"This clear introduction to the ancient arts of tarot gives beginners all the information needed to start learning more about themselves and others through the cards. Advice is given on what sort to buy, where to get them and how to use them. Fully illustrated in colour, each chapter concentrates on a different aspect of the craft, explaining all the meanings and possible interpretations, and ends with a short practice section. The final chapter gives a sample reading and the most popular spreads currently in use. Throughout the book, the emphasis is on the positive aspects of tarot and using the cards as a tool for gaining self-knowledge, while exploring the present and future possibilities."