“For centuries, the Tarot has been used to answer questions about love and romance. From teenage girls in Renaissance Italy to contemporary cartomancers, the cards have been shuffled and spread in search of tall, dark strangers.”
So begins Chapter One – Tarot’s Romantic History in Tall Dark Stranger – Tarot for Love and Romance by Corrine Kenner. Romance is a mystery of the heart that bring many to the Tarot to search for answers, and Ms. Kenner has written a book that explores exactly how tarot can do that. In Part 1: History and Mystery, the Elements of Attraction are explored as they relate to the tarot, as are the Astrological influences on the Major Arcana that have an effect on our relationships. Deciphering all these signs and symbols to understand how they teach us about our love relationships is a true art, and Kenner is a master at explaining things in language you can understand.
Part II consists of detailed definitions of all the cards, as they relate to love and relationships and beyond. Over all, Tall Dark Stranger is a well rounded book, never forgetting the most common reason people turn to the tarot in the first place, the quest for love. This book goes beyond the love match, and would make an excellent starter book for the novice tarot enthusiast, as well as a great addition to the experienced reader’s library.
As it says on the back of the book, Corrine Kenner is a certified Tarot Master who specializes in bringing metaphysicial subjects down to earth. She holds a bachelor’s degree in philosophy and she has taught Tarot classes and workshops since 1998. She’s also a nice person, I’ve met her and went to one of her workshops. She even gets personal in the introduction and talks about the reading she gave herself when she first met her husband.
So if you’re looking for love, love the tarot, or just want a good book written by a seasoned Tarot professional with a fun and informative voice, Tall Dark Stranger just might be your perfect match.