Having existed for hundreds of years as a tool for divination and covert social and philosophical commentary, Tarot Cards are a powerful tool used by Wtiches, Pagans, Occultists, and many other practitioners of the magical arts. Discover how they can aid you, and what mysterious powers and insights
Tarot is like a puzzle or a work of art—and a great way to maximize intuition and have fun, too. In this insightful, imaginative look at interpretation, two of the best-known authors in the field examine 122 card layouts, complete with instructions on when and how to use them. Learn the basics; read personality and year cards in a way that's specifically related to your own interests; and explore larger cards and networks of cards. Featuring a rich variety of approaches—including Cycle of the Year (with 20 major layouts), tarot and astrology, and Arthur A. Waite and Aleister Crowley's Golden Dawn System—this guide contains the tools for finding answers to life's pressing questions.
About one of the most popular Tarot decks worldwide, this book by Aleister Crowley explains his deck in his own words how to interpret the numerological, Qabalistic and astrological symbolism mingled with his Tarot.
Starting with the basics—choosing the best pack, understanding the deck and its structure, asking the right questions—this comprehensive guide to working with Tarot provides all the information needed to do a full reading. On colorfully, sumptuously illustrated pages unfold the mysteries of each card’s symbolic meaning. From the Magician to the Fool, the Lovers to the Hermit, every beautifully presented entry features a picture of the card, as well as keywords and phrases, astrological affinities, and a full interpretation. In-depth advice on laying out spreads for every day, relationships, revelations, and destiny help unlock the secrets of the past, present, and future. With everything from historical background to smart tips for developing skills and knowledge, this truly is the Tarot bible newcomers can depend on!
Find in-depth interpretations of each card from the Major and Minor Arcana, an explanation of the Tarot's origins, and how the Tarot can be used in divination and meditation through this fantastic book, Tarot for Beginners
Discover everything you ever wanted to know about the world's most popular tarot deck. The Ultimate Guide to the Rider Waite Tarot details the ten most important symbols on each and every card in the deck complete with hundreds of illustrations for easy use. In addition to an explanation of the symbols, each card is given a brief interpretation by topic.
Discover newly revealed secrets, hidden for a century, about the fascinating origins of the most widely used tarot system in the world. With never-before-seen material from Arthur Edward Waite’s own secret order, an exploration of the world that inspired Pamela Colman Smith, and a practical guide to interpreting the cards, Secrets of the Waite-Smith Tarot will breathe new life into your readings. Drawing on Waite’s unpublished writings, historic photographs of Smith, and much more, Secrets of the Waite-Smith Tarot unlocks the symbols and correspondences of the cards. Explore the comparisons between the court cards and the stage characters that influenced Smith; learn about her intuitive understanding of the Tree of Life and how that wisdom is reflected in her minor arcana. From stunning artwork and sample spreads to influential colors and music, this groundbreaking book draws back the curtain to reveal the true legacies of Waite and Smith.
The two volumes of Seventy-Eight Degrees of Wisdom have inspired a whole generation of tarot students. It has often been described by readers, booksellers, and teachers as the "Bible of tarot readers." It is also often cited as one of the landmark books in modern tarot, and it helped to launch the "Tarot Renaissance" of the 1980s. The two texts-one for The Major Arcana and one for The Minor Arcana--appear together in this volume.
Learning the Tarot is a complete course on how to use the tarot cards for personal guidance. The 19 lessons in the course cover the basics and then move gradually into more advanced concepts. Exercises and sample responses for each lesson help you learn and practice. For simplicity, only one easy layout is used throughout the course - the Celtic Cross Spread. Learning the Tarot focuses in detail on the actual process of discovering meaning in the cards. Lessons cover topics such as how to consider one card by itself, how to look for card pairs, and how to create the "story" of a reading. A convenient reference section contains two pages of information for each card including a picture from the popular Waite deck, a description, keywords, action phrases and suggestions for cards with similar and opposite meanings.
Courtney Weber has been teaching Tarot and speaking at Tarot symposia around the country for a decade. In response to the numerous requests she has received over the years, Weber created Tarot for One, a personal workbook and resource guide designed to help form interpretations directly applicable to self-readings. In Weber’s clean, clear style, this book explores the Fool, the Major Arcana, the Court Cards, Cups, Wands, Swords, and Pentacles, as well as what she calls the tough cards, reversals, practice spreads, and next steps. She includes common associations as well as extensive exercises to unlock readers’ own interpretations for connecting personal journeys with the archetypical Tarot. Readers will learn to let the voice of the Tarot come through without overlaying too much of their own “stuff” during a reading. Tarot for One includes dozens of original Tarot spreads and layouts, which have been repeatedly proven both fun and effective in Weber’s classes and workshops. It also contains tips on finding a deck, honing a Tarot practice, and avoiding common self-reading pitfalls. This is the essential guide for your personal journey with the Tarot.
