From the Back Cover
The tarot is rich in images, some of which can seem daunting or alarming. However, they are all symbolic and shouldn not be taken literally. Some cards are often misunderstood because of their names or illustrations, but in Tarot for Life and Love Jane Struthers shows how to gain the greatest insight from them in order to understand your relationships.
This card describes the fundamental and profound change, oftern of a psychological nature. It denotes the end of one phase in life and the beginning of the next. This may involve having to start again from scratch. It very rarely refers to a physical death.
The Hanged Man
When this card appears it indicates the need to view life from a completely different angle. This will lead to a re-evaluation of the current circumstances. It can also show that patience is needed while a situation remains in limbo.
Radical, sudden change is likely, possibly leading to loss of prestige or self-esteem. The situation will have been building for some time and there is a sense of inevitability about what develops. Therefore this card can sound a timely warning.
Wheel of Fortune
This card reminds us that nothing in life is static. Everything changes, whether it is enjoyable or stressful. The wheel of life continues to turn so we cannot be complacent or take things for granted. What goes up must come down.
Some form of enslavement or addiction is indicated by this card, which has no links with witchcraft or possession. Instead, it shows an inability or reluctance to break free from a situation or relationship, even though there may bean escape route.
A fresh start is described by this card. The question is whether it is a wise move or an act of folly. Is it an impetuous leap into the dark or a carefully calculated risk? Should we listen to advice or ignore all dissenting voices?
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About the Author
Jane Struthers has studied the tarot, palmistry and astrology since she was fourteen. As Gemini Jane, she wrote a daily astrology column for the Sun newspaper from 1998 - 2000, and is now resident astrologer at Bella, one of Britain's most popular weekly magazines. She also teaches astrology and tarot at the London School of Astrology, and appears regularlly on radio and television. She is the author of many books, including Tell Your Own Fortune (published in the US as Read Your Future), her first book for Kyle Cathie, and The Book of Destinies, which has been published in twelve countries across the world.