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Court Card Tip

The Ultimate Guide to the Rider Waite Tarot by Johannes Fieberg & Evelin Burger Fieberg and Burger present lots of interesting tips in their book, many of which can apply to decks other than the Rider-Waite-Smith. For example, they share this: A good way of achieving independence in interpreting the cards within a short space […]

The Biggest Challenge

Psychic Tarot by Nancy Antenucci and Melanie Howard In Psychic Tarot, Antenucci and Howard tell us that integrating the wisdom from a reading is the biggest challenge of divination. They say it is the most challenging because it requires change (breaking patterns and forming new habits)…we humans aren’t great at that. Here is their advice […]

Evolving Tarot

One of the main reasons people turn to tarot is because they want answers, clarity, and guidance. Driven by that need, we want to desperately prescribe absolutes to tarot: how it works, how we use it, and what the cards mean. However, I think clinging to that rigidity is counter to the spirit of tarot. […]

The Challenges of Reading Intuitively

Tarot Fundamentals is a big book packed with great information laid out in an interesting and pleasing way. While it is aimed at beginners, there is enough information here to interest even a more seasoned reader. We all don’t know everything and the breadth of ideas presented in this book promises something for everyone. Many […]

All About the Star

Anthony Louis is well known for his objective and full understanding of the tarot. That is one reason Llewellyn asked him to author this book, Llewellyn’s Complete Book of Tarot, for their series “Llewellyn’s Complete Books.” In addition to tons of general information about tarot and its various schools (such as Marseilles, Rider Waite Smith, […]

Modifying Tarot Spreads

Tarot Spreads: Layouts & Techniques to Empower Your Readings teaches a great deal about how spreads work, how they are designed, and how to use them to best advantage. One of the key elements of this work is to know yourself as a reader and to understand what works for you and what doesn’t. Some […]

The Importance of Keywords

Many beginner books on tarot include keywords for the each card. Keywords are a great tool for tarot readers, beginner and otherwise. However, most books do not include important information about keywords, such as how to use them and what makes a good keyword. Mary Greer’s 21 Ways to Read a Tarot Card includes lots […]

The Words on the Wheel of Fortune

One thing many students of tarot find fascinating is learning what some of the mysterious symbols on the cards mean. During the Renaissance, when the tarot was invented, people were largely illiterate and were therefore very literate in symbol recognition. Their churches told the stories of their faith in stained glass and granite images. These […]

The Cards as Living Entities

In just a few months (August, to be precise), Llewellyn’s Complete Book of Tarot by the knowledgeable experienced, and delightful writer Anthony Louis will be available. He covers the subject of tarot as completely as a concise overview allows and does so objectively, presenting background on the history of tarot as well as the various […]

15 Best Tarot Cards for Spell Casting

Readers, please enjoy this guest blog post by Sasha Graham, author of Tarot Diva, 365 Tarot Spreads, and the new 365 Tarot Spells. Casting a spell is an enjoyable, mysterious, and empowering process. Spell ingredients are usually selected for the specific energies they innately possess. These energies should aid the caster in attaining her goal. […]