Most people, if they really want to, can learn the meanings of tarot cards. Where things often get more difficult is learning to be a good reader. A reader does more than simply interpret the cards one by one. A reader weaves together layers of meanings and of symbolism with the spread, the querent’s energy, and the question. They access intuition. They create an alchemical event.

Teaching how to do this is almost impossible. However, Josephine Ellershaw has. Because so many of her students and her fans (of her first work, Easy Tarot) begged her, Josie took on the monumental task of documenting everything that goes on in a reading. You, the reader, get a behind the scenes look at what goes in her mind during a reading. Each case study includes follow-ups with the querent, up to a year beyond the reading, to see how it all played out. Each case study ends with practical advice, tips that we learn from the various readings.

This book is an amazing achievement and will be helpful to you no matter what level you consider yourself.


Written by Barbara Moore
The tarot has been a part of Barbara Moore’s personal and professional lives for over a decade. In college, the tarot intrigued her with its marvelous blending of mythology, psychology, art, and history. Later, she served as the tarot specialist for Llewellyn Publications. Over the years, she has ...