I got an advanced peek at Shaheen Miro and Theresa Reed’s new book, Tarot for Troubled Times. I got it at a time in which a lot of my clients and friends were feeling stuck or broken. As if they were suffocating. I am not a big fan of ‘love and light’ as a response to brokenness, because I think that should come after. After the reckoning. After the healing. That kind of sparkly energy is annoying as hell when you’re just trying to get through the day without bursting into tears at Target.
This book speaks to people in that place. In the place of ‘stuck’. In the in-between of good and awful. It’s a difficult world, and we need more books that work as grief doulas. This is one of those books. Here is what I wrote when I first read it, and still holds today.
“Sometimes it’s a little disheartening to see the saccharine, “love and light” posts all over the internet. Sometimes, you are stuck in the dark and twisties, and you need someone to meet you there, take your hand, and show you the way out.
This is the book for those times. Shaheen Miro and Theresa Reed welcome in the shadow side of life, give you tools to deal with it, and teach you how to embrace it, make it a shield or a weapon, and walk forward with confidence. This book is a safe space for those who struggle, and isn’t arrogant enough to force a smile on their faces. This is a real, honest handbook for peace of mind and I’m thrilled that it’s in the world. “