Young Oracle Tarot
An initiation into tarot's mystic wisdom
by Suki Ferguson
This title was previously available on NetGalley and is now archived.
Pub Date 22 Feb 2022 | Archive Date 22 Feb 2022
Quarto Publishing Group – Wide Eyed Editions, Wide Eyed Editions
Featuring a foil-detailed cover, a ribbon marker, and stunning illustrations, Young Oracle Tarot reveals for young oracles-in-training what tarot is, how to read the cards for themselves and for others, and how this ancient mystical practice can be used for self-reflection, self-care, problem-solving, and much more.
For hundreds of years, people have sought answers to life’s big questions in tarot cards. This book will help young truth-seekers use the cards to navigate their own trials and triumphs, from family life, friendships and relationships, to school, work and health.
Everything readers need to get started on their tarot journey is contained in Young Oracle Tarot, starting with the rich history behind the cards and flowing forward to how they can be used today when relating to ourselves and to others, with simple card explanations and guidance for completing different readings.
The book includes:A timeline of tarot through the agesExamples of how today’s young readers can make the most of tarotTips on how to conduct personal readings and reading for others Explanations of all the cards in the Rider-Waite-Smith deck, as well as information on other decksGuidance on how to practice 1-card daily readings, 3-card draw readings, and Celtic Cross readingsA glossary of mystical terms This magical guide will initiate readers into a powerful global tradition and empower tweens and teens to trust their intuition, recognize their strengths and talents, and reflect on and process situations and problems that are important to them.
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Average rating from 33 members
This is such a gorgeous book. Readers can see how much work and love went into making all the graphics and illustrations. The cover and color scheme are stunning.
It's for beginners as the blurb says, especially teenagers that are interested in exploring the tarot. It's well organized and easy to navigate. It could have been a bit longer and that's the only point of improvement I can think of.
Thank you Netgalley for providing me with an eARC in exchange for an honest review.
Note: Thank you to Netgalley & publishers for allowing me access to this arc in exchange for an honest review!
This tarot treasury is absolutely stunning! I read it as a PDF, and I cannot wait to purchase it once it releases.
The Good things
1. The illustrations are gorgeous.
2. The information is simply represented perfectly and is informative and thorough.
3. I especially love the history (Tarot Through Time) aspects, and I think the authors explain the cards and symbolism fantastically.
The Bad Things
1. This seems like the type of book that is best purchased as a physical copy rather than an ebook. Don’t get me wrong, it’s still stunning on a tablet, but on a black and white kindle, the gold features and beautiful photos in the book may not pop well.
Pros: I volunteer with college students and am always looking to learn more about their interests. They love to do tarot readings for each other, but I never know how to join in the conversations. This book was a great introduction for newbies to tarot like me. I loved how visual this book is--the illustrations are fantastic. I was fascinated when reading about the symbols and meanings of the cards.
Cons: I would love to see a tarot deck that could be purchased as a companion to this book. (And it's possible there already is, and I'm just not aware of it!)
Thank you to NetGalley and Quarto Publishing, Wide Eyed Editions for the opportunity to read this book!
this is a wonderful resource for beginners to tarot. the illustrations were beautiful and i found all the information to be sound and easy to follow. the inclusion of the history of tarot was nice as most beginner tarot books overlook this aspect. i do wish that the pages regarding the card meanings were in the same style as the rest of the art in the book and redrew the rider waite deck instead of using the stock images, this would have made the book feel more cohesive in my eyes. nonetheless i enjoyed the book.
I received a copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
This book was such a great and informative read! I'm not a YA but I definitely learned a few new things. The art work in this book was absolutely jaw dropping. I will be keeping this around for my own personal learning journey with Tarot.
I received this book in exchange for an honest review.
"Young Oracle Tarot" by Suki Ferguson is a beginner guide on Tarot cards. I would give "Young Oracle Tarot" by Suki Ferguson a 4-star review because, the cover is beautiful, it's easy to follow, I liked the historical aspect, but this book isn't really my type of tea.
This book was a really amazing book for beginner tarot readers who want to learn a little bit more. The book starts by talking about the history of tarot in all countries, then it goes into the meanings of suits and cards in general. This book was definitely made to be a physical copy, as the pops of gold in the book don't show up on kindles and other sorts of e-reader devices. I highly recommend this book to anyone who wants to start getting into tarot. Thank you, NetGalley for an e-arc in exchange for an honest review.
First of all, this book is beautifully illustrated! I'm a collector of Tarot Cards and Books and I have to say this is one of the more gorgeous illustrations I have seen. I really enjoyed the beginner's knowledge and history of Tarot that Suki Ferguson introduces the reader to. It was wonderfully presented and broken down enough that it was perfect for a beginner or one that has more experience within the Tarot world. I learned a bit and really enjoyed the historical aspects. I will say, this is definitely one to read as a physical book as the ebook, or especially, a Kindle reader for instance will not do the gorgeous illustrations justice. This is definitely a book I will have to purchase and have on my shelf!
Thank you to Netgallery for providing me with an electronic ARC in exchange for an honest review.
