Tarot for a New Generation
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.
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A CLOSER LOOK AT THE CARDS
READY TO READ
POINTERS ON READING AND INTERPRETATION
OTHER USES FOR THE TAROT
THE MAJOR ARCANA
THE COURT CARDS
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