Say goodbye to ceremonial robes, incense, candles, and oils. Donald Tyson presents a new, easy way to perform ritual magic with only one tool: tarot. From manipulating elemental forces of nature to making potent charms, all ceremonial rituals can be performed with a standard 78-card deck. Tyson's efficient system of tarot magic is based on the Golden Dawn tradition, which corresponds with tarot imagery. He teaches how to work magic on the astral level by projecting one's awareness into the ritual tarot layout. Learn how to set up an astral temple, build an altar, cast a magic circle, and create a triangle through which to actualize your purpose. This innovative guide to tarot magic also includes rituals related to unions, banishing, and evoking elementals. Previously sold as Portable Magic.
In Focus Tarot provides the essentials to quickly get you started practicing tarot card reading. Tarot cards and readings have been used since the eighteenth century as a divination tool in seeking answers to past, present, and future events, in addition to guidance and support. Their popularity continues to this day. But how do you start? With In Focus Tarot, author Steven Bright breaks down the essentials to get you started right away. Bright first thoroughly explains each of the major and minor arcanas, then presents both traditional and newer tarot card placements (called tarot spreads). He also provides professional tips and tricks to becoming a successful tarot reader.
Wild Magic invokes the power of the Wildwood—the Green Man and Green Woman, as well as all the living archetypes of the forest, such as Herne the Hunter and Robin-in-the-Hood. Journey across time to the pre-Celtic world where primal forces, in the guise of animal, bird, and fish, roamed free and opened doorways into the otherworld of the Ancestors. With chapters on the Lore of the Wild, the Wheel of the Year, shamanic methods of examining the wild, and meditations designed to enable personal encounters with Wildwood archetypes, as well as newly crafted rituals enabling readers to celebrate festivals such as the Midsummer and Midwinter Solstices, the book takes a fresh and informed look at a set of ancient traditions applied to the present.
Learn how tarot cards can unlock the secrets of the past, present, and future in the latest book of the Modern Witchcraft series. For centuries, witches have used the tarot to seek insights into the past, present, and future. Today, a new generation is discovering the wonder of divining through the cards. Expert tarot reader Skye Alexander shares the many meanings of the cards within the Major and Minor Arcana. Featuring twelve of the most popular spreads and easy-to-follow explanations of how tarot readings can be interpreted, The Modern Witchcraft Book of Tarot is the essential guide for successful, insightful tarot readings.
Tarot Made Simple makes learning the art of reading tarot cards approachable and stimulating. This unique guide book will teach you to lay out tarot spreads and quickly interpret them for your own daily readings, or longer term readings for friends and family. Formatted with a unique split-page design, the top pages of this guide present dozens of tarot spreads, ranging from the classic Celtic Cross to specialized layouts for relationships, money and career, home, and creativity. The bottom pages include interpretations for each of the 78 cards of the tarot from renowned tarot reader, Liz Dean, which you can easily flip through and reference. There's no need to awkwardly turn pages in several books while you learn to give readings. This beautifully formatted, full-color guide gives you tarot layouts for every concern, with the ability to read them instantly.
Discover fun and easy ways to use the tarot cards with this hardcover, full-color guide. Llewellyn's Little Book of Tarot is an ideal introduction to using the 78 cards to enhance your life and build a successful divination practice. You'll find an impressive collection of activities, tips, and prompts that allow you to go at your own pace and explore what reading style works best. Tarot expert Barbara Moore provides a thorough interpretation of each card, explaining the most important elements of it. She also presents sample cards from a variety of decks, helping you understand how tarot symbols and imagery appear in different artists' work. You'll even delve into divination techniques outside the cards, such as bibliomancy, meditation, and more. 6 1/2" x 4 7/8" Hard cover book by Barbara Moore with 235 pages.
Meet the people and personalities of the tarot in a whole new way with Your Tarot Court. This book gives you the confidence you need to tackle the trickiest part of any deck: the court cards. You'll explore the tarot court archetypes and discover new ways to identify and work with these enigmatic cards. Your Tarot Court is designed with contemporary readers in mind?it discusses gender as a social construct, translates the royal hierarchy for a modern world, and more. Professional reader Ethony Dawn guides you through the court, offering techniques, spreads, and interpretations that make the cards more accessible and understandable. This enlightening guide helps improve your understanding of yourself and the people around you by removing the mysteries shrouding these noble figures. Llewellyn publications by Ethony Dawn. 239 pages, 9" x 6" soft cover.
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. 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. 9" x 6" soft cover book by Shaheen Miro & Theresa Reed with 270 pages.