Who is Mister Tarot?

Introducing Mister Tarot:

Hi, I’m Mister Tarot, also known as Don McLeod.

I know how frustrating it can be trying to learn a skill such as Tarot. Back in 1985 I began poring over beginner’s guides, and stared blankly at the cards for years. Eventually, things fell into place, but it was a long, involved process.

At that point I became Don McLeod - also known as Mister Tarotdetermined to make the learning of Tarot easier for others. It doesn’t have to be a difficult process! The secret is in the way that it’s presented.

In this blog, my aim is to provide a place where you can learn more about Tarot cards. I’ll have lots of tips about Tarot reading, and plenty of insights that will make you think about Tarot in new and exciting ways.


We’ll venture into areas such as the real history of the cards (you’ll be surprised at what you’ll discover in that section!) and we will look at different ways to use the cards.


Tarot Professional Membership Who is Mister Tarot?

Who am I, and why should you listen to me? I’ve been around the Tarot scene for 30 years. I’ve worked as a professional Tarot reader in shops and at markets.

I joined the Tarot Guild of Australia in 1997 and I have written articles for their magazine. I am also a member of Tarot Professionals.


First tarot book published by Don McLeodAs a writer, I’ve had numerous feature articles printed in magazines such as Insight, SpellCraft, and Silver Wheel. My first book on Tarot ‘Practical Guide to Tarot’ was published in 1993. Over 15,000 copies of that book sold in Australia and New Zealand and it had great reviews. After it went out of print I spent years revising and expanding it. This book is now available as ‘Real Tarot’.

In ‘Real Tarot’ there is over 200 pages of information to help you discover how to use the cards. The basic elements of Tarot are laid out in simple terms, so that you can gain insight and predictions from your Tarot cards, fast!

Real Tarot‘Real Tarot’ shows how Tarot can be applied to everyday life. It explains Tarot from a modern perspective, where the reader uses an intuitive approach to easily interpret the symbols contained in the Tarot images. In this book I clarify the process of card reading and push aside the misconceptions and misinformation that usually surrounds Tarot. The pages are fully illustrated with images from the popular Rider-Waite deck, and each card is given a full description and keywords. This book also includes visualisations, hands-on activities, and useful exercises to enhance the Tarot experience.

If you live in Adelaide, South Australia, you can purchase ‘Real Tarot’ at Crystal Wave and Dymocks in Rundle Mall. Or, you can contact me by email and you can use PayPal to buy a signed copy. Overseas orders are available through Amazon and Book Depository but if you live in Australia I’ll post it for free! The price of the book is $29.99

Crystal WaveI’m also presenting Tarot workshops, talks, and readings at Crystal Wave (677 Grange Road, Grange) on a regular basis, so phone them for all the details. My next workshop is called Tarot Simplified’. In this workshop I use a unique method that helps people to discover the meanings of the cards in a quick and exciting way. It’s an easy and fun method for learning Tarot! You can contact Crystal Wave on 8235 1817.

Tarot Blessings,
Mister Tarot (Don McLeod)

Don McLeod has:

Certificate IV in Training & Assessment
Diploma of Vocational Education & Training
Diploma of Training Design & Development