Broad overviews or general introductions to the subject of Tarot and Tarot cards.
365 Tarot Activities is exactly as it sounds: more than 300 different prompts and exercises, created as a means for more personal learning and enjoyment of the cards. It can be used with any tarot deck, and even includes some activities for use with oracle decks.
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.
Confessions of a Tarot Reader is a memoir filled with tarot-related anecdotes by Jane Stern, an American food writer and professional tarot reader.
Everyday Tarot: A Choice Centered Book
Everyday Tarot: A Choice Centered Book, first published as Choice-Centered Tarot, explains Tarot as a tool for making better life decisions. The book introduces the beginner to Tarot in a clear and organised way, and still has plenty of new ideas for the more experienced user.
Holistic Tarot: An Integrative Approach to Using Tarot for Personal Growth is a practical and very comprehensive handbook for the beginner and intermediate tarot student. In its 896 pages, Benebell Wen pulls together theories, methods and ideas from a range of diverse sources and presents her insights on every aspect of tarot.
Pithy Tarot is a fun collection of quick and easy meanings for tarot cards, from tarot author James Ricklef. The concise meanings range from humorous to profound, advice to warnings.
Tarot Affirmations is a collection of re-edited affirmations based on the 78 cards of the Tarot by James Ricklef, originally appearing in the American Tarot Association (ATA) newsletter between May of 2000 and April of 2001.
In Tarot for Life: Reading the Cards for Everyday Guidance and Growth, Paul Quinn approaches the tarot not just as a fortune-telling device, but as self-help tool for intuitive guidance, empowerment and well-being.
Tarot Mysteries: Rediscovering the Real Meaning of the Cards is an exploration of the theory of tarot - history and background of the Tarot, its associations with Qabala, astrology and more - and its concrete application in reading.
Tarot Outside the Box is by Valerie Sim, creator of the Comparative Tarot list and method. Her book, suitable for beginners to advanced readers, emphasises the use of different decks and Tarot as a creative tool.
Originally the Ask Knighthawk column, now a book of entertaining and educational readings. James Ricklef clarifies the reading process through 22 three-card readings for characters from history and literature. While this edition is now out of print, the book has been revised and reissued as Tarot Reading Explained.
Tarot Theory and Practice is a thought-provoking read. Ly de Angeles shares her unorthodox ideas on Tarot, linking it with quantum physics, astrology, the Kabbalah Tree of Life, and more. The book covers a lot and presents quite a few new ideas and perspectives.
Practical tarot techniques from two experienced teachers, the Amberstones from the Tarot School. This book is an easy read with answers to 78 common questions of the beginner - from choosing a deck to shuffling, reading ethics to year cards.
The Tarot World Magazine is a brand new print publication with reviews, articles, events and more. This month it features articles on 'So You Want To Take A Tarot Class', 'Court Cards As Archetypes', 'Astrology 101' and 'Hermits, Magic and Mysticism'.
The second issue of the Tarot World Magazine is themed around the Lovers card, and features articles on enhancing relationships, reading in public, and tarot and child development, and columns on tarot journaling, court cards and much more.
A very useful primer for those new to tarot, with information on choosing a deck, tarot history, spreads, and the cards themselves. Understanding of the cards is assisted by extensive keywords, advice and reversed meanings for each one. The book is also illustrated with cards from the Robin Wood Tarot.
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 Tarot Bible: The Definitive Guide to the Cards and Spreads is a glossy full-colour book packed with tarot information and images - history, correspondences, the basics of choosing a deck, the meanings of the cards, spreads, extras for developing your tarot skills, and much more.
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.
This is the 1993 edition of "The Tarot", a revised and expanded edition of the original 1888 treatise on the cards. Mathers introduces tarot as a fortune telling tool, and tells a little of its history and occult associations.
The Tarot: History, Symbolism & Divination is well-grounded and factual account of the Tarot's development in the Renaissance and its mystical roots history and evolution. Author Robert Place also offers information on the card symbology, and practical techniques for using the cards in divination.
First published in 1972, The Tarot: The Origins, Meaning and Uses of the Cards has been reprinted in 2007. More than just a companion book for the Sheridan-Douglas Tarot, it delves deeper in to the history and esotericism of the Tarot.