How to Give Yourself an Angel Card Reading

If you've seen ads for online tarot and angel card readings, you may know the feeling of wishing you could have one of those readings done in person. The great news is that you can! You can even give yourself a reading.

If you're unsure how oracle cards work, let alone angel oracle cards, then this is your guide. Today you'll learn what angel oracle cards are, how to choose and deck, and give yourself a reading.

If any of that sounds appealing to you, please continue on reading.

What are angel oracle cards?

Angel oracle cards are a type of oracle card used for divination purposes. The thing that sets angel cards apart from all oracle cards is that they are meant to connect you with your guardian angels. Using angel oracle cards will allow you to receive sacred messages and spiritual guidance straight from your angels!

Angel oracle cards are meant to uplift you, so they are full of meaningful messages and positive encouragement. In the guidebook that comes with the angel oracle deck, read the entire page for your card. Sometimes there is a little section labeled "action." Under it, you will find a small, simple activity to try out to maximize the newfound spiritual knowledge you now hold.

Angel cards have beautiful illustrations decorating each one. They usually depict angels and other angelic-themed pictures. The artwork that goes on most angel oracle cards is magic enough on its own!

How to choose an angel card deck

When deciding which deck to choose, pay attention to your senses. What do you feel or see when looking at a deck? If you feel drawn to a deck, it's for a reason. Your angels are most likely pushing you towards picking that deck because the card messages apply best to you.

When selecting an angel oracle card deck, look at the artwork displayed on them. If one catches your eye or sticks out to you, go with it. If the pictures on the cards make you feel a certain way (good, not bad), take the chance to explore it.

Oracle card decks all have different personalities, just like humans do. If you feel like a particular deck matches up well with your personality or represents the type of person you are, that's your deck.

Getting started with your angel reading

Once you feel like you're ready to give yourself a free angel card reading, there are a few things you can do to make it much more meaningful. Here are some things you can do to prepare to give yourself a memorable first-time angel reading.

Create a special reading space

Some people like to go all out and have an alter set up when they do readings. If you have the space and supplies necessary to do so, fly at it! However, you don't need to go through the time and effort of creating one to do good readings.

Making a special space for your angel card reading can be as simple as finding a quiet area and lighting your favorite candle.

Clear your mind

If you are not feeling good or emotional, wait until you've had time to calm down and collect your thoughts before beginning your free angel reading. You won't be able to receive your angel's messages clearly, or you might interpret something the wrong way if your thoughts and feelings are all over the place.

Give yourself time to calm your mind and ground yourself. That way, you'll be able to receive your angels' messages crystal clear.

Shuffle your new deck

Be sure that you shuffle your deck well, especially if this is your first time using it. There's no specific way you have to shuffle it. You can do it in whatever way feels most comfortable to you.

Not only is shuffling your deck necessary for good card randomization, but it also coats the cards in your energy. Putting your energy into your angel oracle cards will help you better connect with them and your angels. That way, you can get the most personalized reading possible.

There are many different ways you can shuffle your deck of oracle angel cards. There is no right or wrong way; everyone does it differently.

Here are a few popular techniques of shuffling you can try out:

  • Hand shuffling
  • Smooshing cards onto the table
  • Riffle shuffling (be careful with this technique—it's the fastest way to mix your deck but also could damage your cards)

Decide what kind of spread you are going to use

You can use any spread for your angel card reading. If you want quick and straightforward guidance, you can pull just one card, or if you want a more detailed reading, you can do a more complicated spread.

You can make up your own spreads, or you can use spreads that already exist, such as the famous Celtic cross.

Begin your angel card reading

After deciding on what spread you're going to use, draw your cards and lay them out accordingly. Use the guidebook that comes with your deck to understand and interpret what the cards mean. Be sure to follow your intuition and trust any gut feelings if you feel a card is trying to say something to you.

Most importantly, don't forget to have fun and enjoy yourself!

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