Courtney Weber has been teaching tarot for 10 years, and one of the things most requested of her is a good guide to doing a self-reading. Unable to recommend one, she created Tarot for One , based on her most requested and best-attended class.
In Weber's clean, clear style, this book explains how to form a personal relationship with the cards, connecting your own life experiences with the archetypes, creating tarot-based nicknames for your own life's characters, and letting the voice of the tarot come through in a reading without overlaying too much of your own "stuff." She includes chapters on the history and applications of tarot, the Fool, the Major Arcana, the Court Cards, and the Suits of Cups, Wands, Swords, and Pentacles, as well as on what she calls the beauty cards and the tough cards, reversals, practice spreads, and next steps. Also included are illustrations from the Waite deck.