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Tarot by the Moon

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This is a great resource for tarot with a unique organizational structure and spin on the topic! I've read a lot of tarot books over the years, and this one has quickly become a new favorite!
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If you are tired of using the same three-card spread or wondered, should I use a different spread for this reading but weren’t sure where to begin? If so, this is the tarot book you will want to add to your library. Tarot by the Moon contains numerous ideas for tarot spreads covering a multitude of situations. There are rituals and practices ideas as well. The book is organized to sync with the moon’s cycle but feel free to use each spread and suggested spells anytime of year.
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What a great surprise this book was! This book does a fantastic job of breaking down tarot for the reader. It is not just a moon tarot book, although there is plenty of that in here, it is also a book on how to use tarot in your life. This a great reference book that is also easy to understand.

This is exactly the sort of book I see myself referring to again and again as I use tarot in my practice. It has a lot of information about tarot (numerology, symbols, colors, etc,) which helps the reader to interpret the cards. This breakdown is so good as it doesn’t just have a glossary to look up one specific card. I almost hate those, since it is not really intended to help you learn but to keep you relying on someone’s interpretation. This book gives you all you need to know about the cards in order to read them.

This book has so much good advice on working with the moon throughout the year. Each month’s moon is broken down into specific energies that work well for that month. You can also use the glossary to look up specific subjects or spells around what you need. The author encourages spells and rituals to help you get the most out of each moon’s energy. This book gives the reader plenty of spreads to help fine tune the message from the tarot. I so appreciated the questions for each spread and the ideas for meditating on what those cards really mean for your life.

This book is not just very useful, it is also quite beautiful. The spreads are easy to interpret with illustrations showing where to put what card. The information in this book is also easy to digest with highlights of important information easy to see at a glance. This is a good book for either beginners or more advanced tarot practitioners. I’d recommend this book for any tarot user who wants to get more from their cards.
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I honestly am a bit new to the whole tarot card/reading scene and I have found a lot of books to be unhelpful or basically the same thing regurgitated... but this right here was different. This was so amazing, so well thought out and truly useful. I found this book to be both beautiful to look at and also so helpful. I want to get my own physical copy of this book to have at hand for my own practice. I am so thankful to have been given a copy of this book as I now feel a little less lost when it comes to tarot.
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If you are going to buy one book on tarot this year make it this one. This is not for beginner tarot readers but perfect for intermediate readers wishing to dive deeper into their readings. Centred around the differing aspects of the full moon author Victoria Constantino directs readers on how to obtain more from their decks. Practical spells alongside the self improvement style of spells and rituals is also provided making this a well rounded book for your collection.
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This was so much more than I expected, and is worthy of both professionals and lovers of astrology and Tarot!
The book is beautifully illustrated and is set up in a simple user-friendly way. The author provides full explanations about moon phases, spells to energize intentions, and different types of card readings.  Overall, a great book to have in your collection.
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I have spent the past month with this book, and it has been fun and interesting. The introduction is quite standard to this type of book, adding information to help beginners as well as giving some food for thought for those of us who are already quite familiar with both tarot and the kind of simple spellwork the book provides us with.

On the whole this is a nice book to have as reference and inspiration more than anything else, in my opinion. The ideas behind the spreads are fun and inventive, the concept of a month by month structure makes this into something of a workbook, to pick up a couple of times per week whenever you feel the need to switch things up a bit.

Unfortunately, the layout is a little too simplistic, and this makes the book end up feeling like a school book instead of the inspirational reference book it strives to be. Even if black and white print is the only option, I felt that visually this book was lacking. Instruction-wise very clear and easy to understand, information-wise concise and encompassing, layout-wise dry and not very engaging. 
I have spent the past month with this book, and it has been fun and interesting. The introduction is quite standard to this type of book, adding information to help beginners as well as giving some food for thought for those of us who are already quite familiar with both tarot and the kind of simple spellwork the book provides us with.

On the whole this is a nice book to have as reference and inspiration more than anything else, in my opinion. The ideas behind the spreads are fun and inventive, the concept of a month by month structure makes this into something of a workbook, to pick up a couple of times per week whenever you feel the need to switch things up a bit.

