$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 🙂

 

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Tarot Card Sale! Oracle Card Sale!

Tarot Card Sale on Hay House website

Tarot Card Sale! Oracle Card Sale!

STARTING THURSDAY, MARCH 14, 2018:

HUGE TAROT CARD and ORACLE CARD SALE!

Many of the Hay House decks 70% off!

Plus FREE shipping if you spend $25 or more.

Click this sponsored link to go to the Hay House website and check out the sale!

 

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.

Big news! I am a Hay House Affiliate

Big news! I am now an affiliate with Hay House. This means when I review card decks, books, online course 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!

Only my Favorite Tarot Cards, Meditation Classes, etc.

I will be carefully curating what I choose to promote from Hay House – only the things I absolutely love! Mostly items from Radleigh Valentine (Tarot cards), James Van Praagh (meditation and psychic development classes and live events), British author Diana Cooper (Lost City of Atlantis and unicorns) and things previously released by Doreen Virtue.

Animal Tarot Cards

First Sponsored Link for Animal Tarot Cards

My first sponsored link is for the Animal Tarot Cards. This deck was created by Doreen Virtue and Radleigh Valentine, but Doreen has removed her name from it now that she is a committed Christian. I love the cute animal art on these Animal Cards!

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

Doreen Virtue Video: Dropped by Hay House

I am not following the Doreen Virtue conversion to Christianity melodrama anymore, but when I logged into YouTube one of her videos popped up in my feed. She recorded herself answering frequently asked questions from her fans and former fans (February 9, 2018). It’s a shocker!

Watch the Doreen Virtue video on YouTube (1 hour long)

The bombshell comes at the end (around the 53-minute mark): Hay House has dropped Doreen Virtue! I was surprised because they stuck with her for awhile, even when she only wanted to write about Jesus and the Bible. What do you think?

The other interesting tidbit is that Doreen says she moved to the Pacific Northwest…which is the same info I got in a comment here. The person wrote that she is living in a small town near Seattle.

Doreen talks a lot about the rescue ranch she had in Hawaii and why it failed. Honestly, I’ve heard so many different versions of events from her now that I think she is backpedaling from all the criticism she has gotten online. Basically, Doreen and her husband Michael had no idea how to run a rescue ranch. And they never sought advice from seasoned rescue ranches. They just bought a huge (40 acres) ranch on the Big Island and started filling it with as many animals as she could buy off of Craigslist! They soon had 300 animals. They discovered that the feed bills and vet bills were enormous. They hired 2 full-time ranch hands. And leased grazing pastures for the sheep. Then, Doreen suddenly converted to Christianity (the Bible-thumping kind) and denounced her old books and divination card decks. She told the publishing company to remove her from any future royalties from the products that don’t fit her Christian beliefs. She says her income from Hay House dropped 70 per cent.

Oddly, she then decided to move to the mainland without selling the ranch first. She says in the YouTube video that a realtor told her the property would sell faster this way. The reason was that Doreen and Michael had 11 dogs in the little ranch house and the barking was intense, which could frustrate potential buyers looking at the house and land. The ranch still hasn’t sold! And she can no longer afford the mortgage! The original owners of the ranch have agreed to pay the mortgage while she pays a small amount to keep the property maintained for showings. She is still paying the 2 ranch hands to feed birds left behind on the property: chickens, peacocks and wild turkeys. I don’t know much about buying and selling houses, but it all seems backwards to me. She also says when they bought this ranch, her beautiful house in Maui hadn’t sold yet (the one you see in her videos with fairy doors). So, a lot of bad financial choices. Doreen spent ALL OF HER SAVINGS on feeding and caring for the rescue ranch animals.

On the bright side, I do think Doreen will get a publishing deal with a Christian publisher soon. She is quite a workhorse; always writing books and creating card decks.

Another odd thing: the rescue ranch was never listed as a charity. Doreen says a financial  advisor told her it would be confusing to the IRS since she (at the time) was wealthy and could finance it with her own money. This sounds completely crazy to me! I myself filled out charity paperwork and it’s quite easy! Because the rescue ranch was never a charity, Doreen said she couldn’t really ask for donations (although she sorta did). So, she sold off her goddess gowns on eBay and planned on using that money to help with the feed and vet bills…but Doreen offered FREE WORLDWIDE SHIPPING, which is a selling no-no because someone could be living in Antartica and you’d have to pay the shipping for them. And she HIRED SOMEONE to do the whole eBay selling thing  for her (again, I’ve sold on eBay and it’s not hard! but maybe she felt like she didn’t have the time to deal with it). And she paid this person so well that almost no money was leftover. So, don’t hire Doreen to be in charge of your finances – hahaha.

Doreen and Michael gave away all of the animals (not her personal dogs and cats, but she did give away her personal horses because it would have cost too much to ship them from Hawaii to the mainland) to her vegan friends. She was part of some vegan groups, she said, and posted on the vegan message boards that all of her rescue animals (and horses) needed forever homes.

