This book wasn't what I expected. I came across the title and knew it was something I wanted to read. The description talked about using the frame work of the Celtic Cross as the basis and structure of your Tarot Journal.
As a Tarot Reader I've kept Tarot Journals, but not intentionally or with the depth that I'd like to explore Tarot. My previous journals are interwoven with my personal journals because that's how tarot fits into my life.
Trying to separate the two would only create confusion and more work for me. I opted for a 3 ring binder because of the expansion and flexibility. However, it's not very portable and I'm okay with that.
What I loved about Corrine Kenner's book are the many ways to level up when it comes to tarot journaling. I thought this books was going to focus on the Celtic Cross spread, but instead it explores the placements in an entirely different light.
A wonderful reminder that Tarot is a tool for divination, exploration, and personal growth not to be restricted by the limitations of the mind, but rather to dive deep and then even deeper into the depths of the mind, body, and soul.
While Kenner didn't teach the Celtic Cross she most certainly did. By journaling these card placements as facets of life, my understanding of this spread has grown.
This was as easy read that provides details in selecting a journal and choosing what to include in it. This book helped me to bridge the gap between tarot study and application. It was my intent to use this to study tarot but I wasn't sure on how I would share my personal insights.
So rather than limit myself I will allow myself the freedom of transparency right here. My favorite part of Kenner's book is how she normalizes the positions of the Celtic Cross. When exploring hopes and fears, she suggests you do just that by making wish lists and exploring worst case scenarios.
It's easy to see how this book with help me improve as a reader and also on a holistic level. I was pleasantly surprised when I discovered this book wasn't what I expected.
This was an easy read. 172 pages that I was able to get through in a few hours and well worth the read.