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Tarot and Astrology

This post was written by Barbara Moore
on October 6, 2011 | Comments (5)

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 didn’t resonate with them or connect with their existing knowledge base. Now, tarot readers can learn the basics of astrology in their own language…tarot! Corrine Kenner’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, “enhance your readings.”

Another nifty aspect of the book are the “Astrology in Action” 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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Reader Comments

Written By AstroHerbalist
on October 6th, 2011 @ 11:11 pm

What a wonderful idea indeed! I was lucky enough to learn astrology FIRST and realized that when I picked up tarot after the fact, I may not have learned astrology – and the people I know who learned tarot first have a large learning curve – THANKS Corrine for a method that tarot readers can learn astrology! It is SO useful to know both! You can apply astrology on a larger overview, and use tarot to do those specific questions that are better asked after an overview is realized! I can hardly wait to see this book and recommend it to interested tarot readers I know!

Written By Blackbird "BB"
on October 7th, 2011 @ 12:04 pm

I’ll be getting this one,
I originally turned to Astrology to get a better grip on the courts; the Planets are a Family after all; and it did help; Since I find the deeper my understanding of the one, the better informed I am in the other.

Written By Stephen Dizmon
on October 7th, 2011 @ 5:10 pm

I find both Tarot and Astrology to be interesting although my knowledge of both is limited. I have a friend here in Nashville, TN who blends the two disciplines into what she refers to as,”Tarology”. (Spelling uncertain) She is quite good at plying her craft and has quite a following.

Written By Warren
on October 11th, 2011 @ 5:18 pm

I’m surprised just how accurate Astrology really is and I’d love to read this book.

Written By Wendy
on October 12th, 2011 @ 9:01 pm

Looks like there is another book I’ll have to go and and get. Thanks for the information. 🙂

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