If you are a fan of Anna Burroughs Cooks first book, Tarot Dynamics (Kima Global Publishers: ISBN978-1-920533-07-6), you will surely want to get a copy of her newest work, Tarot Dynamics Unleashed (Kima Publishing ISBN: 978-1920533076). (You can read my review of the original Tarot Dynamics here.)
This new offering is a repeat of her previous work BUT with a lot more content – making this book more like “Tarot Dynamics on Steroids!” The book contains the same Dos and Don’ts, keywords, timing and card descriptions written in the author’s frank and friendly style.
But this time she also goes into more details about numerology, fallen cards, plus the “missing link” between astrology and tarot. Her concept on tarot and astrology is different than anything I have ever read and I found it to be worth investigating further. She also includes a detailed chapter on “tarot and the moon in astrology” that was intriguing.
Throughout the book, Cook offers some stories from her years of reading tarot to illustrate her methods. I always find that to be helpful when trying to digest information. And there is a lot in this little book to process. At times I was a bit overwhelmed with the Tarot Dynamics method – but when I actually took the time to apply what I was reading, I “got it” much quicker. I am a firm believer that a good structure is necessary when you read tarot – the author provides that well here. Once you have a method in place, you’ll find your intuition takes over beautifully (having a structural understanding of tarot is also important for those times when your intuition isn’t working so great).
The book is illustrated with the Rider Waite tarot, which will please fans of that deck – but her method can be used with ANY deck and that is one of the things she stresses in the book. If you understand her system, you can pretty much read any tarot deck you like.
The only issue I had with the book is that it needed a wee bit more editing. There were a few typos here and there that should have been caught. It wasn’t enough to take away from the value of the book however. I would recommend this book to newbie tarot readers, fans of the author’s previous work or anyone who is looking for a new method for more accurate readings.
© Theresa Reed | The Tarot Lady
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