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is Absolute Beginner’s Guide to Tarot the best book to start with?

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is Absolute Beginner’s Guide to Tarot the best book to start with?
Hey I’m just starting to learn how to read tarot cards and understand them. I found this book on a website “Absolute Beginner’s Guide to Tarot” and it got really good reviews on tarots, but I was wondering if anyone knew of a better book to start with.

Suggestion by Matt Sullivan
I would suggest the one you mentioned. It is really good for the basic foundation of knowledge we al need to then elaborate on. Later, I would suggest buying more advanced books.
But Absolute Beginner’s Guide to Tarot is DEFINITELY a good start!

My only concern, if your brain is as fast-working as mine, you may ‘mentally outgrow’ it soon, meaning it will be too simple. but then, just buy a new book!

PS: I love how you are taking up tarot! All the best


Suggestion by LC
A much better choice is Paul Foster Case’ classic,
The Tarot:A Key to the Wisdom of the Ages
Also ‘google’ paul foster case the tarot and look at those results there are downloadable decks.
Get the Builders of the Adytum (B.O.T.A.)Deck along with the the book mentioned above.

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Can someone do a full scale reading on me?
I am a libra. Born 9-29-90.

ALOT has been going on in my life lately, lots of big changes and upheavals, I feel like my life is so bumpy. When will it ever calm down? I feel like it wont ever get better! Right now its at the absolutle worst. I was just wondering if anyone here would give me some kind of psychic reading, or tarot card reading, anything to just help me out, and figure out the path im on and what i need to do.

Suggestion by RAV3N
Dear Libra as you sit and ponder every move and are unwilling to take chances..you are the type that needs proof. RELAX. Think more positive and don’t be so pessimistic. That is the key…and don’t (what ever you do keep hanging around those that bum you out). You can change your path. Only you can change your path but it takes skill and courage. The knowledge to rid your life of the negative people..and you are surrounded..they drain you daily.

You will ultimately be fine. Things will work out..but you have to get the negativity out.

Suggestion by Liatris
In your Sign, you will either be needy or bold, and it is your choice now, to become one or the other.

Suggestion by flutter by
Whatever you do be very very careful about on-line psychics because many of them are just after your money and you never receive the reading ,ask the complaints board who is not honest.

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Seniors, when you were a kid did you ever use an ouja board or hold a seance?
We used to horse around. Of course we moved the little pointer thing around our self and got what answers we wanted. Some say occult brings trouble. We never held a seance. I had Tarot cards and played around with the cards and my grandpa was the only one to ever get the death card and he had a stroke and passed the next year. Of course this would of happened any way, but that ended any more craziness with that type stuff for me.

Suggestion by savannah
Some of my sorority sisters and I stayed up all night playing with a Ouija board. We had no idea what we were doing and I am sure we manipulated the board to give us scary answers.

I am not a believer in that stuff. I also don’t believe that it’s dangerous to use a ouija board.

There are enough real,concrete things to be afraid of without adding the supernatural to the mix.

Suggestion by NEVER SUBMIT
Yes….. and I will state that things can happen that are not “imaginary” while using a ouija board…… that is what brought about my first clearly real contact with the forces of evil…… not every use of, or every one who uses, an ouija board will bring out the evil forces…. but EVERY ouija board can be use to do that…. they are not “toys”…. even a homemade one can summon evil….

I do not have personal experience with Tarot cards…. but ones who have tell me that they too can bring out the forces of evil…..

any one who participates in any active endeavor like Ouija boards and/or seances is putting then selves in great danger….

Suggestion by spirit
i did and i opened the bible one day and a page jumped right out at me with some kind of verse that said do not call up the dead or something like that. i told my brother, no more of that. i would tell you strange stories but things happen and coincidence or not it sure seems like it is not at times. lol

Does anybody know the name of a book series or author of a book series?

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Does anybody know the name of a book series or author of a book series?
The main character is a prince of an alternate universe or magical dimension, and he is in a hospital b/c he has amnesia i think, and he has like 8 or 9 brothers, i think his name is David, and he communicates with his family through tarot cards that have their name and picture on it. One of the brother’s name is Benedict. I have been trying to find this series since i was 9 years old and i can’t remember the author or the book series. Please help!

Suggestion by Alyssa
Your solution is not the internet (how can that be?!) Yes, it is true. Go our to library, find the librarian, and give them the description! ๐Ÿ™‚ I can almost guarantee that they will find your mystery book.

Suggestion by Angel
City of Masks by Mary Hoffman
Sounds a really similar to your description

Here is the official book description:
Lucien is seriously ill but his life is transformed when an old Italian notebook gives him the power to become a stravagante, a time traveller with access to 16th century Italy. He wakes up in Bellezza (Venice) during carnival time and meets Arianna, a girl his own age who is disguised as a boy in the hope of being selected as one of the Duchessa’s mandoliers. Arianna gives Lucien her boy’s clothing and he is selected as a mandolier himself, becoming a friend of fellow-stravagante Rodolfo, the Duchessa’s lover, and saving the Duchessa’s life when she is threatened by an assassin hired by the powerful di Chimici family. For state occasions the Duchessa uses her maid Giuliana as a body-double but Guiliana commits the fatal mistake of revealing the secret to her fiance Enrico and a sequence of devastating consequences unravels. Meanwhile Lucien has met the original stravagante, the Elizabethan alchemist William Dethridge, and he begins to understand that he may be called to follow in his footsteps.

