Tarot 101: Mastering the Art of Reading the Cards

Tarot 101: Mastering the Art of Reading the Cards

by Kim Huggens

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Overview

Would you like to gain professional-level skills in Tarot, bring more insight to card readings—and definitely have some fun? This complete course in Tarot demystifies the art of reading Tarot cards in an exciting new way. And all you need is a desire for wisdom and a boundless imagination.

In twenty-two clear and practical lessons, Kim Huggens teaches you everything you need to know to become an expert card reader. Unlike other Tarot guides, this book groups the cards according to shared themes—a much simpler and more intuitive way to learn. You can even use the Tarot deck of your choice.

Designed to be completed at your own pace, each lesson introduces an essential concept broken down into four topics and features helpful tips, key terms, and enjoyable activities for hands-on learning. At the end of each lesson are extra exercises that beginners as well as advanced card readers can explore to delve deeper into the Tarot.

  • The Major and Minor Arcana
  • Choosing a Tarot deck
  • Methods of card reading and interpretation
  • Spreads for love, success, and more
  • Creating original spreads
  • Reading for others
  • Image symbolism and divinatory meanings
  • Developing intuition for insightful readings


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780738719047
Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide, LTD.
Publication date: 06/28/2010
Pages: 336
Sales rank: 723,300
Product dimensions: 7.50(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Kim Huggens has been studying Tarot since the age of 9, and is the co-author of Sol Invictus: The God Tarot (Schiffer Publications, 2007) and in-progress companion deck Pistis Sophia: The Goddess Tarot. She lives in Cardiff, UK, where she works as a veterinary receptionist part-time to fund her university studies in Ancient History. She moved to Cardiff in 2002 for her undergraduate degree in Philosophy, and also graduated with an MA in Religion in Late Antiquity from Cardiff University in 2007. Kim has given numerous talks and workshops on the subject of Tarot, divination, Paganism and mythology in the UK, and regularly runs Tarot courses. She is a practicing Vodouisante and Thelemite, and a member of the OTO. She lives with her partner and cat, and in her spare time plays Call of Cthulhu, Dungeons and Dragons, writes short fiction, goes for walks in graveyards and wishes she could translate Sumerian.

Table of Contents

Contents
Acknowledgments xvii
A Note about the Structure of the Course xix
Getting Started xxiii

  1. Introduction. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1
  2. The Language of Tarot. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13
  3. The Major Arcana: Introduction and Progress Cards. . . . . . . . . .29
  4. The Major Arcana: Feminine Archetypes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .47
  5. Reading Tarot: Beginnings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .63
  6. The Major Arcana: Masculine Archetypes. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .75
  7. The Major Arcana: Virtues and Vices . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .93
  8. The Major Arcana: Cyclical Things. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .111
  9. The Tarot Spread . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .133
  10. The Major Arcana: The Dark Side . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .149
  11. The Major Arcana: What's Out There? (In Here?). . . . . . . . . . .169
  12. Creating Your Own Spreads . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .189
  13. Court Cards: Introduction and Approaches. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .201
  14. Court Cards: Cups and Coins. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .215
  15. Court Cards: Wands and Swords. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .227
  16. The Minor Arcana: Introduction and Coins/Earth . . . . . . . . . .243
  17. The Minor Arcana: Methods for the Minors and Cups/Water. .257
  18. The Minor Arcana: The Mind Applied to Tarot, and Swords/Air. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .271
  19. The Minor Arcana: Magic, the Will, and Wands/Fire. . . . . . . .287
  20. The Difficult Questions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .305
  21. Tips and Tricks When Reading for Others . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .317
  22. The Next Step. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .323

Appendix 1: The Four Elements 329

Appendix 2: The Tree of Life 331

Bibliography 333

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