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There are countless wonderful books written on tarot exploring its history, its uses, and of course, how to read it.

Here are a few I personally recommend:

Seventy Eight Degrees of Wisdom by Rachel Pollack | The ubiquitous ‘tarot bible’ which dives deep into the tarot and its history and purpose

The New Tarot Handbook by Rachel Pollack | A shorter and more accessible version of Seventy-Eight Degrees of Wisdom.

Learning the Tarot by Joan Bunnings | A wonderful beginners’ guide to the tarot which offers straightforward, traditional/mainstream card meanings in the form of a reference book (and course). I do recommend getting a copy of the book, but the contents are also available online at

She Is Sitting in the Night by Oliver Pickle | My favourite tarot reference book, this is a tarot guide for the activist, DIY and LGBT/queer folks among us.

Kitchen Table Tarot by Melissa Cynova | A super-direct, down-to-earth tarot reference book that feels like your straight-talking friend explaining the cards across a kitchen table!

Jung and Tarot: An Archetypal Journey by Sallie Nichols | An exploration of the archetypes in the Major Arcana and how these relate to Jung’s pioneering work on psychological archetypes.

The guidebook that comes with your tarot deck | Many decks are accompanied by far more than just a LWB (little white booklet). Some include full-sized guidebooks. Well-known decks like the Shadowscapes Tarot by Stephanie Piu-Mun Law or the Wildwood Tarot by Mark Ryan, John Matthews and Will Worthington come with excellent books that give a solid introduction to that specific deck, and in-depth interpretations for each card.

* The affiliate links here are to Hive, the ethical UK-based online bookstore where I buy most of my own books. However, these books are widely available across the web.

Online resources

Tarot Bytes | Theresa Reed (aka The Tarot Lady)’s excellent, ten-minute podcast which covers a different card every week.

Breaking down the Celtic Cross | Also from Theresa Reed, this fascinating blog series helps you to get really deep into the ubiquitous Celtic Cross spread.