March 26, 2013

The Ultimate Guide to the Rider Waite Tarot by Johannes Fiebig and Evelin Burger

The Ultimate Guide to the Rider Waite Tarot by Johannes Fiebig and Evelin Burger is a guide to everything a beginner to master tarot card reader would want to know about the cards. Learn about the basics first, and then discover more about each of the cards and how to interpret their meanings in spreads.

Book Description
Discover everything you ever wanted to know about the world's most popular tarot deck. The Ultimate Guide to the Rider Waite Tarot details the ten most important symbols on each and every card in the deck complete with hundreds of illustrations for easy use. In addition to an explanation of the symbols, each card is given a brief interpretation by topic:
• Primary meaning
• Prognosis or tendency
• Spiritual meaning
• Love and relationship meaning
• Daily meaning 
• Success and happiness meaning

Writing in a convenient format designed for quick reference, European tarot authorities Johannes Fiebig and Evelin B├╝rger also provide tips, hints, facts, and lore to improve your reading right away. Within these pages, you will find the top ten most important:

• Ways of using a single card
• Tips and rules for interpretation
• Facts about the tarot
• Interpretations for each suit
• Spread layout techniques” – The Ultimate Guide to the Rider Waite Tarot

My Thoughts
The Ultimate Guide to the Rider Waite Tarot is a wonderful guide to the classic Rider Waite tarot cards. I’ve accumulated many different types of tarot decks and oracle cards over the years, but this is the ultimate classic that any tarot card reader worth their crystals knows and uses at least occasionally. This is a true guidebook for the cards that can teach someone everything they would need to know about the tarot cards before using, and of course how to use them.

I especially loved learning about the lore behind the cards, but I do love history and myth. The hints and tips provided were also quite helpful for people starting out using the Rider Waite tarot cards, and even though I’ve been using oracle cards for a long time, I learned quite a lot from reading this book, too. It is a fun read that also teaches those interested in tarot cards about the subject and how to use it in real practice. I highly recommend it.

* Thank you to the publisher of The Ultimate Guide to the Rider Waite Tarot, Llewellyn, for providing me with a copy of this book for review. All opinions expressed are my own.

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