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The Big Book of Tarot
How to Interpret the Cards and Work with Tarot Spreads for Personal Growth
Joan Bunning
ISBN: 9781578636686
Book (Paperback)
Weiser Books
$24.95
8 x 10
368 pages
August 1, 2019


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A complete beginner’s course with step-by-step lessons on how to work with tarot cards for personal guidance.

Joan Bunning’s “Learning the Tarot—An Online Course” has helped hundreds of thousands of people worldwide discover the personal value of the tarot. Drawing on the material offered in this popular online course and from her previous books, Joan has created a complete guide to tarot for beginners, which serves as a handy and in-depth resource for more experienced tarot card readers as well.

While there are countless books devoted to tarot, what sets Joan Bunning’s book apart is her ability to take a rather complicated esoteric system and break it down into clear, manageable, and easy-to-learn lessons. These lessons cover the basics and then move gradually into more advanced concepts.

The book includes:


  • Lessons on how to consider one card by itself, how to look for card pairs, and how to create the "story" of a reading
  • Contains two pages of information for each card including a picture from the popular Rider Waite deck, a description, keywords, action phrases, and suggestions for cards with similar and opposite meanings
  • How to work with reversed cards to give tarot readings a natural flow of high points and low points without abrupt transitions
  • Practical insights on how to work with and interpret a wide variety of tarot spreads

Joan Bunning received her BA in social psychology from Cornell University and has worked as a writer, editor, and computer programmer. Since 1995, her Learning the Tarot website has helped thousands of people worldwide discover the personal value of the tarot. Joan lives in Virginia with her husband, two sons, and two dogs.
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