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    Tarot Talk

    Knight of Wands   (The Knight of Wands card is from the artist Ciro Marchetti http://www.ciromarchetti.com/)**   Let us examine another Tarot “Royal” by getting to know the Knight of Wands. Just in case this is the first time you are reading my column, we will first review some basic information. A Tarot deck has 78 cards. There are 22 Major Arcana cards dealing 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. There are 56 Minor Arcana cards that are customarily grouped into four categories or suits that represent the four elements…

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    Tarot Deck Review – The Dreams of Gaia Tarot & Guide Book Created by Ravynne Phelan

    Tarot Deck & Guide Book Review The Dreams of Gaia Tarot & Guide Book Created by Ravynne Phelan     The Dreams of Gaia Tarot, published by Blue Angel Publishing, 80 Glen Tower Drive, Glen Waverly, Victoria, Australia 3150, is created entirely by Ravynne Phelan, a talented and prolific fantasy artist. This is Phelan’s first Tarot deck (although not her first divination deck); she created all the artwork and wrote the guidebook (which was edited by Jamie Morris). I am thrilled to be reviewing this beautiful and powerful deck. Full disclosure: I purchased my deck directly from its creator back in late 2016, when the deck was first released. I…

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    Book Review – Seventy-Eight Degrees of Wisdom: A Tarot Journey to Self-Awareness – A New Edition of the Tarot Classic by Rachel Pollack

    Book Review Seventy-Eight Degrees of Wisdom A Tarot Journey to Self-Awareness A New Edition of the Tarot Classic by Rachel Pollack 368 Pages     Seventy-Eight Degrees of Wisdom, A Tarot Journey to Self-Awareness, A New Edition of the Tarot Classic, by Rachel Pollack, originally published in 1980 and 1983 (as a two-book set), also 1997, 2007 and republished in 2019 by Red Wheel/Weiser, LLC, 65 Parker Street, Suite 7, Newburyport, MA 01950. This is a 6 inch by 9 inch by 1 1/8 inch thick soft cover book with a matt color front cover containing the title of the book, and four reviews and a brief author bio on…

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    Book Review – The Only Tarot Book You’ll Ever Need: A Modern Guide to the Cards, Spreads, and Secrets of Tarot by Skye Alexander and Mary Shannon

    Book Review The Only Tarot Book You’ll Ever Need A Modern Guide to the Cards, Spreads, and Secrets of Tarot by Skye Alexander and Mary Shannon 272 Pages     The Only Tarot Book You’ll Ever Need: A Modern Guide to the Cards, Spreads, and Secrets of Tarot, by Skye Alexander and Mary Shannon, published in 2019 by Adams Media, an Imprint of Simon & Schuster, Inc, 57 Littlefield Street, Avon, Massachusetts 02322. This is a 7 inch by 9 1/8 inch softcover book with a matte finish front cover in turquoise, red and cream containing the title of the book and some Tarot-based symbols, and a description of the…

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    Book Review – Tarot For Self-Care: How to Use Tarot To Manifest Your Best Self by Minerva Siegel

    Book Review Tarot For Self-Care How to Use Tarot To Manifest Your Best Self by Minerva Siegel 256 Pages     Tarot For Self-Care: How to Use Tarot To Manifest Your Best Self, by Minerva Siegel, published in 2019 by Adams Media, an Imprint of Simon & Schuster, Inc, 57 Littlefield Street, Avon, Massachusetts 02322. This is a 7 1/4 inch by 9 1/2 inch hardcover book with a matte finish front cover in lavender, gold and cream containing the title of the book and some Tarot-based symbols, and a description of the book and a brief author bio on the back cover (with the same colors). There are 256…

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    Tarot Talk

    Ten of Wands   (The Ten of Wands card is from the artist Ciro Marchetti http://www.ciromarchetti.com/)**   Let’s look at the last of the Tens of the Tarot Minor Arcana, the Ten of Wands. If you haven’t already read the articles on the Ten of Cups, the Ten of Swords and the Ten of Pentacles, now might be a good time to check them out. As always, here is a bit of basic foundational information about the Tarot Minor Arcana. A Tarot deck has 78 cards. There are 22 Major Arcana cards, with numbers from 0 to 21; the Majors usually deal with broader and more far-reaching life experience issues,…

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    Oracle Deck Review – Sacred Geometry of Relationships Deck by LON

    Oracle Deck Review Sacred Geometry of Relationships Deck by LON     The Sacred Geometry of Relationships Oracle is an Oracle deck created by Nautilus Award-winning quantum artist and author LON, and published in 2019 by Beyond Words, 8427 N.E. Cornell Road, Suite 500, Hillsboro, Oregon. LON was born and raised in Holland, attended art school there, and worked in advertising and graphic arts. She discovered crop circles in the early 1990’s and was inspired to begin a 20+ year journey that combined the study of sacred geometry and her creative and artistic abilities, culminating in this Oracle deck. The Oracle comes in a nice sturdy cardboard box just over…

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    Oracle Deck Review – Arcane Bullshit Fortune-Telling Deck by Evan Doherty

    Oracle Deck ReviewArcane Bullshit Fortune-Telling Deck by Evan Doherty Arriving in time to save us from the disappearance of Mad Magazine, the Arcane Bullshit Fortune-Telling Deck is a self-published fortune-telling deck, created by Evan Doherty and funded by a successful Kickstarter campaign. Doherty feels that the tarot world takes itself way to seriously, and that the occult should be less about rules and formalities and way more about creativity and dick jokes. After getting my hands on this beautifully crafted deck and working with the cards, I tend to agree with him. The deck consists of 105 cards, and yes, there are no suits and no Major and Minor Arcana…

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    Book Review – Tarot for Troubled Times: Confront Your Shadow, Heal Your Self, Transform the World by Shaheen Miro and Theresa Reed

    Book Review Tarot for Troubled Times: Confront Your Shadow, Heal Your Self, Transform the World by Shaheen Miro and Theresa Reed 288 pages     Tarot for Troubled Times: Confront Your Shadow, Heal Your Self, Transform the World is written by Shaheen Miro and Theresa Reed, published with a copyright of 2019 by Red Wheel/Weiser, LLC, 65 Parker Street, Suite 7, Newburyport, MA 01950. This is a 6 inch by 9 inch soft cover book with a matte color illustration on the front cover and a book description, author photos and brief author bios, and book reviews on the back cover. There are 274 pages with black typeface printed on…

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    Tarot Talk

    Knight of Pentacles   (The Knight of Pentacles card is from the artist Ciro Marchetti http://www.ciromarchetti.com/)**   Back to the Court Cards! Let us examine another Tarot “Royal” by getting to know the Knight of Pentacles. Just in case this is the first time you are reading my column, we will first review some basic information. A Tarot deck has 78 cards. There are 22 Major Arcana cards dealing 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. There are 56 Minor Arcana cards that are customarily grouped into four categories or suits…