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    Oracle Deck Review – The Living Legacy Oracle by Angie McCoy Hills

    Oracle Deck Review The Living Legacy Oracle by Angie McCoy Hills     The Living Legacy Oracle, self-published by the creator of the Oracle, Angie McCoy Hills. I name her “creator” rather than “author,” because it is the purchaser of this unique Oracle deck that is the author of their deck. The Living Legacy Oracle is a unique Oracle, inspirational in content and entirely customized by you, the purchaser. The Oracle is created to memorialize the advice, guidance and words of wisdom offered by you, an ancestor, or a loved one, to be gifted to a family member, a loved one, or kept for personal healing. I reviewed a sample…

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    Comparing The Emperor & The Hierophant     We have already compared The Empress and The High Priestess. This month, we will return to the Major Arcana, and compare The Emperor and The Hierophant. Before we begin breaking them down, let’s define and remind ourselves of some terms. There are 22 Major Arcana cards in a Tarot deck, with numbers from 0 to 21; the Majors usually deal with broader and more far-reaching life experience issues, archetypes that are easy for us to identify with and connect with at some point in our lives. An archetype (pronounced “ark eh type”) is a generic, idealized model of a person, an object,…

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    Book Review – Tarot by the Moon: Spreads & Spells for Every Month of the Year by Victoria Constantino

    Book Review Tarot by the Moon Spreads & Spells for Every Month of the Year by Victoria Constantino Publisher: Llewellyn Publications 264 Pages Publication Date: August 8, 2021     Tarot by the Moon: Spreads & Spells for Every Month of the Year by Victoria Constantino, is due for release in August 2021. It will be published by Llewellyn Publications, 2143 Wooddale Drive, Woodbury, MN 55125-2989. Because this book will not publish until next month, I am previewing and reviewing a pre-release digital copy. The published version will be a 7.5 inch by 9.25 inch paperback, with 264 pages. Copywrite by Victoria Constantino, ISBN: 978-0-7387-6712-3. Tarot by the Moon begins…

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    Book Review – Tarot & Tequila by David Ross

    Book Review Tarot & Tequila by David Ross Publisher: Tiller Press 272 Pages Publication Date: July 13, 2021     Tarot & Tequila by David Ross, is due for release in the summer of 2021. It will be published by Tiller Press, an imprint of Simon & Schuster, Inc., 1230 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10020. Because this book is not yet available, I am previewing and reviewing a pre-release digital copy. The published version will be either a 272 page hardback or a Kindle e-book. Copyright 2021 by David Ross. Tarot & Tequila is both a Tarot guide and a mixology recipe book. It begins with an…

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    Comparing the Aces     Let’s shake things up a bit this month, and talk about the four Aces and their connections to each other. Aces are different from the other Minors, as they are seen as being the seeds of their suit and element, rather than the manifestation of their suit and element. Aces are not material or manifested. They are tendencies that are the foundation of the manifestations of their suit; for example the Ace of Pentacles is not Earth, but rather a tendency to become Earth! The Aces are Minor Arcana cards, so we know right away that the messages offered by these cards will usually be…

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    Tarot Deck Review – The Wayfarer Tarot by Stacy Salpietro-Babb and Margaret Shipman

    Tarot Deck Review The Wayfarer Tarot Guidebook by Stacy Salpietro-Babb Artwork & Design by Margaret Shipman Publisher: Self Published via Kickstarter Publication Date: 2018     The Wayfarer Tarot is created by Stacy Salpietro-Babb (guidebook) and Margaret Shipman (artwork and design), first edition 2018 ISBN: 978-0-578-42920-5. This beautiful deck was self-published via a Kickstarter campaign that ran during 2018. Stacy and Margaret began working together to create The Wayfarer Tarot during 2013, forming the ideas that would become the deck, and combining Stacy’s vision for the meaning of the card and Margaret’s visual interpretation. The Wayfarer Tarot comes in a 3 inch by 5 inch cardboard box with a matte…

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    Tarot Deck Review – The Da Vinci Enigma Tarot by Caitlin Matthews

    Tarot Deck Reviewed The Da Vinci Enigma Tarot by Caitlin Matthews Publisher: Red Feather Mind, Body, Spirit 144 Pages Publication Date: 12/08/2020     The Da Vinci Enigma Tarot by Caitlin Matthews, published by Red Feather Mind, Body, Spirit, an imprint of Schiffer Publishing, Ltd., 4880 Lower Valley Road, Atglen, PA, copyright by Caitlin Matthews in 2005. This set is visually rich, luxurious, and filled with the art, sketches, writings and inventions of Leonardo Da Vinci, both within the card images and the accompanying guidebook. The Da Vinci Enigma Tarot comes in a sturdy 7 1/8 inch by 9 5/8 inch gift-style cardboard box with glossy finish yellow background and…

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    Comparing The King of Wands & The King of Swords     We haven’t looked at the Court Cards of the Tarot for a while, so it is a good time to compare two Court Cards. This month we will compare two Kings, the King of Wands and the King of Swords. If you have been journeying with me already, you can skip the next paragraphs that offer some foundational information. The 78 cards of a Tarot deck consist of 22 Major Arcana cards (dealing with broader and more far-reaching life experience issues, and archetypes that are easy for us to identify with and connect with at some point in…

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    Book Review – The Ultimate Guide to Tarot Spreads by Liz Dean

    Book Review The Ultimate Guide to Tarot Spreads by Liz Dean Publisher: Fair Winds Press 192 Pages Publication Date: 3/01/2016     The Ultimate Guide to Tarot Spreads by Liz Dean, is published by Fair Winds Press, an imprint of Quarto Publishing Group, 100 Cummings Center, Suite 265-D, Beverly, MA 01915, and copyrighted in 2016 by Quarto Publishing Group USA, Inc., with the text copyrighted in 2016 by Liz Dean. The Ultimate Guide to Tarot Spreads is an 8 1/8 inch by 11 1/4 inch book with a substantial color soft cover containing images of Tarot cards on the front, and reviews and a book description on the back. The…

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    Book Review – Iconic Tarot Decks: The History, Symbolism and Design of Over 50 Decks by Sarah Bartlett

    Book Review Iconic Tarot Decks The History, Symbolism and Design of Over 50 Decks by Sarah Bartlett Publisher: White Lion Publishing 224 Pages Publication Date: 4/20/2021     Iconic Tarot Decks: The History, Symbolism and Design of Over 50 Decks by Sarah Bartlett is due for release on April 20, 2021. It will be published by White Lion Publishing, an imprint of The Quarto Group, 100 Cummings Center, Suite 265-D, Beverly, MA 01915. Because this book will not publish until next month, I am reviewing a pre-release digital copy of only the meat of the book, without introductions, explanations, or bibliographies. The published version will be a 7.6 inch by…