Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Two Tarot Reviews

Meet the people and personalities of the tarot in a whole new way with Your Tarot Court. This book gives you the confidence you need to tackle the trickiest part of any deck: the court cards. You'll explore the tarot court archetypes and discover new ways to identify and work with these enigmatic cards.

Your Tarot Court is designed with contemporary readers in mind—it discusses gender as a social construct, translates the royal hierarchy for a modern world, and more. Professional reader Ethony Dawn guides you through the court, offering techniques, spreads, and interpretations that make the cards more accessible and understandable.

Book Breakdown 

Thanks to NetGalley for a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. 

This book isn't meant for me, I read the word problematic way too much for me to take it seriously. This book is focused more to another group of people, which is fine. I still did learn quite a few things when I wasn't skipping parts. It's just way too modern for me...? The thinking is very Millennial and while I am one, I'm way more of an old soul, so it just didn't work for me in lots of areas but if you're into social justice and the like and you're looking for a good tarot book, this is probably for you! It does go into gender in the court cards which I liked, so not a bad book by any means, I'm just not the right audience.


Five Astonishing Tarot Readings for Untangling Life's Messiest Problems From Melissa Cynova, author of the bestselling book Kitchen Table Tarot

Author Melissa Cynova noticed that clients often turn up for readings with extremely complicated problems. She developed the five readings in Tarot Elements as a program for hitting the reset button on life. Whether you're reading for yourself or for others, this book can help you work with any tarot deck to clarify complex issues, unstick the stuck parts, and move forward to a better place.

The five elements are powerful factors in assessing which areas of life need the most attention. Tarot Elements shows you how to use the elemental structure that shapes tarot to focus on one aspect of a problem at a time and resolve the tangled issues that are holding you back. The earth reading is about home. Air is about mind, fire is about body, water is about heart, and the spirit reading is about your soul and your spiritual practice. With hands-on exercises, sample readings, and fascinating insights, this book invites you to pick up your cards and begin the process of transformation.

Book Breakdown

So I've read Kitchen Table Tarot and loved it. The information inside to the author's voice. She adds wit to her writing that I just love, she has me laughing while teaching me things and I love the combo. She adds wonderful examples before every spread, making it easy for people to pick up quickly. I love the way she ties the elements into the readings and I can't wait to try them.

Thanks to NetGalley for this title in exchange for an honest review.