Holistic Tarot: An Integrative Approach to Using Tarot for Personal Growth by Benebell Wen - I don’t use all her meanings of the cards in my practice, but I find the book pack full of knowledge. There are helpful spreads, the history of tarot, ideas on how to start a tarot journal, useful keywords to learn tarot and more.
The Ultimate Guide to Tarot: A Beginner's Guide to the Cards, Spreads, and Revealing the Mystery of the Tarot by Liz Dean I renewed this book 3 times at the library. I eventually bought it because I had to have it. It is a gorgeous book. There are many original spreads in the book. There are tarot meanings for each card. There are also astrological associations and tree of life positions for each card. This book is easy to understand, and you will want to go back to it repeatedly. This is an excellent book for a beginner.
Tarot Correspondences: Ancient Secrets for Everyday Readers by T. Susan Chang I would suggest this book to intermediate and advanced tarot readers. It covers correspondences for the major arcana. The book goes over using elemental correspondences for all cards. It covers astrology, Kabbalistic correspondences, and teaches you how to put it all together. This is a great reference book to own. There are several tables and charts, so like most of the books listed, I would recommend the print version instead of the Kindle version.
Modern Tarot: Connecting with Your Higher Self through the Wisdom of the Cards by Michelle Tea If you like learning things through peoples personal experiences, you’ll love this book. She has a lot of stories to share. There is a story for each tarot card that will help you understand the card better. The only thing I don’t like about this book is that there are no mention of reversals.
Tarot Spreads: Get the Whole Story Discover and create Tarot spreads for All Occasions by James Ricklef This book is currently my favorite book. It doesn’t just give you spreads, the author tells you how to create your own. If you want to use tarot spreads, read this book! Ricklef does an excellent spread on showing his thought process. This is more of an intermediate book, and I would definitely recommend it to people who want to go pro.
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