I have owned the Angel Tarot Cards by Doreen Virtue & Radleigh Valentine for quite a while. I bought them last year some time and they have been my only tarot deck. While the deck does come with a small book that explains each card, gives additional meanings, and gives some spreads to try, it is nowhere as extensive as The Big Book of Angel Tarot!
Before I saw this book, I was hoping that one would come out. And just before I left for vacation (where I wanted to sit down and really study my cards) this book did come out!
I use Biddy Tarot to help me gain a better understanding of tarot in general, but the cards in regular decks are not named the same as the Angel Tarot Cards, so it can take a few minutes for a beginner to figure out which card is related.
While the Major Arcana is pretty much the same and easy to figure out, the Minor Arcana is not. The angel deck doesn’t haven’t wands or swords but takes a different approach of fire, water, air, and earth. So it’s nice to have a book that is easy to navigate specifically for the angel deck.
I love that I can look up a card in the book, get a detailed description about what it means and symbolizes.
Even better, because I am into numerology, I love that each card has an angel number explanation as well. I think it adds to the reading when trying to figure out how a certain card plays into the reading.
So basically, each section or card description in the Minor Arcana goes like this:
- Angel number
In the Major Arcana, it is pretty much the name but there is a section on the archangel and a section on the dreamer’s journey in each card description.
I liked the section on spreads. I use the three card spread or the Celtic Cross because that’s what I first learned; however, I am now excited to try out some new spreads of my own creation thanks to this book.
All in all, if you use the Angel Tarot Cards, then the The Big Book of Angel Tarot will complement those cards. I find the book very valuable to understand the cards better and give more accurate readings. Highly recommend it! You can buy it on Amazon here.
Note: I received this book from Hay House to review as a part of the Book Nook blogger program. The opinions are completely my own based on my experience.