Everything you need to know to begin working with the Tarot.
If you’ve ever wanted a Tarot reading or wondered what it takes to read the cards yourself, Tarot for Beginners from best-selling author Lisa Chamberlain offers an informative first look into this long-trusted tradition.
While most guides to the Tarot are centered on a specific deck, such as the Waite-Smith, the Tarot of Marseille, or other decks ranging from the well-known to the rather obscure, Tarot for Beginners takes a different approach. Here, you’ll find a broader perspective on the Tarot as a whole, with basic card descriptions that can be applied to any deck, and used in tandem with any descriptions that accompany the deck you’ve chosen to work with. So no matter which Tarot deck you use, the information in this guide is relevant, providing a solid starting point for a skill you can carry with you for a lifetime.
Reading the Tarot successfully takes a combination of learning, practice, and developing your intuition. Tarot for Beginners will get your journey into the cards well underway, with plenty of valuable information:
The evolution of the Tarot, from 15th-century Italian playing cards to profound oracle
A comprehensive overview of the deck, covering the roles of the Major, Minor, and Court Arcana
Individual descriptions of each card
Beginner tips and exercises for developing your Tarot reading skills
A breakdown of the basic three-card spread and the 11-card Celtic Cross, two of the most widely used spreads in contemporary Tarot
Tips for choosing your first deck and getting acquainted with your cards
Suggestions for creating a conducive space for successful readings
If you’re ready to start learning the art of the Tarot for yourself, listen to this audiobook!