Tarot for a New Generation

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Llewellyn Worldwide, 2001 - Foreign Language Study - 368 pages
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Learning the 78 cards of the Tarot can seem intimidating and even overwhelming to the novice reader, but don't be daunted--with practice, you can read the cards yourself, and have fun reading for your friends! You don't need to call a psychic hotline or get an automated online reading to find out what the Tarot has to say about your life.

Tarot for a New Generation includes in-depth interpretations for each card and explains how different qualities of the card can manifest in your life or apply to various situations. For example, the Lovers card clearly signifies love and romance, but what does it mean in a reading when you've asked a question about job possibilities?

This practical guidebook contains Tarot spreads designed to answer queries about romance, school, career, health, family relationships, and more.

In addition to teaching you how to read the Tarot for prediction and advice, Tarot for a New Generation shows you how to broaden your Tarot studies and deepen your connection to your deck by using the cards in different ways. Activate the power of the cards to create your own luck and pursue your dreams through visualization exercises, Tarot spells, and special techniques for gaining advice. Let the Tarot help you probe the meaning of your experiences, and forge stronger connections with other people in your life. For high school and college students, imaginative interactions with Tarot images can aid your studies and memory, and generate inspired ideas for art and writing projects. You can even use Tarot imagery techniques to help manage learning disabilities.

Tarot for a New Generation illustrates how Tarot cards speak not in words, but in pictures composed of timeless archetypal symbols. As you set out upon your Tarot journey, let this book be your guide to strange and wonderful places you might not have otherwise discovered.



In the following excerpt, author Janina Renée describes the Thirteen Moons spread, which offers you an overview of the coming year. It is a wonderful spread to try on your birthday, on New Year's Eve, or any other special day.

Thirteen Moons Spread

Lay out thirteen cards, with the intention that each card will represent one of the year's full moons. A full moon represents the culmination or fulfillment of some matter, so you would get out your calendar, find the date of each full moon, and interpret the corresponding cards as representing things that will have materialized or influences that will be strongly felt around those particular dates. Because of the way that the thirteen moons of the year are squeezed into our twelve-month solar calendar, in most years there is one month that will contain two full moons (but it is a different month each year). The second full moon of that month is sometimes referred to as the "blue moon." Take note of which of your thirteen cards represents that blue moon, because it might have a special, magical quality to it. An additional advantage of using this spread is that it helps you become more aware of the lunar cycles.

Winner of the 2001 Coalition of Visionary Resources (COVR) Award for Best General Interest Book
 

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This is my favorite Tarot book. I would highly recommend it.

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Of all the books I've seen on Tarot over the last couple of decades, this one is really one of the clearest and most practical I've ever read. It's full of practical card meanings and examples of how ... Read full review

Contents

A CLOSER LOOK AT THE CARDS
3
READY TO READ
13
POINTERS ON READING AND INTERPRETATION
33
SAMPLE READINGS
51
OTHER USES FOR THE TAROT
61
CARD INTERPRETATIONS
73
THE MAJOR ARCANA
75
THE WANDS
157
THE CUPS
187
THE SWORDS
219
THE PENTACLES
251
THE COURT CARDS
283
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Janina Renée is a scholar of folklore, psychology, medical anthropology, the material culture of magic, ritual studies, history, and literature. Her books include Tarot Spells , Tarot Your Everyday Guide (winner of 2001 Coalition of Visionary Resources award for best Self Help book), Tarot for a New Generation (2002 COVR winner, best General Interest Title), and By Candlelight: Rites for Celebration, Blessing and Prayer (2005 COVR runner-up, Spirituality). Janina continues to work on multiple books, with ongoing research projects exploring the ways folk magic and medicinal techniques can apply to modern problems, including the modulation of Aspergerrsquo;s Syndrome and other neuro-sensory processing problems.

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