The Big Book of Tarot Meanings: The Beginner's Guide to Reading the Cards (Paperback)

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The Big Book of Tarot Meanings: The Beginner's Guide to Reading the Cards (Paperback)


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Find precise answers to your urgent questions—The Big Book of Tarot Meanings takes you beyond typical, generic card meanings by breaking each card down into eight interpretation categories.

Interpreting card meanings is the most exciting aspect of reading tarot. However, it is also the most challenging, especially if you are new to the art. For example, basic tarot interpretation would have you understand that The Lovers card has to do with relationships—but what if your question had to do with career or health? How are you left to interpret the meaning?

The Big Book of Tarot Meanings solves these dilemmas by breaking down each card into the eight most-queried categories, starting with Beginnings and ending with Outcome, with a meaning for each category, upright and reversed. No longer will you have to vaguely extrapolate meaning and insight for diverse questions from the same generic description often given in other beginner tarot books.

In addition to providing fine-tuned interpretations, The Big Book of Tarot Meaningssolves a second common question that comes with a tarot reading—How do I apply this knowledge to my everyday life?—by giving you an action item for each meaning, upright and reversed.

A summary of what this comprehensive tarot meaning book offers:

  • A welcoming introduction to the basics of tarot and instructions for using the book
  • Meanings for all 78 cards of the Major and Minor Arcana, with the various interpretations for each card organized into eight categoriesBeginnings, Career, Money, Love, Friends & Family, Health, Higher Guidance, and Outcome—both upright and reversed
  • An action item for every meaning, upright and reversed, to give you clear tools to work with and steps to take to move forward in the most aligned way

With The Big Book of Tarot Meanings, you’ll never struggle again to know how the cards are answering you.

Sam Magdaleno is a professional witch and tarot reader. Creatrix of the popular Instagram handle, Sam the Cosmic Witch, Sam offers resources on witchcraft and tarot, as well as a monthly membership centered around working with moon magick. She specializes in demystifying witchcraft, and making it practical and applicable to everyday life. Having grown up visiting Wiccan shops and collecting crystals with her mom, Sam experienced the positive influence that witchcraft had on her life, and is dedicated to helping others live in alignment with their inner witch. Sam is obsessed with overalls, coffee, and horror movies. She lives in Alberta, Canada.

Product Details ISBN: 9780760373057
ISBN-10: 0760373051
Publisher: Fair Winds Press
Publication Date: April 12th, 2022
Pages: 256
Language: English

"For those intimidated by tarot card spreads, this book empowers users to simply choose cards and read their meanings. It includes action-based interpretations of upright and reversed cards for beginnings, career, money, love, friends and family, health, higher guidance, and outcome. Card descriptions and illustrations are based on the Rider-Waite Tarot deck, though the interpretations work for any tarot deck."

School Library Journal

"Beautifully illustrated, accessibly comprehensive, informed and informative, The Big Book of Tarot Meanings provides an ideal introduction to the science and art of Tarot reading."—Midwest Book Review