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Kitchen Table Tarot
Kitchen Table Tarot: Pull Up a Chair, Shuffle the Cards, and Let's Talk Tarot | Melissa Cynova
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Learn to read with your own voice and get the answers to all of your questions. For years, Melissa Cynova has been sitting down with friends and neighbors who are curious about the tarot. She's heard all the questions and misconceptions that can confuse newcomers (and sometimes more experienced readers, too). Kitchen Table Tarot was written as a guide for anyone looking for no-nonsense lessons with a warm, friendly, and knowledgeable teacher. Join Melissa as she shares straightforward guidance on decks, spreads, card meanings, and symbols. Filled with real-life examples and personal explanations of what it's like to read the cards, this book tells it like it is and provides the information you need to read with confidence. Praise: "Cynova's debut book struts forward to lead the pack with its authentic voice, candid and nimble teaching approach, and ability to pare down the principles and experience of reading tarot to its essentials . . . Exemplary. Eminent. Authoritative. A veritable gem." Benebell Wen, author of Holistic Tarot "A punch-in-the-gut teaching guide to the tarot . . . illustrating how much the tarot encourages each of us to find our own unique language and meanings when we begin this journey."Terry Iacuzzo, author of Small Mediums at Large "Melissa Cynova has written one of the most accessible, relatable tarot books ever. Pull up a chair, pop a cold one, and get ready for some straight-talking tarot lessons that will have you slinging the cards like a tarot badass in no time at all!"Theresa Reed, author of The Tarot Coloring Book Ive read many books about tarot readings, but this one is my favorite book so far.Library Noire This book is a major asset to anyone curious about tarot . . . Reading KITCHEN TABLE TAROT genuinely feels like sitting down with her and getting a whole workshop series delivered one-on-one.Amber Unmasked
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Dragon
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My New Year‘s impulse buy has arrived

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wanderinglynn
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This is an excellent started book to tarot. Melissa makes it easy and fun. I studied it most of the day Sunday & I‘ve started doing a single card draw each morning for practice and reflection.

Thanks again Katie for including this in my #BWS. It‘s awesome. 🖤

Chrissy, I hope you like this book as much as I do. I actually added it to my wishlist after seeing it on yours! 😉

KatieDid927 You‘re so welcome! Shoot, I may have to pick up a copy for myself! (Or maybe whoever is my match for the upcoming Yuletide swap?!) 3mo
AmyG Ha…I just stacked it. I want to learn tarot. 3mo
wanderinglynn @AmyG then I really recommend this book. Melissa has a down-to-earth approach that makes tarot accessible. 3mo
DebinHawaii I got one in my #BWS from @MeganAnn & started reading it last night. 🤗 It‘s great so far! 3mo
wanderinglynn @DebinHawaii awesome! ☺️ 3mo
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wanderinglynn
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Thank you so much Katie! I love my #BWS. 😍🧡🖤🧡🖤🤩 I actually opened it this morning (it‘s 6pm in Japan) & have been reading the tagged + going through this gorgeous tarot card deck whilst eating these yummy TJ‘s pumpkin spice pretzels. OMG they are the best things ever! 😋 This is just a phenomenal package. So much awesomeness. Many, many, many thanks! 😘❤️🧙🏻

And thanks to Jenni & Katie for hosting! This is one of my favorite swaps! 🖤

Yuki_Onna Wooow! This is awesome! 🙀🤘🧡 3mo
sprainedbrain Wow what a package! 🖤🖤🖤 3mo
mklong That Tarot deck 😍 3mo
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KatieDid927 You‘re so welcome! I had the best time shopping for you! And I wanted to make sure you had all the pumpkin spice goodness you could handle! Happy Samhain! 🖤 3mo
wanderinglynn @mklong it‘s seriously gorgeous! 3mo
LoverOfLearning Wow! Enjoy! 3mo
Trashcanman 🤗🤗🎉🎉🤗🤗❤️ 3mo
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Sumi
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Really enjoyed her clear & down to earth interpretation of the cards. Made some that have always seemed vague to me much clearer (like Temperance & the Star). Will be looking for a copy of my own.

