6 Books for Tarot Beginners

I took some time to compile this list for anyone looking to learn tarot or deepen the well of knowledge that they already have. I personally own all of these books and have worked my way through them. So consider this my stamp of approval post! 

For those just getting started and looking for a good guide to the basics that isn't too convoluted or over your head I would recommend Tarot Revealed Beginners Guide by Paul Fenton Smith. This is a book I will always have on my shelf along with its companion, Tarot Masterclass by Paul Fenton-Smith. These two books are well written, well organized and easy to understand. He touches on a variety of topics and has great go to card meanings that really hit the nail on the head. These can both be purchased on Amazon find the links HERE and HERE

If you are interested in out of the box thinking and exercises that get your creative tarot juices flowing I would highly recommend Tarot for Yourself: A Workbook of Personal Transformation by Mary K. Greer. This workbook is so fun and creative you will want to work through the whole book the first day you purchase! I like that it is made to be written in, I looked back at some of my work from 2007 and it was a REALLY interesting read and perspective I had back then! You can find this book on amazon follow the link HERE



If you are looking for new and innovative ways to integrate tarot into your everyday life or thinking about reading professionally, I would turn to Tarot Face to Face: Using the cards in your everyday life by Marcus Katz and Tali Goodwin. This book is also full of advice regarding the development of your own unique reading style and ways to achieve more accuracy! This book can be purchased on Amazon follow the link HERE




For my friends that have struggled with court cards of the tarot I have just the book for you! Check out Understanding the Tarot Court by Mary K. Greer and Tom Little! I just finished working my way through this book and I can honestly say I have a much deeper understanding and connection with the court cards. This is another amazingly fun and creative book that will stretch your mind and make you excited about tarot! This book is available on Amazon follow the link HERE




My last suggestion is for anyone looking for a structured daily course to learn tarot. Its quite thick but you will not regret buying Around the Tarot in 78 Days: A Personal Journey Through the Cards by Marcus Katz and Tali Goodwin. It is often used as a textbook and core structure for tarot workshops and classes. This book is available on Amazon follow the link HERE




Cheers! I hope this list is helpful if you have other suggestions please leave them in the comments! 

XOXO Chelsea 

Books Books Books!!

I have always loved to read. My mother is mostly responsible, I remember her reading romance novels, the cheap little paperbacks with hilarious covers. She would trade with her sisters passing books around until they had all read them. I also remember her saying "Oh really, you're bored? Go read a book." Thank you mom. 

This year for whatever reason I have been reading books like crazy. I have read 6 books so far in 2014 and Im listening to number 7 on audio book as I write this. I figured I'd share my reading list with you guys so you can check them out if you love to read as much as I do. 

{ WARNING: I read a lot of fantasy, with mostly badass female leads..if thats not your style, move along}

I started off the year with a series by Alison Goodman, Eon and Eona. I love these books I already owned them and decided to reread for fun so you know they are good! There are dragons that correspond to the Chinese Zodiac which I thought was really cool and the main character is a girl pretending to be a boy for lots of reasons that I won't spoil for you!! 


I switched up my usual fantasy of dragons, magic and middle earth for this next book Called Wither by Lauren DeStefano. I have read books that remind me of this one. A series that comes to mind is uglies, pretties, specials. Anyway it is set in the future and there is a virus that causes women to die at 20 and men to die at 25. The main girl is kidnapped to be a wealthy mans wife the crazy bit is he already has 3 others...its interesting and kind of creepy but I probably will never reread it. I am however going to buy the next two books and finish the series because thats how I roll. 


After Wither I decided to go back to one of my favorite series of all time!!! I had lent two of the three books to my cousin Stevie and just got them back at christmas so I was pretty excited. The books in order are Graceling, Fire and Bitterblue all by Kristin Cashore. Oh how I love everything about these books please just take my word for it and read them ASAP!! 


Right now I am listening to Cinder by Marissa Meyer. From what Ive listen to so far is a cyborg play of the cinderella story. Its pretty good but I haven't finished it yet so I will reserve judgment. 


Please leave me recommendations of your favorite books and they might show up on my list as the year progresses! Have a happy friday and if your bored, go put your nose in a book! 

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XOXO Chelsea