Featuring a foreword by award-winning Tarot author Barbara Moore
After learning Tarot card meanings and basic spreads, the next step for beginners is fitting all these pieces into a cohesive, insightful reading. Josephine Ellershaw, the author of the international bestseller Easy Tarot, presents an easy, effective, and enjoyable way for anyone to learn to do amazingly accurate, helpful Tarot readings.
Ellershaw illuminates the Tarot reading process by inviting you to virtually sit in on her readings with ten individuals. Card by card, spread by spread, she reveals her thought process behind each interpretation and decision, and tells how to make the connections that add clarity and depth to a reading. These compelling and memorable accounts of ten very different readings, along with follow-up documentation of how relevant each reading proved to be, result in a powerful and completely unique approach to learning to do Tarot readings.
Easy Tarot Reading also includes tips on the following topics:
—Ethical guidelines and responsibility
—Conducting email and telephone readings
—Delivering bad news
—Seeker involvement and icebreakers
—Frequency of consultations
—Indicators of success, secrets, and skullduggery
"A truly unique book . . . This engaging and honest behind-the-scenes glimpse into the world of Tarot will delight and inspire both Tarot enthusiasts and curious newcomers alike."—Lisa Finander, author of Disneystrology
"I absolutely adore this book . . . Ellershaw presents the 'story' that a reading really is in fine fashion!"—Bonnie Cehovet, Aeclectic Tarot
"If you've never read cards before, this is the book to start with. If you're already reading cards, this is the book that will help you fine tune your skills."—Anna Jedrziewski, TarotWise.com
ADDITIONAL TITLES BY THIS AUTHOR
From Where Do the Cards of the Tarot Originate? Mystery shrouds the origin of Tarot cards, but ancient oracle decks have been found in a wide range of places, from Hungary to India to China. Some historical sources credit the traveling, wandering musicians and performers who roamed (originally) from India to Persia to Egypt for carrying cards and methods of divination with them.
A number of similarities exist between Tarot and Eastern philosophy, such as polarity or the force of opposites that we face on the path toward integration. Polarities and their integration towards wholeness is a recurring theme worldwide in various philosophies, as we seek to find our balanced position within the universe. Josephine Ellershaw, author of Easy Tarot Reading, merges these two paths with the Lo Shu Magic Square Tarot spread.