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Moonprismpower
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@rsteve388 @Bookgoil #litsylovesummerswap
@Wife
Happy opening day!
Vickie, thank you so much for these lovely gifts. You were spot on and I‘m excited to start reading and learning and coloring!
😄😃😀

catiewithac Puzzles!!! 7mo
BeeMagical 😻😻😻 7mo
BeeMagical Is there a group for these types of swaps?!☺️🖤 7mo
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Moonprismpower @BeeMagical this one was hosted by the #litsylove penpals group. And @rsteve388 and @Bookgoil are the swap hosts. I think they‘ve done other outside of the penpal group swaps too 7mo
rsteve388 I am thinking of putting together an Audiobook Swap for August. Need to write out how to.run it. I could use a co host to help me plan it out if anyone is game. 7mo
BeeMagical @Moonprismpower ooo thank you!!🖤🙌🏻 7mo
BeeMagical @rsteve388 I would be interested if you need some help! ☺️ Newbie but totally game! 7mo
rsteve388 @BeeMagical Cool can you send me an email at rsteve388@gmail.com and we can start thinking it through. 7mo
BeeMagical @rsteve388 sent!🙌🏻 7mo
Wife Happy Summer! 🌸 7mo
HOTPock3tt Omfg a Jane Austen tarot deck!!🎉🙌🏽❤️ 7mo
Bookgoil Ooo tarot is fun! Enjoy!! 7mo
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MaleficentBookDragon
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Exciting #bookmail

Texreader Absolutely it is! Good Rollins book! 1y
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AlobelThee
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A really great, passionately humorous, insightful new walkthrough of the traditional (renaissance style) tarot decks. I always find more to pick up on with another guidebook, and fully enjoyed this one! So good as an #LGBTQ #QueerBooks diverse speaker, with deck recommendations to check out. 🌈

#TBRRead #24B42020
#ReadNosedReindeer @StayCurious 15+1
#WinterGames @Clwojick
@TheReadingMermaid @Andrew65 @jb72

Andrew65 Looks like yo enjoyed this one. 😊 2y
StayCurious Wow this looks like an interesting pick! +16 2y
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AlobelThee
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An hour, with a bit of card rereading, to now finish Kitchen Table Tarot. 😄 My card draw for today, from the Game of Thrones Tarot; 7 of Cups (being charmed - wanting to see and do everything) reveals I've been binge watching the Season 8 Game of Thrones with my folks, between a readathon day.

#ReadNosedReindeer @StayCurious 10+1
#WinterGames @Clwojick #24B42020
@TheReadingMermaid @Andrew65 @jb72

Andrew65 👏👏👏 2y
StayCurious Looks so interesting! +11 2y
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AlobelThee
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Another hour on Kitchen Table Tarot studies. This 'The Fool' card is a spare bookmark, found with the Lo Scarabeo decks. 🃏

#ReadNosedReindeer @StayCurious 10+1
#WinterGames @Clwojick #24B42020
@TheReadingMermaid @Andrew65 @jb72

Andrew65 Progressing well. 😊 2y
StayCurious I should pick this up. +11 2y
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AlobelThee
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Andrew65 😊 2y
StayCurious Excellent! +11 2y
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AlobelThee
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Yaaas for reading marathons, and being home for the weekend! 🤗 I'll be working again on New Year's Eve. 📚🎉

#ReadNosedReindeer @StayCurious 10+1
#WinterGames @Clwojick ❄️

StayCurious Some great picks! +11 2y
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AlobelThee
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1 hour today, with the Major card studies in Kitchen Table Tarot. I'll be heading to work soon, but will have the weekend open for more reading in, B4 2020! 📚😋🎉

#ReadNosedReindeer @StayCurious 10+1
#WinterGames @Clwojick #24B42020
@TheReadingMermaid @Andrew65 @jb72

Andrew65 Interesting reading 😊 2y
StayCurious You're on a roll! +11 2y
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AlobelThee
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My sister is already asking to borrow this Tarot book. 😋 I'll focus on having it reviewed by the New Year. 🔮 A really cool new stocking stuffer for me; Harry Potter playing cards! The images are somewhat randomly placed, but can relate to the number and court cards. Adding one Joker, seems like a great mystery of The Fool / The Moon / The World combined!

