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Understanding Tarot: Discover the tarot and find out what your cards really mean

Understanding Tarot: Discover the tarot and find out what your cards really mean

by Liz Dean


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Uncover the mysteries of the tarot with this comprehensive guide from tarot expert Liz Dean.

The Tarot is a secret system of symbols that has been used for almost 600 years, and is becoming increasingly popular today as people look for meaning and reassurance in our ever-changing and chaotic world. This form of spiritual counsel can be used to seek answers to life’s key questions: “Will I find success in my chosen career?”, “Will I find true love?”, “What does the future hold?”, and “Will I be happy?”. This book empowers the reader by revealing the knowledge that each card brings, and how each reading can give a dynamic understanding of events, personalities, and relationships. With ten specific spreads to follow, along with sample readings and an extensive interpretation for each card, tarot expert Liz Dean gives you the confidence to approach the cards holistically. Freed from concentrating solely on the meaning of individual cards, you will begin to see them as a story or journey of life that gives you a clear picture of the past, present, and future.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781782497257
Publisher: Ryland Peters & Small
Publication date: 06/11/2019
Pages: 160
Sales rank: 710,558
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Liz Dean teaches at Psychic Sisters within Selfridges department store in London and is the author of several tarot decks and books, including the official HBO Game of Thrones Tarot, The Magic of Tarot, and The Golden Tarot. Liz’s work has been featured in the Daily Mail and the Express online, as well as the magazines Spirit & Destiny, Kindred Spirit, and Fate & Fortune. She lives in Sunderland, UK.

Table of Contents

Introduction 6

1 Tarot Traditions 8

Court and Clergy: Europe's First Tarot 8

Tarot As Trade 10

Knights And Gypsies 12

The Origins Of The Minor Arcana 14

The Occult Revival: Egyptomania 16

2 Tarot Symbolism 20

Using Astrology with the Tarot 20

The Tarot And Kabbala 24

The Tarot Menagerie 28

The Tarot Rainbow 30

3 How to Lay the Cards 32

Tarot Readings 32

Three-Card Readings 36

The Heart and Head Spread 38

The Star Spread 40

The Past, Present, and Future Spread 42

The Celtic Cross 45

The Tree of Life Spread 48

The Horseshoe Spread 51

The Year Ahead Spread 53

The Month Ahead Spread 56

The Week Ahead Spread 58

What to Do if You Cannot Make Sense of a Reading 61

3 Interpreting the Cards 62

The Major Arcana 62

The Minor Arcana 110

Tarot Resources 155

Picture Credits 156

Index 158

Acknowledgments 160

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