Outside of a dog, a book is man's best friend. Inside of a dog it's too dark to read. - Groucho Marx

 Leeza sent me this book because she's my friend and I would still give it 5 stars if she weren't.

Leeza sent me this book because she's my friend and I would still give it 5 stars if she weren't.

Tarot Court Cards For Beginners taught this reader some new tricks. I learned tarot mostly by intuition and inferring knowledge from the cards. So, I never really took time to look up the history of the cards. I LOVED this book and learned so much about those damned court cards.

When I first learned, i was convinced that the card I chose had to align with a person. Just like the books said - there was a dark haired man in the future. Even if there really wasn't. I had to give myself permission to stray away from these absolutes and it took forever. 

My favorite part of this book (besides the conversational tone that Leeza writes with) is the breakdown of the different ways you can apply the cards. "As a person", "As an archetypal influence", "As a spiritual influence", and "As a messenger". For someone just starting out, knowing HOW to use the cards in different types of readings is priceless. I love this book, and I wish I'd had it 29 years ago.

 I received this book from Weiser Books. Thanks, guys!

I received this book from Weiser Books. Thanks, guys!

I've been interested in learning about Santa Muerte for a long time. I've always been fascinated with different aspects of the goddess and with Mary. Also, my husband is Mexican, and I love learning about his heritage.  Also, it's cool.

This is a well written, easy to follow book that delves into the history of Santa Muerte, different communities perspectives of her, and how to honor her. I loved folk magic and the intertwining of religion and spirit that happens sometimes. Usually when white people shove their religions on indigenous folks, but that's none of my business. (sips tea)

Rollin teaches about each aspect of Santa Muerte, what their favorite offerings are, and rituals and prayers specific to each. 

Although I don't pray to Santa Muerte, I appreciate the beauty and badassery of this lady, and so enjoyed getting to know her better. 

xo Lis