Tarot Beyond the Basics: Gain a Deeper Understanding of the Meanings Behind the Cards

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Take your tarot reading to a higher level. With an emphasis on tarot’s astrological influences and a number of detailed sample readings, Tarot Beyond the Basics shows the way to becoming an advanced practitioner. Here, Anthony Louis shares how-to instructions for working with reversals, number symbolism, intuition, the four elements, and the philosophical roots of tarot.

Explaining astrology for tarot readers clearly and in a way that makes sense, Louis shows how to use the ...

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Overview

Take your tarot reading to a higher level. With an emphasis on tarot’s astrological influences and a number of detailed sample readings, Tarot Beyond the Basics shows the way to becoming an advanced practitioner. Here, Anthony Louis shares how-to instructions for working with reversals, number symbolism, intuition, the four elements, and the philosophical roots of tarot.

Explaining astrology for tarot readers clearly and in a way that makes sense, Louis shows how to use the tarot to give powerful readings that change people’s lives. The “real” tarot exists in the mind of each reader and is interlaced with his or her stories and experiences. The abundance of knowledge presented in Tarot Beyond the Basics is sure to make your readings come alive with meaning and significance.

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Library Journal
04/15/2014
Louis (Tarot Plain and Simple) takes a deep dive into varying conceptual systems within the imagery and symbolism of the 78-card tarot deck used for divination and fortune- telling. He uses tarot's correspondences with astrology, numerology, the I Ching, and Aristotelian elements to deconstruct each suit, number, character, or scene's potential meaning. Throughout, the author references historical interpretations with special attention to the teachings of the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn, the Edwardian occultists who conferred the modern and currently used attributions to each card of the deck. Explications by both contemporary readers and masters, such as A.E. Waite and Aleister Crowley, are woven into a rich set of associations and meanings with room left for intuition and personal interpretation of tarot metaphor. As a bonus, a full chapter is dedicated to a thoughtful discussion of "reversals," one of the more hotly debated aspects of a tarot reading. VERDICT Well researched and organized and offering a fantastic card-by-card appendix, this title will satisfy readers of tarot and divination systems who are looking for depth.—Janet Tapper, Univ. of Western States Lib., Portland, OR
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780738739441
  • Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide, Ltd.
  • Publication date: 4/8/2014
  • Pages: 408
  • Sales rank: 260,473
  • Product dimensions: 8.90 (w) x 7.50 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Meet the Author

Anthony Louis (Conn.) is a physician and psychiatrist. Astrology has been his avocation for more than 30 years. He has lectured internationally on horary astrology and has published numerous articles in magazines such as American Astrology, The Mountain Astrologer and The Horary Practitioner.

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