What’s the Best Tarot Book?

Marisa Mohi
5 min readNov 13, 2023

One thing that really helped me learn more about tarot was reading about the cards. I always say the best tarot book is the book that helps you learn. So I created this post to help tarot readers at different stages of their journey learn more about the cards.

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For what it’s worth, I taught at a university for five years. Before that, I designed training materials for the government. I know a thing or two about learning.

That’s why I won’t give you a one-size-fits-all answer here. You won’t get a “best tarot books 2023” list from me, simply because I don’t think always chasing after the newest book is a good idea.

(I’m a used book girly at heart, gang, and I love me some older books.)

So, with that, let’s talk about tarot learning resources and how you can find the best tarot book for you.

What’s the Best Tarot Book?

In my opinion, the best tarot book is the one that helps you the most. That means that two people may have wildly different opinions about what the best book might be.

It also means that the best tarot book for the beginning of your journey may not be the book that you think is the best in the middle of your journey.

The key to finding any sort of tarot resources to help you learn tarot reading fast is to find out what you need. That also means you need to know how you learn.

If you do best with a printed book, get a printed book. But if you do best with audio resources like podcasts or audiobooks, get those. Your tarot reading essentials are what you need for your practice, and it stands to reason that your learning resources are going to be unique to your learning style and practice too.

And decks are just as important as learning resources too. The right deck will make it easier for you to read with your intuition and not rely so much on looking up card meanings all the time. For more on this, check out this post on what is a good beginner tarot deck and this post on finding your essential tarot deck.

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Marisa Mohi

Writer and Tarot Reader. Fueled by black coffee and notebooks with thick paper. https://marisamohi.com