This book is exactly what the title says. It contains 365 different tarot spreads, each one assigned to a particular date, from January 1 through Dece...moreThis book is exactly what the title says. It contains 365 different tarot spreads, each one assigned to a particular date, from January 1 through December 31 (including February 29). At first I was a little surprised that they were assigned to specific dates, but once I realized the depth and care taken for each choice, it all made sense.
Each spread is chosen specifically for its date, based on various historical events, holidays, traditions, and more. What I love about it is that it’s clear how much care and thought went into each choice. Every day not only has a spread, but a description of the spread and why it is meaningful for that particular day, along with a quote, and a tarot card whose meaning goes well with the given theme for that day.
I was shocked by the variety of spreads available in this book, even though I knew there were going to be over 350 of them! There are spreads to cover just about any base one could think of:
- Astrological signs, Planets, Tarot suits, and the Major Arcana - Relationships (Happy Marriage, Find Best Partner, Sibling Issues, Divorce) - Pop Culture (Star Wars, Indiana Jones, Mary Poppins, Lovecraft) - Health (Diet, Exercise, Healthy Eating, etc.) - Interesting Phenomena (Synesthesia, etc.) - Career (Unhappiness at Work, Should I Take/Quit This Job?, Advancement) - Esoteric (Six Realms, What Does Tarot Mean to Me?, Your Personal Symbol) - Holidays (Mother’s Day, Int’l Women’s Day, St. Patrick’s Day, etc.) - Financial (Investment, Starting a Business, Contracts/Legal Documents) - Decision Making (Root of the Problem, Moving, Should I or Shouldn’t I) - Psychology (Freudian, Jungian, Jungian Archetypes, Dreams) - Pets (Dog, Cat, Pets) - Fairy Tales (Peter Pan, Alice in Wonderland, Little Mermaid)
And trust me when I say that there are even more! I really love that this book basically serves as a master list for any kind of tarot spread I could want. If I were feeling ambitious (and I do, occasionally) I would try to work my way through this book, doing the designated spread for every single day. In fact, I had seriously considered doing this for about a month or so before writing and posting my review. But, the thing is, though many of these spreads are fun themes that one could use anytime, many of them are also rather situation-specific. I can’t really do a spread about divorce if I’m not … you know… in that situation? So, I decided against that plan.
But I did try out a few spreads from the book and all of them were excellent.
I loved this book, and I’m so glad that I got the chance to try it out early. You can be assured that it’s on my wishlist, and I will be recommending it to every tarot reader I know! (less)
As a long-time player of Magic, with a husband who's semi-pro, I couldn't pass this up when I saw it available on NetGalley. I was a little concerned...moreAs a long-time player of Magic, with a husband who's semi-pro, I couldn't pass this up when I saw it available on NetGalley. I was a little concerned because it's volume 4 and I haven't read the first three, but it didn't matter. The story was immediately interesting and pulled me right in. I loved reading a story set in a universe I'm familiar with from the card game, and seeing creatures and spells in a different -- more "real" -- setting. The story was quick-paced and adventurous, the characters were rich and entertaining, and the lore was just as I'd hoped it would be. The artwork? Freaking gorgeous, and I wouldn't have expected any less. I don't read a lot of comics, but this volume has made me want to read everything else in the series that I can find. Definitely recommended!(less)