Gail Fairfield is one of Tarot’s modern pioneers. She’s been reading cards since the early 70s and her book Choice Centered Tarot was (and still is) truly influential in breaking down the old ‘fortune-telling’ style of reading.
Her focus on the essence of each card, and the system of Tarot itself, helps make reading with any deck relatively straightforward. It certainly helped me when I first started reading.
I’m writing about Gail Fairfield now because I just listened to a fabulous podcast where Andrew McGregor of The Hermit’s Lamp interviews her about gender, Tarot, and how she came to develop her own ideas about the cards.