Tarot Deciphered:

Are you looking for a modern tarot book to help you decipher the mysteries of tarot? Check out Tarot Deciphered, a book co-authored by M.M. Meleen and T.Susan Chang, co-hosts and co-creators of the Fortune’s Wheelhouse podcast.


In this book the authors go card by card and analyze the RWS deck, the Thoth tarot deck, and simultaneously, the backbone that most modern tarot decks are built upon.

Fortune’s Wheelhouse

The Fortune’s Wheelhouse tarot podcast is a podcast on esoterics and the tarot. It is one of the best resources you will ever find for a card-by-card, sign-by-sign, planet-by-planet analysis of the themes of esoteric tarot. Check out it’s many five-star reviews! You can also find like-minded legions of esoteric tarot fans at the Fortune’s Wheelhouse Academy group on Facebook. It covers the RWS deck, the Thoth deck, and M.M. Meleen’s Tabula Mundi Tarot. Check out the podcast – it is free and available at Apple or Google and most major pod places like Spotify, or Stitcher.

In the course of doing the podcast, the authors amassed a treasure trove of tarot material, and distilled it into this book. The full title:

Tarot Deciphered: Decoding Esoteric Symbolism in Modern Tarot.  

With Tarot Deciphered as your crash course in esoteric tarot, you will unlock the symbols, meanings and Magick of the cards.


Learn the tarot correspondences

Want to discover what the Rider-Waite-Smith Tarot, the Thoth Tarot, and contemporary decks share via their symbols and esoteric roots? This card-by-card analysis gives detailed insights drawn from the teachings of the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn, the magical order that influenced both traditional and modern tarots, helping you give better readings informed by the history of their forays into occult realms of spiritual practice.


For every card, you will learn how astrology, mythology, alchemy, the elements, and Qabalah contribute to the card’s overall meaning.It covers complex topics but breaks them down into easily absorbed summaries.


The authors are T. Susan Chang and M. M. Meleen, co-hosts of the popular Fortune’s Wheelhouse podcast. Join them as they decipher the symbols and tales of tarot. This diligently researched synthesis of occult and esoteric concepts will help the reader forge a deeper connection with their tarot cards.

The book is illustrated with RWS images, many tarot images from publisher Llewellyn, and illustrations from the decks you know and love from M.M. Meleen: Tabula Mundi Tarot, Rosetta Tarot, and Pharos Tarot.

Get Tarot Deciphered! This is a massive tome, with a lot to offer beyond the traditional. This book will expand your understanding of modern and esoteric tarot. This book is published by Llewellyn, and available at most major book distributors.


For other modern tarot books by M. M. Meleen published by Atu House, visit our shop for Book M: Liber Mundi, Book of Seshet, and Spectrum Fari.

ISBN-13: 9780738764474
Imprint: Llewellyn
Pub Date: March 2021
Product Type: Trade Paperback
Page Count: 672 pages
Size: 8 x 9 x 2 IN