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Editorial note: I received a copy of Old Stars, New Light by Daniel Guirchovitch in exchange for a review. All opinions are my own.
As an avid reader and someone who dabbles in astrology and Tarot, I recently had the pleasure of delving into the captivating pages of “Old Stars, New Light” by Daniel Guirchovitch.
This unique book, edited by Joyce Foxcroft and beautifully illustrated by Natasha Vsevolodskaya, is a tapestry of celestial wisdom, thought-provoking dialogues, and intriguing insights that transcend the boundaries of conventional divination.
So, what’s it all about? ❤️
Old Stars, New Light by Daniel Guirchovitch
Dialogues with Destiny
From the moment I opened the book, I was drawn into a world where the mystical met the practical, and ancient traditions danced with contemporary wisdom.
The author’s 30 hours of dialogues with his friend and mentor, Elias, form the backbone of this book, redefining the fundamentals of astrology while delving into more advanced topics like declination, planetary speed, House systems, and chart synthesis.
What sets this book apart is that it doesn’t just present astrological concepts but invites you into a conversation, making it accessible to both beginners and seasoned astrologers.
Astrology Meets Tarot
The section connecting astrology to Tarot is a revelation. Guirchovitch doesn’t merely offer standard interpretations; he redefines individual Tarot cards, providing invaluable pointers for readings.
The integration of astrology and Tarot in a fresh and meaningful way allows readers to explore the profound connections between these two ancient divinatory systems, offering new layers of insight and depth to their practice.
The inclusion of rune readings is yet another gem in this literary treasure trove. Guirchovitch not only covers casting techniques and historical roots but also redefines individual Elder Futhark runes.
For someone like me, who has been curious about runes but didn’t know where to start, this section is an illuminating introduction.
Navigating the Cosmic Encyclopedia
What truly impressed me about Old Stars, New Light is its ability to cater to a wide range of readers. Whether you’re a seasoned astrologer with decades of experience, a Tarot enthusiast, or a novice looking to dip your toes into the waters of divination, this book offers something of value.
For the seasoned practitioner, it serves as a comprehensive reference manual, diving into the depths of astrological intricacies and Tarot symbolism with fresh perspectives that can rekindle one’s passion for these ancient arts.
As Anthony S. Picco, the host of the Cosmic Tuesdays internet radio show, aptly put it, even after years of practice, there are still new ideas and pointers to be gleaned from this work.
It’s like having a vast cosmic encyclopedia at your fingertips, ready to guide you on your celestial journey, no matter where you are on your path of exploration and self-discovery.
The book’s length might seem intimidating at first glance, but it’s more like an infinite resource than a conventional read-from-cover-to-cover book.
You can open it at random and find yourself engrossed in a topic that requires contemplation. It’s a reference book, a companion, and a source of inspiration all in one.
What sets Old Stars, New Light apart is its exploration of interconnectedness. The author skillfully weaves together the threads of astrology, Tarot, and runes, offering readers a holistic view of how these practices can help us better understand ourselves and our place in the universe.
In a world that often feels disconnected, this book reminds us of the profound connections that shape our lives.
In conclusion, “Old Stars, New Light” is a must-read for anyone interested in astrology, Tarot, or runes, and for those who seek a deeper understanding of themselves and the world around them.
It’s a book that invites you into a conversation with the cosmos, and with each turn of the page, you’ll discover new insights that will enrich your journey of self-discovery.
Daniel Guirchovitch has not only joined the millennia-long procession of astrologers but has also illuminated our path with fresh perspectives and profound wisdom.
As the pages of this book turn, you’ll find yourself grateful for the gift he has shared with the world. 🌟