$10 Tarot Card Deck!

Animal Tarot Deck On Sale Now

One of my favorite Tarot decks is ON SALE for only $10! Click this sponsored link to go to the Hay House website.

More Favorite Tarot and Oracle Cards On Sale:

Fairy Tarot Deck – only $7

Guardian Angel Tarot Deck – only $7

Past Life Oracle Card Deck – only $5

Tarot Card Sale on Hay House website

Tarot Card Sale! Oracle Card Sale!

Go to the Hay House website and check out the sale! This is a sponsored link meaning I get a little money if you buy something 🙂

 

How to Be Your Own Genie Book Review

I read Hay House Tarot card reader/creator Radleigh Valentine’s new book,How to Be Your Own Genie: Manifesting the Magical Life You Were Born to Live.” 

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I love the book cover for How to be your own Genie!

This is a sponsored post, meaning if you follow this link and buy the new Radleigh Valentine book on the Hay House website, I get a little money! I didn’t get the book for free, so I could use the money 😉

The book is a fun read, great as a gift or to flip through when you need a little pick me up! If you don’t know who Radleigh is, he’s best friends with Doreen Virtue! So some of the info is the same as the “old” Doreen Virtue, like “Don’t let anything dull your sparkle.” He is super flamboyant and eccentric, like a Broadway or Vegas showman. He always wears a very sparkly suit coat and sometimes sparkly shoes to match! It’s funny because I live in Vegas now and I was walking through the Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood and saw suits like the ones he wears – very sparkly with giant rhinestones  – and I thought, maybe this is where Radleigh buys his outfits? Haha.

I LOVE writing notes, so I took 4 whole pages of notes on this book! I think that is way to looooong for this blog post, so I typed them up as a pdf file you can download and read or print. There is lots of good information in the book, but most of it you’ve heard before.

I hadn’t known much about Radleigh Valentine:

  • grew up gay in The South (not easy)
  • is part Cherokee Indian (very cool – I wish I was part Native American!)
  • after college, worked as a boring accountant
  • started doing Tarot card readings and loved it
  • looked up the Hay House authors and met Doreen Virtue at a live event
  • started working as a helper to Doreen and became best friends

He decided he wanted to be a Hay House author, too, and voila! Here he is! Radleigh is very active on social media, especially Facebook Live, if you want to follow him.

Here’s the table of contents from his book, “How to Be Your Own Genie”:

contents page from How to be your own Genie

I like a lot of the words on this page: magic, magical, genie, love, joy and wishes!

At first glance, I thought Radleigh’s book would be about Genies, which is a specific realm that Doreen Virtue described in her Realm Reader course. Genies are a type of spiritual person who lives in or loves the desert! They are associated with flowing, gauzy outfits in the colors of the sunset, precious gemstones and a sunny disposition! They have lots of friends and are great networkers. Being a Genie, they are great at making money! But Radleigh doesn’t talk about this sort of Genie in his book. (I am working on writing about Genies and other spiritual types of people.) Instead, Radleigh says each of us has magical powers, like a Genie. He is talking about using positive energy to bring into your life what you want.

Radleigh Valentine believes in:

  • getting signs from angels like feathers or the number 444 (I always see 111)
  • feng shui (de-cluttering and organizing your house)
  • choosing a magical word or song to keep your spirits up (Mine is “Fame.”)
  • asking your body what it wants to be healthy*
  • automatic writing
  • getting rid of Drama Queens in your life (he calls them Drama Masters)
  • not dwelling on your past or having regrets
  • using happy thoughts/positive emotions to attract good things

* I did this and it worked! Sit down with pen and paper and ask your body what it needs to be healthy. Do “automatic writing” which means just keep writing down whatever comes up. My body said it wants a gentle energy. I was expecting something specific, like a meal plan! This makes sense, though, as I’m very sensitive to energy. Right now, I’m living in Vegas and it’s VERY LOUD here. So, I can see why this came up as an issue for my body. I spend a lot of time here trying to relax and loosen up my tight muscles –> joint pain.

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Love this inner page to the Genie book. Cute sparkles! Great typography on “Genie.”

