Tarot for Troubled Times
Confront Your Shadow, Heal Your Self & Transform the World
Shaheen Miro, and Theresa Reed
Out of Darkness Comes the Light of Transformation
Each of us has a shadow that darkens our inner and outer lives. In Tarot for Troubled Times, Shaheen Miro and Theresa Reed show us how working with the shadow—facing it directly, leaning into it rather than away—releases power that can free ourselves from negative mental habits and destructive emotions to find healing ourselves and others. Tarot, as the authors show, offers a rich and subtle path for this profound transformation.
Through this book, you will discover a different approach to tarot, life, and self-empowerment.
- Befriend our shadow by working with the archetypes of the Major Arcana
- Discover—through affirmations, tarot prescriptions, and other healing modalities—how to empower ourselves and find our true voices
- Take our newly found powers and speak out so that we can become a helpful ally for the light and begin to do your greater work in the world
Tarot for Troubled Times is not just another book on how to read the tarot—the authors provide specialty readings and suggested practices for issues such as grief, addiction, depression, fear, anger, divorce, illness, abuse, and oppression, and provide practical suggestions for stepping up as an ally or leader so that you can shape social policies. With a selection of mindful, introspective tarot spreads, you’ll learn how the Tarot can help you rewrite your healing story and change your life, and help transform the world.
"Tarot for Troubled Times is a powerful and poignant spiritual handbook for breaking through self-limiting belief systems and stirring hope and awakening to new personal discoveries. Filled with journaling prompts, affirmations, and tarot reading spreads to deal with depression, anxiety, grief, addiction, this book will show you how to work through your own fears and inner shadowscapes and break detrimental cycles. Miro and Reed will inspire you to believe in your own magic. Heartfelt, encouraging, and beautifully written, Tarot for Troubled Times is a book of healing and personal evolution." -
Benebell Wen, author of Holistic Tarot
“Get ready to do some deep and powerful inner work with this book. Shaheen and Theresa do not pull any punches. They hold a mirror up to the reader in a way that is both empowering and challenging but much needed. Tarot for Troubled Times goes beyond Tarot 101 to the core of who we are, our energy as tarot readers, and what we can allow our lives to become. Through personal insights, rituals, meditations and reflective exercises you the authors lead us on a supportive journey through self-discovery and tarot card exploration. Tarot for Troubled Times is a treasure for any tarot reader or student.”
—Ethony Dawn, author of Your Tarot Court
“It’s sometimes 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 show you how to 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 try to force a smile on your faces. This is a real, honest handbook for peace of mind and I'm thrilled that it's in the world.”
— Melissa Cynova, author of Tarot Elements and Kitchen Table Tarot
“Are you ready to be empowered? Like Spirit speaking directly to you, Miro and Reed here share many paths to intentional, energy healing. Discover how healing yourself heals the world; how honoring yourself honors life. Through self-questioning and practices that are focused and enhanced by Tarot spreads, rituals, affirmations, birth and year energies, and elemental tools, this empowerment journey will be profound and deeply meaningful.”
—Mary K. Greer, author of Who Are You in the Tarot?