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Angel Tarot Card Deck

Angel Tarot Card Deck


Angel Tarot Cards

“Tarot is a divination tool that dates back to the 14th century, and possibly to ancient Egypt. The second t in tarot is silent, so the word is pronounced “tair [rhymes with hair] oh.” Interestingly, in North America, the first syllable of the word is emphasized, whereas in other regions, it’s the second syllable. Tarot has touched the lives of countless individuals, giving them peace, comfort, and insight in times of joy as well as in times of challenge. It’s one of the most accurate ways to receive detailed guidance about your future and answers to your questions. Consulting tarot cards is like spending time with a dear wise relative who acknowledges both the shadows and the joys of life. However, many people are put off or frightened by the traditional images and phrases in tarot. The Angel Tarot Cards were created to preserve the ancient divination methods, while using only positive, gentle, and life-affirming words and pictures. Angel Tarot Cards retain the full scope of human emotions and experiences from traditional tarot, but reinterpret the fear-based images and words to enlighten, rather than to frighten, those who use the cards. The reinterpretation brings new and vibrant symbolism that may be unfamiliar to experienced tarot practitioners. However, whether you’re new to tarot or well versed in it, you’ll find that the messages in this deck are uplifting, refreshing, and accurate.

Tarot was originally two sets of cards, the Major Arcana and the Minor Arcana. (Arcana is the plural of arcanum, meaning a deep or profound secret or mystery.) The two sets were later combined into the now-traditional 78 cards.

The Major Arcana consists of 22 cards that describe major events and turning points in our lives (such as marriage, pregnancy, relationship and career changes, and overcoming personal challenges). The Major Arcana can also represent the different phases from childhood to old age. The Minor Arcana represents more ordinary day-to-day life events and are divided into four suits or elements: fire, water, air, and earth. The Minor Arcana cards are numbered 1 (Ace) through 10, plus the court cards—a Page (card 11), a Knight (card 12), a Queen (card 13), and a King (card 14)—for each suit.

In the Angel Tarot Card Deck each Major Arcana card features one of the 15 principal archangels. (A few archangels appear on more than one card, as they embody aspects of several cards.) These archangels provide strong protection and clear guidance as you travel along your spiritual path. The Major Arcana cards can also be mixed in with your other angel oracle decks to provide additional details in your readings. The Minor Arcana consists of four suits or elements. Angel Tarot represent’s the earth element with paintings of fairies, air with unicorns, water with mermaids, and fire with friendly dragons. (air is traditionally represented by swords in tarot,  Angel Tarot replaces the weapons with the gentler one of unicorns whose horns are sword-like.) Court cards can represent either a situation or a person during a reading. When the reading shows the influence of another person in your life (such as a lover), Pages and Queens represent females (or feminine men), and Knights and Kings represent males (or masculine women).

The cards in this deck are rich with symbolism and imagery, and the illustrations also provide answers and messages. Notice where your attention is drawn within each card’s painting, as the illustration can hold equally important messages. Reversed or upside-down cards mean that you especially need to focus upon the issue connected to that particular card. Reversals can also mean that the energy around that particular card’s meaning is beginning to lessen.

On a historical note, the Major Arcana was originally created with Justice as the 8th card and Strength as the 11th card. However, at the turn of the 20th century, Arthur Edward Waite flipped the cards’ positions when he created his famous Rider-Waite deck. They have been restored to their original positions in the Angel Tarot Cards.”

– Doreen Virtue

(spiritual doctor of psychology and a fourth-generation metaphysician who works with the angelic, elemental, and ascended-master realms in her writings and workshops)


Tarot & Oracle Card Information & Specialty Focus

DesertStar Tarot & Oracle Cards


Information & Specialty Focus of each Tarot & Oracle Card Deck

ANGEL TAROT CARDS – Based upon traditional 78-card tarot. The Angel Tarot Cards is the first Tarot Card Deck by Doreen Virtue. Rich with symbolism and imagery—including angels, archangels, unicorns, fairies, and mermaids—the Angel Tarot Cards  will provide you with inspiring guidance on your life journey! Designed to be ’100 percent gentle, safe, and trustworthy’. It gives very detailed answers to clients.

