Friday, March 23, 2018

The Tarot Companion by Liz Dean

Tarot-reading is one of the oldest esoteric practices. Lore has it that the art of reading tarot cards has existed for over 600 years. What is tarot fact and fiction has been lost with the passage of time. Yet tarot is more popular than ever in our modern society, because the cards speak to our most instinctual and primal selves through their stories, meanings, and symbols.

The Tarot Companion reveals the messages and mystery of the cards. This beautiful and accessible little volume lets you quickly and accurately use the cards to reveal an inner truth, gain insight into a pressing question, or divine what may unfold in your life.

My Thoughts

This is a great book for anyone who is into reading Tarot cards. It starts off walking you through the basics, including a short history of tarot, the meaning of reversed cards, cleansing your cards, and creating sacred space. Next, it gives you some of the most common layouts. Finally, it walks you through each card in the deck. On the left is a full size image of the card, and on the right are very detailed meanings of both the upright and reversed cards.

I really enjoyed this book. While most of my decks come with a short instruction manual, this book goes into more detail and gives you a better understanding of each card. It also provides more options for layouts. In addition to the content, I really love the design of the book. It reminds me of antique books because it's a small hardback. Overall, this is a great addition to my mystical collection. Whether you're new to tarot or an old hand, this book is should be in your library.