The Complete Tarot Reader

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Llewellyn Worldwide, 2005 - Body, Mind & Spirit - 288 pages
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Tarot study can be daunting, with all the complex associations that the cards hold. The Complete Tarot Reader by Teresa C. Michelsen is possibly the best-structured learning tool, because it is organized like a study guide, including goals, activities and exercises. You learn easy methods for familiarizing yourself with a Tarot deck, as the book encourages you to use your own life experiences and knowledge to develop a personal understanding of the cards that transcends any memorized list.

Everything is covered in depth. You'll come to understand:

• The basis of intuitive Tarot reading
• Suit correspondences and numerology of the numbered cards of all suits
• Astrology and personality for the court cards
• Historical and personal themes in the Major Arcana
• Reading for yourself and others
• How to overcome reader's block
• Intermediate reading techniques

The Complete Tarot Reader covers basic and complex methodology, including reversals, elemental dignities, timing of events, formulation of questions, numerology and the Tarot, astrology and the Tarot, symbols on the cards and much more.


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Intuitive Tarot Reading
The Pips AceTen
Suit Correspondences and Elemental Associations
Numerological Associations
The Court Cards
Developing Personality Profiles
Elemental and Astrological Associations
Using Court Cards in Readings
Reading for Yourself and Others
Working with the Question
Boundaries and Ethics
Reading for Yourself
Overcoming Readers Block
Intermediate Reading Techniques
Elemental Dignities
Interpreting Tarot Readings

The Major Arcana
Journeys Through the Major Arcana
Historical Themes in the Major Arcana
Astrological Associations
Appendix F The Game of Tarocchi

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About the author (2005)

Teresa Michelsen is a tarot reader and instructor with more than 25 years of experience reading tarot. She is well-known on the tarot e-mail lists under her reading name of Thrysse, and has published many articles on tarot on the worldwide web and in ATA publications. Teresa teaches on-line tarot courses for beginning and intermediate readers, and has published her first book on Designing your Own Tarot Spreads in 2002. Her award-winning tarot website,, is a favorite destination of tarot readers who come for her lessons and articles on tarot, her examples of completed tarot readings, and beautifully laid-out pages on tarot cards and readings. Teresa lives near Seattle, Washington, and in addition to her tarot work, has home-based businesses in environmental consulting and mediation.
See Teresa's website below for more information on her online Tarot classes!

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