Learn to read with your own voice and get the answers to all of your questions. For years, Melissa Cynova has been sitting down with friends and neighbors who are curious about the tarot. She's heard all the questions and misconceptions that can confuse newcomers (and sometimes more experienced readers, too). Kitchen Table Tarot was written as a guide for anyone looking for no-nonsense lessons with a warm, friendly, and knowledgeable teacher. Join Melissa as she shares straightforward guidance on decks, spreads, card meanings, and symbols. Filled with real-life examples and personal explanations of what it's like to read the cards, this book tells it like it is and provides the information you need to read with confidence. Praise: "Cynova's debut book struts forward to lead the pack with its authentic voice, candid and nimble teaching approach, and ability to pare down the principles and experience of reading tarot to its essentials . . . Exemplary. Eminent. Authoritative. A veritable gem." —Benebell Wen, author of Holistic Tarot "A punch-in-the-gut teaching guide to the tarot . . . illustrating how much the tarot encourages each of us to find our own unique language and meanings when we begin this journey."—Terry Iacuzzo, author of Small Mediums at Large "Melissa Cynova has written one of the most accessible, relatable tarot books ever. Pull up a chair, pop a cold one, and get ready for some straight-talking tarot lessons that will have you slinging the cards like a tarot badass in no time at all!"—Theresa Reed, author of The Tarot Coloring Book “I’ve read many books about tarot readings, but this one is my favorite book so far.”—Library Noire “This book is a major asset to anyone curious about tarot . . . Reading KITCHEN TABLE TAROT genuinely feels like sitting down with her and getting a whole workshop series delivered one-on-one.”—Amber Unmasked
Kitchen Table Tarot is a book about real life tarot reading for real people. With down and dirty advice from Melissa Cynova, this book tells it like it is and helps you read the cards for yourself and others.
Once reserved for mystics and seers, the tarot is one of the best tools for boosting your creativity and shifting your imagination into high gear. Famous authors such as John Steinbeck and Stephen King have used the tarot deck to tap into deep wells of inspiration, and you can enliven your own writing the same way—whether you craft short stories, novels, poetry, nonfiction, or even business proposals. This book on reading tarot cards and applying them to your writing will guide you through each stage of the creative process, from fleshing out a premise to promoting a finished work. Enhance your storytelling technique through over 500 enjoyable writing prompts, exploratory games for groups and individuals, tarot journaling, and other idea-stimulating activities that call upon the archetypal imagery and multi-layered symbolism in the tarot. Infuse flair and originality into your work as you learn to: • Interpret symbols, myths, and learn to read all seventy-eight cards in the tarot card deck • Use classic tarot layouts and spreads to structure your story • Brainstorm story ideas and develop dialogue and plot • Create detailed settings, powerful scenes, and dynamic characters • Overcome writer's block and breathe new life into existing projects As a writer, you hold the power of creation in your hands. By exploring the tarot and incorporating it into your writing practice, you will set your creative potential soaring to new heights.
Reading tarot can be an incredible, illuminating experience. The cards offer valuable insights and guidance into many aspects of our lives, from relationships to career to personal growth. But learning how to interpret each card can feel overwhelming. Many tarot decks come with instructions - little white books that give short descriptions for each card - but they don’t always put tarot into modern-day context, or offer the level of detail you’re looking for. Going Beyond the Little White Book sets out to change all of that. Here, you’ll find up-to-date interpretations for all 78 tarot cards, including: - Questions and prompts to help you make personal connections to each card; - Tips on how to interpret cards that appear as challenges versus opportunities; - Meditations for every card; - And more! Whether you’re just starting out as a tarot reader, or want to refresh your knowledge of the cards, the book will give you practical interpretations to help you understand tarot in a whole new way.
Author: Anthony Louis
Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide
Release Date: 2010-09-08
Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit
Tarot Plain and Simple by Anthony Louis is the book you've been waiting for! As the title indicates, this book presents the Tarot in clear language that anyone can understand. If you've had trouble learning the Tarot, this book gives the meaning of each and every one of the 78 Tarot cards—both in simple terms and in-depth ones, both upright interpretations and those for when a card is drawn reversed. Illustrations are from the elegant and mystic Robin Wood Tarot. This book leaves nothing out! It includes an overview of the history of the Tarot and suggests why this divinatory method works from a scientific point of view. It even includes several spreads and example readings. That way you can see exactly how the Tarot works, how the cards play off of each other and how to give a reading. Turn to any page and see how you can learn meanings and interpretations. The Five of Cups shows a cloaked person with head down and three of five cups knocked over, spilling their contents. Upright the card means "mourning." But the key words and phrases give you so much more. It can also mean regret, sadness, loss of trust, an emotional letdown, betrayal in love, and much more. How can you tell which expression best fits the card? It depends upon where it falls in the spread and the cards that surround or lead up to it. This is explained in the clear but comprehensive section on Tarot card spreads, and is illustrated in the sample readings. If you have been waiting for an ideal book to help you learn the Tarot, this is it. The longer you wait, the longer it will be before you can give effective Tarot readings. Get out that Tarot deck and get this book today!
