Tarot cards, astrology, Lunar New Year, and more

Seira Wilson on January 12, 2021

Tarot cards, astrology, Lunar New Year, and more

Besides making various resolutions for the new year, I always check my horoscope on January 1st to see what's in store for the next 12 months. I don't recall seeing "dumpster fire" in my 2020 horoscope, but no matter, because that crazy year did nothing to dissuade me from checking on 2021 (looks good, fellow Virgos) or to slow the trend of interest in astrology (both eastern and western), tarot, chakra work, and other books on the mystic arts and spiritualism. 

For those of you looking for answers in the stars, wondering what the Year of the Ox has in store, or wanting to balance your energy, here are some titles that might be just what you're looking for.

The Wild Unknown Tarot Deck and Guidebook by Kim Krans

This best-selling tarot set created by Kim Krans has 78 cards, each of them hand-drawn with images from the natural and animal worlds, and a guidebook that covers the basics of creating a tarot spread and interpreting each card.

Other tarot books and decks you might like:

Tarot of the Divine: A Deck and Guidebook Inspired by Deities, Folklore, and Fairy Tales from Around the World—these cards are illustrated using folktales, fairy tales, and fables from around the world.

The Ultimate Guide to Tarot: A Beginner's Guide to the Cards, Spreads, and Revealing the Mystery of the Tarot—a simple, comprehensive guide to all major and minor arcana, and beginners' reference to reading card layouts.

True Heart Intuitive Tarot, Guidebook and Deck—this new tarot set is from Rachel True, the actress best known for her role in the film The Craft, who is also a long-time tarot practitioner.

Chakra Healing: A Beginner's Guide to Self-Healing Techniques that Balance the Chakras by Margarita Alcantara

A best-selling guide to balancing the seven chakras of the body in order to achieve peace, balance, and emotional and physical healing. No previous knowledge or experience is needed to learn how to connect with your chakras through meditation, crystals, and other methods.

Other chakra books you might like:

Essential Chakra Yoga: Poses to Balance, Heal, and Energize the Body and Mind—how to use yoga to connect with your chakras through poses and breathing.

Essential Chakra Meditation: Awaken Your Healing Power with Meditation and Visualization—detailed descriptions of each chakra, along with guided meditations and mantras to unblock and balance them.

The Only Astrology Book You'll Ever Need by Joanna Martine Woolfolk

While there are many astrology books out there, Woolfolk's remains one of the most popular. Woolfolk has written monthly horoscope columns for several major publications and her book covers everything you need or want to know about the various types of signs, compatibility, the positive and negative aspects of each, and more.

Other astrology books you might like:

The Complete Guide to Astrology: Understanding Yourself, Your Signs, and Your Birth Chart—a new guide for both beginners and advanced practitioners that starts with the basics of astrology and then builds on them to understand your individual birth chart.

You Were Born for This: Astrology for Radical Self-Acceptance—a new best seller in the category, this book applies a modern approach to astrological traditions in order to understand your purpose, your needs, and your motivation.

Crystal Zodiac: An Astrological Guide to Enhancing Your Life with Crystals—learn which crystals to use for personal growth and mindfulness according to your astrological sign and planetary placements.

The Handbook of Chinese Horoscopes: 40th Anniversary Edition by Theodora Lau and Laura Lau

A revised edition of the popular tome on Chinese horoscopes that covers what each of the twelve animal signs represent and how they influence your life. The authors also provide a detailed look at compatibility between the signs with 144 relationship combinations.

Titles related to the Year of the Ox, which begins on February 12, 2021:

Moleskine Limited Edition Year of the Ox Notebook—Large, Red, Ruled (5" x 8.25"), designed with a beautiful red and gold cover and end papers decorated with images and symbols of good fortune.

Moleskine Limited Edition Chinese New Year Notebook—Large, Yellow, Hard Cover, Ruled/Lined (5" x 8.25"), 240 Pages, designed with traditional elements and flowers symbolizing longevity and prosperity.

Chinese Horoscopes 2021: Horoscope & Feng Shui 2021 - Year of the White Metal Ox—a detailed look at each Chinese zodiac sign's predictions for 2021 in love, health, wealth, and more.

Moonology Oracle Cards: A 44-Card Deck and Guidebook by Yasmin Boland

The top seller in Astrology at the time of this writing, these oracle cards use the power of the moon to provide answers to the seeker's questions. The cards are named for the phases of the moon, or the moon's position in the star signs or houses, and each corresponds to a specific area of life.

Other oracle cards you might like:

The Starseed Oracle: A 53-Card Deck and Guidebook—published in January, 2020 this set of cards to help unlock the gifts of your soul and discover your true self already has over 5,000 reviews and a five star rating.

Angels and Ancestors Oracle Cards: A 55-Card Deck and Guidebook—in this set, the path to empowerment lies in combining Celtic, Native American, Aboriginal and Earth-based spiritualties with the love and guidance of angels.

A Yogic Path Oracle Deck and Guidebook—each of these cards represents an aspect of the self and the wisdom of the Vedas to help the user access their inner wisdom and gain guidance for the present and future.

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