There are 6 books in this series.

Hope that it’s what your looking for ๐Ÿ™‚

Suggestion by tiandron
Chronicles of Amber by Roger Zelazny
“Corwin wakes up from a coma in a hospital in New York with amnesia. He soon discovers that he’s part of a superhuman royal family that can wander among infinite parallel worlds (called “shadows”), and who rule over the one true world, Amber. He meets members of this newly-rediscovered family, and then later is shown and walks the Pattern, a labyrinth inscribed in the dungeons of Castle Amber which gives the multiverse its order. Walking the Pattern of Rebma (a city in Amber that mirrors the true city of Amber, down to the smallest detail, including the Pattern) restores Corwin’s memory and his abilities to travel through shadow. In alliance with his brother Bleys, he attempts to conquer Amber, which is currently ruled by his elder brother Eric, who took power after the disappearance of their father, Oberon. Their attempt fails. Bleys falls from the side of Kolvir and Corwin is captured, blinded and imprisoned. Thanks to his genetic regenerative ability, his eyes regrow and he regains his vision. Dworkin Barimen, the mad sorcerer who created the Pattern enters Corwin’s prison through the walls of Corwin’s prison cell, and eventually draws on the wall the door through which Corwin escapes.”

Benedict (orange, yellow, brown), The master tactician of the family as well as the unmatched master of all martial weapons, and a man who seldom smiles. He chose to remove himself from the struggle for the crown, leaving Eric and Corwin as the eldest surviving heirs. Moreover, Oberon declared his marriage with Cymnea null and void, rendering all his children by her retroactively illegitimate. Benedict has had an affair with Lintra the Hellmaid of Chaos, during a brief interlude in hostilities between them, and is unaware that she bore a child as a result of this. Benedict and Lintra subsequently came to blows again, and Benedict slew Lintra but lost his arm. He still fights better with one arm than anybody else with two.

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What kind of entertainment for a Masquerade party?
For my 16th birthday party I want to have a Masquerade party.I’m going to have a DJ and everything but I really want to know what kind of music and entertainment I should have.
Should I start the night our with ‘Phantom of the Opera’ like music and then put on some popular music or should I just start it off with popular music and then add some slow ‘Phantom of the Opera’ like music for slow songs?
Also,for entertainment purposes,I want to have a palm/tarot card reader but what else could I have for entertainment?

Suggestion by Little Star
This is an awesome idea. Beads,Benjoits (I don’t know how to spell it, those fried donut treats) Shrimp, crawfish, brass band songs.

Suggestion by Amanda
You should start with Phantom music– do a dramatic entrance.

Other entertainment would be a kiss wall.
– have lipstick and have men and women kiss paper and write their name on the back. have everyone vote for the sexiest and at the end of the night, announce the winner and give a prize. It goes with the anonymity of the masks.

Have fun!

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Where can I buy a deck of tarot cards and a book to explain them for cheap?

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Where can I buy a deck of tarot cards and a book to explain them for cheap?
Ima have my dad pick them up for me for a late birthday present. So I needa know where I can have him go. I live in Washington state if that helps. And links would be AMAZING! Thank so much.

Suggestion by Love Me Girl
You can buy them from http://www.amazon.com/gp/search?ie=UTF8&keywords=tarot%20cards&tag=189-20&index=blended&linkCode=ur2&camp=1789&creative=9325

Suggestion by Midnyte
I won’t know any retail stores in your area. But if buying online is an option, check betterworldbooks.com. Not only they have good selection of tarot cards, tarot sets and books on tarot (i recommend Teresa Michelsen’s “complete tarot reader”) but their shipping is free.

Hope you find what you are looking for

Happy belated!

Suggestion by jbear0000
Amazon has them, new for $ 19.14 or used for $ 16.99. See this link: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/088079416X?ie=UTF8&tag=daddarblo-20&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=088079416X
If you buy used make sure you read the description and check the sellers rating. Also, if you do decide to buy from Amazon please use the link I posted, I earn a small percentage of the sale price for directing you to Amazon. Thanks.

Can you ask the tarot cards a description of someone to come in your future? Or what they will look like?
Only serious answers, if your here to say its pointless, or its a bunch of crap, dont even answer. Please and thank you.

Suggestion by Lilith
Sure you can, but you have to be able to read tarots or go to a reader.

Suggestion by Serena
Yes, but you need to be able to understand tarot.

Also, you need to understand that reading tarot doesn’t provide hard and fast answers. It’s like holding a mirror up to the future based upon your present actions, attitudes, your past, etc. But the future is always in flux and can and will change.

Personally, I think it’s best to ask more general/guiding questions.

Suggestion by Scarlet MacBlu
You can ask the tarot reader anything. The responses you get will vary depending on the question and the reader. Some people believe that court cards give physical descriptions of people. Major arcana cards might give you a description of how you will feel about a person… Is there a purpose to this question?


