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Before Tarot dials back the clock a minute or two, sometimes just a moment, before those familiar scenes in the Rider Tarot take place.
Michael Orland Yaccarino offers tarot lovers a book exclusively focused on the process of self-reading in Heart Vision: Tarot’s Inner Path.
The Art of Love Tarot deck created by Denise Jarvie holds a potent type of nurturing, earthy magick.
How many tarot readers have allowed their minds to ponder creating their own personal tarot deck? For Jessica Alaire, the result is the Vivid Journey Tarot and accompanying book, Guide to Your Vivid Journey.
If you read tarot and have children in your life, chances are they are super curious about the cards.
I love manga and anime so I was excited to get my hands on the Mystical Manga Tarot illustrated by Rann with text by Barbara Moore. What I found was a densely illustrated, sweet deck that was perfect for beginners and quick readings.
It’s almost hard to imagine a new angle on card interpretation, but in Instant Tarot Monte Farber and Amy Zerner have found an interesting one. Their focus here is card positioning -- where the card sits within a layout. It sounds deceptively simple but it’s innovative and new for the genre.
There are many tarot decks in the world, but representation and diversity are still a major issue in most mass market decks. Next World Tarot by Cristy C. Road takes this issue head on with a deck that is modern and full of symbolism that aligns with the times we live in.
I was intrigued by the Book of Shadows Tarot Complete Kit from Barbara Moore because it offered two separate tarot decks that could work as one.
Tarot is a site of transference between art and literature. The images in many tarot cards represent various mythological and religious stories. For instance, Strength in the Visconti-Sforza deck draws upon the myth of Hercules and the Nemean lion, and the four creatures in the Rider-Waite-Smith Wheel of Fortune were previously seen in the Books of Revelations and Ezekiel. Tarot can also be used as inspiration for writing new stories. There are a large number of tarot spreads for characterization, narrative development, enhancing the environment, and much more. I’ve drawn upon Corinne Kenner’s Tarot for Writers as well as created original spreads when designing my tarot writing workshops. I’ve compiled a list of essential books to begin--or continue--your journey into tarot fiction:
I would recommend The Wisdom Seeker's Tarot to any experienced tarot reader, or for those seeking to use the tarot as a guide for deeper self-exploration.
The Everyday Witch Tarot has beautiful artwork, and an exceptionally well-written accompanying book. This deck would be ideal for a beginning reader.