Learn to read with your own voice and get the answers to all of your questions.
For years, Melissa Cynova has been sitting down with friends and neighbors who are curious about the tarot. She's heard all the questions and misconceptions that can confuse newcomers (and sometimes more experienced readers, too). Kitchen Table Tarot was written as a guide for anyone looking for no-nonsense lessons with a warm, friendly, and knowledgeable teacher.
Join Melissa as she shares straightforward guidance on decks, spreads, card meanings, and symbols. Filled with real-life examples and personal explanations of what it's like to read the cards, this book tells it like it is and provides the information you need to read with confidence.
"If you're looking for an intuitive overview of how tarot might work for you and a pragmatic guide to learning the cards' core meanings, this book is the one. It's a warm, fast read with plenty of swearing, and I wish it could be bundled with every one of my tarot decks...It's that good. Buy one for you and one for your best friend, and go through it together. A+"Maggie Stiefvater, #1 New York Times bestselling author and creator of The Raven's Prophecy Tarot
"Cynova's debut book struts forward to lead the pack with its authentic voice, candid and nimble teaching approach, and ability to pare down the principles and experience of reading tarot to its essentials...Exemplary. Eminent. Authoritative. A veritable gem." Benebell Wen, author of Holistic Tarot
"A punch-in-the-gut teaching guide to the tarot...illustrating how much the tarot encourages each of us to find our own unique language and meanings when we begin this journey."Terry Iacuzzo, author of Small Mediums at Large
"Melissa Cynova has written one of the most accessible, relatable tarot books ever. Pull up a chair, pop a cold one, and get ready for some straight-talking tarot lessons that will have you slinging the cards like a tarot badass in no time at all!"Theresa Reed, author of The Tarot Coloring Book
"I've read many books about tarot readings, but this one is my favorite book so far."Library Noire
"This book is a major asset to anyone curious about tarot...Reading Kitchen Table Tarot genuinely feels like sitting down with her and getting a whole workshop series delivered one-on-one."Amber Unmasked
"Kitchen Table Tarot is for the beginner who wants to dip their toes in the tarot world for fun and personal study."Spiral Nature
Winner of a 2018 IPPY Award for Best First Book
|Publisher:||Llewellyn Worldwide, LTD.|
|Product dimensions:||5.20(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.80(d)|
About the Author
Melissa Cynova (she/her) has been slinging tarot cards for thirty years. Her first book, Kitchen Table Tarot, won the Independent Publishing Award for Best First Book and COVR Visionary awards. Her second book, Tarot Elements: Five Readings to Reset Your Life, was released in 2019.
Table of Contents
Introduction 1 Chapter One: Getting Started 5 Chapter Two: Care and Keeping of You and Your Tools 23 Chapter Three: The Ethics of Reading 33 Chapter Four: The Major Arcana 53 Chapter Five: The Minor Arcana: The Pips 119 Chapter Six: The Minor Arcana: Court Cards 223 Chapter Seven: Professional Tarot Reading 259 Chapter Eight: When Readings Go Weird 265 Conclusion 267 Recommended Reading 269 Acknowledgements 271