This is an amazing book. It's the best guide for beginners to tarot I have seen so far. I am by no means an expert at tarot, but I have been trying to get more into it over the past year and have found that many of the guides to learning tarot are just walls of text with usually just the Rider-Waite illustrations in simple black and white.
The artwork and illustration is STUNNING. You can tell that both The author and illustrator put a lot of hard work, thought, effort and talent into making this book come together and it really pays off. The formatting is engaging and easy to read.
It goes into the history of tarot, which was very interesting and is often overlooked. It's LGBTQ+ inclusive, with gender neutral wording. (As in the book does not assume the gender, orientation, or race of the reader)
I will absolutely be purchasing a physical copy once this book is released, and I would recommend this to anyone who is interested in getting into tarot, or even those who just want a handy guide on hand.
I like that it's targeted at younger readers yet also appeals to anyone. It's modern, and simple, and exactly what I have been looking for.
I received this ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
This beautifully illustrated book is perfect for beginners. It explains every thing in an easy to understand way. It's a great basic to start your journey with tarot.
Thanks to Netgalley and Quarto for the advanced copy in exchange for an honest review. Any opinions expressed are strictly my own, and do not represent any organizations or groups I am part of.
Tarot is something I've always been vaguely interested in but knew very little about. <i>Young Oracle Tarot</i> proved to be very informative in providing historical context for cartomancy, and I can see my teen patrons getting a lot of information from it as well. The images all seem appropriate and wholesome, along with the overall vibe of the book itself. There are frequent reminders that tarot is a tool for introspection, and to make sure that the reader is taking care of themselves throughout.
While I appreciate that it focuses on a single, readily available deck of historical significance (Rider-Waite-Smith deck), there are times when the description of each card seems almost excessive. This would be beneficial should this ever become an audiobook, but there were times when it was hard not to skim a card's description. I also had to get used to some of the side-by-side formatting for the cards and descriptions, but this is in no way a deal breaker.
I can imagine some of my teen patrons looking for a good resource for learning tarot basics, and this is absolutely the book I'd hand them. While I had some minor issues with it, this is still a great place for anyone looking to learn cartomancy basics to start.
A nice and informative guide book for either beginner tarot readers or younger tarot readers, with how to read, card meanings and some simple spreads.
This book was gorgeous- the illustrations were beautiful and I felt like I learned so much important information about tarot!
This is a really cool book. It draws you in with the amazing artwork and presents a wealth of information. I really appreciated that the book starts with a history of Tarot and more information about how it's used. This was followed by the explanation of the cards symbolism which was particularly beautifully illustrated. The book finishes by explaining a few different ways to read Tarot cards. All around a great introduction and resource.
I received a copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
I’m pretty into astrology but I never got more into tarot and I think this is the best book to start with! It gives you a general idea and explains everything so nicely, it made me want to get even deeper into this world. Side note, but this version is absolutely beautiful!
This is great! Very useful guide for tarot readers who are just starting out, and it will be a good reference for them as they continue to learn this skill and hone their craft. It gives the history of tarot, and it explains the different tarot decks. (Who knew that there was a manga deck of tarot cards!) It also functions as a reference guide to explain the meaning behind each card. Will recommend.
I ordered my teens a deck of tarot cards recently. They’ve been wanting to learn and I wanted to find something better than the very thin pamphlet/booklet that came with the cards. Enter this book. The cover struck me and I was so pleased to receive an advance copy of this to peruse.
The illustrations are amaaazing
While targeted to a YA audience, this book could suit anyone interested in pursuing knowledge of the tarot. This includes the history of tarot, explanations of the cards, along with instructions on practicing 1-card daily readings as well as 3-card, etc.
The physical copy of this book seems like the hands down winner (with a ribbon bookmark, and foiled cover) and I’m planning on ordering a copy of this for our personal library.
This highly illustrated guide to tarot is written for young readers. Described as a tool to solve problems and make decisions, tarot is designed to “unlock inner wisdom and steer destiny.” The goal is to enhance the reader’s intuition by connecting with the unconscious mind. The book is divided into three sections: “What is Tarot,” “About the Cards,” and “Reading of the Cards.” There is a brief interpretation of each card found in the traditional Rider-Waite-Smith deck. Symbols are discussed, history and cultural issues are also addressed. Various card spreads for reading are included. While this book is designed for young readers, adults would find it simple way to use tarot as a tool for inner growth and intuition.
This book was absolutely beautiful! As an experienced tarot reader I was super excited to receive an early copy of this and boy am I glad I did! The drawings were breathtaking, I loved all of the information. The timeline of history, symbolism, definitions, etc. 10/10 recommend this for beginners!
As an intermediate tarot reader, I found this book perfect for someone who wants to get started with tarot but doesn't know where to start. The Young Oracle Tarot book covers all the main points regarding the subject without making the reader feel overwhelmed, as there are plenty of gorgeous illustrations. I highly recommend this book to beginners. However, keep in mind that this book only provides very brief and general interpretations of the cards, so I recommend purchasing additional books in addition to this one to delve deeper into the meaning of each card.