Whats a good site that gives indepth meanings to using tarot cards, with ordinary playing cards?
I already have a tarot deck, and book, but would like to expand my knowledge by understanding the utilization of ordinary playing cards.

Suggestion by Epona Willow
You are speaking of cartomancy.

Ace: happiness, love, friendship
King: fair haired man, affectionate and generous, but impetuous
Queen: fair haired woman, trustworthy
Jack: fair haired young person, a good friend
10: good fortune, happiness
9: the ‘wish card’, desires come true
8: invitations, but also partings
7: someone is unreliable
6: unexpected good fortune, generosity
5: jealousy, indicision
4: changes, possible travel or postponements
3: need for caution
2: success, friendship


Ace: conflicts, a difficult love affair
King: dark haired man, ambitious, usually successful
Queen: dark haired woman, seductive or unscrupulous
Jack: dark haired young man, well meaning person
10: worry
9: bad luck, can mean delays or quarrels
8: disapointments and opposition
7: a warning against possible loss of friendship
6: an improvement in the person’s life
5: anxiety, setbacks, interferences
4: jealousy, business troubles
3: partings, possibly due to faithlessness
2: scandal, gossip, danger of deceit


Ace: money, a ring
King: fair haired man, stubborn and powerful
Queen: fair haired woman, flirtatious, sophisticated, witty
Jack: a relative, someone not quite reliable
10: journey, changesm usually bringing wealth
9: opportunities and surprises, usually financial
8: late marriage or new relationship, unexpected money
7: a gift
6: a reconciliation, a warning against a possible second marriage
5: successful meetings, particularly in business
4: an inheritance, a change for the better
3: legal or domestic battles
2: a love affair becomes more important than it was


Ace: harmony, property, achievements, love
King: dark haired man, honest, open
Queen: dark haired woman, strong, helpful, attractive
Jack: a reliable friend
10: money from an unexpected source, good luck or a gift
9: a new romance
8: opposition, danger of recklessness
7: prosperity, though a danger of romantic interference
6: business success
5: help from a friend or spouce
4: bad change of fortune
3: good marriage or alliance
2: disappointment and opposition

Suggestion by lala
Go to a book store where they specialized in New Age books and you will have lots of choice . The above answer is quite correct about the meaning of each cards ;but there all the combinations who are VERY important ; like 2 kings or 3 Jacks and so on ;;

What is truly the best book, along with a tarot card deck, for beginners?

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What is truly the best book, along with a tarot card deck, for beginners?
because i am truly fascinated and all these sites need you to pay for a reading SO now id like to do readings of my own.

i did come upon The Original Rider Waite Tarot Pack — is that any good?

im obviously a beginner and id like to know the best and most helpful book and deck there is for someone like me.

please and thank you :]

Suggestion by Friday
There are so many books on Tarot readings. Most of them are very similar. One tip about Tarot cards, you are not supposed to buy your own deck. They must be given to you. Also once they are yours you are not supposed to let anyone else touch them.

Suggestion by 4HIM
The Bible. Form a personal relationship with Jesus and you won’t need Tarot Cards.

Suggestion by baronvonstrudel
The Rider-Waite deck is a good standard deck. I personally do not have that one so I cannot say how accurate the rest of the “pack” is. The deck I have is titled “Universal Tarot” and it’s almost identical to the Rider-Waite. Decks usually come with small booklets explaining the most basic meanings associated with each card, which is probably the most important part. You can find spreads just about anywhere- my personal favorite is the cabalic Tree of Life.

I don’t own any tarot books, however I advise you to take caution when buying one. I’ve had enough experience in the occult to know that there are a ton of bad books out there. I advise you to look for a serious-looking book (just an observation- I’ve noticed most of the books one should stay away from have colorful new-agey covers and their titles suggest that they are about “goddess magic” or “love predictions” etc). Serious books are usually fairly plain-looking (to make a generalization) which do not mess around with “predicting your future” or any other stuff like that. They also generally do not look like the author is targeting teens.

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Where can I buy a Tarot card deck in Singapore?
I want to buy a Tarot deck. I have interested in the Tarot card long time since I was a child, watching films in which wizards and witches used Tarot to predict the future or reveal the past. In Viแป‡t Nam, my country, I cannot find any place to buy. Now my friend is going to come Singapore for her travel, please tell me some places in Singapore where her can buy the Tarot card for me. By the way, please tell me the price of the Rider Waite Tarot deck or the Thoth Tarot deck if you know. Thanks every one so much!

Suggestion by darktowermystic
You could always order a deck online. Here is a site that might be helpful:
You can also search Amazon too:
Hope this is helpful. Best of luck!

Suggestion by Bei Bei
Stationary Stores…

Borders Bookstores @ Wheelock Place in Orchard Road…

Suggestion by Ledd

Learn all about how to read theAngel Tarot Deck in this free tarot card reading and deck history video clip. Expert: Marybeth Murphy Bio: Marybeth has been intuitively reading people ever since she was very young. Filmmaker: Nili Nathan

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