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Tarot for Troubled Times: Confront Your Shadow, Heal Your Self Transform the World

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Out of Darkness Comes the Light of Transformation

Each of us has a shadow that darkens our inner and outer lives. In Tarot for Troubled Times, Shaheen Miro and Theresa Reed show us how working with the shadow—facing it directly, leaning into it rather than away—releases power that can free ourselves from negative mental habits and destructive emotions to find healing ourselves and oth
Paperback, 288 pages
Published July 1st 2019 by Weiser Books
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Jul 09, 2019 rated it really liked it
What I liked:
-I love the spreads. They are -amazing- and really unique. I will definitely be referring back to them.
-I've never delved into tarot "birth cards" and "year cards" and that was a fun exercise.
- The "shadow" descriptions for aspects of the cards.

What I didn't love:
The use of the word "smudge" and the recommendation to just wave a sage wand around to "smudge". There's been lots of recent chatter about sage and use of the term smudge in particular i
Jun 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I was drawn to this book totally based on its title – because these are troubled times. Then I started to think that denizens of all times might have considered their times troubled. The focus in this work is clear – it is on how the Tarot can help us deal with what we consider to be obstacles/difficulties in our lives. In other words, how we can deal with our shadows. Miro and Reed address the spiritual nature of the Tarot, and how we can move beyond our self-imposed limitations and discover th ...more
Aug 04, 2019 rated it it was ok
I really wanted to like this book. I thought it would go into more detail about confronting your shadow and how the cards would help. There really wasn’t anything new here that I didn’t already know or hadn’t already read. The reviews were really good and I expected so much more. Maybe I’m in the minority on this book but it fell flat for me. Disappointing
Jun 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing
One of my favorite tarot and shadow work resources.
Jul 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: life
There's so much awesome about this book that it's hard to not just say in my best teenager, "It's awesome, get it." Here are some of the ways the book is unique.
1. The book immediately focuses on how you, as an individual, might be upset. Rather than focusing on changing the trouble outside of you, the book zeros into the dark corners of our personality and use the tarot to reveal where we might be uncomfortable.
2. There are some fun "recipe card" ways of determining things to help y
Sep 18, 2019 rated it did not like it
This book is the non-fiction equivalent of a clickbait video on youtube.

I regret buying it, and if you think this homunguous pile of hyperboles and metaphores will solve your problems, maybe go to the library and borrow The Secret. It's a stupid book, just like this one. But at least reading it is free.

But don't take my word for it. Just take a look at the stats.

264 pages total (including intro and outro).

Pages 1-76. The world is a bad, bad place. Everything is conf
Guy Dayen
Aug 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Really great book. My wife purchased this book as she is the Tarot reader in the family but I am impressed that it is written in such a way that I can follow it too. The concept of delving into our darker recesses to emerge lighter is intriguing. Using this to help understand and navigate the current social and political climate is a bonus. Recommended reading.
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Sep 26, 2019 rated it did not like it
Shelves: tarot
This book is not good. I hate to admit it, because I like Shaheen Miro and I do enjoy Theresa Reed's works, but this? This was awful. It was poorly edited--absolutely no excuse for all the grammar errors.

For a book called TAROT for troubled times, you would NOT expect that 2/3 of the book is...not about Tarot. At all. Instead, it's crap baby fake wicca without even the absolute BASICS of psychic protection. It mishmashes trashpop new age wicca with hoodoo conjure without even acknowledging thei
Nov 10, 2019 rated it did not like it
Shelves: path-work
This book has a lot of words and says very little. At a little over halfway through the book, you’ve learned less about shadow work than you could through a half hour on YouTube or some basic googling. In regards to Tarot, you’ve “learned” how to calculate your birth and year cards and been given some really broad stroke information about the meanings of major arcana cards. If you’re knowledgeable about tarot, this has been a complete waste so far. If you’re not, this is nowhere near enough to s ...more
Lauren Davis
More self-help than Tarot. Yes, the symbols of the tarot are used for reflection and journaling, but I was hoping for more guidance on working with tarot spreads and imaginative insight. There is some of that there, particularly in the second half of the book, but not enough for me. Perhaps having read a lot of Jung this just felt like a simplistic rehash. Might be good for someone just starting out though.
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