Tarot and astrology have been linked for centuries. Most people are familiar with (whether they realize it or not) the astrological associations assigned to the cards by the Golden Dawn. But there are suggestions of even earlier connections. For example, the Minchiate Tarot (an 18th century deck of 97 cards) includes cards for the twelve astrological signs.
Tarot readers and astrologers are often very different people (although there are plenty who are both). Their approaches and generally accepted writing and learning styles vary greatly. Because of this, many tarot readers found it difficult to learn astrology. The books didnâ€™t resonate with them or connect with their existing knowledge base. Now, tarot readers can learn the basics of astrology in their own languageâ€¦tarot! Corrine Kennerâ€™s new book, Tarot and Astrology: Enhance Your Readings with the Wisdom of the Zodiac, shows exactly how astrology relates to tarot. In addition, she shows how to use that knowledge to, well, â€śenhance your readings.â€ť
Another nifty aspect of the book are the â€śAstrology in Actionâ€ť sections. These include spreads based on astrological concepts, so we not only have another (fun) opportunity to learn astrology but also get useful spreads.
For example, her Eclipse Spread is simple yet powerful. Use it when you feel confused about a situation. Simply take the Sun and the Moon cards out of your deck and lay them side-by-side. Shuffle the rest of your deck and deal a single card between to the show you what part of your life is being eclipsed. After you have read this combination, pull a final card to show how to bring light back into your life, illuminate the issue, and resolve your problems.
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