Books focusing especially on techniques and information on reading with Tarot cards.
1-2-3 Tarot: Answers in an Instant
1-2-3 Tarot bills itself as 'the easiest way to learn tarot'. It outlines a simple system using Tarot setences, so beginners can start reading the cards immediately.
21 Ways to Read a Tarot Card is Mary Greer's latest book, containing techniques and exercises for reading the cards through personal and traditional interpretation, storytelling, dialogues, visualisations and much, much, more.
An Introduction to Transformative Tarot Counseling
An Introduction to Transformative Tarot Counseling: the High Art of Reading explains the author's own reading techniques, aimed at helping querents and clients through their own process of change.
Angel Readings for Beginners explains how to call on 'angelic energies' for advise and protection, using oracle cards, tarot cards, pendulums or other tools. She covers preparing for the reading, handling the cards, spreads, and information on individual angels.
Confessions of a Tarot Reader is a memoir filled with tarot-related anecdotes by Jane Stern, an American food writer and professional tarot reader.
In 'Easy Tarot Reading: The Process Revealed In Ten True Readings', Josephine Ellershaw shares real readings she did with real clients. She documents the process, and how the reading then played out in their lives. It's a useful way of going beyond just learning the card meanings, and learning to read.
Fortune Stellar: What Every Professional Tarot Reader Needs to Know is a rather basic starting guide for readers who want to go pro and turn their tarot skill into a business.
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.
A Tarot resource for all levels of readers, to help with the sometimes sticky issue of learning to use reversed Tarot cards. Highly recommended.
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!
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.
Secrets of the Lenormand Oracle
Secrets of the Lenormand Oracle is a how-to manual for easily learning to read reading and fortune-telling with the Petit Lenormand oracle of 36 cards, and for improving your psychic development.
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 - 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 Coupling: Resources & Resolutions for Relationship Readings' addresses one of the most popular tarot reading topics - love and relationships. It provides a framework for relationship readings from finding one, building one, to dissolving one.
'Tarot Dynamics - Learn to Read Any Spread' focuses on helping the reader practically relate the cards to everyday life, through a reading technique based on five simple keywords for each card. A book of useful insight into learning to read tarot cards.
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 One: The Art of Reading for Yourself is a wonderful guide focusing on the often challenging exercise of self-reading. The book covers the practical, theory and practice of Tarot and is a useful guide for beginners as well as readers with years of experience.
A primer on the use of tarot for divination, that looks at all cards of the major and minor arcana. Aimed at practitioners of Wicca and Green Witchcraft.
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 Celtic Cross Tarot Spread: Cutting To The Chase takes the guesswork and interpretations out of reading the cards, and simplifies it down to practical meanings. Just open the book, find the card position, and read the meaning.
The Heart of the Tarot: The Two-card Layout
The Heart of the Tarot: The Two-card Layout is a gentle guide on how to best put the Tarot to use. The book looks at the theme of each card - the energy that it carries, and how it fits into a reading - and the use of a two-card spread (a cut down version of the Celtic Cross).