MAGICAL MERMAIDS AND DOLPHINS ORACLE CARDS – Magical Mermaids and Dolphins Oracle Cards are a 44-Card Oracle set.The Magical Mermaids and Dolphins Oracle Cards  are specifically designed to help you manifest your goals, life purpose, and Divinely inspired dreams. These beautifully illustrated cards and inspirational quotes can help you swim into the ocean of your unconscious mind, where profound thoughts and feelings can create—or block—your heart’s desire. Good for questions re: manifestation and healing blocks to abundance.

MAGICAL MESSAGES FROM THE FAIRIES ORACLE CARDS – Healing with the Faeries Oracle is a non-tarot deck has beautiful pictures of Fairies and a single word or phrase to sum up on each card. Fairies are beloved “nature angels” who, since they’re so close to the earth, are brilliant at healing and helping with everyday concerns such as relationships, health issues, and finances. Each card has a gorgeous painting of fairies and a message or answer for you. All of the paintings and messages are suitable for children as well as adults. A wonderful deck for questions regarding manifestation.

MESSAGES FROM YOUR ANGELS ORACLE CARDS – The Messages from Your Angels Oracle has 44 Cards. Each card has a gorgeous angel painting, along with a one- or two-sentence message. The messages are specific and to-the-point, which makes for angel readings that have specific details and guidance. The cards help people to know what their exact life purpose is, whether someone is their soulmate or not, what to do about their job, where they live, and other important life questions. Also utilized for assisting clients to know the names of their angels.

DAILY GUIDANCE FROM YOUR ANGELS ORACLE CARDS- This 44-Card Deck has beautiful cards featuring angels in the top half, and a divinatory theme and explanatory paragraph in the lower half. This deck is designed to help you stay centered in peacefulness throughout the day, and to remember that your angels are always beside you, ready to help you with every area of your life. Offers comforting and uplifting messages, to set a positive and healing tone for the day. It also functions as a divination tool, as you can ask a question and find the message that gives you guidance and answers.

THE ROMANCE ANGELS ORACLE CARDS – The Romance Angels Oracle has 44 Cards. The Romance Angels are a group of cherubic angels who are focused upon all things love related. This beautifully illustrated card deck will allow you to receive angelic guidance about your romantic status, as well as conduct accurate and trustworthy readings. The Romance Angels Oracle Cards  can offer you more clarity about soul-mate relationships, healing from the past, and attracting more love into your life. This deck is primarily for relationship questions (for single and partnered clients) and can also answer general life questions.

LIFE PURPOSE ORACLE CARDS – The Life Purpose Oracle is a 44-Card Deck, that will give accurate and trustworthy readings to explore your life purpose. Each beautifully illustrated card contains an illuminating message from the angels related to this topic. The cards have an uplifting illustration and a very specific message on your purpose in life. A great deck to use for questions related to career and life purpose.

FLOWER THERAPY ORACLE CARDS  Messages from the flowers, suitable for all questions. Each card contains a gorgeous flower photo.

America Climbing Rose Flower Essence: Healing Properties & Indications

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PicsArt_1381780466394America Climbing Rose

(Rosa ‘America’)

“Love, Respect, Joy, Friendship, Desire”

IMG_20131014_135038_013-1America Climbing Rose Essence charged with Desert Rose & Chrysocolla Gemstones

IMG_20131014_135519_352Gemstone Properties

Desert Rose (Selenite)

Spiritual activation, Communion with Higher Self, Spirit guides & Angels


Communication, Expression of the Sacred, Goddess energies, Gentleness & Power

Healing Properties & Indications

Love, Patience, Kindness

Feelings of trust

Sense of ‘wholeness’

Connection to Divine Feminine

Direction & Purpose

Protection of Heart

Raising energetic vibration

Balance emotions

Clarity & Strength

Divine will

Peace & Fortitude

Relaxation  — physical, mental, emotional

Sense of security & emotional support

Self-worth & dignity

Emotional release



Neuromuscular system

Blood cleanser

Heart purifier/strengthener

Stagnate energy


Reproductive organ function


Muscle cramps/spasms

Balancing Heart, Sacral & Root Chakra



1st Chakra — Root

2nd Chakra — Sacral

4th Chakra — Heart


Plant Spirit Message

As it was in the beginning.

All things shall be made whole.

Light within, in and a part of.

Being of Soul — Sol.

Earth Energy.

Sky Energy.

Eternal Sunshine.

Rise to the occasion when called, many will seek your guidance.

Allow yourself to be open enough to Trust.

Everything happens as it should.

