Saturday, August 8, 2009

Power Tarot: More Than 100 Spreads That Give Specific Answers to Your Most Important Questions

As someone who reads tarot in a professional sense (not for money mind you, but still professional), this book is a must. Though the book is advertised as a book of tarot spreads, the first and larger half of the book is dedicated to in depth tarot meanings. The authors Trish Macgregor and Phyllis Vega really do into great detail about the cards, dividing each one into “general”, “romance”, “work”, “health”, “spirituality”, “finances” and “empowerment”, so that when you read a card you don’t have to make your best guess for a certain subject. The Fool is a very different card when it comes to health than when it comes to romance.
There are a couple reviews on Amazon that cite this book as being something different than they expected. Though the book is advertised as a book of tarot spreads and to a degree it is a book of tarot spreads, the book is more about the actual cards. In the world of tarot, the spread is secondary to the cards themselves. To get a picture of your upcoming year, you don’t have to actually arrange your cards in a circle, even though every “year” spread is in a circle.

Published in 1998 by Simon & Schuster

Other Books by Trish Macgregor:
Complete Dream Dictionary: A Bedside Guide to Knowing what your Dreams Mean; The Only Wiccan Spell Book You’ll Ever Need: For Love, Happiness, and Prosperity; Mars and Sex: the Secrets of Sexual Astrology; Soul Mate Astrology: How to Find and Keep Your Ideals Mate Through the Wisdom of the Stars; Everything Spells and Charms Book; Your Intuitive Moon; 2006 Sydney Ommars Astrological Guide for You; Animal Totems: The Power and Prophecy of Your Animal Guides; The Hanged Man; 2005 Sydney Omarrs Astrological Guide for You; Everything Astrology Book: Discover Your True Self Among the Stars; Your Story in the Stars: Using Astrology to Uncover the Hidden Narrative of your Life; Your Cosmic Kids: Using Astrology to Understand your Children; Creative Stars: Using Astrology to tap your Muse

Other Books by Phyllis Vega
Erotic Astrology: The Sex Secrets of Your Horoscope Revealed; Numerology for Baby Names: Use the Ancient Art of Numerology to Give Your Baby a Head Start in Life; Celtic Astrology; Lovestrology: Astonishingly Accurate Romantic Profiles and Compatibility Matchups for Every Birthday; What Your Birthday Reveals About You: 265 Days of Astonishingly Accurate Revelations about Your Future, Your Secrets and Your Strengths; Your Magickal Name: Using Astrology, Numerology, Myth and Meaning to Choose the Perfect One; Romancing the Tarot: How to use Tarot to find True Love, Spice Up Your Sex Life, Or Let Go of a Bad Relationship; Sydney Omarrs Sun, Moon, and You

Is it easy to read? Yes
Is it easy to follow along with? Yes
Is it interesting? Yes
How long does it take to read? I would say around a week if you just read it; if you try to absorb the knowledge and read it slower to do that, I would say between 10 and 15 days.
Overall: 4/5

Is the author knowledgeable? Quite
Is the knowledge valuable? Yes
Is the knowledge new knowledge or is it common knowledge? It is a mixture of both. Some of it is common, but a lot of this knowledge is presented in a different way.
Is it cohesive and relevant? Yes
Other notes: There are a lot of personal anecdotes. I haven’t decided if those are good or bad yet.
Overall: 4/5

Is the book set up for easy reference: Yes
Is the layout or design obnoxious or annoying? No, it’s very well organized.
Overall: 5/5

Do you recommend this book? Yes
Was it worth the money? $12 Canadian, yes
Will You Purchase Other Books from this Author?: Yes, hopefully
Overall: 13/15


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