#ParticipationPost
#ReadNosedReindeer @StayCurious +1
#WinterGames @Clwojick 🃏

StayCurious Cool! +1 2y
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AlobelThee
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Reading my Kitchen Table Tarot; indoors, through a rainy Halloween night, but still a good turnout with 50+ Trick or Treaters. 🦇

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MeganAnn
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Thank you @hermyknee for this wonderful #basicwitchswap package! 😍 This art print is full on Sabrina the Teenage Witch with perfect 90‘s references when you look close. I 🖤 it so much! And a basic witch koozie, socks, bookmarks, stickers, gorgeous tarot deck + the Kitchen Table Tarot Book (which distracted me immediately and I already read the first 50 pages 😆). Serpent & Dove, plus I‘ve been wanting Red Sister for so long! I love everything ✨

Meaw_catlady Great treasures! Happy Halloween!🖤 2y
hermyknee 🥰I‘m so happy you like it all! 2y
sprainedbrain Oh how wonderful! Happy Halloween! 🎃 2y
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AlobelThee
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Today on the Eve, of All Hallows' Eve 😸 My book order arrived at the local Tarot shop. Here's a #BlameItOnLitsy buy, for getting me interested in this one. Another of many guide books; my Tarot studies are eager for more to ponder on, comparing notes with various decks. 🖤 Also at the shop; a candle wax-sealed bottle of Black Salt, used as an ash-like banishing spell vs negative energies.

MsRadioSilence Omg where is this shop?? It sounds amazing 2y
Chrissyreadit Awesome! This book is on my wishlist too! I love tarot. 2y
AlobelThee @i-am-papercrane Solace Serenity Healing, in Sutton, Ontario 🍁 They have great Tarot selections, while I also enjoy checking out their Llwellyn catalogue; ordering in what catches my witch's wish list. 2y
MsRadioSilence Welp, I guess I‘m taking a trip to Canada 😂 2y
AlobelThee @i-am-papercrane I'm really luck to have several Tarot shops around; The Hedge Witch, and the shop Bell, Book & Candle 😸 Goggle searches on Tarot / Crystal shops are a cool way to see what shows nearby. 2y
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Wife
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On a day that I need to be brave, this is the card I pull. It‘s amazing that ALL my daily cards are pertinent and provide insight. I read the text portion of this book, and am learning the meanings of the cards as I go. The author‘s style is very down-to-Earth and relatable. She really examines all elements of the artwork on the cards. A good first Tarot book! 4/5🖤s

Bowietrek I just ordered this from Amazon Kindle. Looks interesting and helpful. Thanks for posting about it. 2y
HOTPock3tt ♥️ 2y
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Wife @Kelican17 I had already stacked it tonight. 🔮 2y
4thhouseontheleft I love this cover, too. Bought it for my sister last year and now I want to borrow it from her. 😂 2y
JoScho @4thhouseontheleft me too! I want to read it. 2y
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RiaWritten
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Here's my new tarot deck resting after a super intense reading. I'm super tired from it too but I still want more. This work feels really good to me actually.

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SkeletonKey
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Currently listening to and available on Hoopla for all you card slingers. A more no-nonsense approach amongst the woo-woo books.

#tarot

daena Melissa Cynova is awesome! (edited) 2y
SkeletonKey @daena - I‘m liking this a lot! Might have to purchase it for reference 🙂 2y
Meaw_catlady Ooh yay!! I will have to check this out! 🖤 thanks for sharing 2y
SkeletonKey @Meaw_catlady - Welcome!! 2y
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RiaWritten
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I'm starting to learn tarot, which I've sort of always been curious about about. Got this from the library and read it cover to cover in less than 16 hours (which includes sleeping). My first deck is on it's way and should be arriving tomorrow, along with my own copy of this book. I can't wait to get started!

