My Five Favorite Free Tarot Sites (Other Than my Own)
There are countless tarot websites, tarot blogs and tarot readers' sites. I would think that most of them contribute in some way to the world of tarot. For me, some shine brighter than the rest. Some are obviously a labor of love written by people who are willing to share their knowledge freely.
While many of my peers' tarot sites are admirable, some are so unique and so comphrehensive that I find myself refering to them again and again and refering my students to them.
There are many great websites such as Aeclectic Tarot and The Tarot Guide that charge a premium for entrance into some parts of the website. In many cases that premium is well worth it for the opportunity to learn from some of the best our tarot community has to offer.
In this post I am listing my favorite free tarot sites, with much appreciation to their webmasters. I must tell you that the order is random; choosing my very favorite site would be like choosing my favorite tarot deck, or my favorite of my children. It just can't be done.
Brigit "Biddy" Esselmont's tarot business has been internet-based from its beginnings so it is no wonder she has a great website with a clean, crisp attractive layout.
I especially like her comprehensive "Tarot Card Meanings" database, and her fabulous "Learn Tarot Blog."
Joan Bunning is the author of this website, which is a free on-line course for learning tarot. She has also published this material in a popular book of the same title; Learning the Tarot.
The Learning the Tarot website also includes a database of tarot decks, oracle decks and books.
Paul Hughes-Barlow offers us an extremely comprehensive website chock-full of information about reading with the Crowley-Harris-Thoth deck as well as the Rider-Waite-Smith. He teaches complex tarot reading traditions such as the Opening of the Key and Elemental Dignities.
If you would like easy-to-understand information about tarot history, visit the site of Sherryl E Smith. Tarot history doesn't have to be dry and dusty. Sherryl presents the journey of tarot as the exciting phenomenon that it is!
I often say that without the work of Mark K. Greer tarot would not be what it is today. Mary's Tarot Blog is a potpourri of information including current events in tarot, unique perspectives on card reading, a Golden Dawn glossary and essays on tarot history.