Dimensions: 240 pages, 7.62 × 5.19 × 0.68 in
Published: May 8, 2007
Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide, LTD.
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 0738711500
ISBN - 13: 9780738711508
About the Book
Using the beautiful Gilded Tarot deck, you'll learn how the seventy-eight cards link to one another and provide insight as their unique energies merge in the Cross of Truth, the Celtic Cross, and other spreads. There is even a list of card combinations that commonly indicate specific events-such as pregnancy, a wedding, a new job, and more. Also included in the Easy Tarot Handbook: * A quick guide to card meanings * Sample readings, safeguards, and ethical guidelines * Tips on keeping a Tarot diary * Troubleshooting advice that addresses questions such as, "What if the cards don't seem to connect?"
Read from the Book
step 1 Background It all starts with you . . . I feel it is important for you to understand your own reasons for wanting to learn Tarot. You may not have really considered this before. Perhaps you just feel attracted to the cards sufficiently enough to want to learn more about them. Thats fine, nothing wrong with that, but your reason is probably the main thing that will keep you going. Being able to receive personal guidance is quite a good reason-and I can honestly say, the Tarot has never let me down. So if you can, identify your reason or reasons now-and write them down! Having a goal to aim for will help you achieve your objective, rather than aimlessly drifting along. It is your underlying reason that will encourage your perseverance. Since this is a rather one-sided conversation, I shall assume that you are a complete beginner to the world of Tarot. So forgive me if you have traveled this road before, but this way I can ensure that nothing is left out or left unexplained, leaving you dangling in mid-air somewhere. Perhaps your first introduction to the Tarot was through actually having a reading yourself, but in whatever way you came into contact with the cards, their mysterious images resonated somewhere deep within and beckoned you to follow. No history lesson There seems to be an endless supply of theories over the origin of Tarot cards, and most books usually include some version of their history. However, I wont go into detail about that here, as it is
Table of Contents
Contents Foreword xiii Part one: Good Foundations 1 Step 1: Background 4 No history lesson 5 About the Tarot deck 6 Introducing the Gilded Tarot 6 Step 2: Answering Your Questions 8 How does Tarot work? 8 Who uses Tarot cards? 9 Do I need to be psychic? 9 How soon will I be able to do readings? 10 Fate or free will? 12 Disposing of a few myths and misconceptions 13 About other ancient sciences 13 Step 3: Making Preparations 15 Caring for your Tarot cards 15 Guidance and protection 16 Using a crystal 17 Preparing your Tarot deck 18 Step 4: Keys to Learning 20 Your number one learning tool 20 What kind to use? 20 How to record information and why 21 viii Easy Tarot Handbook About dreams and psychic development 22 Your intuition 24 Tying it all together 25 Step 5: Just Before We Begin . . . 27 One card does not a reading make 28 About reversed cards 29 About Tarot spreads 30 Getting started 30 Following completion of each suit 32 Congratulations 32 Part Two: Meeting the Tarot 33 Step 6: The Minor ArcanaSuit of Wands 34 Step 7: The Minor ArcanaSuit of Cups 46 Step 8: The Minor ArcanaSuit of Swords 58 Step 9: The Minor ArcanaSuit of Pentacles 69 Step 10: About the Court Cards 80 Step 11: The Minor ArcanaThe Pages 84 Step 12: The Minor ArcanaThe Knights 89 Step 13: The Minor ArcanaThe Queens 94 Step 14: The Minor ArcanaThe Kings 102 Step 15: The Major Arcana 108 Part Three: Preparation for readings 139 Step 16: Getting Ready to
From the Publisher
Created especially for beginners, the Easy Tarot kit is the easiest way to learn to read Tarot cards. In the Easy Tarot Handbook, author Josephine Ellershaw shares tips, shortcuts, and time-saving techniques gained from more than thirty years of experience reading Tarot cards.
Using the beautiful Gilded Tarot deck, you''ll learn how the seventy-eight cards link to one another and provide insight as their unique energies merge in the Cross of Truth, the Celtic Cross, and other spreads. There is even a list of card combinations that commonly indicate specific events-such as pregnancy, a wedding, a new job, and more. Also included in the Easy Tarot Handbook:
• A quick guide to card meanings
• Sample readings, safeguards, and ethical guidelines
• Tips on keeping a Tarot diary
• Troubleshooting advice that addresses questions such as, "What if the cards don''t seem to connect?"
About the Author
Josephine Ellershaw’s (United Kingdom) personal journey with tarot spans three decades. She has sixteen years of experience with personal development and has been providing readings, healing, guidance, and paranormal advice on a professional basis for twelve years.
Ciro Marchetti (Florida) is an award-winning artist from the United Kingdom. He studied art in London, followed by a career working in Europe and South America before settling in the United States where he opened a design agency in Miami. In addition to managing his company, Ciro also gives workshops and lectures on digital digital imagery and illustration at the Fort Lauderdale Art Institute, and continues to create his own visionary art.