It does not give clear interpretations of the cards, the writer dislikes reversed cards. I am very disappointed with it. The spreads and history is ok. I would not recommend this book to a beginner and to call it comprehensive would be very untrue. Everyone I think would agree that a card presented the right way up will have the almost opposite meaning to one that is upside down. Well the author of this book has just mingled all meanings together. She has failed to mention seasonal connections with the cards as well as missing out alot of relevant informationon each individual card. The court cards each relate to different Zodiac signs, also they can relate to different professions. In short if you want a good explanation of tarot and how to learn the meanings behind them don't buy this one.