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Flower Essence Price & Dosage


Standard recommendations are for 4 drops from bottle 4 times per day

10.4.13 — New Moon Cosmic Oracle

DesertStar New Moon Cosmic Oracle

— 10.4.13 —



The First Goddesses

In the beginning there was Chaos, the infinite void through which creation emerged. The most potent goddesses came forward to rule the world and reveal their legacy of ancient wisdom.



Gaia was the first to materialize through the gaping void of Chaos. As the mother of creation, she gave birth to the heavens, the mountains, and the sea. When Gaia is chosen, the individual is in the custody of the Great Mother, protected and nurtured by the natural world and its seasons. On an oracular level, the arrival of Gaia signals a season to experience the world in a new and plentiful way. In this period of formation and creativity, Gaia indicates that you have ample resources. By attuning to the natural world, you will hear her prophecy and prosperity.

Feminine Wisdom

Life renews itself through Gaia who knows the mysteries of life, death and rebirth. Through her we are reborn into a fertile and abundant world.

New Moon in Libra


The Libra New Moon is a potent New Moon.  In fact, this could be the most powerful New Moon of 2013.

Leading up to the New Moon in Libra, there may be a build up of pressure, tension and even fears wanting to be released so there is free and clear energetic space for something new to emerge.

These potent energies are changing you to the core of your being- things that you may have thought were reliable and dependable end. For a cycle you may feel adrift, in transition. Then new doors open and new chapters begin.  You are ushered into a new phase of life

Release and let go of what is not working and/or serving you

Transformation occurs as you release situations and relationships that no longer serve your life purpose. Become who you truly are, rather than who you think you are supposed to be. This is the true meaning of transformation.

The winds of change are blowing. These are intense times. Resistance creates struggle. Instead, pivot into a new direction.

There is wonderful potential under the New Moon in Libra for healing and building concentration on maintaining your standards. Value yourself enough to hold steady to your intention. Also, notice there may be new levels of clarity and opportunity to express your individuality in relationships.  It is possible new relationships enter your world if you are willing and open.

The Scales of Libra are all about balance.

Be true to yourself! The Scale is always in movement, striving to create that one perfect moment of balance. So ride the wind with wings outspread: balance yourself and you can create that balance with anyone else.

As we embrace our own darkness, we become whole. We acknowledge the truth of who we are, which will help us see the truth of others.

This New Moon speaks to us of a gap to be filled, a possibility as yet unrealized and a connection in our lives which could benefit greatly from discovering this missing piece. It is most likely a connection with someone else, but all relationships begin with ourselves, and it may just be our inner relationship which is in need of the greatest adjustment.

 Healing yourself brings healing and restores peace in any relationship past, present and future or personal or professional.

New Moon in Libra Apothecary Suggestions

Gemstones & Flower Essences

Libra is associated with the skin, lower back, and blood sugar balance. Pay attention to these parts of the body and areas of health around the time of this New Moon.


Libra New Moon Gemstones

Pearl, Moonstone, Tektite, Lapis, Tourmaline, Aventurine

DesertStar Large Leaf Aster ~ New Moon Flower Essence

Charged with Rose Quartz & Citrine Gemstones

Scleranthus Flower Essence

During this very diplomatic of times, there’s often a stronger sense that we need to make the “right decision.” And yet that pursuit oftentimes leads to indecision with excess weighing and measuring of options oftentimes leading to wavering and a sense of stasis. If you need assistance fostering a sense of inner resolve that can have you confidently and consciously make choices that feel right to you, consider Scleranthus flower essence. (Flower essences are made from flower-infused water and work energetically to restore emotional and mental balance. You can find them in natural food stores or holistic pharmacies.)

 Adorn your Dining

Libra inspires a reverence for all things graceful, a desire for aesthetic fulfillment, with beauty nurturing a sense of peace within. Taking this into consideration as you create your mealtime can transform it into an occasion that is more soulfully nourishing. Make each meal a special event by easily dressing it up by using candles, placemats, and cloth napkins. If you have fine china and/or silverware you reserve for that every-now-and-then holiday, use it more frequently during this time. Adorning your dining can be a way of adorning your lifestyle, and in turn adorning your sense of well-being.


