Tarot Lovers Diary
Author: Karyn Easton
Artist: Karyn Easton
The Royal Mail finally came through, and I have my copy of the “Tarot Lovers Diary – 2011”. This is a diary that I have worked with for several years, and was hoping that it would be here by the first of the year. Not to be. In fact, the first diary is out there partying with some of Karen Mahony’s Russian version Tarot decks, methinks! Karyn Easton had to send a second diary – which got here very quickly!
Why do I love this diary? Let me count the ways!
1. It is a nice size – 4” by 5 ¾”. Sits nicely on my desk, and fits into my purse.
2. It is spiral bound, which makes it easy to work with.
3. Has a sturdy plastic cover
4. Karyn has included color illustrations of all 78 cards for the Tarot Lovers Tarot, including the back design, so they can be cut out and used as a mini deck. (I would recommend laminating them.)
5. Tarot spreads are included (Questions and Answers Spread, Seven Card Horseshoe Spread, Yes/No Answer Spread, Six Card Spread, Three Card Spread, a second, different, Questions and Answers spread)
6. New and revised upright and reversed meanings are included for each of the cards, with room for personal notes.
7. New for 2011: the top 12 Tarot questions and answers are provided by Marcus Katz. Sample questions include: “Do I need to know the question?”, “What do titles such as the Hierophant and Temperance mean?”, and “What is a good beginners deck and book, and do I need to be gifted my deck?”
8. Each day has a unique event marked on it. For example, the 29th of December lists: Charles MacIntosh Scotland, born 1776, patented waterproof fabric.
9. Astronomical information is included, such as eclipses, dates given for equinoxes and solstices, and the phases of the moon.
10. Also included are religious and civil holidays for the United Kingdom, and the year and beginning date in Japanese, Roman, Indian, Byzantine, Grecian, Indian, Nabonassar, and Diocletian era’s.
The days are listed four to a page on the left hand page, with three to a page on the right hand page. The fourth slot on the right hand page is divided in two: one half is lined for notes, the other half shows the monthly calendar at a glance. Each day is divided into white and gray, with white for am and gray for pm.
I would like to give an example of the information that is included for each card. Since the Hermit is a buddy of mine, I will use him.
The Hermit (L’Ermite)
The Prophet of the Eternal;
The Magnus of the Voice of Power
Card Number: 9
Key Number: 20
Hebrew Letter: Yod
Translation: The Human Hand Closed to Grasp pr Hold
Numerical Value: 12
Astrological Association: Aquarius
Guideline Divinatory Meanings:
Upright – Caution, Discretion, Need for prudence, Counsel sought and taken, Inner calm. A need t oreach into one’s inner resources. Assimilation. Planning. A wise guide or spiritual mentor. A time to stand back and reflect upon circumstances.
Ill Dignified or Reversed – Refusal of counsel or assistance. Immaturity. Isolation from others. A negative resistence towardshelp. Groundless suspicions about the matters ofothers. Imprudent actions or decisions. The continuation of bad habits or unproductive lifestyles. Foolish obstinacy. The reliance on one’s own resources that are inadequate.
I love everything about this diary – the color graphics, the space left for notes each day, the information on the cards, the astronomical information … it’s all good! I personally have become very dependent upon it for keeping track of writing assignments and deadlines. It is incredible how many things one can say yes to, and then realize that they are all due at the same time!
The Tarot Lovers Tarot deck itself is due to be published by Schiffer Books, and is featured in my upcoming Tarot book, Keys To Empowerment, which will be published by Schiffer Books in the fall of 2011. Karyn has a new site dedicated to the Tarot Lovers Tarot at www.tarot-lovers.com.
For more information, or to purchase the diary, please go to Karyn’s site, www.paranormality.com.
© February 2011 Bonnie Cehovet