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Tarot for Your Self

A Workbook for the Inward Journey (35th Anniversary Edition)

Tarot for Your Self
Mary K. Greer By (author)
Benebell Wen Foreword by
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7.0 X 10.0 in
304 pg

BODY, MIND & SPIRIT / Divination / Tarot


The tarot classic that first promoted the practice of reading the cards not just for others but for one's own personal insight and self-transformation

“Tarot for Your Self was ground-breaking when this book was first published and is still radically significant today.” —Benebell Wen, author of Holistic Tarot

“Deciding to work with the Tarot is like embarking on a long, inward journey.”—Mary K. Greer

This tarot classic by Mary K. Greer was the first book to promote reading the cards for your own insight, revolutionizing tarot through a combined emphasis on self-teaching techniques and personal growth. Tarot for Your Self uses meditations, rituals, spreads, mandalas, visualizations, dialogues, charts, affirmations, and other activities to help you establish your own relationship with the cards. All the information is presented using the best in traditional knowledge and know-how. This powerful breakthrough process will turn all your readings into truly transformative experiences.

Tarot for Your Self covers interpretations for the major and minor arcana, reversed card meanings for all 78 cards, and enlightening information on your shadow/teacher cards.


“Mary K. Greer's Tarot For Your Self revolutionized the world of Tarot like no other book before or since. At a time when almost all tarot books were either formulas for fortune-telling, or complicated occult doctrines—and virtually everyone said you must never read for yourself—Mary Greer broke open the rules by showing us how to explore the many ways we ourselves could discover meaning and the power in the cards. She did not simply ignore, or discard, what had gone before. Instead, she studied and absorbed the meanings and teachings, and then showed us how to use them for our own explorations. It is a pleasure—and a moment of great benefit to the tarot world—to see this magical book in a new edition.” —Rachel Pollack, author of Seventy-Eight Degrees of Wisdom - Rachel Pollack

“If you’re looking to deepen your relationship to the tarot, look no further than Mary K. Greer’s classic Tarot for Your Self. The exercises, meditations, rituals, and other activities will help you connect with the cards in a meaningful way. The interpretation section in the back is pure gold—and one that you’ll refer to again and again. Both the tarot novice and seasoned pro will find Greer’s book to be a useful, transformative tool. This new edition is sure to delight and inspire a whole new era of tarot fans around the world.” —Theresa Reed, author of The Tarot Coloring Book, coauthor of Tarot for Troubled Times - Theresa Reed

“I was so excited when I discovered Tarot for Your Self years ago. This book ignited in me and so many others a love of the cards and all they have to offer." —Joan Bunning, author of Learning the Tarot - Joan Bunning

“One of the first Tarot books I ever bought was Tarot for Your Self. To this day, it is always the first book I recommend to my students. Mary K. Greer's text is iconic because of the way she offers her own knowledge. For me, she managed to demystify Tarot without losing the magic. That fine line is a hard one to keep, but Mary knows how to stay on track. I always have a spare copy on my shelf for that visitor that wants to learn more about Tarot. This book doesn't just teach you about Tarot. It provides learning methods that will last a lifetime.” —Arwen Lynch-Poe, editor of The Cartomancer - Arwen Lynch-Poe

“Mary K Greer was giving us a head's up when she named Tarot for Your Self: A Workbook for the Inward Journey. This is accurate in so many ways. You can use this book to gain independence and confidence with the cards. You go through this book at your own pace and essentially teach yourself how to handle your cards. You work. The beautiful thing about this process is that it works so beautifully. The hardest part about reading the cards is believing you can do it, and Mary K Greer hands you the tools to do just that. There is a reason this is on every tarot students shelf, and always will be." —Melissa Cynova, author, Kitchen Table Tarot and Tarot Elements - Melissa Cynova

Tarot for Yourself is a deep exploration of Tarot as tool for self-empowerment. Mary shares much wisdom for working with Tarot in a way that is personal to you, your journey and your style of learning. Tarot is a lifelong study, there’s always something more to discover and Mary offers numerous perspectives to work with the cards. If you are new to Tarot this book will introduce you to the flexibility of Tarot as a medium for healing, personal exploration and guidance. As you can never have too many tools in your tool kit for working with Tarot, even the most seasoned reader (if you haven’t already read this book) will find something of value in these pages. More than anything you will feel Mary Greer’s wise and humble spirit come through every page, and you will know you’ve been initiated into the long history of the ever-evolving Tarot.“ —Shaheen Miro, Author and Creator of The Lunar Nomad Oracle - Shaheen Miro

“Without a doubt, Tarot for Your Self was and remains one of the most influential tarot books I’ve ever read. Greer’s work shines a light into darkness and guides us as we learn about ourselves and the cards more deeply.” —Barbara Moore, author and creator of, Steampunk Tarot, Tarot in Wonderland, and Llewellyn’s Little Book of Tarot - Barbara Moore

"Tarot for Your Self has been a gift to generation of Tarot readers and enthusiasts. It would be impossible to find a place in the modern Tarot that the work of Mary Greer has not touched. She has consistently been an accessible, supportive, and inspiring source of wisdom for an evolving art form. The future of Tarot owes its legacy to Mary Greer.” —Courtney Weber, author of Tarot for One - Courtney Weber

"Tarot trends, branding, and books come and go but the essential ley line of tarot remains unchanged. Tarot is about you! Mary Greer has been tapping into tarot's magic, mystery and history for over half a century. Her immersive workbook guides you on a profound journey bringing you home to your powerful, authentic self. Mary Greer's classic text Tarot for Your Self is more essential now than ever." —Sasha Graham, author of Llewellyn's Complete Book of the Rider Waite Smith Tarot and 365 Tarot Spreads - Sasha Graham

Author Bio

Mary K. Greer is an independent scholar, writer, teacher, and professional tarot consultant. She has an MA in English literature from the University of Central Florida where she also first taught tarot in 1974. For eleven years, she was a teacher and administrator at New College of California in San Francisco. In 2007, Mary received the International Tarot Lifetime Achievement Award from the Association for Tarot Studies. She also received the 2006 Mercury Award from the Mary Redman Foundation for excellence in communication in the metaphysical field, and the 2006 Coalition of Visionary Resources award for best divination book. Mary is an ordained priestess in the Fellowship and Church of Isis. Visit her at