[New Moon in Libra Information]

planetary apothecary,, Sarah Varcas, Cathy Pagano,Kelly Rosano, Dipali Desai

 [oracle card deck]

Ancient Feminine Wisdom of Goddesses and Heroines

DesertStar Flower Essences

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Flower Essences

Flower Essences are an energetic and vibrational form of plant medicine that works primarily on the emotional, spiritual and energetic bodies. They can affect us on a physical level by helping us shift emotional and spiritual blocks/obstacles to physical healing and change. Essences are a safe form of plant spirit medicine that do not interact with other herbs, medications, supplements and most other modalities and may be utilized in conjunction with other healing modalities.  Unlike essential oils (which often have the scent of the flower), Flower Essences are dilutions of the energetic imprint of a flower/plant into the crystalline and imprintable structure of water. DesertStar Flower Essences are prepared with wildcrafted flowers, spring water and brandy. Flower Essence Therapy complements but is not meant as a substitute for medical or psychological diagnosis or treatment.

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Dosage and Frequency 

Standard recommendations are for 4 drops from bottle 4 times per day.

There is also the method of taking a few drops every time you think about it, or as often as felt needed to address the specific issue at hand. You may take the drops directly by mouth or add your drops to water, administer to spray yourself or your room with (add essential oils if desired), to a bath. Rub it on your wrists, temples, neck, or belly (or anywhere else). You may add these to bottles of tincture already made as well.  If you lose, drop, spill or otherwise forget to take it for extended period of time it is usually a sign that you are ready for a new essence.

dropper bottle1oz bottle DesertStar Flower Essence/ $20


[Flower Essence Information]

Darcey Blue (Blue Turtle Botanicals, Shamana Flora)

Large Leaf Aster Flower Essence: Healing Properties & Indications

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Large Leaf Aster

(Eurybia macrophylla)

IMG_20131005_094026_827-1Large Leaf Aster Essence charged with October’s New Moon, Citrine & Rose Quartz Gemstones

New Moon Energy

Deep transformations, New incarnations, New pathways & Self Healing


Gemstone Properties


Manifestation, personal will, mental clarity, creativity, programmability, amplification of one’s intention.

Rose Quartz

Love, gentleness, emotional healing, release of stress, uniting with Divine

Healing Properties & Indications

Relieving tension

Releasing worry/fear


Inner guidance

Connection to Source energy

Healing matters of the Heart — emotionally/physically




Healing family issues — releasing/letting go

Restful sleep patterns

Positive thought & intention

Peace of mind & heart

Expression of Self





Heart palpitations

Balancing energy levels



Digestive ailments

Low back/legs/feet

Kidney function

Tension headaches


Balancing Root, Solar Plexus, Heart, Throat, 3rd Eye Chakra



1st Chakra — Root

3rd Chakra — Solar Plexus

4th Chakra — Heart

5th Chakra — Throat

6th Chakra — 3rd Eye


Plant Spirit Message

Heart Centered.

From Earth we come.

Lessons to learn.

Following Path back to Center.

Showing others — Teaching the ways of our Grandmothers and Grandfathers.

Allowing ourselves to be Open to Receiving, Hearing and Listening.


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Flower Essence Price & Dosage


Standard recommendations are for 4 drops from bottle 4 times per day

Thyme Flower Essence: Healing Properties & Indications

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(Thymus vulgaris)


IMG_20130930_151221_410Thyme Flower Essence charged with Red Amethyst & Tiger Eye Gemstones

Gemstone Properties

Red Amethyst

Courage, tenacity, inner strength, grounding, protection, romance, passion, builds fearlessness, fosters action, promotes productivity

Tiger Eye

Balance between extremes, discernment, vitality, strength, practicality, fairness.

Healing Properties & Indications

Releasing stress

Grounding — connection to Mother Earth

Focus and Clarity of Mind & Heart

Inner Peace & Strength

Well Being


Intention — Heart’s desire

Dream work / Visions / Meditation


Moving toward Life Purpose

Healing Wounds — emotional & physical 




Sinus ailments

Reproductive organ function

Clearing toxins

Relieving pain

Supports gastrointestinal tract

Balancing Chakra System



1st Chakra — Root

2nd Chakra — Sacral

3rd Chakra — Solar Plexus

4th Chakra — Heart

5th Chakra — Throat

6th Chakra — 3rd Eye

7th Chakra — Crown


Plant Spirit Message

We are here to Heal.

Here to Heal One as a Whole.

Mother Earth is a planet of Healing, Nurturing, Giving & Receiving.

Be gracious, kind and thankful.

Take not without giving, Ask not for receiving.

Learn to Love and to Heal.

Self and Others.

Mother Earth.

