Tarot - Mastering the Art of Intuitive Reading - Theresa Reed
"This delightful, unpretentious, straight from the heart book by one of Tarot’s great ambassadors to the world, teaches us—all of us, from beginners to longtime professionals—how to become better readers." —Rachel Pollack, author of Seventy-Eight Degrees of Wisdom"Tap into your ""sixth sense"" and become a better, more confident tarot reader.
“Intuitive readings seem like something you should just be able to do, right? Intuition comes from within, after all. The problem comes when we start second-guessing ourselves. Theresa Reed takes you by the hand in her new book, Tarot: No Questions Asked. Every time you start to doubt yourself, Theresa will take your hand and lead you through the numbers, symbols and meanings of these cards that have become her life. She's going to help you answer every question you have so that you can trust your intuition completely, and use the cards with confidence. Everyone wants to learn from a master, right? Here's your chance.” —Melissa Cynova, Author of Kitchen Table Magic, Kitchen Table Tarot, and Tarot Elements
“Theresa Reed nails the essential beginner's quest to move from learning to actually reading for others. Her approachable point-of-view allows the reader to dive into each card in a very tangible way. I particularly like how she sprinkled her own personal experiences, good and bad, to create an authentic book on how to read the Tarot cards. She doesn't hold back in offering her knowledge which, with her many years as a professional reader, has the depth that so many other books lack. I would recommend this book to my own students as well as anyone looking to gain experiential practice with Tarot.”—Arwen Lynch The Professional Joy Seeker, Tarot By Arwen
"Theresa’s mission is "always to help and guide.” And she does that with true commitment and dedicated service to her readers, to assist them in becoming better helpers and guides themselves. She knows how to tell a compelling story and makes learning all about the Tarot fun, fascinating and powerful, too." —Amy Zerner & Monte Farber, bestselling authors of The Enchanted Tarot, Enchanted Love Tarot and Instant Tarot
"Theresa Reed once again goes above and beyond with No Questions Asked. This book promises to walk us through reading tarot when there's no specific question in mind and it absolutely comes through on that promise. That alone would have been satisfying enough. Instead of leaving us satisfied though, Reed dives into helping us deepening our intuition, tarot exercises that will be brand new to many readers, and then tops it off with a section on how to take our tarot skills to a professional level in a book that is as warm and friendly as it is informative. Reed leaves us feeling ecstatic and excited for our tarot-filled lives, and left me feeling eternally grateful for her presence and work in the worldwide tarot community."—Cassandra Snow, author of Queering the Tarot and Queering Your Craft: Witchcraft From the Margins
“Tarot – No Questions Asked is an excellent representation of author Theresa Reed’s work. It is written in a voice that is straightforward, down to earth, and that all levels of Tarot readers (or those wishing to learn to read the Tarot) will relate to.
She brings the cards to life through stories and exercises (called Tarotcizes), showing the reader how to access the magic that the Tarot can be. Her aim is to educate the reader on the cards, connect the reader to their intuitive self, and show them how to read the cards intuitively.
The images in this book are from the classic Rider-Waite-Smith Tarot deck. Reed presents a solid foundation for the cards, then shows how they form a story during a reading. She discusses reversals, how cards can be read together, how to apply suites and numbers, and uses exercises termed “Tarotcizes” to challenge the reader, and to expand their perspective of the cards.
Reed also addresses the subject of going pro – what the pro’s and con’s are, and what the reader needs to pay attention to in order to set their business up properly.
Tarot: No Questions Asked applies the art of intuition to the art of Tarot reading. There is a strong sense of both ethics and responsibility in Reed’s writing – something that is very important at all times. This is a book that you don’t just read once and shelf – it is a resource that brings something new every time you use it!"—Bonnie Cehovet is a professional Tarot reader, author (Tarot, Birth Cards and You: Keys to Empowering Yourself; Tarot, Rituals & You – The Power of Tarot Combined With the Power of Ritual; Seek Joy … Toss Confetti; Invisible Me – Journeying Through The Soul; Surviving the Holidays: Taking Charge Of Your Life), reviewer, and contributor to The Cartomancer.
"Tarot: No Questions Asked summarizes Theresa Reed’s philosophy on reading tarot. Her no-nonsense, trust your gut, approach to learning cards is easy to grasp and learn. Chock full of examples and exercises, Reed directs you to trust the stories contained in the cards and the little voices we all have to provide truthful and insightful answers. Interested in learning the art of the modern intuitive tarot reading? Then don't pass this book up.”
—Jaymi Elford, author of Tarot Inspired Life
"Theresa Reed has produced yet another invaluable resource for the modern Tarot reader. She makes you feel immediately at home through the fascinating stories, and adds a lovely dash of fun to serious exercises. Even a seasoned reader will feel their work deepen through Theresa's careful tutelage. An absolute must for every Tarot reader's bookshelf." —Courtney Weber, author of Tarot for One: The Art of Reading For Yourself.
"Theresa Reed's Tarot: No Questions Asked is a fresh take on all things Tarot. Here the guiding principle is less a series of questions we ask the cards by rote, and more an encouragement to take our experience of and relationship with the cards to a deeper, more intuitive level. It is an approach that yields so much wonderful insight and Theresa's guidance is full of love and wisdom and equal measure. A wonderful and needed addition to anyone's magical library." —Briana Saussy author of Making Magic
"There is a reason why Theresa Reed is THE TAROT LADY—this is a tarot fountain of knowledge. Tarot: No Questions Asked is a wonderful resource to get your intuitive Tarot Readings to the next level. Perfect for beginners and people who already read the cards. This book is another fantastic resource by Theresa and I highly recommend it!" —Ethony Dawn, author of Your Tarot Court, Headmistress www.tarotreadersacademy.com
Most all tarot books present card-by-card interpretations as well as an instruction on how to read spreads. This book takes the next logical step inward by presenting the art of reading in a workbook format, and helps you learn to interpret the cards intuitively.
The book falls into two parts. The first part concerns learning about the cards, and includes exercises for each card that teaches you to trust your interpretation of the card. The second part helps you develop that ability, a skill that Reed calls “intuition.” All the exercises, stories, card meanings, and techniques really serve one purpose: to go beyond learning Tarot to living it.
It’s not enough to memorize the meanings of the cards, and you can’t do a reading with a workbook at your side forever. In order to deliver a meaningful, accurate tarot reading, you need to hone your intuition. Without a comfortable connection to your sixth sense, the tarot readings lack finesse and becomes nothing more than cookie-cutter interpretations. When you’re fluent in your intuition, you can develop better readings and unique interpretations for each person.
In this book, Reed teaches by example. She presents the basics of intuitive tarot reading—reading without any questions, any backstory, anything to go on. This book is filled with exercises to hone your intuition and sharpen your interpretation skills."
|Theresa Reed is the host of the Astrology Bytes podcast. She has been a professional, full-time astrologer and tarot reader for over 25 years. Her monthly horoscopes and Star School astrology series are two of the most popular features on her online platforms. She has been featured on Nylon, Refinery29, The Numinous, mindbodygreen, Real Talk Radio, Beyond Worlds, and Spirituality and Health and has appeared on numerous other podcasts, radio shows, and WebTV. Visit her at thetarotlady.com.
|Rachel Pollack is considered one of the world's foremost authorities on the modern interpretation of the tarot. She is a member of the American Tarot Association, the International Tarot Society, and the Tarot Guild of Australia, and has taught at the famed Omega Institute for the past 15 years. She is an award-winning fiction writer and has also written 12 books on the tarot. She lives in New York.