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Tarot Plain and Simple (Paperback)

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Tarot Plain and Simple by Anthony Louis is the book you've been waiting for As the title indicates, this book presents the Tarot in clear language that anyone can understand. If you've had trouble learning the Tarot, this book gives the meaning of each and every one of the 78 Tarot cards--both in simple terms and in-depth ones, both upright interpretations and those for when a card is drawn reversed. Illustrations are from the elegant and mystic Robin Wood Tarot.

This book leaves nothing out It includes an overview of the history of the Tarot and suggests why this divinatory method works from a scientific point of view. It even includes several spreads and example readings. That way you can see exactly how the Tarot works, how the cards play off of each other and how to give a reading.

Turn to any page and see how you can learn meanings and interpretations. The Five of Cups shows a cloaked person with head down and three of five cups knocked over, spilling their contents. Upright the card means "mourning." But the key words and phrases give you so much more. It can also mean regret, sadness, loss of trust, an emotional letdown, betrayal in love, and much more. How can you tell which expression best fits the card? It depends upon where it falls in the spread and the cards that surround or lead up to it. This is explained in the clear but comprehensive section on Tarot card spreads, and is illustrated in the sample readings.

If you have been waiting for an ideal book to help you learn the Tarot, this is it. The longer you wait, the longer it will be before you can give effective Tarot readings. Get out that Tarot deck and get this book today

About the Author

Anthony Louis is a psychiatrist who has studied astrology as a serious avocation since his early teens. His longstanding interest in the history and symbolism of the divinatory arts has led to his lecturing internationally and publishing numerous articles and books on astrology, tarot, and other forms of divination. His highly acclaimed text, Tarot Plain and Simple, first appeared in 1997 and has become a perennial favorite for students of tarot. His most recent book, Secrets of Predictive Astrology, discusses the work of the relatively unknown but brilliant early 20th century British astrologer William Frankland. Anthony is a member of the Astrological Society of Connecticut. His blog is at

Product Details
ISBN: 9781567184006
ISBN-10: 1567184006
Publisher: Llewellyn Publications
Publication Date: September 8th, 2002
Pages: 336
Language: English