I love hearing about others who are drawn to tarot, and I love helping them get started. The easiest place to begin is with a deck, first and foremost. And the best beginner decks include The Rider-Waite Tarot, the Universal Tarot, and their spin-offs (Universal-Waite Tarot, Radiant Rider Waite Tarot, Golden Universal Tarot, and so on). In addition to these, the Hanson-Roberts Tarot, the Gilded Tarot, the Legacy of the Divine Tarot, and the Llewellyn Tarot and Llewellyn's Classic Tarot are good starter decks. But I also encourage people to go for the deck that attracts them. My first deck was the DruidCraft Tarot. It's the deck I learned on, and it's still my favorite tarot deck. It's my go-to deck for events and group readings. At the end of the day, YOU have to connect with the cards you read. So go with your gut.
Beyond this, get as much practice as you can. Give free readings to your friends and family. See if you can get someone to let you work a party of theirs. Any way you can gain actual experience, go for it! Books are great, but the real learning comes from actually reading tarot, not just reading about it.
2. Where can I learn more about tarot?
My favorite tarot website is Aeclectic Tarot. Lots of deck images, reviews, and explanations of cards. Second to this one, I recommend Biddy Tarot. And beyond that there are loads of tarot forums and websites you can peruse. If shopping for a deck and you happen to live in the Houston area (or not, as most of our decks are listed online as well), you can come by Body Mind & Soul for what I would bet is the largest deck selection in the city. And pick up a few books while you're there! There are so many excellent tarot books to choose from, you'll never be without one to read. Try Tarot for Dummies to start with, or Tarot for the Green Witch by Ann Moura. Or any other interesting tarot books you find! The sky is the limit. Tarot is all about continuing to learn and grow with your cards.
3. Any other suggestions?
Yes! HAVE FUN! Tarot shouldn't be so stuffy and serious that you don't enjoy it. Spirit is and should be enjoyable. And when we divine, no matter the means, we are --hopefully-- connecting to Spirit. That should be a joyous and wondrous experience ... every time. Sometimes heavy messages come through the cards, and we have to honor those. But we should never let the weight of those moments drag us down for too long. Find gratitude for the communication, and move on. When you come back to the deck, be fresh. Be open. Make room for a new experience.