This is now the 3rd set of Angel Cards by Doreen Virtue that I have purchased and I can honestly say that they are fast becoming my favourite set. What amazes me with these cards is that you do not have to be a psychic, medium or at all experienced in spiritual matters to be able to use these cards accurately. All you need is a genuine intention. You can use these cards in many ways: (1) use daily to gain a bit of advice from your Angels to carry with you for that day; (2) obtain advice on a specific matter (by asking a question or requesting help with a certain thing); (3) to ask for any information that your angels think you should know; (4) use in conjunction with the Angel Guidance Oracle Board to enhance the answers you get through the board. There are probably many other things you can do with them I am just listing some of the ways that I have used them. Because you are using them to connect with the angels, your Guardian Angel and your spirit guides, you are safe and protected (unlike the Tarot deck which has a link wiht the occult). I have always had really accurate readings from these cards (and from my other sets). Just remember that angels and spirit guides will always answer with the truth NOT with waht you want to hear but try to remember that when one door closes, another opens. There is nothing negative about these cards - warnings are always given lovingly and with advice on how best to deal wih teh situation (we are not talking death here, i am thinking more on the lines of job/career changes, ends of relationships or a warning not to embark on something). Here is a live example for you - I was thinking about getting into a relationship with someone but kept picking the same card - one warning me that caution was warranted and that i would nto find the happiness i sought from this situation. I ignored this advice and went into the relationship regardless. For months the relationship was fine and I didnt understand why the cards had warned me off. Several months in, and i realised why i had been warned. The relationship was a complete disaster and made me unbelievably unhappy. I was also trapped in it for a long time. On a brighter note, i have also had lots of unexpected, brilliant things happen - although we all get the same cards in the sets, you'll only ever receive a message taht is relevant to you. I would definitely recommend these to anyone interested in communing iwth angels. It will change your life, really it will. I also suggest using these with the Angel Guidance Oracle Board. Have a look at the reviews there too.