Tarot Experience is the second in a three part series. This second volume provides over 600 pages of intermediate information, spreads, and techniques. One section that I really like is “Working with Multiple Decks.” They describe some of the benefits of working with multiple decks, such as deepening your understanding of tarot, accelerated personal growth, historical study, and increasing ways to communicate with querents. Then they give some really great ways to work with multiple decks. My favorite, which I had not tried before, is called Defining Deck. It goes like this:

“The reader randomly shuffles the Major Arcana of a single deck. Three cards are dealt face up. These three cards become the positional cards defining the nature of each position. For example, the Empress, Hermit, and Temperance could define card positions meaning Productivity, Work, and Balance. Cards from a second deck are dealt on top of these positions and interpreted accordingly.

There is such useful and fun stuff in this volume. I think that even an ambitious or confident beginning reader would get a lot out of it. In addition, it is so beautifully designed and illustrated, it is a visual treasure as well as an informational delight.

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 ...