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

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

by Anthony Louis


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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 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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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780738739441
Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide, LTD.
Publication date: 04/08/2014
Pages: 408
Sales rank: 585,927
Product dimensions: 8.90(w) x 7.50(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

Anthony Louis (Conn.) is a physician and psychiatrist. Astrology has been his avocation for more than 30 years and he has authored five books on the topic. 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.

Table of Contents

Introduction 1

1 Reflections on the Celtic Cross 9

2 Astrology 101 for Tarot Readers 33

3 The Topsy-Turvy World of Tarot Reversals 75

4 The Role of Intuition in Divination 103

5 Number Symbolism and the Tarot 137

6 The Four Elements 181

7 The Elemental Personalities of the Court Cards 209

8 The Major Arcana 237

9 The Anatomy of the Four Suits 291

Epilogue 301

Appendix A Keywords for the Suit Cards 307

Appendix B Waite's Original Conception of the Celtic Cross 365

Appendix C Elements, Timing, Pips, and Court Cards 371

Bibliography 377

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