Tarot and the Chakras

Opening New Dimensions to Healers
Review by Tabitha Chamberlain


Tarot and the Chakras
By Miriam Jacobs
Publisher: Schiffer Publishing, Ltd.
Price: $24.99
ISBN: 978-0-7643-4663-7

This is a beautifully crafted 200 page book. It combines several different systems into one idea. This is for those that are more advanced in both tarot and chakra. For those that are comfortable with these systems this is a great reference guide to help deepen both your tarot and meditation. However don't think you're going to be able to use this to teach you.

The book has a total of 13 chapters, the first two chapter covers the basics of what you’re going to be getting into with this book. Make sure to read some of this carefully, as this is can seem vague if skimmed but there is a lot of information in there that you're going to need. 

The next chapter goes into how to do specific detailed chakra meditations. There are a lot of charts and diagrams in these first few chapters that you will be referring back to quite a bit until you get the hang of her system. There is also a chapter dedicated specifically to a short reference list. Up into this point it just seems all you’re doing is cramming stuff in your head, but it's for good reason.

After you get past these chapters she gets serious about individual cards. 78 cards are detailed with element, sub-element, astrology, anatomy, attributes, advice, and chakra association. She also adds in a small story to help you relate better to her connection of the chakra/tarot combinations. Note to this, she uses traditional tarot names for the Majors, but the Minors she uses elements only; so it's the Page of Fire or the 8 of Earth. 

The ending chapters, I'm probably not going to be much help with as they cover Polarity Therapy and body work. Neither practices I'm terribly familiar with, it does cover crystal associations, as well as food to connect to chakras to help open them correctly. Along with more charts and references points

My major complaint with the book is while the colorful text makes it enjoyable and easy reference, the yellow text on white page is incredibly hard to read. Also for those that aren't familiar with many of these systems it's going to come across as way too New Age-y in feel. If this is something that interest you it's going to make a useful book. For those of us that it isn't truly our cup of tea. It's an interesting read, but I don't think you'll find it worth buying. 

Review copy provided by Schiffer Publishing, Ltd

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