Gillian, as a member of Tendring Time Bank, gives weekly Tarot readings to other members, at our Centre in Clacton-on-Sea, Essex. I, and other members, have been increasingly surprised at the accuracy of some of the outcomes of her readings.
Having had no interest in the makeup or layout of the Tarot cards themselves, I was only concerned with those that were turned up after I had shuffled them on the two occasions I had availed myself of Gillian’s services. Because of this seeming disinterest, I was asked if I would give a totally unbiased opinion of the format and merits of the book.
I found the book as easy to read as if I were talking to the Author in person. She writes as she speaks, so I immediately felt at ease with whatever she was going to say. I must admit that, when she started talking about the cards themselves, I was at a loss to understand some of the meanings and their link to a standard set of Tarot cards.
However, the further I got into the book and Gillian’s explanations of the situations behind the photos she had used for her cards, the more I thought about situations I and my family found themselves in, feeling the need to have my camera ready at all times, just in case. As a prolific user of spreadsheets, making a chart of the different cards and their meanings was a happy challenge and, finding a test at the end of each chapter to encourage me to look back and really understand the attributes of each of the cards, I learnt to appreciate how I could use items around me and photos I had already taken, recalling how and why I had that particular photo in my album. I am now totally inspired to produce my personal set of Tarot cards, with the help of the intricate instructions Gillian gives for this process, and the very useful chapter on how to avoid the mistakes she made whilst developing her own set.
I would recommend this book to anybody with the slightest interest in Tarot and to those more experienced in Tarot readings, who would like to create their own personalised set of cards.