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WTF IS TAROT?: ...& How Do I Do It
by Bakara Wintner

WTF IS TAROT?: ...& How Do I Do It by Bakara Wintner

Illustrations by Autumn Whitehurst

So much more than an introduction to tarot, this gritty and relatable guide offers a no-nonsense approach to the ancient art of reading tarot, allowing you to understand the cards on a new, deep level

You do not need to learn the tarot because you already know it. It is from this radical jumping off point that WTF Is Tarot? breaks down the ancient art of cartomancy. This fresh, accessible and sometimes cheeky guide sheds a holistic light on how to read tarot, from the foundation of magic itself to understanding those tricky court cards to offering readings to others.

In WTF Is Tarot, author and tarot reader Bakara Wintner unpacks the magic of the Major and Minor Aracana with shamanic wisdom and girl boss wit, illuminating their meaning with thoughtful anecdotes and analogies that reveal how deeply rooted these symbols already are in our everyday lives: we can feel the Moon in a howling barefoot run through the park, accept the grace of Temperance in falling in love or a divine intervention, “ghost the haters” with the Six of Swords, or identify when it’s time to let go of an ex with the Hanged Man.

WTF Is Tarot offers far more than a refreshingly candid tutorial on card reading. Bakara goes on to investigate the magic of crystal healing, chakras, meditation and other magical practices. This young witch offers not just a guide, but an invitation for even the most mundane Muggles to welcome magic into their lives, and for experienced wizards to rediscover it once again.

Bakara Wintner is a tarot reader, writer and owner of Everyday Magic. She has been featured by Nylon, Refinery29 and Urban Outfitters. She lives in Durham, North Carolina. www.instagram.com/bakaraw/

Praise for WTF Is Tarot?:

“Bakara Wintner is a welcome new voice in the world of tarot. Whether you’re a curious newbie or a seasoned tarot reader, this book belongs in your personal library.” —Skye Alexander, author of The Modern Witchcraft Book of Tarot

“This is the book for the person who wants to be real with their readings, who probably curses a lot and who is unapologetic about the way they approach modern day spirituality. WTF is Tarot answers questions in the way your BFF would over a glass (or three) of wine.” —Gabriela Herstik, writer of Nylon magazine’s “Ask a Witch” column

“WTF is Tarot has all the hallmarks of a groundbreaking work of magic. Bakara’s writing and exploration of the tarot is engaging, vivid and witty, with a certain love and honesty that I have never had the pleasure of reading until now.” —Danielle Noel, creator of The Starchild Tarot