Do we really need another book about the Tarot? It seems like every year there are dozens more written, and many of them go over the same old ground (the two of swords represents a mental dilemma, the Tower card indicates sweeping, drastic change, etc.). Described as “…a Whitman's Sampler of Tarot applications...with a twist.” What’s In the Cards For You? may just be the book that gets you excited about the cards again. “Instead of it telling you what Tarot can do, you'll determine for yourself what you can do with Tarot. By completing a series of thirty fast, fun, hands-on experiments, you'll conduct a personal investigation into whether Tarot works for you. (p. 4)"
I loved it. It is an invitation to the skeptical and a re-introduction to those of us who enjoy working with the Tarot, but aren’t excited about it anymore. The exercises are quick, fun, and designed to answer a single question: “does the tarot work for me?” The writing is fun, and although there is an abundance of exclamation points, I got over it in the spirit of the moment.
I recommend What’s In the Cards For You? as a great book to wake up the creative juices and remind us that all things spiritual need not be taken soely on fait.
~review by Lisa Mc Sherry
By McElroy, Mark
Llewellyn Publications, 2005
pp. 259, $14.95