Spiritual adventurers are burning for truth, hungry for ways to affect and improve their destiny. Tarot can deliver, but most books offer impractical, confusing, irrelevant and regurgitated card interpretations, causing seekers to throw up their hands to say “I just don’t get it!”
The good news? No Golden Dawn snooze-fest or Crowley catatonia in the book you’re holding. With raw simplicity and outrageous honesty, author Janet Boyer presents helpful, hilarious and relevant advice that will forever change how you see the cards, and finally equip you to understand, and read, the Tarot. No punches pulled. No sugarcoating. It’s time to be forearmed, forewarned and foresighted. It’s time to get…naked.
'...a hard hitting, belly-laugh inducing, no nonsense guide to Tarot.'
REVIEWS & ENDORSEMENTS
This is Janet Boyle's latest tarot book and it is brilliant. Although it is a thick book, with loads of information inside, it isn't waffley. It gets straight to point. Naked Tarot is also original - Janet looks at a huge variety of different ways you can view tarot when doing readings. She includes ways of using symbolism from everyday life - such as music and TV programmes - as well as more traditional things like the elements, the seasons or Jungian archetypes. Pick what works for you and don't feel you have to stick to meanings made up in prudish Victorian times.
I'm an experienced tarot reader myself, but Naked Tarot has helped me see the cards in new ways that are, as the subtitle says, both sassy and stripped-down. ~ A Bad Witch's Blog
Janet Boyer’s latest work, Naked Tarot, is destined to be an instant classic! Truly a gift to Tarot readers everywhere, Naked Tarot contains endless juicy contemporary information and associations. I see this book as Janet's Magnum Opus, and a must-have Tarot textbook. This is NOT another dry Tarot “cookbook”, listing the same out-dated keywords and correspondences. Whether you’re a brand new Tarot reader or an old hand, Naked Tarot will help you connect with the Tarot like never before! ~ Dax Carlisle, President of The Tarot Guild
Straightforward, different and full of useful advice for the Tarot student seeking new perspectives on the cards. Naked Tarot is refreshingly practical! ~ Melanie Marquis, author of Modern Spellcaster's Tarot ,The Witch's Bag of Tricks and A Witch's World of Magick
Naked Tarot is a bold, brassy, in-your-face look at the world of Tarot cards and how they relate to humanity in all its glory--including its sexuality, its faults, and its quirks—embracing the beautiful, stark reality of it all. The cards are stripped clean of a “G” rating, no punches pulled. The world of the Tarot and our nitty-gritty lives are laid bare for brutal examination. Janet Boyer’s Naked Tarot is one of the boldest, most honest looks at Tarot interpretation yet. You'll either be laughing your ass off, nodding your head enthusiastically in agreement…or you will be left open-mouthed, newly baptized into what's commonly called “The Real World”. ~ Amythyst Raine-Hatayama, author of Tarot for Grownups, Tarot: A Witch’s Journey and The Gray Witch’s Grimoire
Janet Boyer’s newest take on the Tarot is sharp and saucy as F*. A few reasons you should strip down with Naked Tarot? 1. The correspondences are current and varied (I love interconnection!). 2. The face time given to the Minor Arcana and the Court Cards. Courts are difficult. This book lays them bare. 3. It’s a fun read. Thanks to Janet’s conversational flair, reading Naked Tarot is like chatting with a friend over tea. No. Make that a hot pink cosmo. ~ Natalie Zaman, Wandering Witch and author of Magical Destinations of the Northeast
We loved Janet Boyer’s new book—a modern, clever twist on Tarot that’s chock full of irreverent wisdom. Wickedly witty, piercingly perceptive and delightfully snarky, Naked Tarot will have you laughing out loud. This savvy Queen of Swords cuts straight through to the truth—and oh boy, does Janet know her Tarot! She’s gifted at conveying human strengths and frailties with her interpretations, correlations and spreads for each card. ~ The Psychic Twins (Linda and Terry Jamison), world renowned psychics and authors of Psychic Intelligence
So much for the prettified and slightly vague Tarot books of the past. Janet Boyer takes the cards into dangerous territory in her latest book with whip smart advice and a generous helping of humor. Forget the chanting and dewy-eyed mysticism, the Naked Tarot speaks to you like a best friend--straight, to the point...and will help you bury the body later. ~ Stacey Graham, creator of the Zombie Tarot and author
Janet Boyer’s Naked Tarot is a comprehensive, straight-talking, irreverent guide to the Tarot—and then some! This isn’t the same old typical Tarot book you’ve already read so many times before. Instead, Janet provides a fresh overview of Tarot, including insightful interpretations on the suits and cards, as well as new, thought-provoking and useful correspondences (flower essences, animal totems, spirits, Sabian symbols, crystals/stones and more)—not to mention a spread for every card. I know that I will actually USE this book, not just read it. Janet has outdone herself; in fact, Naked Tarot may be her best book yet. ~ Judika Illes, author of Encyclopedia of 5000 Spells
