There are millions of Tarot resources out there, and it can be difficult to figure out what to use. Being good little librarians, who are inclined to create finding aids and neat lists full of resources, we’ve decided to bring you a list of some of our favorite sources for learning Tarot and expanding your knowledge of the cards. This will be an ongoing project, updated when we discover new sources.
- Bunning, J. (1998). Learning the tarot : a tarot book for beginners. York Beach, Me: S. Weiser.
- Bunning, J. (2003). Learning tarot reversals. Boston, MA: Weiser Books.
- Bunning, J. (2007). Learning tarot spreads. San Francisco, CA Enfield: Weiser Books.
Etienne is a huge fan of Joan Bunnings books, and you can also access Learning the tarot on Joan’s website, learntarot.com. They find her writing approachable. The lessons in Learning the tarot are short, simple, and easily digestible. As they often struggle with interpreting reversals upon first pass through a spread, they find Learning tarot reversals a vital reference book for their tarot reading sessions.
- Wen, B. (2015). Holistic tarot : an integrative approach to using tarot for personal growth. Berkeley, California: North Atlantic Books.
While we haven’t finished reading the whole of Holistic tarot, by Benebell Wen, we are confident in saying it stands as an comprehensive book for people of all tarot reading levels to pick up. Although, Etienne believes beginners should start with a simple/short primer first, before moving on to the Holistic Tarot.
learntarot.com – Joan Bunning’s course
Little Red Tarot – Little Red Tarot is an excellent source for some of our favorite spreads. There is a series of blog posts on queering the meaning of tarot cards, as well as excellent blog posts from a variety of people. We also found Beth’s course to be useful.