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I rely on Mann's Elements, and Pollack's 78 Degrees. Anything by Eden Grey is good too.
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For me, it is Tarot Plain and Simple by Anthony Louis
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complete idiot's guide to tarot.
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My most used book is Mary Greer's Tarot Reversals. It has both upright and reversed meanings and imo provides the range of meanings I want. I also occasionally refer to 21 Ways to Read a Tarot Card by Greer as well.
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My most used book is Mary Greer's Tarot Reversals. It has both upright and reversed meanings and imo provides the range of meanings I want. I also occasionally refer to 21 Ways to Read a Tarot Card by Greer as well.
Can you recommend this book if one needs to get deeper meanings to the tens in the minor arcana and how they connect to the aces and the wheel of fortune?

Or another book, maybe?

Thank you in advance.

/tarot-novice.
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When I was starting out, I relied so much on Biddy Tarot's The Ultimate Guide to Tarot Card Meanings ebook. It helped me grasp the cards and the reversals. I also bought the ebook versions of Thirteen's meanings on here and a few other reference books as well!

I referred to Biddy's book probably the most, but these days I am going off in my own direction and have my own take. But it was very important in my learning and a great reference
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When I started doing tarot I had not a single book. Simply didn't know there were any. These days I think I might have more books then decks.

A book read and pondered upon is a book used.
I might not keep it close at hand as a reference, but good books stay with you in your mind.
The latest little treasure is Camelia Elias book on TdM. So good!
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My most used book is Mary Greer's Tarot Reversals. It has both upright and reversed meanings and imo provides the range of meanings I want. I also occasionally refer to 21 Ways to Read a Tarot Card by Greer as well.
Ditto this one.
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Obviously The Thoth "set"- DuQuette, Snuffin, Book of Thoth.

But for other decks - I am amazed at how indispensible I find Rachel Pollock's Tarot Wisdom. Everyone refers to 78 Degress of Wisdom but Tarot Wisdom engages me much more and I love rereading the 3 or 4 pages on a card sometimes to remember all the conceivable dimensions.

Also, sometimes I like to consult the quickfire meanings found in Tarot Plain & Simple. It's great if you're scratching your head over a card position and there's often something in those torrents of divinatory meanings which gives me an unusual perspective
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Qabalistic Tarot - Wang

Tarot Talismans - Cicero

Russian Tarot of St. Petersburg - Cynthia Giles

Pictorial key to the Tarot - Arthur Edward Waite



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Thanks for the excellent input! Although I have quite a few of those mentioned, there are several I've added to my wish-list. I agree that the best books "stay with you in your mind." For example, much of the Book of Thoth has a permanent home in my memory, but I still like to dig out the exact wording to recapture the "flavor" and flesh out the meaning. I often read books through twice over a few months to fix them in my head. (But the Book of Thoth would require the memory banks of a super-computer )

Right now it looks like I'll be going for Snuffin's Thoth book, Tarot Plain and Simple, Greer's Tarot Reversals (since reversals have been such a hot topic here) and probably Tarot Wisdom (to see if I find it more usefull than Seventy-Eight Degrees of Wisdom). Also a book on decan associations, Coppock or Louis most likely.
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