SUMMARY WTF is Tarot?
RsIn WTF Is Tarot author and tarot reader Bakara Wintner unpacks the magic of the Major and Minor Aracana with shamanic wisdom and girl boss wit illuminating their meaning with thoughtful anecdotes and analogies that reveal how deeply rooted these symbols already are in our everyday lives we can feel the Moon in a howling barefoot run through Prospect Park accept the grace of Temperance in falling in love or a divine intervention “ghost the haters”. 4 starsI received this book as a gift from my friend Anatha and it was kind of uncanny because I swear this book was already on my radar from thinking about getting into tarot she read my mind that s a bad tarot jokeAnyway I was glad she did think of me because I d be considering trying out tarot reading for a while now ever since I started doing Susannah Conway s Unravel Your Year workbook and the whole Word of the Year thing She s a big proponent of using tarot as a mindfulness practice I feel like this is always going to be my feeling about it and I m never going to get into the woo woo magic aspect of it because I m just too much of a skeptic though 10 year old Harry Potter loving me would have loved for magic to be real sigh So particularly towards the end of this book where the author starts talking about chakras and crystals and the VERY PROBLEMATIC space clearing aka sage burning I don t think I even need to get into this but like I said I m interested in tarot for self reflection not pretending to be tapped into the mystic traditions of culture I do not belong to Ahem idk fam I kinda checked out But I liked the 130 or so pages beforehand and found Wintner s explanations of the cards very straightforward and approachable I appreciated the personal anecdotes that brought the card meanings to life even if I found myself getting a bit exasperated with Wintner s personality by the end of the book I 100% could not be friends with the author bless her heart I don t know that I ll ever do readings for anyone else but am excited to get started using the cards to continue working on myself as I have been through journaling and other forms of self reflection okay mostly journaling I try meditating but I m not consistent Wish me luck So yeah if you can withstand the unbearable and often defensive whiteness of the author this is a pretty good read at least from the perspective of a beginner like me who has zero previous experience with the tarot beyond what I know from pop culture and the immensely enjoyable Raven Cycle series by Maggie Stiefvater 3
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With the Six of Swords or identify when it’s time to let go of an ex with the Hanged Man WTF is Tarot offers far than a refreshingly candid tutorial on card reading Bakara goes on to investigate the magic of crystal healing chakras meditation and other magical practices This young witch offers not just a guide but an invitation for even the most mundane Muggles to welcome magic into their lives and for experienced wizards to rediscover it once again. Feels like it s written for the Urban Outfitters crowd magic for hip young ladies nothing wrong with magic for hip young ladies of course Some great insights though and even if I don t love the exceeeeeedingly approachable relatable tone I am also perfectly happy that someone s making tarot approachable and relatable for all the ladies
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Young Blood Old Magic A No Nonsense Approach to the Ancient Art of Reading Tarot You do not need to learn the tarot because you already know it It is from this radical jumping off point that WTF Is Tarot breaks down the ancient art of cartomancy This fresh accessible and sometimes cheeky guide sheds a holistic light on how to read tarot from the foundation of magic itself to understanding those tricky court cards WTF is Epubto offering readings to othe. Bakara is a fucking delight This book really breaks down tarot in a relatable often funny and easily digestible form For the millennial witch tarot beginnger advanced reader feminist pop culture fanatic or anybody looking to learn about the occult from a new voice this book is perfection