Unfortunately, the layout is a little too simplistic, and this makes the book end up feeling like a school book instead of the inspirational reference book it strives to be. Even if black and white print is the only option, I felt that visually this book was lacking. Instruction-wise very clear and easy to understand, information-wise concise and encompassing, layout-wise dry and not very engaging.
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Each full moon of the year is represented through thematic tarot spreads, as well as other corresponding rituals and practices. Constantino's approach is thoughtful in connecting to lunar cycles and how to apply each activity and energy, drawing on ways to read and manifest, as each month unfolds into a year. Clear in instruction and rich in illustration, this is a must for all collections
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Tarot by the Moon: Spreads & Spells for Every Month of the Year by Victoria Constantino is an insightful read. A book that is a hybrid of Farmer's Almanac, a tarot technique book, divinatory technique, shadow work, and lunar occult ritual book
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Whether you are new to tarot or an experienced card reader this book will have something in it for you! The number of card spreads that are included in this book alone would make it worth the buy, but on top of that the book is full of information to help you learn the highly intuitive art of tarot, and the author has included many spells as well as information on related topics, making this book a fantastic handbook to accompany your tarot deck(s) of choice.  The book is laid out for the twelve monthly full moons, plus a section on blue moons, making it very easy to find information pertaining to any full moon of the year.  I appreciated that the author points out you are free to use any of the spreads and spells any time of the year they call to you.  I love this flexible and fluid approach, as only the card reader knows what she/he needs in that moment.  

Thank you NetGalley and Llewellyn Publications for the ARC of this book in exchange for my honest review.
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The structure of this book is easy to follow. I love the connection with the moon. If you’re into tarot and moon magic you need this book!

Thank you to the Publisher and Netgalley for the advanced e-reader copy. All opinions expressed are my own.
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If you are into Tarot and the moon, this book might be just what you are searching for. It gives you few tarot spreads for each month that you can do including some tips from the author. Would recommend!
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I can see this book appealing to so many people and it does bring something unique to the table. We have seen popular oracles that are associated with the moon and cycles, plus people charging their cards by the moon. This book combines rituals, tarot and spells altogether. This book has a good introduction  and I liked how it mentioned card combinations which few books do. The structure of the book is easy to follow and appropriate as it follows the moon cycle. You can use it throughout the year to guide your practice and what to focus on that month (indeed what part of that month cycle as well). I really appreciate the uniqueness, hardwork and thought that went into this book. If you are into mixing tarot with your witchcraft practice and are drawn to the moon and its cycle - this is the book for you. 

i recieved a free copy via netgalley in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and oppinions are my own.
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Tarot by the Moon: Spreads & Spells for Every Month of the Year by Victoria Constantino, is due for release in August 2021. It will be published by Llewellyn Publications, 2143 Wooddale Drive, Woodbury, MN 55125-2989. Because this book will not publish until next month, I am previewing and reviewing a pre-release digital copy. The published version will be a 7.5 inch by 9.25 inch paperback, with 264 pages. Copywrite by Victoria Constantino, ISBN: 978-0-7387-6712-3.

Tarot by the Moon begins with an Introduction that is more expanded than most Tarot books. The Introduction talks about the moon and its connection to cultures and spiritual practices, cartomancy and divination, and instructions for making the most of this book. It continues with a nicely-inclusive section called The Stance of this Book, followed by a meaty section called Interpreting the Tarot, which touches on general correspondences, the Minor Arcana suits, the Court Cards (including a handy table that discusses possible interpretations for multiple Court Cards in a reading), numerological correspondences, and a great list of individual symbols and suggested meanings. Next is a section dedicated to preparing for spells and rituals, which discusses tools such as the days of the week, the moon phases, unique moons, and colors, and their corresponding energies and influences.

The meat of this book is divided into 13 chapters, one for each calendar month of the year plus Chapter 13, which covers The Blue Moon. Each chapter begins with a brief description of the month’s moon and the general focuses of that month. The rest of each chapter is devoted to three parts: Spreads, Spells, and Sidebars, each of which is chock-full of moon-specific information, as well as spreads and their explanations, and spells that work well with the particular month and moon focus.

