Tarot Court Cards for Beginners by Leeza Robertson

Tarot Court Cards for Beginners by Leeza Robertson

If you have ever studied the Tarot you will know only too well that it has a predisposition towards describing events, circumstances and outcomes. This bias also appears within most books on Tarot card meanings. Generally speaking the Major Arcana within a deck reveal important life-changing events whilst the Minor Arcana cards tend to refer to incidental experiences. To many students the third aspect of the Tarot, namely the Court cards, tend to be overlooked for they describe people rather than predict upcoming events. And as we all know people and their…

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Llewellyn’s Complete Book of Tarot by Anthony Louis

Llewellyn’s Complete Book of Tarot: A Comprehensive Resource by Anthony Louis

Whilst the history of the Tarot card’s can be traced back to the early-17th century most of our current understanding of how it works as a fortune-telling device is a lot more recent than that. Most decks these days draw their references from the early days of Tarot’s renaissance – a period of expanded interest in occult matters that occurred between 1880 and the 1930s. This was a time when Tarot was essentially used by only a few occultists and even only working within the context of the teachings of…

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365 Tarot Spells by Sasha Graham

365 Tarot Spells by Sasha Graham365 Tarot Spells by Sasha Graham

The Tarot has developed greatly over the past few decades and its exponential rise in popularity has meant that it has become the definitive teaching system for most students who are working within the sphere of magick and the occult. At some point in their studies of the Tarot most readers begin to notice that not only do the cards reveal the future but that they also seem to manifest their own sense of magick. This is this an aspect of the Tarot that has been rather less well documented…

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Tarot Interactions by Deborah Lipp

Tarot Interactions by Deborah Lipp

A common error that is found in even professional Tarot readers is to view each card as an individual statement of potential activity or impending action. A good Tarot reader will see beyond these rather limited ideas and will understand that deeper interpretation is held within a Tarot spread—not so much as a result of interpreting specific cards but in the close, or symbiotic, relationship that each card holds to its neighbours. Very few Tarot books these days really reveal these connections or even consider this most important element to…

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Secrets of the Waite-Smith Tarot by Marcus Katz and Tali Goodwin

Secrets of the Waite-Smith Tarot by Marcus Katz and Tali Goodwin

The Rider-Waite Tarot is the most popular Tarot deck in use today. In fact, its position as the grand-daddy of all Tarot decks is evident when you see just how many imitators and replications it has spawned since it was published way back in 1910. As popular as it has become, the deck carries with it a rather dark and contentious history—one which, until the publication of Secrets of the Waite-Smith Tarot by Marcus Katz and Tali Goodwin has not been fully told. In their book, these highly respected writers on…

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Holistic Tarot by Benebell Wen

Holistic Tarot by Benebell Wen

Most of the beginner guides to learning the Tarot focus upon the task of getting the student up and running as quickly as possible, All too often, though, this is at the expense of teaching key Tarot philosophy concepts. In her book Holistic Tarot: An Integrative Approach to Using Tarot for Personal Growth‘ Benebell Wen takes this same traditional approach to teaching students the basics of Tarot card divination but significantly expands upon its core concepts and esoteric principles. The very fact that her book is itself over 800 pages…

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Tarosophy by Marcus Katz

Tarosophy by Marcus KatzTarosophy by Marcus Katz

Tarosophy is a term that emerged into the consciousness of writer, researcher and magickian Marcus Katz following his work on the Abramelin ritual some years ago. The word is a fusion of ‘tarot’ and the root of the Greek word for ‘wisdom’ and he describes it as meaning the Wisdom of the Tarot and refers specifically to …the living (divine) wisdom of the art and science of Tarot as practiced by Tarosophists. In Tarosophy: Tarot to Engage Life, Not Escape It, Katz also states …that tarot is an emergent system of…

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365 Tarot Spreads by Sasha Graham

365 Tarot Spreads by Sasha Graham

Learning different Tarot spreads is probably one of those areas of Tarot divination that students of the cards probably focus on least. Other than the Celtic Cross Spread or 3 and 5 card spreads, it is relatively rare for even professional Tarot readers to use the more advanced spreads. This is a pity as many Tarot readers are missing out on a powerful area of Tarot divination. If you are this sort of reader, you should remember that using the right spread is as important as understanding the cards’ meanings.…

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Tarot Beyond the Basics by Anthony Louis

Tarot Beyond the Basics by Anthony Louis

It is often said that learning Tarot is like learning to play chess. You can pick up the basics in a weekend but it takes a lifetime to master. Where the Tarot differs from chess though is that, whilst it is primarily a system of divination, working with the cards forms an integral part of a process of self-initiation and inner insight. This means that the more you learn about the Tarot, the more you learn about yourself. Therefore, if you are new to the Tarot, or have only devoted…

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