the question, “Is my husband going to be able to stay home permanently?” Here’s the reading I got.
I Did The One Card Draw
The simplest way to use these Angel Tarot Cards is to draw the top card. It is supposed to be the answer to your question. It offers guidance about what steps to take. While going over it, you are supposed to connect to any other feelings or guidance you get other than what is on the card, and the picture is supposed to hold meaning too. All of his helps you find your answer.
I drew the three of Earth. Earth in this Angel Tarot Deck represents the material world. It makes sense since I was asking about him making a living from home and his work.
And, the definition in the guidebook that comes with the Angel Tarot Cards says this:
The guidebook also says that this card means that you are creating something that is beautiful and high quality and that you are teaching others a skill, being an artist, or moving up in your career.
I’d say that aligns with my husband very well as he is currently trying to teach guitar online! Playing guitar is his passion and he is an amazingly talented artist.
Also, the picture on the card, to me, signifies him turning into the beautiful butterfly (what he’s always wanted to become) and taking off in flight. It also tells me he is being guided down the right path.
It gives me a lot of faith that his business is going to take off and succeed.
I’m looking forward to doing more readings with my Angel Tarot Cards! You can still buy your own on Amazon here. It looks like Radleigh Valentine’s name is the only name on them now.