A couple of days ago I was given Astrology for Loversby Jonathan Dee, a boxed set containing a little book and a pack of divination cards on the theme of love. I admit I am something of a collector of fortune telling cards - I have far more sets than I need but I am always delighted to get another. This one certainly makes a nice Valentine's gift for a witch.
Astrology for Lovers is not a tarot deck, but a set of cards relating to astrological sun signs, moon signs and predictions based on planetary combinations.
You don't need to know a lot about astrology to use the deck and the first part of the book is a clear and simple introduction to astrology, explaining the significance of the sun, the moon and the planets and their positions in the sky.
The cards are also different from many divination decks in that the words on them are more important than the pictures. Each contains a detailed explanation of what it means, with images to complement the text rather than the other way around. This would be good for those who like a clear and precise explanation of a card rather than trying to remember what a specific card indicates, having to work it out from the picture or look it up in a book.
As the name suggests, Astrology for Lovers is specifically designed to answer questions of the heart. It suggests seven different ways to lay out the cards in order to find the right answer whether you are single and want to know about the eventual partner of your dreams or are in a relationship and would like to know where it is heading.
The last part of the book analyses the romantic compatibility of different sun signs. It tells me the match between myself and my hubby could be made in heaven or could be made in hell. I refuse to comment on that, on the grounds that I may incriminate myself :)
Astrology for Lovers (Book & Cards)is published by Cico Books. You can order it from Amazon.