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Beginners

Basic Tarot books for beginners, newcomers and Tarot novices. These books are general references or provide a good start for learning Tarot.

Absolute Beginner's Guide to Tarot

The Absolute Beginner's Guide to Tarot is the ultimate guide for the newcomer to Tarot - no prior experience necessary. It's a practical and non-dogmatic, approachable, step-by-stp guide to getting to know Tarot and using the cards. By Mark McElroy, author of the Bright Idea Deck and Putting the Tarot to Work. Highly recommended!





Complete Illustrated Guide to Tarot

This glossy how-to guide practically and clearly explains Tarot history, symbolism, card meanings, spreads... everything the beginner needs. It's also illustrated with photos and cards from dozens of tarot decks.





Easy Tarot

Easy Tarot: Learn to Read the Cards Once and For All! is a tarot kit with the Gilded Tarot and a different companion book by Josephine Ellershaw. Especially for beginners, including a quick guide to card meanings; sample readings, safeguards, and ethical guidelines; tips on keeping a Tarot diary; and troubleshooting advice for situations that readers come up against in a reading.




Easy Tarot Guide

The Easy Tarot Guide is a very basic, simple to follow book that helps beginners learn the tarot, through intellectual exercise and hands-on participation. Ideal for those who are brand new to the Tarot.




It's All in the Cards: Tarot Reading Made Easy

It's All in the Cards is John Mangiapane's first book. He takes a practical approach to reading and using Tarot cards as a tool for self-knowledge, guidance and divination.





Learning the Tarot

The tarot book for beginners. Containing a complete 19 lesson course on reading tarot and thorough, but not overly numerous, meanings for the cards themselves. Highly recommended for tarot newcomers!





Putting the Tarot to Work

A practical, non-spiritual book describing approaches and techniques for using Tarot in the corporate world.





Seeker: The Tarot Unveiled

In Seeker: The Tarot Unveiled, Rachel Pollack introduces Tarot and its basic use to a teenage audience through story and humour.





Simple Fortunetelling with Tarot Cards

Simple Fortunetelling with Tarot Cards is Corinne Kenner's 'complete guide to Tarot'. It's a very basic primer that aims to teach the Tarot beginner how to read the cards quickly and easily.




Tarot 101

Tarot 101 is an all-new approach to tarot by Kim Huggens, creatrix of the Sol Invictus: God Tarot. Her book has 22 lessons organised around the major arcana, and includes techniques, skills, symbolism, spreads, and useful tools. Not your conventional tarot primer.




Tarot Dynamics Unleashed

Tarot Dynamics Unleashed is an easy and accessible way for beginners to learn the tarot, and for intermediate and advanced readers to build on their knowledge. It's an update to Anna Burroughs Cook's first book, Tarot Dynamics.




Tarot for a New Generation

A Tarot interpretation guidebook that introduces tarot and focuses on giving advice and suggestions relevant to the lives of teenagers and twentysomethings - the 'New Generation'.





Tarot for Dummies

A practical manual aimed at the absolute beginner, Jayanti debunks common tarot myths and thoroughly familiarises the reader with tarot in a friendly, down-to-earth, non-dogmatic way.





Tarot for Your Self

The original tarot workbook for personal transformation by Mary Greer. Get to know your tarot cards and your self through these visualistions, spreads, meditations and rituals.





Tarot Foundations

Tarot Foundations: 31 Days to Read Tarot with Confidence is the second eBook from reader, Brigit Esselmont (Biddy). It's a workbook for the brand new reader, featuring a 31-day course with lessons and activities for each day.





Tarot Handbook

The Tarot Handbook is a practical, informative and well-written introduction to using Tarot cards by German author, Hajo Banzhaf.





Tarot Kit for Beginners

The Tarot Kit for Beginners has a friendly, basic guide to Tarot written by Janet Berres - who founded the International Tarot Society - and also includes a set of the Universal Tarot cards.




Tarot Secrets

Tarot Secrets is a simple beginner's book helping the novice start reading the cards straight away. It covers choosing a deck, spreads, upright and reversed meanings, theories of tarot's origin, and shortcuts to learning the cards.





Tarot Tour Guide

Tarot Tour Guide: Tarot, The Four Elements, And Your Spiritual Journey is a book for all levels of tarot reader. It deepens the reader's knowledge of tarot through exercises and meditations, tarot magick, and as a tool for spiritual growth.




Tarot: Your Everyday Guide

A tarot book with lengthy interpretations and suggested meanings for each tarot card, and focusing on the more practical, everyday aspects of life.





The 2-Hour Tarot Tutor

The 2-Hour Tarot Tutor teaches the skills to read Tarot intuitively through 'saying what you see', rather than memorising meanings.




The Complete Tarot Reader

The Complete Tarot Reader: Everything You Need To Know From Start To Finish is a self-study system for learning the Tarot and developing a personal understanding of the cards.





The Easiest Way to Learn the Tarot - Ever!!

'The Easiest Way to Learn the Tarot - Ever!!' was written to make the process of learning to read tarot cards simple, easy and fun. It's a breezy, positive workbook for complete beginners to start their journey with tarot.




The Everything Tarot Book

The Everything Tarot Book is for beginners, designed to help you learn about the cards, how to arrange them in spreads, and how to 'unleash your psychic powers' along the way. Now fully updated and in its second edition.




The Tarot Directory

The Tarot Directory is a straighforward tarot guide for beginners. It offers major and minor card interpretations, sample readings, spread examples, and features illustrations from dozens of decks. The book is spiral-bound and is printed in an easy-to-use tabbed format.




The Tarot Revealed

The Tarot Revealed is a beginner's manual from the 1960s, written when the author (a tarot teacher at the time) couldn't find an appropriate book for her students. She provides definitions and illustrations for the Rider-Waite cards, and explains the Celtic Cross and Tree of Life spreads.




The Ultimate Guide To Tarot Card Meanings

The Ultimate Guide To Tarot Card Meanings is an in-depth 336-page eBook from Biddy Tarot. It covers the 78 card meanings, tarot and numerology, card combinations, reversals, give tarot spreads, and in general gets the new reader a solid foundation in reading tarot cards.





What Tarot Can Do for You: Your Future in the Cards

What Tarot Can Do for You provides the beginner with practical methods for using the Tarot for problem solving, rituals, divination, journaling and healing.




What's in the Cards for You?

What's in the Cards for You? is a workbook of thirty original 'experiments' designed so the reader can find for themselves how Tarot can be useful in their lives. The book is written in McElroy's typical skeptical and demystified style.














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