Tarot for Beginners: An Easy Guide to Understanding & Interpreting the Tarot

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Llewellyn Worldwide, 1995 - Body, Mind & Spirit - 384 pages
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Do you want to learn the secrets of the Tarot? Has it always fascinated you but seemed too complicated? Now you can learn to give excellent readings with any Tarot deck thanks to P. Scott Hollander''s book, "Tarot for Beginners.
This book is written in plain English no weird language or arcane references so you can understand it. There is no need to know anything about any other occult subject. Just get any Tarot deck and this book, and you''ll have all you need to give great Tarot readings.
Each card is thoroughly described and explained. The explanation covers both the spiritual meanings so you can use the card for meditation and spiritual development and how to interpret the card when you are giving a reading. For example, when the seven of Wands is upright, it means financial gain or success. When reversed, it means you should consider this a warning not to hesitate. The two of Swords means friendship, union, or alliance unless it is reversed, in which case it means deceit, disloyalty, falsehood, or disorder. The High Priestess means wisdom, serenity, knowledge, and understanding when upright. If reversed, it means superficial knowledge or ignorance. This book is that straightforward and that easy.
Of course, there''s more to a reading than just knowing the meanings of the cards. You also need a format in which to associate the meanings of the cards. This is called the " layout" or " spread." The book gives three different spreads. It reveals how the spreads are used and then gives sample readings so you can learn by example.
This is the ideal introduction to the Tarot for people who want to learn how to use this divinatory system. Get a deck andthis book, and you can be reading the Tarot in no time!
  

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Review: Tarot for Beginners: An Easy Guide to Understanding & Interpreting the Tarot

User Review  - Deidre - Goodreads

Although I enjoyed very descriptive history of tarot card imagery, I felt his evaluation of the minor arcana cards meaning tended toward overly negative versus other tarot books. A bit dark for my taste. Read full review

Review: Tarot for Beginners: An Easy Guide to Understanding & Interpreting the Tarot

User Review  - Goodreads

Although I enjoyed very descriptive history of tarot card imagery, I felt his evaluation of the minor arcana cards meaning tended toward overly negative versus other tarot books. A bit dark for my taste. Read full review

Contents

Introduction to the Major Arcana
3
The Magician
15
The High Priestess
21
The Emperor
29
The Lovers
39
The Chariot
45
The Hermit
53
Strength
63
Judgement
109
The World
115
The Fool
121
More on the Major Arcana
127
Introduction
133
Interpretation
151
The Suit of Swords
165
The Suit of Cups
195

Death
71
The Devil
79
The Falling Tower
85
The Star
91
The Moon
97
The Sun
103
The Suit of Coins
229
The Suit of Wands
263
How to Tell Fortunes
301
Three Ways
323
Your Future in Your Cards
351
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About the author (1995)

P. Scott Hollander had studied and used the Tarot for more than 20 years. Over the years, she did numerous readings, both face to face and at long distance. She had also used the cards for counseling and some magical operations and had taught their use as meditation tools. (She felt that she has reached the level of The Star in her own studies.) A professional freelance writer, she wrote and published books, articles, and short stories for more than 25 years.

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