There are many different types of Tarot (also known as oracle) cards available from which interested individuals can choose. One of the more popular and loving cards are Angel cards, which is a deck of 40 to 60 oracle cards containing positive and inspiring messages. Each card contains a picture of an angel and a message associated with his/her personality. The cards can be not only a great source of comfort during times of need, but they can also help a person connect with their angels and guides.

Reading angel cards is simple, as most of them have pretty descriptive messages; however, a person does need to listen to her intuition to understand in what context the message fits into her life.

**Listening to Your Inner Voice

To be able to listen to our inner voice and be confident we are able to connect with the angel cards, it is recommended you do so in a calm and peaceful atmosphere. The following card and atmosphere cleansing tips may help.

**State a Heart-Centered Intention

A person will be able to get the most out of any oracle reading only if he trusts in the process of seeking guidance. There is nothing like saying a little prayer or stating a heart-centered intention to express and build this trust. You can send out a request to the god/angel/deity/universal force you believe in and request it help you deal with your current life situations. Affirm to yourself that your ego is in check and you are willing to receive guidance and support.

**Visualization Techniques

People who tend to connect well with visuals will feel more connected to their cards if they add a little visual exercise to their pre-reading intention. While you are moving through the intention statement, you may visualize your cards are covered with a healing golden white light that cleanses the cards as you make the intention to the universal power/force in which you believe.

**Use Oils, Incense Sticks and/or Candles

Oils and scents help in creating a calm and peaceful environment for a reading. Burning lavender oil in a diffuser can help you relax and de-stress so you can do your reading with a calm and clear mind. Lavender incense sticks or candles can also do the trick. A lot of healers also like using camphor to cleanse the atmosphere before they sit down to read.

**Start Reading with Best of Intentions

You will be able to tap into your sixth sense much more effectively if you rid yourself of all negativity before sitting down for a reading. A mind clear of all anxiety, malice, stress and selfishness is able to hear the guidance of higher beings much more clearly.

Our angels and guides are always willing to help us, so long as we are willing to let them in to our space. An angel card deck simply makes it easier for us to connect with higher beings. A lot of people use other techniques like meditation, writing, a deck of playing cards, Tarot cards, etc., as well. The best method for you would be one with which you feel most comfortable, although it is advisable for beginners to start with an angel card deck.

Until next time, embrace your inner wisdom.


Author's Bio: 

Karen Kleinwort is a certified professional coach who specializes in life, business and health coaching. Kleinwort also holds a BS in Business Management and an AA in Holistic Health & Fitness Promotion; additionally, she is a Reiki Master and CranioSacral Practitioner. Kleinwort is available for interviews and appearances. You can contact her at or (877) 255-0761.