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

 

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Feast Day of St. Francis

St. Francis is one of my favorite saints because (1) he helped animals and (2) he’s my dad’s patron saint. Catholics don’t talk about animal rights too much, but both Saint Francis and Saint Martin were devoted to the animal kingdom. St. Francis was often observed talking to birds. He could have conversations with them. That’s why you see so many garden statues of St. Francis. Often, the statue will feature birds or double as a birdfeeder/bird bath.

I was reading the new Diana Cooper book about animals and she says the lions in Africa are trying to heal the world with their roars! If you’ve read books about Africa, you know lions make A LOT of vocalizations at night. Sort of a low-pitched rumble. A pride of lions will vocalize together and the rumbly noise will be heard for miles. This is similar to your cat purring in your lap. Diana says both of these sound frequencies are very healing!

Pray for the lions in Africa, and all the big cats around the globe (tigers, panthers, cheetahs, leopards, mountain lions) who are in danger of losing their habitats. Regardless of what you are taught in school or in church, most animals are MORE PSYCHICALLY and SPIRITUALLY ADVANCED than humans!

Cecil the Lion’s Cub Killed by Trophy Hunter

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Did you hear that Cecil the Lion’s cub, Xanda, just got killed by a hunter in Africa? The young lion was 6 years old and wearing a radio collar. He lived on the same lion preserve as Cecil did, and he also stepped over the invisible borderline of the park’s boundaries and was killed by a trophy hunter! The hunter likely wanted a lion head to mount on his wall 😦 Too sad. Lion hunting is still a big business in Zimbabwe, Africa. A hunter pays about $50,000 for the permits and a hunting guide. Crazy!

By the way, Donald Trump, Jr. has been photographed with a dead spotted LEOPARD that he killed! And a dead ELEPHANT. Sick.

As we ascend into a higher vibration world, the hurting of animals will stop.

I drew this Cecil the Lion as a tribute to him. Color prints available in my Etsy shop, black cat drawings. And a black-and-white version you can print at home.

Doreen Virtue’s husband Michael appears in her video for this week (June 5th, 2017): click here to watch on YouTube. The video is earmarked to start at the point he enters the conversation. He is very into animals and animal rehab. Lookswise, a bit of a schlubby hubby? I was expecting someone more professional and wealthy-looking. Lucky him to live on an animal rescue ranch full-time!

The husband says the 2 are already dipping into their savings to pay for the rescue ranch. This furthers my concern that they are getting TOO MANY ANIMALS! I cringe a little whenever they say they’ve gotten a new animal. I hope they are getting professional management advice from others in the animal rescue business.

P.S. I LOVE ANIMALS but I was ready to chuck that bird out a window after a few minutes of its screeching!

Podcast: Loving Sendoff for Harambe the Gorilla

My Podcast #2 is now up on SoundCloud! (audio runs 6 min).

What I talk about in this podcast:

  1. How we treat the Animal Kingdom is a direct reflection of our level of spirituality as humans (which is very low!).
  2. Many animals are MORE sensitive and perceptive than humans, and just as smart as far as learning English words, yet we still claim dominance over them. Is the Bible wrong?
  3. What happened to Harambe the gorilla at the Cincinnati Zoo?
  4. Ways we can treat animals with love.
  5. Join in a loving sendoff for Harambe. We send Harambe love, plus love and protection to all the gorillas in the world.

Tarot Card for 2016

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I picked this tarot card for 2016! It’s from the Tales of the Mystical Cats Tarot deck. The cat is from the Fire Clan (these cards are a little different in that the cats have clans instead of the traditional minor arcana). This fits 2016 because it’s the Year of the Fire Monkey! I’ll write a post about that later. So think of fire: active, passionate, “fire in the belly,” excited for new adventures. This is the 2 of Fire card so the fire and action is tempered a bit. 

Our fire cat waits on the threshold, not ready to take action yet. The 2 candles in the foreground symbolize meditating to me. Now is the perfect time to meditate and visualize what you want for the new year! Write down a course of action, but don’t do it yet. Now is the time to think things over carefully (I’m not always so good at doing this!). As the saying goes, “Look before you leap.” I am planning on moving in 2016, but this time I am considering all my options and giving myself time to contemplate them. I want a bigger city, with fashionable people, free-thinkers, and less of a winter. Plus horses, metaphysical groups, nature trails….

Je Suis Chien

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I created this image in honor of the police dog named Diesel who died in the line of duty yesterday during a police raid in Paris, France. A terrorist (woman) blew herself up in a suicide vest while the dog was nearby 😦 “Je suis chien” means “I am a dog” and is trending on Twitter as a sign of solidarity.