Sunday, May 4, 2008

Spiritual Guidance - How Angel Card Readings Provide Insight on Life

By Patty A. Harder

Have you ever had an angel card reading? If not, you're missing out on a fantastic opportunity to get spiritual guidance.

How Angel Card Readings Work

There are two ways to receive an angel card reading: perform the reading yourself or have an intuitive person perform the reading on your behalf. Personally, I've experienced both types of readings with helpful results. For the sake of the explanation that follows, let's assume that an intuitive person is doing your reading.

1. To perform the reading, the card reader gently shuffles the card deck while thinking of you and your question. (I use the angel oracle cards designed by Doreen Virtue, Ph.D.)

2. When prompted by an intuitive nudge, a card from the deck is chosen. This is the message intended to address your particular question. Sometimes, a card will fall from the deck while it's being shuffled or after an initial card is chosen. They usually means that your angels have a particularly important message to deliver using that card.

3. Angel card decks typically have an accompanying guide that outlines the various meanings of the card that is chosen. Those messages should be passed along, and if the card reader is intuitive, she will often interject her own insight when the message is conveyed.

How to Use Your Angel Card Message

How you use the message you receive is completely up to you. Try to consider the spiritual meaning of your message and use it to either make a decision, change direction, or simply be reassured that you're not alone -- that your angels are always near!

One reason for doing an angel card reading is to activate an idea planted by your higher self. Because of this, don't be afraid to ask your card reader clarifying questions about your reading, or toss around ideas that may be sparked by the message you receive.

If the message doesn't make sense to you at first, give it time. Your angels know what's coming in the near future long before you do.

Patty Harder is a Reiki Master, ordained S.H.E.S. minister, and the founder of 5 Minute Self-Help, an online community for women who want to feel better, look better, and live better fast. Want to get an angel card reading for free? Simply visit, enter your name and e-mail address in the boxes as indicated and click "Join Now." If you complete your subscription,you'll get unlimited angel card readings as a 5 Minute Self-Help member for just $5. If you choose not to complete your subscription, we'll send you an e-mail with information on how to claim your free angel card reading -- with no strings attached!

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