Books that offer insights or information for a deeper understanding of the individual cards.
78 Degrees of Wisdom is a card by card study of the history, myths, psychology, symbols and deeper meaning of the tarot. Serious yet interesting, this book by Rachel Pollack should be an essential part of every tarot library.
Going Beyond the Little White Book: A Contemporary Guide to Tarot is a book of modern, practical tarot interpretations. It focuses on card meanings in situations that people face in their daily lives, rather than on esoteric concepts.
Luna Blanca's Tarot Book is both a solid introduction to tarot and a reference book. It includes card interpretations (illustrated with the previously unpublished Tranquil Willows Tarot) and instructional chapters covering learning the cards, how to read, timeframes and more.
Rachel Pollack's Tarot Wisdom: Spiritual Teachings and Deeper Meanings is an essential for the tarot library, next to 78 Degrees of Wisdom. Thirty years later, Rachel explores the cards afresh, through history, psychology, mythology, Kabbalah, astrology, magic, the Tao Te Ching, and also offers a new approach to reading and several new spreads.
'Tarot - The Open Reading' is an introduction and guide to reading with the Tarot de Marseilles, from Dr. Yoav Ben-Dov, the creator of the CBD Tarot de Marseille. Up to now there has been a very limited amount of information in English on reading the Marseilles, and this is a very valuable addition to the tarot bookshelf.
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 and Astrology is a basic introduction to astrology for the tarot reader, and tarot for the astrologer. Corinne Kenner guides the reader through the associations between the 78 Tarot cards and the signs and planets that make up astrology.
Tarot and the Divine Feminine is a 46-page ebook merging goddess spirituality and tarot study. The book pairs a goddess with (most) of the cards in the major arcana, and offers questions for reflection and ways to invoke that goddess into your life.
Tarot Insights takes a psychological, therapeutic and problem-solving approach to using the Rider-Waite Tarot cards. While intended for beginners, it has much to offer even more experienced readers.
"The Tarot Workbook: A Step-by-Step Guide to Discovering the Wisdom of the Cards" is a beginner's reference guide to the tarot. Focusing mainly on card meanings, it also introduces the reader to more advanced concepts such as numerology, astrology and ethics.
Tarot, Birth Cards, and You: Keys to Empowering Yourself is the first book from Bonnie Cehovet. She combines a birth card system with affirmations and journeying to create a tool for personal transformation and manifestation.
The New Tarot Handbook is from well-known Tarot author, Rachel Pollack. Intended for the newer reader who is looking for a deeper awareness to the cards' meaning, mythology and symbolism.
This is the second edition of The Tarot Handbook, first published in 1987 and reprinted ten years later with a new introduction. In the book, Arrien discusses the symbols found in the Tarot from a psychological, mythological, and cross-cultural perspective.
The Transformational Truth of Tarot is a general overview and tarot workbook, in which author Tiffany Crosara shares her passion and enthusiasm for tarot and her experience as a spiritual healer and psychic reader. Suitable for beginners onwards.
Way of the Current: Tarot Reflections is an exploration of the 78 cards of the Dodal Tarot de Marseille from 1701. The 186-page book is illustrated with each tarot card, and offers fresh perspectives and insights to the reader.