Sasha Fenton became a professional astrologer, palmist and Tarot card reader in 1974, but she tailed off her consultancy business when her writing took off. So far, she has written 125 books, mainly on mind, body & spirit subjects. She has total sales of around 6.5 million copies to her credit, and translations of some titles into twelve languages. Sasha has taught, broadcast and lectured all over the world, and has written for many magazines and newspapers. Her latest feature is a brand new Chinese Astrology column in Prediction magazine, starting with the January 2012 issue, available from 2nd December 2011. As a past President of the British Astrological and Psychic Society (BAPS), past Chair for the Advisory Panel on Astrological Education and past member of the Executive Council of the Writers' Guild of Great Britain, Sasha has been energetic in contributing to the writing and mind, body & spirit communities in the UK. Together with her husband, Jan Budkowski, Sasha runs their publishing business (Zambezi Publishing Ltd). In their very brief spare time, Sasha and Jan love a bit of fly-fishing in the beautiful South West of England.
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Now that I have this book in my hands I understand why it has sold over 600.000 copies since it's in print (that's an impressive figure for a book on tarot, isn't it?) ... Sasha Fenton's style is simple and accessible and she gives very precise, down-to-earth and above all *predictive* and *not sugarcoated* meanings for each card.
I've read many books on tarot, in Italian, French and English and I think that the problem with the English-language books on this subject is that too many times they approach the tarot only,or above all, from a psychological point of view: this is great, tarot can be used in many ways. But if one is willing to use the cards in order to tell fortunes and predict or describe quite precisely and in details a situation (and not only "energies in motion", blocks and fears) then these books can do little for you.
"Fortune telling by tarot cards" can be easily considered the book in English more similar to the ones you can find in the Italian or French book market. Yes, it is very concise but it gives you the basis to get started. I strongly recommend this book to every beginner willing to approach tarot from a fortune telling perspective, as well as to more advanced readers willing to learn a more predictive way to read the cards.
Written by an expert on Tarot,this book deals with using the cards strictly in a predictive sense.It details the origins of the Tarot,choosing and caring for your cards,how to choose a significator,meanings of the cards (both upright and reversed meanings;although personally I've never felt the need to reverse any cards as I've found that the cards get they're message across perfectly well without some being reversed),and six very good spreads for laying out the cards. Some other great books on Tarot are; 'Tarot' Soraya 'The complete idiots guide to the Tarot' Lisa Lenard and Arlene Tognetti 'The Tarot bible' Sarah Bartlet 'Tarot' John Dee 'Tarot-your everyday guide' Janina Renee
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this is one of the best books to learn how to read the tarot card and i have read many, this book will improve your reading,you will find that by working with this book your tarot reading will be spot on. you will learn so much from this book and its easy to follow. it also teachers you different spreads for your reading.for anyone that is new to the tarot this is an excellent book to begin with.
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