Tarot Deck Review
Using the Cards to Deepen
Your Chakra Healing Work
by Leeza Robertson
… The Tarot Healer Path… who or what is a tarot healer? It doesn’t matter what sort of energy work you do-incorporating elements from this book will deepen your work. Tarot healing is a way of exploring how to dialogue with, shift, and release thoughts, feelings or beliefs that may e standing in the way of over-all health and well being or causing pain or suffering….
Tarot Healer: Using the Cards to Deepen Your Chakra Healing Work by Leeza Robertson merges the knowledge of an energetic healer’s practice with that of a clear understanding of the impact Tarot cards can have when used as tools for healing and emotional excavation. To this end, Tarot Healer: Using the Cards to Deepen Your Chakra Healing Work is filled with tarot spreads unique to the specific chakra energy of focus and the repair and renewal that may be necessary from a healer’s perspective. The work outlined in this book is self-directed and allows the reader to integrate what is needed for their particular circumstance and desires for wholeness, health and well-being. Journaling is encouraged as a tool in the chakra healing process and as a resource for charting progress and growth. The chapters are aligned with the seven (7) basic Chakras, providing the reader with a blend of Tarot and Chakra teachings and practices.
The Introduction explains the basic energies of the seven chakras and the use of the number “7” that in each chapter further broken down into seven (7) sections that outline the seven main issues each chakra must resolve. The author instructs that to gain the most benefit from this book, work through each chapter in order (from the Root upwards) and allow each to settle in and resonate with the particular chakra of its association. The reader begins the work immediately with an exercise for the “chakra pillar” and uses reversals (upside down) for the layout of the tarot cards. This exercise serves as a point of assessing where you are in the moment and provides vital information to be explored more deeply in the subsequent chapters and work.
… Keep your information gathering intuitive for now. You may want to consider using one of your last used decks as this may force you to focus more on the images and less on your standard habitual interpretation of the cards themselves. Of course, if what you observe matches up with what you know, then that is fabulous as well. Just don’t get too stuck in the mind let it flow and play with it…
Each chapter is packed with exercises and readings with a nice balance of instructive material about both the Tarot and the energetic anatomy of the chakras. The seven sections contained within each adapt in accord with the basic energy of the chakra represented, giving a nice touch of flexibility and awareness of the versatility that each of these power centers displays. In example section 1 of the Root Chakra is entitled Foundation; for the Solar Plexus it is entitled Self-Expression and for the Crown Chakra it is entitled Connection. And, if the reader moves through the book as recommended, from Root to Crown, the underpinnings of a collective energy and journey are clearly experienced.
Chapter 8: Pulling It All Together does exactly that. The reader is encouraged to gather all of the information gathered in going through each of their chakras and as way of continuing the work to draw a monthly spread of the 7-card pillar to set the one for your month. The Recommended Reading list concluding the book gives more to explore and enhance your work moving forward.
Would I Recommend:
Tarot Healer: Using the Cards to Deepen Your Chakra Healing Work by Leeza Robertson provides the reader with a nicely crafted weaving of Tarot studies and Energetic Healing principles. I was especially interested in this title because I work with both systems regularly and I was interested to read the perspective of another in how the two inform one another. I was not disappointed. Leeza has managed to pull together two extensive disciplines and use them is such a way that the amount of work required for understanding these individually is transparent and un-daunting. The amount of exercise/spreads and times for reflection serves as supports and bolsters for ensuring the information could effectively be built upon and in this way become second nature in recognition of and application.
About Author Leeza Robertson:
Leeza Robertson (Las Vegas, NV) is the author of Tarot Court Cards for Beginners and Tarot Reversals for Beginners, and she’s the creator of two tarot decks, the Mermaid Tarot and Animal Totem Tarot. When she doesn’t have her nose inside a book or her fingers dancing across a deck of cards, she runs her online class called the Moonbeamers, which focuses on tarot and the moon’s cycles.
About the Author:
Robin Fennelly is a Third Degree Initiate within The Assembly of the Sacred Wheel Tradition and serves as High Priestess of Coven of the Mystic Path, the 12th Coven within the Assembly of the Sacred Wheel Tradition. She teaches and facilitates classes for the Pagan Experience Study Group that serves as foundation for membership within Coven of the Mystic Path.
Her spiritual journey is strongly rooted in both Eastern philosophy and the Western Magickal systems from which she has formed a core foundation that is diverse in knowledge and rich in spiritual practice. A life-long learner, her practice has evolved from the classical and philosophical teachings of books, practical experience and enrichment of this knowledge base by attending workshops of various spiritual traditions presented by master teachers.
Robin formally came to the Wiccan path in 1994. Following practice as a solitary for 2 years, she dedicated to Oak and Willow Coven of The Assembly of the Sacred Wheel Tradition in November of 1996. She received her 1st, 2nd and finally 3rd degrees within the Assembly Tradition and has served as High Priestess of Oak and Willow since Samhain of 2001.
As a teacher of esoteric and magickal studies she has used Energetic Anatomy, Tarot, Astrology, Hermetic Qabala, Eastern Philosophy, and Numerology as the foundations of her diverse selection of workshops and writings for more than 25 years. Exploration of varied energetic protocol has been the focus of her work for some time now and the information gained through direct experience informs all of her magickal and spiritual work.
Robin’s writings have been featured online, and in print Internationally. She has authored several books incorporating her unique style of writing making use of poetry, prose and pathworking to enhance the concepts presented. She has taught extensively throughout the Pagan community, including Sacred Space Conference, Spring Magick, Between the Worlds Interfaith Conference and Free Spirit Gathering Festival this Summer. Her most recent project is hosting an online blogging community entitled The Pagan Experience.
Robin is the owner of Holistic Embrace providing services for mind, body and spirit such as Tarot readings, Astrology reports, Spiritual Guidance and other related offerings. She lives in Eastern Pennsylvania and her life is blessed by a 40+- year marriage, five children and the opportunity to work in the field of public education.
The Inner Chamber, Vol. 1 It’s Written in the Stars-Astrology
The Inner Chamber, Vol. 2 Poetry of the Spheres-Qabalah
The Inner Chamber, Vol. 3 Awakening the Paths-Qabalah
The Light of SELF: Consciousness, Spiritual Practice and Learning to Breathe
Magickal Verse: A Collection of Poetry and Prose
A Year of Gaia: The Eternal Cord
The Elemental Year: Aligning the Elements of SELF
Temple of the Sun and Moon: Luminous Devotions
Sleeping with the Goddess: Nights of Devotion
A Weekly Reflection: Musings for the Year
The Magickal Pen: A Collection of Esoteric Writings
The Enchanted Gate: Musings on the Magick of the Natural World
For more info: http://www.robinfennelly.com/books.html
Robin’s Website: www.robinfennelly.com
Coven of the Mystic Path, ASW: www.covenofthemysticpath.org