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I am over half way through the Radleigh Valentine online course to become a certified Tarot card reader! Last night, I watched his video lesson on Tarot cards about love and family. These are the cards most closely associated with your love life!
Puppy Love, Crush = 1 of Hearts/Summer/Water/Cups (I’ll just write Hearts from here on.)
Finding True Love, A Happy Couple = 2 of Hearts -OR- #6 card in the major arcana = The Lovers
Getting Married = 3 of Hearts
Having a Baby = #3 card in the major arcana = The Queen/Empress/Ultimate Girly Girl
A Loving Family, Happy Family Life = 10 of Hearts
I am becoming a certified Tarot card reader in 2018! So, I need lots of practice 😉 I would like to do a FREE Tarot Card Reading for you. Just fill out the form. I will pick 3 cards for you. You will get photos of your cards and an explanation of their meanings emailed to you! If you want a YES/NO question answered, I will use my magical dice.
In 2018, I plan to devote more time to Tarot cards! I am creating my own Tarot deck, which I am super excited about! It will be designed to be very easy to learn. Each card will feature my cartoon art 🙂
I will also be reading Tarot cards for people on fiverr.com! And offering A LOT of FREE Tarot card readings here and on on Instagram (new_age_ellen) and on Facebook (NewAgeStudiesEllen). I am going to upgrade this blog so I can link to PayPal directly from here….
Every year, I wonder if I should keep writing this blog or not! I would like to monetize it and offer more things for sale…. I am taking an online Hay House class by Radleigh Valentine and will soon be a certified Angel Tarot Card Reader!
I always plan to do more videos every year, and then I suck about getting them done ;( And I delete them because I don’t like them! I just deleted all of my old videos on YouTube. I’m going to do reviews of all the Tarot card decks and oracle card decks I own, but I want them all to look cohesive.
I’ve gotten the most hits on my blog from talking about Doreen Virtue and her sudden conversion to born-again Christianity! If you didn’t hear about it, she is now ONLY selling Jesus things, like books with Bible quotes in them. She left her animal rescue ranch in Hawaii (she gave away all of the animals except for her personal pets) and reportedly moved to Washington State, near Seattle. She said she needed to move away from Hawaii because it’s too expensive to live there. She disavowed a lot of her Tarot card and oracle decks and old books, and refuses to make money from them (the residuals she gets every time Hay House sells one). So, her income took a dive. Sadly, it’s THE END of Doreen Virtue in the metaphysical community! If you’ve bought oracle cards or books at a metaphysical store, you know how ubiquitous Doreen’s products are/were.
Sponsored link: Buy the Animal Tarot Deck now on the Hay House website
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 😦
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.
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?
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
UPDATES from March, 2018:
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.
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
Card number 1: The Magician
Meaning: Now is the time to make magic happen! A fitting card for October, with Halloween this month. Lots of witches about to cast spells.
Stone: Dark gray labradorite (shimmers when held at an angle). Increases psychic abilities.
Card number 2: Four of Coins
Meaning: Save; don’t spend money this month! Good advice since the Christmas season is fast approaching.
Stone: Ocean jasper, also called orbicular jasper. Improves patience.
Card number 3: The Hermit. One of my favorite cards since I’m a bit of a hermit myself, plus my favorite color is green 😉
Meaning: Take time to think about your next step in life. Like the hermit, go alone into your “man cave” and think things over. Meditate to find the correct answers. Candle meditations work great – just meditate in front of a lit candle for 10 minutes (see the lantern imagery in the card – it’s shining a light on the Hermit’s path).
Stone: Green peridot. Helps you see clearly.
Oracle cards I used: Crystal Tarot by Philip Permutt = My favorite Tarot deck! Great deck if you love crystals. Plus, the cards have very upbeat images with bright, happy colors.