Using the classic three-card spread (a spread is a pattern in which the tarot cards are laid out) this book does away with the need for a deck of tarot cards. Instead of shuffling and cutting as you would with a conventional card pack, you simply let your hand hover over the spiral-bound split pages before selecting sections at random from past, present and future. The book throws up different configurations of cards, including reversed cards with their special meanings. This guide has the advantage of combining a book and cards in one package. No more cross-referencing from cards to books to remind yourself of a picture’s meaning, no more missing cards, no more fumbling around while you shuffle the deck. This idea provides an instant oracle to help with decisions, describe your past and intuit your future.

Collins & Brown 2003