If you want to channel the power of the cosmos through tarot, this accessible and practical guide is for you. Written for novices and seasoned readers alike, How to Deal is packed with artwork and includes prompts, exercises, and layouts to give you the answers you're looking for.
Sometimes you just need the universe to tell you whether your crush likes you or how to handle that awkward family situation or which life path is the best one for you. Sami Main breaks down how the cards relate to one another, explaining spreads for future readings and questions to ask the cards. And she takes you through all the Major and Minor Arcana, with colorful illustrations of the cards and detailed descriptions of what they mean.
As Sami will teach you: The cards are here to guide you through life’s ups and downs—you just have to understand what they’re trying to say.
Tarot can be an empowering means of self-discovery, suggests Main in this practical guide to laying out, reading, and interpreting tarot cards. Main introduces the Minor and Major Arcana cards, detailing the symbology and significance behind each one. De la Pe a's subtly whimsical illustrations (taken from her Circo Tarot deck), feature a menagerie of humans, animals, and human-animal hybrids. Main's interpretation of individual cards skews toward the positive and practical. Of the Death card, she writes, "There's something going on that is no longer serving you in a helpful way, so you need to get rid of it." Main includes workbook pages with card-related prompts: "Think of your lowest low. It's no fun, I know. But your Ten of Knives moment is your bottomest of rock bottoms." This is a fun and introspective approach to tarot; all that's missing is the deck. Ages 8 up.