The Ultimate Guide to Tarot: A Beginner's Guide to the Cards, Spreads, and Revealing the Mystery of the Tarot
An overview to all things tarot.
Includes all the classic tarot spreads–Celtic Cross, Horseshoe, Star and Astrological Year Ahead–plus, a mini-layout to try for each of the 22 major cards.
You will be guided to notice certain symbols on the cards. Each card is full of symbols—but you will find that you notice one or two features that really stand out in each picture. These are what I call your intuition hooks. Once you hone in on these, go deeper and connect with how they make you feel. Don’t worry about the written card meanings in this book just yet. Say whatever comes to your mind straight away—before you begin to think what the symbols mean—and imagine yourself telling a story.
To develop the reading, trying looking at the quick-reference meanings only and then go back to the card images. Staying with the image as long as you can stimulates your intuition, which is essential to a reading, whereas reading the words engages your logical left brain, which often becomes the judge, questioning if you’ve got it 'right.'
There’s no right or wrong—just your interpretation. You can read the detailed card meanings when you’re not giving a reading to develop knowledge. But to begin with, look at the pictures first; this technique can help you read any deck of cards, not just Rider-Waite tarot.