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Taking My Show on the Road!

This post was written by Barbara Moore
on July 20, 2010 | Comments (8)

This will be my last post from Minnesota until August. The Tarot Association of the British Isles (TABI) honored me by inviting me to be their keynote speaker at their conference this weekend. They have asked me to present two workshops and I have had a lot of fun preparing for them.

The first one is called How the Fool’s Journey Becomes Your Journey. And is based on an article written by Rachel Pollack in the 2001 Llewellyn Tarot Calendar. I’ve played with this spread for almost ten years and love it. In this workshop, I present how the twenty-two cards of the Major Arcana illustrate the quintessential Fool’s Journey. Following the Fool’s travels through the cards is a great way to deepen our understanding of those cards and also provides a map for our own experiences. As useful as that study is, tarot cards are meant to be shuffled. In this workshop, we will all shuffle the cards and discover our own personal Fool’s Journey. Find out where you are, where you are headed, and what you can expect along the way.

The second workshop is Understanding and Designing Tarot Spreads, based on my love of spreads and my fascination with the balance between structureand freedom in tarot readings. Spreads provide a framework for interpreting the cards. Mostly we rely on positional descriptions in a spread help focus the card’s meaning. But other aspects of a spread’s design influence our reaction to the cards in many ways. Understanding the elements of spread design gives you more freedom and confidence as a reader.

What do you think of these topics? Hopefully the fine folks at TABI will enjoy them.

I’ll be in touch soon, posting from TABI and filling you in on all the latest tarot news from England!

The Fool cards are from: Shadowscapes Tarot, Legacy of the Divine Tarot, and Mystic Dreamer Tarot.

Reader Comments

Written By Theresa
on July 20th, 2010 @ 8:45 am

Barbara, those sound like some pretty juicy classes! Wish I could be there!

Written By Chloe
on July 20th, 2010 @ 9:05 am

Hi Barbara,
I’m going to be there, and am really looking forward to it! As Theresa says, the workshops sound like a lot of fun, and informative too. Wishing you a safe and pleasant journey 🙂

Written By Catherine
on July 20th, 2010 @ 9:40 am

They sound like great workshops and I just can’t wait – even though there’s only days to go….. 🙂

Written By Koneta
on July 20th, 2010 @ 11:13 am

This sounds like so much fun. Have a great and safe trip and be sure to take lots and lots of pictures!

Knock em dead!
Break a leg!
Bowl them over!
and Strut your stuff!

Written By Beth Owls Daughter
on July 20th, 2010 @ 2:30 pm

Sounds amazing, Barbara! Have a fantastic time!
Safe journeys!
– Beth

Written By Ty
on July 21st, 2010 @ 7:10 am


Those sound like 2 great sessions. Have a safe trip and I know we all look forward to hearing all about it.


Written By Chloe
on July 26th, 2010 @ 3:31 am

Thank you so much, Barbara, for two supremely fascinating and fun workshops, much food for thought, and interesting conversations generally! It was fabulous that you came to the TABI Conference, and I think we were all delighted with your deep knowledge, honesty, and sense of openness and enjoyment 🙂 I, for one, will take away many new ideas and warm memories!

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