The whole saga is just such a disaster!

Read Part 2 of Doreen Virtue Dropped by Publisher Hay House

Certified Angel Tarot Reader

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My certification for reading Tarot

I got my certification as an Angel Tarot Reader through Radleigh Valentine’s program 🙂 I like the way he teaches. It’s very easy. You don’t read the upside-down cards as having a separate meaning. I tried a few times over the years to learn Tarot from books, and the explanations of the cards were like half-a-page to a page each, with another half-a-page of different meanings for when the card comes in upside-down. Impossible to memorize! I took a few pages of notes from Radleigh’s videos (it’s an online course through Hay House) and then came up with my own simple explanations for all of the major arcana (0-21) cards. And my own way to remember each of the suits (Summer/Hearts, Winter/Thoughts, Spring/Fire and Autumn/Coins).

I am loving reading Tarot now!

Big future plans

I even have plans to make my own super easy Tarot card deck 🙂

For now, you can order Angel Tarot Card Readings here on my blog. Coming soon: an Etsy shop.

Radleigh Valentine Talks About Doreen’s Virtue Unexpected Conversion to Christianity?

I am ALMOST done with my online learn Tarot course by Hay House’s Radleigh Valentine. He is good friends with Doreen Virtue (when I saw Doreen at a Hay House Live event in Denver, she brought both Radleigh and James Van Praagh up on stage with her). They’ve designed a bunch of Tarot decks together. I found out Radleigh (he’s super nice and VERY flamboyant) has a show on Facebook Live every week, so I watched it.

The first few minutes of his 2018 video are all about how UNEXPECTED and WEIRD some of the things that happened in 2017 were… and if someone had told him what would happen, he wouldn’t have believed them! He would’ve thought they were CRAZY! I think he is talking about Doreen and her shocking turnaround, leaving the metaphysical world for the Christian one, but he doesn’t mention her by name.

Is Radleigh talking about Doreen 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

 

More Doreen Virtue News! Leaving Hawaii and Closing Animal Rescue

I just started watching this week’s video from Doreen Virtue (she’s renamed them “Heart to Heart” videos – used to be Weekly Angel Card Readings) and Doreen says she is leaving Hawaii! She didn’t say where she is moving to (I’ve only watched the first 5 minutes of the video). I’m guessing mainland U.S. but not California where she used to live since Laguna Beach is a super, super expensive area. She says she needs to downsize A LOT so she is selling the animal rescue ranch and giving away most/all of the animals! She mentions wanting to help others and do a lot of charitable work including giving away most of her money/future book earnings (she says again in this video that she has spent all of her savings on rescuing the animals)…. Will she become a preacher and work at a mega church? Or start her own homeless outreach and grass roots church?

I will laugh if she moves to the Denver area because I just moved away from Colorado Springs (45 minutes south of there)! I’ve heard she has family connections in Denver and I’ve met people who took classes from her in Denver many years ago. And when I called into her radio show, she seemed to know about the Colorado Springs area. So maybe it’s an area she’s interested in. IF she was still a metaphysical speaker, I would be bummed to find out she’s there doing in-person stuff and now I’m here in Vegas!

I’ve been thinking about her prediction that I would move to a wooded area (like Montana) and get a state job with the forest service or another government environmental agency (like BLM, EPA). She told me this when I called into her Hay House radio show, but that didn’t happen! Instead, I moved to Vegas earlier this month! I never did get an environmental job. Now, I’m looking for a good part-time job that I can do along with the computer animation jobs I’m doing on fiverr (newagestudies).

UPDATE: I’m 15 minutes into her latest video now. Doreen is telling us she wants to follow the Bible and it says rich men don’t go to heaven (at least not easily). She mentions the part where Jesus asks the simple fishermen to drop everything and follow him, and they do. Then he asks a rich man to drop everything (give up his businesses, his house) and he refuses. Doreen says she wants to follow the Bible so she is selling everything she owns!

WHOA!

Doreen also says she wants to keep writing for Hay House, a big metaphysical publishing house. Because they are getting a lot of hate mail for publishing her Christian Bible book, she is asking people to write positive letters to the Hay House president, Reid Tracy (Louise Hay has died).

20 minutes into video: Doreen says SOME of the animals will come with her to the new place (I imagine the dogs, cats and small birds), but the farm animals have already been re-homed! She said there is no longer be a “donate” button on her website for donating to the animal rescue, as the rescue is already over and done with 😦

Doreen says she won’t be telling us where she is moving to! She will only say that it’s not in Hawaii and it’s someplace she will be flying to (with her husband and pets). I’m guessing it’s “the mainland” = the continental U.S.

UPDATE: On Facebook, Doreen confirms she’ll be moving to the mainland and living on a smaller ranch. I wish her the best with her move! My move to Vegas really s-u-c-k-e-d. My cat screamed the whole 2.5 days in the car and PODS took 2 long weeks to deliver my furniture and boxes.