Author(s): Paul Fenton-Smith
Accessible and innovative, this comprehensive reference will deepen an understanding of tarot cards by providing detailed meanings for each card, including health, personality, and financial aspects; color charts for instant interpolations; readings for conflicting and reverse cards; and both spiritual and practical layouts. Focusing on the Rider Waite pack--the oldest and most widely used tarot deck--this manual also offers a thorough explanation of the court cards, which are often neglected in tarot guides. Practical steps to psychic cleansing and protection combine with real-life stories to emphasize the important points of the tarot as well as give them worldly, topical meanings. Complete with never-before-seen charts of the major and minor arcana, this guide book will strengthen any readers’ skill and increase their confidence in this timeless art.
"Intelligent and straightforward." --"Library Journal"
Paul Fenton-Smith, principal of the Academy of Psychic Sciences in Sydney since 1985, has been practising and teaching the tarot internationally since 1978. The author of eight books and a regular guest on radio and television, Paul's writing style makes the tarot accessible. Along with his private practice and teaching commitments at the Academy, Paul is a columnist and regular contributor to several magazines.
Tarot Masterclass contentsIntroduction Part one: The Power of the Tarot1 Why use the tarot?2 Learning the tarot3 The reader's questPart two: The Minor Arcana and the meaning of events4 The suit of Wands5 The suit of Cups6 The suit of Swords7 The suit of Pentacles8 Understanding the Minor Arcana9 Personality traits and the Minor Arcana10 Spirituality and the Minor Arcana11 The four suits in business12 Court cards and the clientPart three: The Major Arcana and the meaning of our lives13 The Major Arcana14 Useful charts for the Major Arcana15 Health meanings of the Major Arcana16 Glimpse of the Major ArcanaPart four: Gaining experience17 Understanding a layout/cards in combination18 Tarot layouts19 Clarifying the questions20 Trusting your intuition21 Conflicting cards in a reading22 Fate and free will23 Learning through direct experience24 Identify the card e