Tarot cards can be used intuitively, but that doesn't mean you can't learn something about the symbology and meanings for each card and expand your knowledge and give readings with layers and more connections to the world around us. We've picked a couple of books that are useful, informative, and fun.
Ultimate Guide to Rider Waite Tarot by Johannes Fiebig and Evelin Bürger
Discover everything you ever wanted to know about the world's most popular tarot deck. The Ultimate Guide to the Rider Waite Tarot details the ten most important symbols on each and every card in the deck complete with hundreds of illustrations for easy use. In addition to an explanation of the symbols, each card is given a brief interpretation by topic:
- Primary meaning
- Prognosis or tendency
- Spiritual meaning
- Love and relationship meaning
- Daily meaning
- Success and happiness meaning
Writing in a convenient format designed for quick reference, European tarot authorities Johannes Fiebig and Evelin Bürger also provide tips, hints, facts, and lore to improve your reading right away. Within these pages, you will find the top ten most important:
- Ways of using a single card
- Tips and rules for interpretation
- Facts about the tarot
- Interpretations for each suit
- Spread layout techniques
Kitchen Table Tarot by Melissa Cynova
Learn to read with your own voice and get the answers to all of your questions.
For years, Melissa Cynova has been sitting down with friends and neighbors who are curious about the tarot. She's heard all the questions and misconceptions that can confuse newcomers (and sometimes more experienced readers, too). Kitchen Table Tarot was written as a guide for anyone looking for no-nonsense lessons with a warm, friendly, and knowledgeable teacher.
Join Melissa as she shares straightforward guidance on decks, spreads, card meanings, and symbols. Filled with real-life examples and personal explanations of what it's like to read the cards, this book tells it like it is and provides the information you need to read with confidence.
The Spirit of the Herbs: A Guide to the Herbal Tarot
Presents methods for tapping into the medicinal properties of herbs and for using herbs and Herbal Tarot cards together.
" The Herbal Tarot deck is a useful introduction to the art of herbalism as well as to the mysticism of the tarot. The symbolism of the deck offers understanding on many levels of the healing messages of the plant beings and shows how they can be teachers and healers of body/mind/spirit."