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Flower Essence Price & Dosage


Standard recommendations are for 4 drops from bottle 4 times per day

October 2013 ~ GemStone: Rhodonite


 Pronunciation: [rohd-n-ahyt]

Color: rose-red, brownish red, pink

Appearance: massive or granular habits but can also crystallize in tabular form, often with rounded edges

Source: once mined in Russian Ural mountains and is now found in Sweden, Australia, India, Madagascar, Mexico, South Africa, Brazil, Canada, USA


Metaphysical Healing Properties of Rhodonite

Keywords: Discovering and Developing Hidden Talents, Compassion, Love, Generosity, Altruism

Like other stones of the Pink Ray, Rhodonite promotes the energy of love. In this case, the love is more outer-directed than with stones such as Rhodochrosite. However, Rhodonite and Rhodochrosite are related in more than color and similarity of name — both are key tools in recovery of one’s inner gifts. While Rhodochrosite focuses on remembering lost pieces, Rhodonite takes up the process of using the recovered gifts in one’s life, for the benefit of the community. The outer-directed love engendered by Rhodonite is one of altruism and generosity, using one’s talents to bring gifts to others.

As one sometimes discovers, this path of generosity often offers greater satisfaction to oneself than any amount of receiving ‘what one wants’ can give. Rhodonite attracts the people and situations best suited for the application of one’s unique talents, and in so using them, one can experience the fulfillment of the deep desire to love and be loved. This is Rhodonite’s gift — to bring more love into the world by acting as a catalyst for the fulfillment of one’s life purpose, through the expression of one’s hidden gifts. In meditation and dream work, Rhodonite can enhance the depth, clarity, and meaning of one’s inner experiences, making it easier to understand the messages behind the dreams and visions. It can provide a psychic link to the archetypal pattern of personal destiny, helping one to remain ‘on the beam,’ acting with purpose and persistence toward the fulfillment of one’s highest aspirations.

GemStone Healing Combinations

Rhodonite harmonizes with most other heart stones, including Rose Quartz, Pink Calcite, Rhodochrosite, Morganite, Emerald, Tsavorite Garnet and others. It has a special affinity with Phenacite, Scolecite, Natrolite and Herderite for purposes of awakening to the Higher Self and acting from that awareness. Rhodonite also combines synergistically with Sugilite and Tibetan Black Quartz for clearing and dispelling negative energies. It works well with Red Garnet for manifesting one’s dreams in the physical world with Tsavorite Garnet when those dreams involve prosperity.

Healing Properties of Rhodonite

Rhodonite aids in perceiving where one’s talents lie, and in using those talents for the highest good of all. It is a stone of learning and development—encouraging one to expand or perfect one’s skills so those skills can be employed to help others. Rhodonite carries the energy of cooperative community. It speaks to us of our responsibility to use our skills to assist in the spiritual birth of the Earth and each other in these times of transformation.

Rhodonite is truly a stone of power. Power is simply the ability to recognize where one can utilize one’s energy or talents to effect change on the Earth plane. Rhodonite supports one in perceiving one’s gifts and in utilizing those gifts to effect that change.

On a physical level, Rhodonite strengthens the tissues, organs and glands. It supports the flow of Chi through the Meridians of the body and helps direct that vital force to the endocrine system, which in turn support’s one’s energy and vitality. It is particularly effective in supporting the liver through the detoxification process. It can be helpful in stimulating the metabolism and in supporting one’s expression of energy through exercise or physical activity.


Rhodonite helps one to understand one’s purpose, as revealed by one’s gifts or abilities. Everyone has a skill, gift or ability that they can utilize in service to Spirit. Rhodonite helps one to value one’s gifts and skills, and to perfect them for the highest good.


Rhodonite is a stone of self-worth. It aids one in feeling sure about one’s purpose. It can help one find a stronger sense of self and a clearer call toward one’s spiritual path.


Rhodonite is an excellent support for weight loss, detoxification and purification of the physical body. Though not a purifier in itself, it stimulates and strengthens the organs and glands, allowing them to purify the body more effectively. It is good for ridding the body of gallstones or kidney stones and can support the healing of the liver from disease or damage.


I call forth my hidden talents and abilities, and I use them lovingly for the benefit of all.


4th Chakra — Heart, 1st Chakra — Root




Peace, anti-confusion





Vibrates to the Number



Fire, Earth


[GemStone Information]

The Book of Stones; Robert Simmons & Naisha Ahsian,

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