Tarot Lovers Diary 2012
Author: Karyn Easton
Artist: Karyn Easton
I was so happy when I learned that the “Tarot Lovers Diary” was going to be published for the year 2012! I have not only reviewed this diary over previous years, but it is one that I use on a daily basis. It sits right on my desk, and I list all of the things that I need to do each day. Yes, I use the Google calendar also, but the little diary calendar is a comfort zone for me.
The diary is A6, wire bound, with a sturdy plastic cover. (I like the wire bound feature because it is easy to flip the pages over. ) Included in the diary are a daily calendar, Tarot spreads, Tarot card meanings, Illustrations, Astronomical, and Calendarial information. (Note: The calendarial information is for the UK.)
Each week is listed with Monday through Thursday on the left hand page, and Friday through Sunday on the right hand page. Each day is broken in half, with the left hand side for am, and the darker right hand side for pm. At the bottom of each day is an event from history specific for that day. At the bottom of the right hand page on the left hand side is room to list notes and weekly priorities, with a full calendar for the month on the right hand side.
The diary begins with the Astronomical information, including the change in time for the summer in the UK, eclipses (with dates and explanations), and the listing of the seasons. This is followed by calendar information, which includes religious holidays, civil holidays for the UK, and a listing for all four phases of the moon.
There is a unique section in the diary authored by Marcus Katz, where he answers the top twelve Tarot questions, including: What is the right way to shuffle a Tarot deck?, How do you decide which spread to use?, and What is the best way to learn all the cards and symbols?
Several Tarot spread are offered: a seven card Question and Answer spread, a seven card Yes/No Answer spread, a three card Past/Present/Future spread, a Seven Card Infinity spread, a Six Card spread that acts as an overview for the areas of You, Travel, Relationships, Health, Finances, and Career, and a second seven card Question and Answer spread (in a different template).
The Tarot Lovers Card Meanings section presents all 78 cards with a small color scan, the card name and Qabalistic association, the Card Number, Key Number, Rulership, Hebrew Letter, Translation, Numerological Value, Astrological Association, Candle, Crystal, Upright and Ill Dignified Guideline Divinatory Meanings, and space at the bottom of the page to make personal notes.
The final section in the diary presents color scans of each of the 78 cards from the Tarot Lovers Tarot (artist/author Karyn Easton). Each image has the card back image on the back side, so that the images can be cut out and used as a mini-deck.
Throughout the diary Karyn has included full color reference to products on her http://www.paranormality.com site, including the Paranormality Tarot Card Meanings Sheet, her section on Tarot Birth cards (including a Birth Card calculator), her new Tarot Lovers Blog, the new Tarot Lovers Tarot card reader (an online reading application), the Paranormality Chinese Astrology Reference Sheet, the new Tarot Lovers Notebook, as well as information on her new Tarot Lover’s website.
Note: With a nod to transparency, I do need to let my readers know that Karyn has also included mention of my book, “Tarot, Birth Cards, and You” in the Tarot Lovers Diary 2012. My book would not have been possible without her, as the card images are from her Tarot Lovers Tarot deck. The very special news is that the Tarot Lovers Tarot is being published through Schiffer Books! I don’t know any of the publication information yet, but I am very happy that the deck will be available!
I use this diary in a very real way on a daily basis. I think that others will find it to be a useful diary for them also. High quality, full color – it doesn’t get better than this!
© January 2012 Bonnie Cehovet