From the Publisher
One of the things that some students of the occult forget is that they were once beginners too. As a result, some of them assume that everyone already has advanced knowledge.
So when you’re starting your studies you may be confronted with books filled with mysterious terms and complex concepts. That makes the subject daunting and difficult to learn.
To overcome this problem, Llewellyn has started the “for Beginners” series of books. They are made for people who are starting out, not already advanced. Even so, they are complete and give you everything you need to know to begin studying one subject.
Tarot for Beginners by P. Scott Hollander is a perfect example. It will allow you to give great readings with any Tarot deck. And even though the book prepares you to give in-depth interpretations of the cards, it is written in plain English so you can understand it.
The book describes the typical symbols and images you will find on each card. It also gives the meanings for each card in both the upright and inverted positions. With this information you can interpret every card of the deck! It also includes three layouts so you’ll know how to spread the cards and have their meanings when they interact with each other and with the meaning of where the cards fall in the spread. Also included are sample readings so you can see exactly how this works.
Of course, the Tarot is good for much more than fortune telling. You’ll get a hint of this with the spiritual meanings given for each card. These can enhance your readings or you can use them as a basis for meditation.
If you’re interested in the Tarot, this should not be the last book you get. But it should be the first. It will give you an excellent grounding in the Tarot that will last your entire life.
About the Author
P. Scott Hollander had studied and used the Tarot for more than 20 years. Over the years, she did numerous readings, both face to face and at long distance. She had also used the cards for counseling and some magical operations and had taught their use as meditation tools. (She felt that she has reached the level of The Star in her own studies.) A professional freelance writer, she wrote and published books, articles, and short stories for more than 25 years.