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Review: The Tarot Apothecary – shifting personal energies using tarot, aromatherapy, and simple everyday rituals

Author: Ailynn E. Halvorson

Llewellyn Publications


ISBN #978-0-7387-7133-5

The Tarot Apocathecary is a 305-page book that acts as a guide for working with Tarot archetypes, meditation, numerology, essential oils, crystals, mantras, and magical teas. I really appreciate the subtitle that Halvorson used for her book – especially using the term “shifting personal energies”. This is a conscious shifting, an expansion of how the reader sees themselves and the energy around them. In her introduction, Halvorson makes it very clear that it is up to each individual to decide how they want to work with different energies.

The book is divided into three parts: Part 1 – Discovering Self and the Energies That Surround You, addresses The Tarot Apocathery Approach, the Tarot Archetypes, The Power of Numerology, and Elemental Energies and the Archetypes. Part 2 – Pulling It All Together, addresses An Introduction To Essential Oils, Blending Essential Oils, Adding Crystals and Gemstones, Mantras, and Creating Simple Everyday Ritual. Part 3 – What’s Next, addresses Expanding The Tarot Apocathery Approach and Introducing The Apothecary Approach to Others.

Some of the wisdom in this book includes simple rituals with the Queens, messages from each card (as well as the card meaning (including the downside)), the energy of each card, and how to include essential oils, elemental energy, and working with your community.

The Appendix includes a guide to essential oils that includes their Element, Plant Part, Blending Note, Scent Group, Plant Family, Extraction Method, and Precautions.

At the end of the book is a listing of resources.

This book is an amazing tool for personal growth for any individual, using numerous avenues to expand individual awareness and knowledge.

(c) December 2022 Bonnie Cehovet

Reproduction is prohibited without written permission from the author.

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Posted by on December 25, 2022 in Tarot


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