The Tarot Playbook – Review


Why Your Deck Wants You to Read This Book

“It’s the age old story: Tarot reader meets deck, they fall in love – bluebirds sing, hotdogs dance in formation.  But, after a time, for one reason or another, things don’t work out and they’re forced to go their separate ways.  The Tarot reader heads for the nearest metaphysical store, and the deck resigns itself to a life of neglect and anonymity.”


The Tarot Playbook

Author / Lynda Cowles 2012

Publisher/ Schiffer Publishing Ltd.

ISBN:  978-0-7643-3988-2

The title says it all.  Really. defines “novel”: (adjective)  of a new kind; different from anything seen or known before: a novel idea.

There are literally (more than) 78 novel ideas to use in getting to know your Tarot deck.  And, are you ready for it?  They are fun!  How irreverent can you get?  Tarot and fun in the same sentence?  Isn’t Tarot supposed to be all serious and philosophical?  Na! not true.  That’s just an old gypsy-fortune-teller-old-wives-tale.  Or so I’ve heard.

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Review-Ghosts & Spirits Tarot

Ghosts & Spirits Tarot


Ghosts and Spirits Tarot includes ghosts and spirits from legend and lore.  Plucked from many sources, they represent an array of ethereal beings found around the world.  

Ghosts and spirits are often messengers trying to tell us something and it’s my hope that Ghosts and Spirits Tarot proves a conduit for further communication and understanding.  ~Lisa Hunt

Ghosts & Spirits Tarot

Author/Illustrator - Lisa Hunt

Publisher – U.S. Games Systems, Inc.

ISBN:  978-1-57281-661-9

The supernatural/paranormal has always held a certain fascination for me, and I’m pretty certain for millions of others around the globe as well.  Being a scorpio might explain a part of that fascination in the form of a love of all things mysterious, occult, and unexplained.

The Ghosts and Spirits Tarot is a beautifully illustrated 78 card deck in the structure of a RWS clone with 22 Major Arcana and 56 Minor Arcana.  The four suits are Wands, Cups, Swords and Pentacles, and the Courts are made up of Page, Knight, Queen and King.  The Hierophant has been renamed The High Priest and the Devil is titled Chains; Strength is eight and Justice eleven.  The accompanying lwb (little white book) is 61 pages and includes a brief synopsis along with divinatory meanings and symbols, a five card spread, and two pages are provided in the back for notes.

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A Few of My Favorite Things

Old English Tarot

Today’s three card draw: Knight of Cups, The World, Seven of Swords.  Old English Tarot by Maggie Kneen, U.S. Games Systems Inc.

As my cotd, the Knight of Cups energy is great advice for me today to crawl out of my ‘cave’ and engage with others.

“Mutually Enjoyable” activities, conversations, people, places, and things. Surround yourself with people (or just that one special person) that share the same passions and interests as you. Seek out a group with like interests, or invite others to join yours. 

Typically unsociable? Not today! Get out there, make connections, go where the ‘fun’ is.

Not sure what the day will hold for me, and likely I will need to go in search of such social activities.  But, as I pondered on this combo I kept hearing the song “Favorite Things” playing over and over in my head.  I think it suits it quite well!  What do you think?  Have a listen and enjoy!