Each chapter also includes valuable Sidebars, covering topics such as Shuffling and Drawing Tarot Cards, The Art and Science of Meditation, The Significance of Numbers, Planting the Seeds of Intention, and Reading Patterns, to name a few. These Sidebars offer valuable “bonus information about the cards themselves, divination tools, suggestions for interpreting such circumstances as card pairs or repeating cards, and flower, crystal and animal symbolism in the Tarot.

The book finishes with a Conclusion, and Appendices on Meditations, a Full Moon Ritual, and Feng Shui, followed by a Bibliography that includes online resources as well as books.

This is not a how-to-read-the-Tarot book. There are no keyword lists or upright and reversed meanings for individual cards. However, Tarot by the Moon is not only a valuable guidebook for integrating the Tarot with the many energies and archetypal symbols associated with the moon, but also a handy repository of quite a bit of information regarding the use of divinatory tools, rituals and correspondences. In Tarot by the Moon, we learn of the importance of timing as we attempt to manifest our desires, and we explore the ebbs and flows of the patterns of the moon’s powers, through each individual month and through the cycle of the moon throughout the year. Tarot by the Moon offers a way for a new reader to delve into the hows and whys of divination and card interpretation, and it belongs in the library of anyone who reads Tarot for others. Tarot by the Moon also offers each of us the opportunity to expand our connection to the cycles of nature and to our own spirituality via the moon and the cards of the Tarot.

Victoria Constantino is a seasoned tarot practitioner and seeker of visionary wisdom who spent more than a decade as an editor and publisher of literary fiction and non-fiction, and was the managing editor of a prominent women’s lifestyle magazine. Victoria left the publishing field in order to focus on her own writing and spiritual practice. She has published her own books, fiction, poetry, and instructional guides for the business publisher. She attended the University of Oxford and holds a master’s degree in writing. You can learn more about her at her website, victoriaconstantino.com. 

Reviewed by Raushanna of PaganPages.Org
https://paganpages.org/emagazine/2021/07/01/book-review-tarot-by-the-moon-by-victoria-constantino/
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Lots of really great ideas of spreads and spells based on moon cycles! I can’t wait to see what the finished spreads look like in the finished copy.
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I received this as an ARC (Advanced Reader Copy) in return for an honest review. I thank NetGalley, the publisher and the author for allowing me to read this title. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own. 

Tarot by the Moon focuses on working with each lunar cycle throughout the year, focusing on a different aspect of life during each month. Each month has several tarot spread and rituals that you can perform. Overall, a great resource to have as a beginner and even professional tarot reader.
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I have been reading Tarot for almost 30 years and this book was fantastic. I learned so many new tips and it would definitely be a fantastic book for not only a beginner but also a long time Tarot reader. Highly recommend!
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This is a very powerful and transformative guide to tarot . I felt it was very comprehensive and very easy to understand. I really gained some knowledge from this book. It's delightful. I would definitely recommend this book.
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It's been a few years since I picked up a new tarot book, because frankly, they all kinda feel the same after a while. As a self-proclaimed moon witch, I've begun living my life according to the lunar cycle and I continually enrich my life with moon magick, I was delighted to discover Tarot by the Moon! I love the concept of working with each lunar cycle throughout the year, focusing on a different aspect of life during each month. This book delivered a beautiful array of content for each theme, and I appreciate the encouragement to choose what you need instead of feeling obligated to go with the current month. Each month comes packed with several tarot spreads AND rituals on the theme, with illustrations throughout. I found these tarot spreads to be refreshing and inspiring -- both in their construction and in the questions asked/answered. I've tried several of them in readings for myself and others, all of which delivered really nice results; this was especially exciting for me, as I tend to have more satisfying readings when creating my own spreads vs. following those created by others. Perhaps one of my favorite things about Tarot by the Moon is the infusion of bonus content all throughout its pages. A snippet here that dives deeper into card shuffling, a highlight there on charging your crystals and using them in readings, even an interview with a well-known tarot reader! This book is beautiful to look at, full of valuable content, and left me feeling refreshed an inspired. I loved it so much I instantly pre-ordered my own physical copy to keep on my witchy reference shelf.
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Thorough and insightful, this book is a must-have for any witch's shelf.  Just the introduction alone has a wealth of knowledge that anyone could benefit from.
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