Next up a slightly more serious chapter (although with apologies to Doreen Virtue for revealing her true identity ;o))- Angel/Oracle cards from Unfogging the Future by Cassandra Vablatsky [This should be viewed as Harry Potter fan fiction].
Like Tarot, using Angel Cards to unfog the future means selecting from a pack of cards to find an answer to your question.
Angel and Oracle cards can be credited to Doreen Virtue. Muggles know her as a clairvoyent psychologist but we in the wizarding world know differently. Although muggle-born Doreen received her letter to West Coast School for Wizards and Witches in Training when she was eleven. She had a nasty incident with some dementors in 1995, and vowed to share the power of the patronus with muggles (she was with her muggle family at the time who couldn’t conjure their own).
Working closely with the Ministry of Magic in the USA, Canada and the UK she translated the idea of the patronus into boxes of Angel or Oracle cards in order to comply with the Statute of Secrecy. Some wizards and witches have found these useful too in times of emotional turmoil or when facing life transitions such as graduation, change of job, new relationships, becoming a parent etc.
These cards represent guardians who can help you realise an inner peace and seek support with dealing with the present and planning for the future.
They are used in a similar way to the Tarot – each box of cards is slightly different and will have its own incantations and messages but the basic steps are the same.
Step 1 – Preparation
Clear away old energy by holding the deck in your non-dominant hand and by tapping on the deck with your dominant hand.
Touch each card quickly then spread the cards out in a fan, hold the fan to your heart and ask your relevant guardian for help with the reading.
Step 2 – Shuffle the Cards
Mix the cards into a new order making sure the backs are showing on the same side.
Step 3 – Ask a Question
Ask a question/questions whilst shuffling, if any cards jump out keep them to one side and use them in your reading. Ask for guidance to know when to stop shuffling.
Step 4 – Lay out the Cards
Ask the guardians how many cards to select, take this number from the top of the deck. Lay each card in turn face up, placing each to the right of the previously placed card. (Sometimes you will fan the cards again and select cards from anywhere in the pack that feels right.
Step 5 – Read and Look At the Cards
Each card generally has pictures and words – take note of them. The accompanying guidebook also has further details on the meaning of the cards. Think about the questions you asked when reading the meanings and listen to your feelings.
Wizards and witches using the cards may find that casting their patronus before the reading gives a more accurate response from the cards.
Angel Therapy Website
Doreen Virtue – Magical Unicorns Oracle Cards – 44 Card Deck and Guidebook (sponsored link)