Monday, June 27, 2016

Review: Tarot Unlocking the Arcana

Tarot Unlocking the Arcana
Author: Angelo Nasios
239-pages - Hard Cover Book
Schiffer Publishing, Ltd, 2016

A new voice and perspective on Tarot: Angelo Nasios shares his accumulated knowledge in Tarot Unlocking the Arcana.

At 239 pages, this nice hardcover book covers a lot of information.

The book begins with a preface, an introduction, and a summary of the book’s section. In brief, what you will discover within this book is:

  1. An introduction to the Tarot – an explanation of what makes up the Tarot deck, the purpose of the Tarot, myths, ideas on how it works, and suggestions to picking your deck.
  2. How to get started with the Tarot – covers all the basics including wording and activating your question, a short overview of all the cards, reading reversal with examples, and more. 
  3. Attributions to the Tarot – including astrology, elements, and numerology.
  4. Tarot History, Religion, and Philosophy
  5. Tarot Spreads – a collection of 20 spreads, including the popular Celtic Cross
  6. Sample Readings – predictions of past news and media topics
  7. Tarot Education and Taboos
  8. The Minor Arcana – description, symbolism and meaning, and in the reading meaning
  9. The Court Cards – elemental and astrology associations, along with description, symbolism and meaning, and in the reading meaning
  10. The Major Arcana – an overview of each card and the in the reading meaning

Overall, this is a great book for beginners. It could also supply experienced readers with a fresh perspective of the Tarot.

Grab your copy at Schiffer Publishing.

(Review Product supplied by Schiffer Publishing.)

Monday, June 6, 2016

Diving Deep - Gaia's Vision Oracle

A few weeks ago, I posted a review of Gaia's Vision Oracle Cards. To demonstrate the magical qualities of this deck, I decided to post a sample reading for you.

Question: How can I become more in tune with life and experience a more relaxed, productive creative life?

My first impressions of the card:

The collage of many different flowers forming a larger flower made me think, "Stop and smell the roses." Allow yourself to be in the present.

A face peers out from beneath the foliage, appearing demon-like. Dig deep, uncover your demons and abolish them.

The white light radiates outward. Allow your light to shine, to rise to the surface.

A bird stirs within the center of the large flower. Soar to your greatest heights.

Message Received: Allow yourself to be present. Don't be afraid to face your demons. Soar into greatness.

The companion book gives this card the keyword, Contemplation. It suggests looking within and examining the pieces from all angles. Take the time to examine the situation before taking action.

Overview: To be more in tune with life and relaxed within my creativity, I need to take a moment to look within. Face my demons; examine them from every angle before abolishment. But, most important, be present in my daily life and allow my natural light to radiate.

The best part about Gaia's Vision Oracle Cards is the Kaleidoscope style. With each reading, and with each reader, the images seen will vary. While I saw the demon in the foliage and the bird in the center, another time, I may not see these images, therefore changing the message of the card. Another reader or viewer may be blind to the two images I saw during this reading. You will see what needs to be seen.

Have a blessed week!