The Inner Tarot

A Modern Approach to Self-Compassion and Empowered Healing Using the Tarot

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Pub Date Feb 27 2024 | Archive Date Mar 13 2024

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“On its surface, this is a book about tarot, but at its core, it's offering a radical and revolutionary path to true healing." —Liz Moody, host of The Liz Moody Podcast and author of 100 Ways to Change Your Life

Are you longing to rewrite your personal narrative, connect to your purpose, and pursue it with confidence? Do you seek a grounded approach to connecting to your intuition, being seen, heard, and heart-led? "Anyone interested in falling in love with their mind, body, and spirit should look to the tarot," says intuitive healer and tarot reader Kate Van Horn. "Tarot has an uncanny knack for illuminating what already exists in our energies, bodies, and intuitions. When harnessed, it can serve as a helpful tool for profound self-acceptance and healing."

The Inner Tarot isn't just a book about how to read the cards. It's a guidebook for those ready to embark on a healing journey equipped with tools to help you foster your intuition, own your story, and harness your soul's purpose.

Just like a deck of tarot cards, the book is divided into two parts:

• In Part I, you’ll learn to explore the nuances of pulling cards to ground you in the practice and discover the tools to become a confident reader. Consider it a crash course in card reading. Kate will also share tips for creating rituals around your deck, understanding numerology, reading reversals, crafting tarot spreads, and more.

• In Part II, Kate guides you through individual card interpretations as well as thought-provoking, heart-opening exercises intended to facilitate healing and honor your resilience and personal story. You’ll refer to this again and again as you create your tarot practice and make deeper connections with each archetype.

Discover a deeper approach to self-inquiry, a new depth in your experience, pride in your personal story, and an empowered approach to their communication.

“On its surface, this is a book about tarot, but at its core, it's offering a radical and revolutionary path to true healing." —Liz Moody, host of The Liz Moody Podcast and author of 100 Ways to...

Advance Praise

“On its surface, this is a book about tarot, but at its core, it’s offering a radical and revolutionary path to true healing.” —Liz Moody, host of The Liz Moody Podcast and author of 100 Ways to Change Your Life

“A gift for any reader, The Inner Tarot is easy to read, incredibly informative, and remarkably empowering.” —Krista Williams, cofounder of the Almost 30 podcast and creator of Modern Tarot

“Whether you’re a tarot skeptic, tarot-curious, or a literal card-carrying member of the club, I cannot stress this enough: The Inner Tarot is for you.” —Katie Horwitch, founder of WANT: Women Against Negative Talk and author of Want Your Self

“On its surface, this is a book about tarot, but at its core, it’s offering a radical and revolutionary path to true healing.” —Liz Moody, host of The Liz Moody Podcast and author of 100 Ways to...

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The Inner Tarot : A Modern Approach to Self-Compassion and Empowered Healing Using the Tarot. This book offers a new and personal way of using the Tarot for self development and healing. It does cover the basics of card reading in the first section and a good introduction on Tarot. However it the aim is to make them a more personal tool for your own development and personal journey. It is a very interesting read with lots of great ideas and new ways to use the deck.

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I wasn't even halfway through the digital ARC when I preordered this book in paperback. It's that good.
After a thorough subject introduction, a series of spreads is offered to guide the reader through the various stages of healing and empowerment. Both these words are used all the time in the tarot community, but I never heard them explained as well as in this book.
The Inner Tarot is different from any tarot workbook I've read before, both welcoming and surprising in its approach. For example, I never read reversals, but the several interpretations presented in this book are fresh and inviting, offering a few new perspectives on reading reversed cards that I'm willing to try.
The minors are explained by their element, which is how I already read them, and although a lot of the meanings sound familiar, many new takes do come to light. Most importantly: how to keep it real, in the present, right here, right now.
The majors are described as modern events while sticking to their traditional meaning.
I journalled throughout, taking full advantage of this wealth of information on healing and empowerment, trying out the suggested prompts in each chapter, meanwhile enjoying every moment I got to play and experience my cards in a new way.
The Inner Tarot is a breath of fresh air, written in easy accessible language, with useful spreads to boot. A wonderful book every tarot reader needs in their collection.

Thank you Netgalley and Sounds True Publishing for the ARC.

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I liked the exercises at the end of each chapter to help you as a card reader get better in tune with your tarot deck. The book is user friendly and helpful in learning the Tarot.

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The inner tarot begins like most tarot guide books which helps you understand the tarot card meanings and learn the different tarot spreads. The exercises help you in tune with your tarot deck which is very helpful for a beginner like myself. Great read ill have to buy the book when I can so I can thoroughly work through it.

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I loved this book! Part 1 is very informative and not too different to the usual 'history of tarot' guidebooks out there. However, Part 2 is where it really changes your perspective. I can really see myself using this as a tool to deepen my readings. I really liked the prompts at the end of each chapter which helped put what I'd read into practice. Referring the Major Arcana to present world events, the minors by their elements and bringing new life to reversals (something I don't typically read) I am looking forward to many readings using this guidebook.

