How to Read the Tarot

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Llewellyn Publications, 1994 - Body, Mind & Spirit - 260 pages
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Book stores, gift stores, grocery stores, occult stores, and boutiques frequently have them: Tarot decks. There are hundreds of them available. But when you get one, what do you do with it? Will it take months or even years to become a good Tarot reader? The answer is that you can learn to give great readings in as little as a week if you get How to Read the Tarot by Sylvia Abraham.
All you need to do is memorize 26 keywords and you will be able to give powerful interpretations of all 78 cards! And you won't have to look at a book during the reading. If you have been trying to learn how to read the Tarot, or would like to learn, this book is like a gift from the Gods!
The secret is in the use of the keywords. Each of the 22 Major Arcana cards gets such a word. For example, the keyword for the Empress (also known as "Key 3") is "I make." The book shows how you can easily expand on this idea to interpret the card. Each of the four suits also has a keyword or two. Pentacles means "money and health." So if the three of Pentacles comes up you combine the keywords and get "I make money." It's just that easy.
The book explains each of the keywords and how they apply to each card. This way you'll see that the system is just the beginning. It lets you expand from the short keywords. Also included is a list of the meanings of common symbols used in the Tarot so you can use them to expand on the interpretation of the cards.
Of course, unless you had a structure to put down the cards you wouldn't be able to give a reading. This structure is known as a Tarot spread and the book includes several suggested configurations you can use for any purpose.


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About the author (1994)

Sylvia Abraham is owner of The Cosmic Lantern Bookstore in Long Beach, California, where she has been in business selling metaphysical books and supplies for more than 15 years. nbsp;She has devoted over 20 years to reading the Tarot and teaching others how to interpret the Tarot.

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