CoffeeCatsBooks What deck did you get? 2y
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Weaponxgirl
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Ive been teaching myself tarot for a while now and it‘s part of my self care routine.
This is a really good beginners guide to the tarot and I loved the authors voice. The personal style always helps me rather than just a dry here is what the meaning are.
If you want an accessible guide that won‘t make you feel like you are doing it wrong or taking it seriously enough but that still has morals this isn‘t a bad place to start at all.

ephemeralwaltz It's been a while since you've posted! Hope all is well ❤️ hugs 2y
SW-T Hope your year ends well and that 2020 is very good to you! Happy new year 🥰 2y
Weaponxgirl @ephemeralwaltz ahh sorry! I‘ve just not been using the internet much and only just realised how long it‘s been! I‘m actually very good now. How are u? Sorry again about going radio silence 2y
Weaponxgirl @SW-T thankyou! Sorry for the radio silence. Hope you have a lovely year too 2y
ephemeralwaltz @Weaponxgirl Oh I'm so glad to hear everything's good - I was starting to worry! Hooray to you for cutting down on internet time. I'm doing really well too ✨✨ 2y
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unabridgedchick
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This book reignited my love for tarot. Cynova has a wonderfully down-to-earth and accessible attitude that immediately drew me in, and her every thought on tarot and reading (or card slinging) is approachable, welcoming, and realistic. She grounds her thoughts in the card's traditional design, symbols, and elements, but uses her own considerable experience to expand or illuminate an aspect. Highly recommended!

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Weaponxgirl
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I've picked up a new hobby and found this on scribd. Hopefully this will help me learn. When I'm a bit more confident if any littens would like a reading from somebody very new and practising then let me know 😀

Sophoclessweetheart Good luck on your learning. I also read the cards - both tarot and oracle. I started last year, it takes a while to trust your intuition but once you‘ve got it, it comes like breathing. X 4y
Weaponxgirl @Wanderingwithwords thank you, I've been at it a few months and just trying to figure out my reading style and slowly learn the cards. Dyo have any favourite resources? I love little red tarot blog atm , and what are your favourite decks? 4y
rubyslippersreads Great cover! 😍 In shopping for the #janeaustenswap, I discovered there a Jane Austen Tarot deck! 4y
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Sophoclessweetheart I only ever read the Little Red Tarot Blog For resources I‘m afraid. My favourite decks are The Ostara Tarot and the Faeries Oracle deck. I‘m an intuitive reader and prefer my oracle cards x 4y
Weaponxgirl @rubyslippersreads that sounds adorable! 4y
Weaponxgirl @Wanderingwithwords the Ostara is my first deck as I got it on sale but connected with it instantly! Brian froud fairies? If it is I'm thinking we have a kinship in deck tastes. 4y
introvertedbooks Great book. I borrowed it from my library 4y
Weaponxgirl @introvertedbooks glad to hear it 😊 4y
AlobelThee This looks cool to check out! The decks I use are The Archeon Tarot and Oracle of Shadows & Light. 4y
Weaponxgirl @AlobelThee those aren't two I know but I shall check them out 😊 4y
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A little #funfact about me is that I am very interested in #tarotcards and have tried to learn to read them before but hoping this will give me the confidence to actually learn it. #springreads #hobbies

TommieMarie74 Me too!! I have several sets and tried years ago but never really stuck with it. I‘d love to know what you think of this book! 😊 4y
introvertedbooks @TommieMarie74 just browsing through it, it seems to be very straightforward and simplifies meaning to make it easy. I can't wait to finally use my deck more. 4y
rather_be_reading awesome! 4y
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StayOutofYourWheel
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This gal is on top of my super list. Super easy to follow & understand. Great for all levels of experience. I liked it so much I drew the beautiful person that wrote it. Wheeeeee! 💜💙💚💛💖

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unabridgedchick
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Can't wait until my print copy of this one arrives. It's now my go-to tarot reference.

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