This guide contains simple, straightforward, step-by-step techniques anyone can use to read Tarot cards with accuracy and confidence. Mark McElroy's approach honors both practical and mystical approaches to the cards, allowing you to choose the path you prefer. Instead of forcing you to adopt one way to read the cards, this book empowers you to create a card-reading method that works best for you. For a beginner's guide, this book is comprehensive. In addition to a brief (and honest) history of Tarot, you'll discover how to choose the best Tarot deck for your purposes, how to use (and create) your own problem-solving layouts and spreads, and how to read the cards for yourself and others. When you're ready to learn more, the included resource guide points you to the best books and online resources available today. Basic meanings for every card are included. (For more detailed cards meanings -- including astrological and mythological correspondences and applications for relationships, work, spirituality, and fortune-telling, please see the companion book, A Guide to Tarot Card Meanings.) In addition, in this book, you'll find tips and tricks that will help you divine the meaning of any card, often without having to refer to a guide. Author Mark McElroy is making this book available under a Creative Commons license, making it uniquely yours. You can reuse, remix, and share the contents freely (though giving Mark some credit for the original work builds good karma!). As always, the full text of the book is available from TarotTools.com ... but purchasing this easy-to-read version supports his work and says, Hey, Mark! Thanks for making this text available for everyone to use! Your support is greatly appreciated.