I am often asked which Tarot books and decks of Tarot Cards I recommend for those keen to
learn the royal path of the Tarot. Here are a few suggestions.
Start with the traditional A.E.Waite Tarot Cards known as the RIDER WAITE Tarot Deck (ISBN 0-913866-13-X),
published by US GAMES SYSTEMS INC. (These cards are in a bright yellow box if you see them in a store).
The symbolism on the cards is rich and most books reference this deck, so this must be your first
serious deck (you will need several!)
When you are more experienced I would try the CONNOLLY TAROT DECK which I find works exceptionally well for questions about relationships
(ISBN 0-88079-437-2), published by US GAMES SYSTEMS INC.
- Joan Bunning has recently brought out a book to compliment her Online Tarot Course, which is an
excellent book to get you started reading the Tarot for yourself. It is called 'Learning The Tarot' (ISBN 1-57863-048-7).
- 'Seventy Eight Degrees of Wisdom' by Rachel Pollack (ISBN 0-7225-3572-4) contains 350 pages of really good information, well worth
taking the time to read.
- I have a fond spot for 'The Complete Book Of Tarot', by Juliet Sharman-Burke (ISBN 0-330-28974-8) which was where I first read
the 'Fool's Journey'. This is an excellent introductory book (watch out for the mis-alignments on pages 60-62 though).
- 'Understand The Tarot' by Jocelyn Almond and Keith Seddon (ISBN 1-85538-087-0) is still my invaluable starter reference for
reverse Tarot card interpretation.
- If you can get a copy then 'Tarot' by Joseph D D'Agostino (ISBN 0-87728-819-4) published by WEISER gives great insight into the
Tarot major arcana symbolism.
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