Discover everything you need to know about the Tarot, from its history to the meanings of the cards and how to do your own reading. - The authoritative yet friendly, accessible guide for beginners and experienced Tarot readers alike. - Shows how you can use the Tarot to illuminate your destiny and pursue a path of personal growth and self-development. - Colour illustrations show superbly rendered cards. - Includes illuminating and instructive workshops based on sample readings, as well as guidance on using other Tarot decks. - More About the Book: The Tarot is one of the richest of all Western mystical traditions, used for centuries for divination, meditation and self-discovery. This book offers a brilliant practical overview for the modern seeker who wishes to use this system to explore their hidden anxieties, desires, tensions and contradictions. The author describes the history and symbolism of the Tarot, and then goes on to clarify in detail the meanings of the individual cards of the Major and Minor Arcana and the special characteristics of the four suits. An original and very helpful section explains how to deal and read the cards in tried-and tested formats, such as the Horseshoe and the Celtic Cross.