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Companion guide to the new Rider-Waite-Smith edition, published by Lo Scarabeo.

Please note that this is the book only, and does not include a deck.


Written to accompany the new edition of the Rider-Waite-Smith tarot by Lo Scarabeo, this full-colour book is an accessible, approachable guide to this classic deck. A short introductory section covers the essentials – how to do a simple reading, the principles of the tarot and its structure, and how to set up a tarot journal. This is followed by a card-by-card explanation of their basic meanings, the symbolism to look out for and the insight and actions that they prompt. Each card is fully illustrated in colour so that readers can study them for themselves. This book would be most suitable for those who own a Rider-Waite-Smith deck – perhaps as a gift, or purchased out of curiosity – and are looking for a beginner-friendly guide to help them start learning and using the cards.


Torino: Lo Scarabeo, 2021. Hardcover, 192 pages. New.

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