Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Book Review No.18 - Tarot D'Amour by Kooch and Victor Daniels

Welcome! Today I'm going to give a brief review of the tarot book called "Tarot D'Amour: Find Love, Sex, and Romance in the Cards" by partners Kooch and Victor Daniels. This is an older book, I believed published in 2003, but you can still find copies on the internet for reasonable. 

This is a different sort of tarot book, as it centers on love, relationship and sexual meanings for each of the cards and that's it. If you you are looking for a traditional tarot book, this isn't what you are looking for. If you want to delve deeper into tarot, especially get a deeper meaning for those relationship questions from querents, then this is a nice reference book to have in you arsenal.

The beginning few chapters give you a brief overview of the Rider-Waite tarot deck, some astrological and numerology charts, and the basics of performing a reading for yourself and for someone else. I like how the authors provide a sort of "moral" code on how to perform a reading and how being a neutral, unbiased reader is important. It also goes a little bit into the more of a psychology approach to the cards, and how each has a feminine and masculine quality. Honestly, this book provided the best explanation of reversals that I have ever read. The authors also provide a really nice chart on how each tarot suit relates to each other.There are a few basic tarot spreads as well, a three-card spread and the always popular Celtic-cross.

Now to the meat of the book. The authors go through the Major Arcana first, providing in-depth relationship, love, and sexual meanings for each card. They also provide reverse meanings, for those of us who like to do reversals. After the Major Arcana, each of the Minor Arcana cards get the same treatment. These are not brief paragraphs, but time is spent describing each card's meaning.

Great book, its packed with lots of useful information. I recommend this to anyone who deals with relationship and love spreads, for yourself or for clients. If you are just starting out with tarot, go ahead and grab this book and have it sitting in the sidelines for a time you are better acquainted to the cards. You can probably get this for under $10, and it is well worth it.

Until next time,

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