Uncover the secrets of tarot with never-before-seen material from Waite's own hand, an exploration of the worlds and environments that shaped both Waite and Smith, and a practical guide to interpreting the cards. Drawing on Waite's own words, examples, unpublished materials, and more, this groundbreaking book unlocks the symbols and intentions of the cards. Secrets of the Waite-Smith Tarot explores the fascinating origins of the most popular tarot system in the world. Explore the comparisons between the Court cards and the stage characters that influenced Smith. You'll also learn about Smith's intuitive understanding of the Tree of Life and how that wisdom is reflected in her Minors. This exciting guide will introduce you to a new understanding of the Rider-Waite-Smith deck.