Young Blood, Old Magic: A No-Nonsense Approach to the Ancient Art of Reading Tarot You do not need to learn the tarot because you already know it. It is from this radical jumping off point that WTF Is Tarot breaks down the ancient art of cartomancy. This fresh, accessible and sometimes cheeky guide sheds a holistic light on how to read tarot, from the foundation of magic itself to understanding those tricky court cards to offering readings to others. In WTF Is Tarot, author and tarot reader Bakara Wintner unpacks the magic of the Major and Minor Aracana with shamanic wisdom and girl boss wit, illuminating their meaning with thoughtful anecdotes and analogies that reveal how deeply rooted these symbols already are in our everyday lives: we can feel the Moon in a howling barefoot run through Prospect Park, accept the grace of Temperance in falling in love or a divine intervention, “ghost the haters” with the Six of Swords, or identify when it’s time to let go of an ex with the Hanged Man. WTF is Tarot offers far more than a refreshingly candid tutorial on card reading. Bakara goes on to investigate the magic of crystal healing, chakras, meditation and other magical practices. This young witch offers not just a guide, but an invitation for even the most mundane Muggles to welcome magic into their lives, and for experienced wizards to rediscover it once again.
Learn to read tarot cards using your own psychic skills, and gain new levels of inspiration, guidance, and insight. This lively, friendly book features a wealth of creative exercises, spreads, and sample readings, along with compelling first-hand accounts from the authors' own experiences, to start you on the path to trusting your intuition in reading the cards. Rather than presenting cookbook interpretations or complex symbols, Psychic Tarot invites readers on a fascinating journey. Along the way, readers will learn a variety of original intuitive exercises designed to awaken their psychic abilities such as Light and Shadow, Turning Point, and Hidden Question. Also included in this helpful guide are simple techniques for doing energy readings and seeing the unseen, instructions on keeping a synchronicity journal, and even a tarot spread for communicating with spirit guides or loved ones on the other side.
The beloved literary iconoclast delivers a fresh twenty-first century primer on tarot that can be used with any deck. While tarot has gone mainstream with a diverse range of tarot decks widely available, there has been no equally mainstream guide to the tarot—one that can be applied to any deck—until now. Infused with beloved iconoclastic author Michelle Tea’s unique insight, inviting pop sensibility, and wicked humor, Modern Tarot is a fascinating journey through the cards that teaches how to use this tradition to connect with our higher selves. Whether you’re a committed seeker or a digital-age skeptic—or perhaps a little of both—Tea’s essential guide opens the power of tarot to you. Modern Tarot doesn’t require you to believe in the supernatural or narrowly focus on the tarot as a divination tool. Tea instead provides incisive descriptions of each of the 78 cards in the tarot system—each illustrated in the charmingly offbeat style of cartoonist Amanda Verwey—and introduces specially designed card-based rituals that can be used with any deck to guide you on a path toward radical growth and self-improvement. Tea reveals how tarot offers moments of deep, transformative connection—an affirming, spiritual experience that is gentle, individual, and aspirational. Grounded in Tea’s twenty-five years of tarot wisdom and her abiding love of the cards, and featuring 78 black and white illustrations throughout, Modern Tarot is the ultimate introduction to the tradition of the tarot for millennial readers.
With a universal tarot deck, an organdy bag, and a fact-filled instruction manual, this kit is packed with the wisdom and knowledge acquired by accomplished tarot practitioner Berres. 78 full-color cards.
What can reliably guide us in times of rapid change? Tarot experts Rachel Pollack and Johannes Fiebig focus on the daily Tarot card and simple magical practices and offer interpretations for each of the 78 Tarot cards which can easily be put into practice. In addition, they discuss perspectives reaching until 2024 the current crucial period of transformation with 'Pluto in Capricorn'. It has become common practice, since the time of the renowned Order of the Golden Dawn, to assign the Tarot cards to individual sections of the yearly cycle (the decans). This quality of time, which the Tarot cards also express (which, however, is largely unknown) is skilfully used by the authors.
Author: Jessa Crispin
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Release Date: 2016-02-16
Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit
A guide for artists and creative people looking to tarot for guidance and inspiration. Written for novices and seasoned readers alike, "The Creative Tarot" is a unique guidebook that reimagines tarot cards and the ways they can boost the creative process.
For many tarot readers, the court cards are the most challenging cards to work with. But once you become familiar with how these enigmatic cards work, you can turn them into friends and allies that provide powerful insights and advice. Featuring stories, explanations, and simple exercises, this book explores the many facets of pages, knights, kings, and queens to enhance your journey through the tarot. Author Leeza Robertson approaches the court cards from a variety of angles, exploring the symbols, legends, personalities, messages, and spiritual influences of each card. Providing unique tips, reading techniques, and spread ideas, this book will help you welcome the court cards into your tarot practice.
Author: Michele Morgan
Publisher: Conari Press
Release Date: 2002-02-01
Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit
Traditionally, being able to give a reading with tarot cards has required the painstaking memorization of the details of 78 specific cards. Author Michele Morgan has now developed a method that taps into the user's intuitive and psychic abilities to discover a whole new way of interpreting ancient arcana. Illustrations.
In a memoir of growing up in a family of psychics, the author recounts her experiences in the gay and New Age subcultures of New York City in the 1960s and 1970s, her excessive drug use, and her work as a psychic advising VIP clients.
Author: Courtney Weber
Publisher: Weiser Books
Release Date: 2016-11-01
Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit
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.