Around the Tarot in 78 Days: A Personal Journey Through the Cards

Around the Tarot in 78 Days: A Personal Journey Through the Cards

by Marcus Katz, Tali Goodwin


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ISBN-13: 9780738730448
Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide, LTD.
Publication date: 05/08/2012
Pages: 456
Sales rank: 653,490
Product dimensions: 7.40(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.30(d)
Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

About the Author

Marcus Katz (England) is a tarot teacher and co-director of the Tarosophy Tarot Association, the world’s largest professional tarot organization. He has studied and taught tarot for thirty-five years and has delivered more than ten thousand face-to-face readings. He is co-founder of the TarotCon and DivinaCon events worldwide and has taught internationally. He was the first student to be conferred an M.A. in Western Esotericism from the University of Exeter. Visit him online at and

Tali Goodwin (England) is a tarot researcher and co-director of the Tarosophy Tarot Association, the world’s largest professional tarot organization. She is responsible for the Cards of Antiquity campaign which set the ground for the return of Lenormand, Kipper, and other antique decks in the mass market. Her discoveries include A. E. Waite’s second tarot images and unearthing the Original ‘Game of Hope’ (Lenormand) in the British Museum. Visit her online at and


Table of Contents


Introduction 1 Let's Get Started 3
1. Page of Pentacles 36
2. Page of Swords 40
3. Page of Cups 44
4. Page of Wands 48

Gate One: The Outer Courtyard
5. 10 of Pentacles 66
6. 10 of Swords 69
7. 10 of Cups 73
8. 10 of Wands 77
9. The World 80
10. The Last Judgement 83
11. The Moon 86

Gate Two: The Clockwork Museum
12. 9 of Pentacles 96
13. 9 of Swords 99
14. 9 of Cups 102
15. 9 of Wands 105
16. The Sun 108
17. The Star 111
18. Temperance 114

Gate Three: The Labyrinth
19. 8 of Pentacles 123
20. 8 of Swords 126
21. 8 of Cups 129
22. 8 of Wands 132
23. The Hanged Man 135
24. The Devil 138
25. The Blasted Tower 141

Gate Four: The Garden of Delights
26. 7 of Pentacles 148
27. 7 of Swords 151
28. 7 of Cups 154
29. 7 of Wands 157
30. Death 162
31. The Wheel 165

Gate Five: The Mountain of the Sun
32. 6 of Pentacles 173
33. 6 of Swords 176
34. 6 of Cups 179
35. 6 of Wands 182
36. Justice 186
37. The Lovers 189
38. The Emperor 192
39. The Hermit 196

Gate Six: The Ancient Coliseum
40. Knight of Pentacles 205
41. Knight of Swords 209
42. Knight of Cups 212
43. Knight of Wands 215

Gate Seven: The Chasm of Night
44. 5 of Pentacles 224
45. 5 of Swords 228
46. 5 of Cups 232
47. 5 of Wands 235
48. The Chariot 238
49. Strength 241

Gate Eight: The Pyramid Plaza
50. 4 of Pentacles 250
51. 4 of Swords 254
52. 4 of Cups 257
53. 4 of Wands 261
54. The Hierophant 265
55. 3 of Pentacles 268
56. 3 of Swords 272
57. 3 of Cups 275
58. 3 of Wands 278
59. The Empress 281
60. Queen of Pentacles 286
61. Queen of Swords 290
62. Queen of Cups 295
63. Queen of Wands 299

Gate Nine: The Temple of the King
64. 2 of Pentacles 311
65. 2 of Swords 314
66. 2 of Cups 318
67. 2 of Wands 322
68. King of Pentacles 326
69. King of Swords 330
70. King of Cups 334
71. King of Wands 337

Gate Ten: The Throne Room
72. The High Priestess 346
73. The Magician 349
74. Ace of Pentacles 354
75. Ace of Swords 358
76. Ace of Cups 361
77. Ace of Wands 364
78. The Fool 367

Conclusion: There Is No End 371
Our Website Links 373
Further Links 375
Reading List 377
Appendix 1: A 78-Day Tarot Tale 379
Appendix 2: Tarot Scripts for the Major Cards in the Celtic Cross 383
Appendix 3: The Tarosophy Code 417

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Around the Tarot in 78 Days: A Personal Journey Through the Cards 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am almost done with my 78 days and it has been a powerful experience. For me, it has taken me from suicidal depression to something where I have gained confidence in myself and am willing to tackle the issurs of my life as challenges I can groe from. I'm not happy and fulfilled yet, but I look forward to performing this journey again. I'm beyond a beginner at the tarot but still realatively new, so this book has provided me with valuable tarot information as well. I would reccomend it for a familiar beginner to an intermediate student if learning the cards is your interest rather than the quest upward through the tree of life. I'm not a Quabalist or Ceremonialist, or member of any traditions similar, so I don't know how well it would benefit those students, but for someone who has no knowledge of such things ( like myself), it tells you enough for the purposes a tarot student might have. However, the images of the cards and the correspondences next to them do not show correctly in the eBook format. They are sometimes partially displayed, so I think they are intended to be included. I'm hoping if I contact the publisher they'll fix it. In the meantime, when the information is needed it's on the internet. Edit to add - the publisher has responded and an updated file should be available next week.
Silvernfire on LibraryThing 10 months ago
This book has a lot of interesting and useful information about the tarot, but a different organizational system would've worked better for me. The basic structure is straightforward: work with one tarot card a day for 78 days. For each card, the authors list a couple of key phrases and various correspondences with numerology, astrology, and the Kabbalah. There is also an affirmation and a meditation. Next is the lesson for the day, followed by suggested meanings for the card and ways to work with it on that day. The book is divided into several sections by theme, and the book concludes with several appendices.I was impressed by how much information the authors included. They take seven days to work through how to read the Celtic Cross layout, which is commonly taught to tarot students, but they also spend five days on the Opening of the Key method, which isn't discussed nearly as much. They talk about how to read a card at different levels (literal, symbolically, etc.), how to meditate with a tarot card, how to tell when a court card represents a person or a situation, the use of astrological correspondences and elemental dignities, and much more. The book is packed with original layouts, and I think the authors' Keyword Kaleidoscope is a fascinating and thought-provoking exercise. What is driving me up the wall, however, is the way it's organized and the difficulty of finding any one topic in it. There is no index and the table of contents only lists the cards, not the lesson topic that goes with each card. Often, a lesson has no apparent connection to the card of the day. For instance, Day 53's card is the Four of Wands, but the day's lesson is a discussion of the "resources" position in the Celtic Cross, using the Nine of Swords as an example. Now that I've read the book, I want to use it as a reference, but I'm afraid that I'll lose a lot of time just flipping uselessly through it, hoping I stumble across whatever it is I'm looking for.