Want to buy this book? It’s available as both an ebook (for the Kindle and other devices) and a paperback. See it on the Hay House website here.

Doreen Virtue Animal Tarot Cards Review

See Photos of the Animal Tarot Cards

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Sponsored link: Buy the Animal Tarot Deck now on the Hay House website

Last Tarot Cards Doreen Virtue Sells?

Interesting coincidence that Doreen Virtue is moving and the Tarot cards I ordered got tied up in MY move from Colorado Springs, Colorado, to Las Vegas! I ordered them months ago with the pre-order feature on Amazon.com but for some reason there is a glitch in that Amazon will send your pre-orders not to your new address but to whatever address you had on file at the time. So, I checked and saw they were delivered to my old address. I figured whoever is living at my old condo would just keep them! But the mailman (shoutout to the really nice mailman I had there) managed to get the cards forwarded to me (I don’t know how because of the postage that would be due.). So, YAY! I got the Animal Tarot Deck in the mail. These may be THE LAST TAROT CARDS Doreen Virtue ever sells! Doreen Virtue became a born-again Christian and announced she won’t be doing prophecy anymore 😦

Animal Tarot Deck not like Rider Waite Deck

Doreen did the Animal Tarot deck differently from most Tarot cards. She didn’t want any dark or negative cards like The Devil or The Tower (a building on fire with people jumping out the windows). So she renamed the cards with the help of Radleigh Valentine. This is good and bad. Since I don’t know Tarot cards that well, it’s helpful to have a simplified version. Like what’s a Hierophant? Why is there a Hanged Man? I still forget myself and need to look up the card’s meaning after a bit of panic. Each of these cards has a simple explanation of what it means written on the bottom of the card. That makes it super easy to learn the card meanings! But if you start using a regular Tarot deck you’re going to be confused all over again. I find it particularly confusing that some of the major arcana (the big cards, 0 – 21) are renamed. So what’s the Dreamer or Unity or Awakening or Life Experience? You will have to learn that these are the Fool card, the Hierophant, the Hanged Man and the Tower card.

 

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Love the Cute Animal Artwork on these Animal Cards

I do like the cute animal artwork, but it’s a bit too sweet for Tarot cards IMO. It’s like greeting card art. Every card has a sweet little butterfly flying around. But some of the Tarot cards have deep, heavy meanings and that’s not conveyed. In fact, I was surprised to learn that the artist is a man because the style is so girly. He does do a great job drawing many different animals, but some of the expressions come out flat….I think because his art is half colored pencil and half digital art?

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Here’s a list of all the major arcana (0 – 12) cards in Doreen’s Animal Tarot Deck that have different names and/or imagery:

0 Dreamer (puppy) for Fool (joker)
5 Unity (polar bear) for Hierophant (wise spiritual woman)
9* Hermit (fireflies and a light) for the Hermit, same name this time (man in a cave or remote woods)
11 Strength (lion and a lamb) for Justice (person seated on a throne)
12* Awakening (giraffe looking down) for Hanged Man (person hanging from a tree branch)
14 Balance (zebra) for Temperance (angel or woman pouring water)
15* Ego (Siamese cat wearing expensive jewelry) for the Devil (Devil with chains to bind you with)
16* Life Experiences (bird sitting on a wood post) for the Tower (building on fire with people jumping out of windows)
20 Renewal (raccoon family) for Judgment (angel holding a trumpet)

* means I have taken a photo for you

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UPDATES from March, 2018:

No longer Doreen Virtue Tarot Cards

Doreen Virtue has taken her name off of these Tarot cards! Now that she is a committed Christian, she doesn’t want her name on any Tarot cards or oracle cards. The Animal Tarot Cards are now listed under Radleigh Valentine’s name only (Doreen said he did most of the work on them, anyways) on the Hay House website.

I am now a Hay House Affiliate

Big news! I am now an affiliate with Hay House. This means when I review card decks and books and online courses and live events, I can include a link here that goes directly to the purchase page on Hay House.com. And I get a little bit of money if you buy from this link! So please do!

Sponsored link: Buy the Animal Tarot Deck now on the Hay House website