How to Deal: Tarot for Everyday Life

Sami Main, illus. by Marisa de la Peña. HarperCollins, $15.99 (240p) ISBN 978-0-06-266217-0
Tarot can be an empowering means of self-discovery, suggests Main in this practical guide to laying out, reading, and interpreting tarot cards. Main introduces the Minor and Major Arcana cards, detailing the symbology and significance behind each one. De la Peña’s subtly whimsical illustrations (taken from her Circo Tarot deck), feature a menagerie of humans, animals, and human-animal hybrids. Main’s interpretation of individual cards skews toward the positive and practical. Of the Death card, she writes, “There’s something going on that is no longer serving you in a helpful way, so you need to get rid of it.” Main includes workbook pages with card-related prompts: “Think of your lowest low. It’s no fun, I know. But your Ten of Knives moment is your bottomest of rock bottoms.” This is a fun and introspective approach to tarot; all that’s missing is the deck. Ages 8–up. (May)
Reviewed on: 04/30/2018
Release date: 05/01/2018
Genre: Children's
Ebook - 240 pages - 978-0-06-285384-4
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