Naked Tarot is the fresh voice of contemporary Tarot practice, leading the field toward greater accessibility. It speaks with 21st century sensibilities. Janet Boyer tailors her book to modern culture, organized to fit seamlessly into the busy, hectic, and please-just-give-it-to-me-straight ethos of today. Yet, Naked Tarot deceives somewhat with its light humor: this is a serious, learned text that transfers the benefits of Ms. Boyer’s depth and breadth of Tarot knowledge. The reader will digest every line—because it is just that accessible—and leave knowing more about the cards than most intermediate Tarot readers. In short, Naked Tarot does a phenomenal job of teaching Tarot. I love this book and had so much fun reading it. I laughed and smiled throughout. ~ Benebell Wen, author of Holistic Tarot
Janet Boyer’s writing style is blunt and lively, her knowledge of Tarot based on years of study and experience. I knew I was in for a treat when I read Naked Tarot—and her newest book did not disappoint. Janet conveys the essence of each card in a way that is easy to grasp and remember, largely because of her outrageous honesty. Even experienced readers will come away with a refreshing and novel way to view of the cards To paraphrase the cinematic Mary Poppins, Janet provides us with that “spoon full of sugar” that helps the Tarot medicine go down. ~ Anthony Louis, author of Llewellyn's Complete Book of Tarot: A Comprehensive Guide
In Naked Tarot, Janet Boyer leverages her significant experience with Tarot to break down each of the cards into impressive detail. While other books may tell you how each card’s meaning changes with different questions and points of curiosity, Naked Tarot does it an utterly unique and sassy (sometimes, NSFW) way, calling up contexts and references I haven’t seen in other books. From using the Tarot to explore a personality, find a career, solve a problem and deepen your spirituality—to divining the future and even discovering your Disney totem—Naked Tarot covers all the bases. It’s a significant undertaking by someone well worthy of the task. ~ Tierney Sadler, Author/Creator of the Deck of 1000 Spreads
Janet Boyer's newest book Naked Tarot is a hard hitting, belly-laugh inducing, no nonsense guide to Tarot. Its audience, from beginners through experienced readers, can aim for the underbelly with their clients with the help of this book. Drilling straight to the core Naked Tarot enables the Tarot to reveal depth, hurt and hope in a contemporary language. It broadens the reader's horizons with innovative spreads and correspondences--including Australian Flower Essences. I couldn’t put in down; it was like reading a racy Tarot thriller on a rollercoaster! For example, Janet’s description of the Knight of Swords includes the "first rumblings of revolution with spray cans and crowbars". Naked Tarot deserves to be a key Tarot text for those readers with a contemporary, direct style. ~ Jenne Perlstein
This ain’t yer mama’s Tarot book…Janet Boyer’s newest effort--Naked Tarot: Sharp and Sassy Advice From the Cards--is without a doubt one of the best “boot camp” Tarot books I’ve seen in a long, long time. No frills and no excess verbiage, no mystical waving about of incense or charged crystals, this is a straight up, in-your-face approach to learning the cards. The blunt cleverness of the descriptions combined with snarky, wickedly funny practical applications will bring both a smile to your face and a clear, precise image for all 78 cards. If you have a problem with language (read: the occasional F-bomb), this likely isn’t your book. If you want a dusty reference book that takes itself way too seriously, Naked Tarot is definitely not for you. If you want to have a deep understanding of the cards without having to wade through stacks of inconsequential details, you’ve struck pay dirt. After all, you don’t need to know how to build a watch in order to tell time. I consider Naked Tarot a wonderful new resource and, at the risk of fan girl gushing, I can’t recommend it highly enough! ~ Shannon MacLeod, author of The Celtic Cross Spread: Cutting to the Chase
Vibrant, witty, and full of wisdom, Janet Boyer’s newest book, Naked Tarot, is a gourmet feast for those hungering for Tarot insights. Her words magically and magnetically guide us to consume her instructions and follow her astute pointers, helping us discover our core connections with each card. Because of Janet’s upbeat tone, Naked Tarot is an easy read—yet the content is meaningfully deep and esoterically perceptive. Her reader-friendly discussions on how to use the cards are thoughtfully detailed and well-organized. Positively delightful, the book assists beginning readers in developing a firm foundation for building their Tarot practice, while also providing tools enabling the advanced reader to soar to new mystical heights. ~ Kooch Daniels, author Tarot at a Crossroads