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I've always been interested in Tarot, but so very intimidated by all of the cards and their meanings. This book has been unlike any other Tarot book I have read and made it feel easy.

Not only do you learn how each card has a positive (non scary) interpretation to it, but also a healing component. There are so many journaling prompts to guide you along your journey while learning the deck - which I found to be so helpful when trying to remember the cards and their meanings.

I preordered a physical copy of this book before I had even finished it. I can't wait to highlight and take notes.

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My new favorite tarot book.

Sometimes you know early on that you vibe with the author's writing style and are going to really enjoy a book. I'm generally a little wary of anyone proclaiming to have 'a gift' but something the author said in the introduction immediately resonated with me as she recalled a moment of realization about self sabotage and living in fear of one's own power. Taking this candid admission and armed with a new favorite phrase "back-alley magic", I knew this was going to be a genuine and down to earth crash course in reading tarot. This is not my first beginners book but it's the one I had the greatest takeaway from. The author took the assignment to heart and and gives THE BEST introduction to tarot. Plus this is her first book! I adored her explanations and went through page by page with my own cards. If you do this, at the end your deck will be reordered to 'rest', ready to recharge (which I'm now adopting into my practice) and it's a full moon so might as well put everything I learned about cleansing to work. :)

This book is very good. Even if you're not new to the subject or the title may seem focused on an aspect that's not specifically what you're after, -- this one is worth reaching for.

Thank you to the author & publisher for allowing me to read this book early in return for my honest thoughts and review.

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The Inner Tarot by Kate Van Horn may be one of the best books about learning the tarot that I have ever read. When I read through this book, I tried to tune into a younger version of myself. Having read the tarot off and on since 2007, I looked at this book for how it may have helped me better understand the practice of tarot if I had been able to access it from the very beginning. Kate did an excellent job creating multiple different inroads for new readers and old to build better relationships with their cards from journal prompts to meditations to quality explanations and examples. I most especially liked her section on reversals. I myself have always had a somewhat iffy relationship with reversals in the tarot and found her many different paths to understanding reversed energy enlightening.

This book is for you if you want to have a deep and personal connection to the craft of tarot reading, whether you’re still deciding what deck you want or have been reading for half your lifetime or more. The only real qualm I have with this work is that I don’t feel like the first exercise is complete. A new reader may go through the first exercise and pull the cards, but the work offers no further guidance on what to really do afterwards. The obvious answer is probably to look at those cards in the meanings section in the back of the book, but since this book is supposed to be for beginners, a little guidance there wouldn’t go amiss, I think. Either way, this is definitely the book I plan to recommend to absolute beginners in the tarot going forward. The writing is accessible, the exercises are helpful and powerful, and it models a strong practice in an era where you can pretty much do anything you wish.

I’m thankful to NetGalley and Sounds True Publishing for providing me with an eARC of this book to review.

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This is good and beginner-friendly tarot book. It is very much focused on the healing/uplifiting/self-discovery aspects of tarot, not so deep on the meaning/symbolism aspects.

eARC provided by NetGalley and Sounds True Publishing.

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It's been years that I've been reading tarot. Once you find Spirit, it's impossible to ever let go.

I always find it hard when I see readers hopeful, and waiting for me to tell them that their love is corresponded or that they will get the promotion, only to see that the cards see differently. This takes me to what I enjoyed about this book, the positive prompts. Although unfortunately, people will still be affected by the read, I'll be happy to suggest them.

For a reader like me, who wakes up early to talk to Spirit on a daily basis, this reminds me that healing takes time, that I can turn stubbornness into resilience, and that it's more than okay to ask for signs.

Thank you Netgalley for the ARC.

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This was such a great book on Tarot. I always enjoy a good Tarot book, and this one had some great perspectives on the topics. I already know that The Inner Tarot will be a book that I come back to again in the future to reference and reread. Thank you to NetGalley and the publisher for a digital ARC of this book.

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Kate Van Horn's debut book, The Inner Tarot, showcases her talent as a skilled storyteller as she delves into the ancient 78-card system with poetic prose and personal narratives. Readers are encouraged to explore their own stories through various healing modalities beyond Tarot, making this book a must-read for those in tune with their intuition.
Definitely a handy little book for any one starting out in tarot reading

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"This tarot book is perfect for beginners, offering a friendly and accessible approach to the practice. With a focus on healing, upliftment, and self-discovery, it provides a gentle introduction to tarot without delving too deeply into complex meanings and symbolism. It's easy to read and navigate, making it convenient to pick up and reference at any time. Whether you're new to tarot or looking for a fresh perspective, this book is sure to guide you on your journey of personal growth and exploration."

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