Tarot for All Seasons by Christine Jette Review by Valerie Sim-Behi
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Though this is my least favorite of Jette's three books, that is not because
this book is bad. Quite the opposite! It is merely a tribute to the standards
she herself set in her two earlier works, Tarot Shadow Work and Tarot
for the Healing Heart. All three books are excellent on a stand-alone basis, and
read as a trio, they are superb for those who do tarot counseling on any level,
whether they counsel only themselves or work extensively with others. This book
does not go into as much depth and detail as her earlier ones, yet is concise,
well-organized, and covers her theme well.
In Tarot for All Seasons, Ms. Jette "shows you how to work with magic of the Tarot as you celebrate the turning of the Wheel of the Year." [quote from the back cover] She has spreads for the Full Moon, the Lady of the Hunt, the Dark Goddess, and one for each of the Esbats and Sabbats. For those new to the Pagan path and/or to Tarot, this book presents a brief introduction to both the Wheel of the Year, (complete with a short history and suggestions for ritual and incense), and to incorporating tarot into that turning. Each of the innovative spreads she introduces is fully diagrammed and comes with a sample reading to clarify use of the spread.
For those who enjoy personal transformation, self-healing, counseling, and/or creative spreads, I highly recommend Ms. Jette's books.
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Tarot for All Seasons by Christine Jette
Publisher: Llewellyn Publications
Valerie Sim-Behi is the founder and moderator of Comparative Tarot, an email list devoted to studying cards of different decks in comparison to each other. She has worked with the tarot for over 30 years. Valerie created a spread that will appear in the book accompanying the Victoria-Regina Tarot by Sarah Ovenall, and has written various articles, including one on the Comparative Tarot method that will be published in Llewellyn's Tarot Calendar 2002. You can visit Valerie at the Comparative Tarot website.