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
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.
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.
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.
This ingenious guide contains spreads used hundreds of years ago by occult scholars such as Nostradamus and modern spreads inspired by today's visionaries. Expert tarot author Liz Dean has also created spreads based on the questions most often asked of professional tarot readers and teachers. The Ultimate Guide to Tarot Spreads gives you over 70 new and classic tarot card layouts for love, money, and success that can help you answer your questions accurately when reading for yourself and others. Easily learn the meanings of the cards, the major and minor arcana, as you try out dozens of spreads. Organized by question subject with layouts in stunning full-color, beginners will find they can easily begin doing readings for themselves and others. Advanced tarotists will enjoy the challenge of the more complex layouts, while every one on their tarot journey, will delight in discovering new ways to see story of their lives - and to have their important questions answered through these magical cards.
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.
Lay your future out before you with tarot cards. Once you know how to interpret them, you can understand yourself and others better and be able to accurately predict what’s going to happen in the future. This is an accessible and easy guide that teaches you how to use the tarot. Fenton’s guidelines combined with the reader’s intuition makes using the cards easy and fun. She provides the meaning of each card and suggestions for spreads that can be used for a variety of purposes from focusing on the consequences of a particular situation to resolving a particular question to providing clarity on personal relationships. She also shows us how to link the cards together in a life narrative. By Sasha Fenton. 224 page Paperback.
This easy-to-use tarot guide features over three dozen spreads for answering questions about romance, career, finance, and more. Sample readings from the author's practice illustrate how to put the cards together to see the overall theme of a tarot reading. Perfect for beginners, this book also includes a list of upright and reversed card meanings and keywords for all seventy-eight cards.
Many people don’t know what to do when a card appears upside down in a tarot spread. This book helps you become more comfortable and confident when these topsy-turvy cards dance into your readings. Join author Leeza Robertson as she explores five distinct areas of energy related to reversals: blocks, protection, mirror, shadow, and retrograde. This system of reading reversals is a simple way to deepen your connection to the cards and receive the guidance they have to offer.
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.
Use the Power of Correspondences to Breathe New Life and Magic into Your Tarot Practice Correspondences are woven into the structure of every modern deck. Focusing on four main systems of correspondences—the elements, astrology, numbers, and Kabbalah—this remarkable book helps you integrate the images, associations, and myths that have allowed the tarot to resonate across many centuries and cultures. Author T. Susan Chang provides comprehensive correspondence tables for court cards, majors, minors, and the four suits, making this book your must-have resource whether you're a student, professional reader, spiritual seeker, or magical practitioner. Tarot Correspondences also shares methods for working with correspondences in readings, focusing on elements, astrology, numbers, or Kabbalah separately or in combination. You'll also discover meditation and visualization exercises, creative interpretation techniques, and tips for using correspondences to enhance spells and magical rituals. With this book, you'll create a powerful system that helps you journey deep into the cards and strengthen your practice.
This book encourages you to befriend your deck, personalize your spreads, and create a tarot journal. It's not just filled with keywords, descriptions, or correspondences. Discover how to use the cards for creative writing, meditation, and connecting to spirit guides. Learn how your deck can be an agent of change through invocations and seasonal rituals. Jaymi Elford's guidance inspires you to think outside the norm, follow your own path, and honor your unique interpretations of tarot.