The tarot cards have tons of figures on them, and if you’re interested in the cards that have angels on them, you’ve come to the right place. There are six tarot cards that explicitly depict angels. They are actually archangels and they’re found in the major arcana. Only four of the angels mentioned in the Book of Enoch are included in tarot cards: Raphael, Gabriel, Uriel, and Michael.
Angels, also known as divine messengers, are featured in most dominant world religions and cultures, and in the West they are traced back as far as Ancient Greece. In many of these cards, their wings are spread out through the borders of the cards, which usually suggests something infinite or unlimited.
What Tarot Cards Have Angels on Them? Raphael, Gabriel, Uriel, and Michael all feature prominently in tarot cards. Each has a special and unique message to the client and therefore it’s good for readers to familiarize themselves with these cards.
Raphael is not mentioned in the Bible but does appear in some of the “hidden” books. He is also mentioned in one of the Islamic texts. Raphael is seen as a healing angel and is considered the patron saint of the sick, the blind, lovers, the healing professions, and travelers.
He can also drive away your nightmares and is exemplified in the Lovers card, which demonstrates the love aspect of Raphael’s patronage.
When this card is pulled, it can suggest numerous things, including health and healing, and also travel. It can also mean that the client has an important decision to make or there is a temptation that needs to be resisted. Putting these two things together is usually an indication of using love in order to make the right decision.
In the temperance card, Gabriel is there to represent moderation, patience, and harmony. Gabriel is mentioned in both the Old and the New Testament, and it is said that Gabriel is the one who revealed the Koran to Muhammed. His messages are about telling the truth, time and timing, and blending the spiritual with the earthly, as well as a sense of correct proportions.
Pulling this card usually symbolizes blending different elements so that a new creation will result. It asks people to look at everything in the context of eternity. Simply put, this means that when you pull this card, it is there to tell the client not to sweat the small stuff!
Found in the Devil card, this angel is a little ambiguous and shouldn’t be compared to Lucifer or Satan. The twentieth chapter of Enoch mentions Uriel, and he can be seen as either an angel allowed to enter the presence of God or as a fiery and pitiless angel that holds the key to the end of time. Uriel is associated with the keys to the pit and an angel of repentance and can even appear in disguise.
The devil (Uriel) card can be considered a card of hope because it shows a couple with chains around their neck, but the chains are loose and therefore symbolize that the couple can remove them whenever they like.
The card can symbolize a reluctance to leave something that is unhealthy or not good for us. It can also signal an invitation to break loose and adopt a devil-may-care attitude!
Michael is found in the Judgment card and is said to have helped carry deceased souls to heaven. He was seen to give each soul the chance to repent and change before they die, and some think he is present in the High Priestess card. In the van der Weyden painting “The Last Supper,” Michael is seen beneath Christ and is weighing souls, with the dead rising from their graves being shown at his feet.
The card with Michael in it usually means a time of reawakening and renewal, a rite of passage and some very important changes. Rebirth, regeneration, and healing are the main characteristics of this tarot card.
All four of these archangels are found in the Wheel of Fortune and The World cards in the corners of each of them. Sometimes they look like adorable cherubs, and if you look at other cards you can see a hint of the archangels, provided they are interpreted a certain way. Many people have found them in the Ten of Pentacles and the Five of Pentacles, for example.
Keep in mind that archangels often like to appear in disguise, so it is possible you can find them in numerous other cards as well.
Perhaps the most important aspect of finding angels in our tarot card readings is their suggestion that our spirituality is very important. They also like to remind people that there are always healing and guiding hands surrounding us that do a great job of keeping us safe from harm, something that we all appreciate hearing.