"A truly good book teaches me better than to read it.
I must soon lay it down, and commence living on its hint. . . What I began by reading, I must finish by acting."
To get a better understanding of the Tarot for Today Workbook, an overview is available: Copyright & Forward the Table of Contents and a sampling of a few of the card pages are listed.
All readers have certain cards to which they gravitate, and the these card pages are some of my individual favorites.
Remember that “negative” cards are nothing more than challenges to be met and dealt with. So, let us look at some of the “harder” cards, and once you learn how to handle these energies, it can be extremely gratifying and also the most fun.
Beginning with a proverbial bang, XVI - The Tower, is a card that has long been viewed with fear and trepidation, primarily because of the shock and emotional upheaval associated with the energy. But if you read this page, it will become apparent that while it is indeed a card of upheaval, with that energy comes the power of truth and liberation. Sometimes apple carts just need to be upset.
Another difficult card for many is XIII - Death, but once the energy is clearly understood, it also is a card of great freedom for those who believe that from pain and loss can come great strength and power.
|"A book is like a garden carried in the pocket."
XI - Justice, can be daunting because it carriers with it the inevitable results of cause and effect. This energy can be ruthless because finally, in the end, no matter what our reasons, our actions catch us up.
My personal favorite, the Queen of Swords, is a perfect example of a card with centuries of really bad press. Read the T4T version and you’ll see her in a whole different light.
Sword X is another scary image, but once again, not really. It is card of release and liberation. The hard part is letting go, but once you see the reality of the situation, it can be quite a relief.
The X of Cups seems the very opposite of Sword X, but really is just the flip side of the same coin. Too much "sunshine and happiness" can be more oppressive than the relief of loss.
Finishing off the card examples is Wand II a seemingly rather minor card, but really one of momentous importance, as it is all about the consequence of choices.