Tarot Card Combinations is a unique, comprehensive, and extremely practical guide for interpreting the tarot. Dorothy Kelly starts with basic tarot definitions of each card, including important keywords, and provides explanations of basic layouts and the difference between upright and reversed cards. Where this book departs from the typical, basic "cookbook" approach, and what separates it from many other books about the tarot, is Kelly's presentation of cards in seemingly endless combinations -- revealing how the cards relate to each other and endowing each card in a layout or combination with richer meaning and more subtle nuances than when considered alone. Beginning tarot readers will learn the basics with an easy-to-follow, organic system of card interpretation. Intermediate practitioners can build on what they already know, and for advanced readers, Tarot Card Combinations will provide new insight and food for thought. Kelly's system can be used to enrich both literal and intuitive readings by providing new keywords to flesh out literal card-by-card readings, and to provide more structure to ground what can admittedly be flights of fancy in purely intuitive interpretations. The combinations are illustrated and explained using the popular Waite deck. Hundreds of 2-, 3-, 4- and even 5-card combinations are explained. While Kelly can't possibly cover every possible combination of cards, she actually goes one step better -- instead of relying on rote memorization of interminable lists of card combinations, she actually shows how to find meanings in card combinations not listed and how to apply them in readings. This very original and useful book will find a treasured space on the bookshelf of anyone interested in the tarot!