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Barbara Moore   

Barbara Moore

The tarot has been a part of Barbara Moore’s personal and professional lives for over a decade. In college, the tarot intrigued her with its marvelous blending of mythology, psychology, art, and history. Later, she served as the tarot specialist for Llewellyn Publications. Over the years, she has been active in the American Tarot Association and has spoken at tarot conferences around the United States. Barbara’s articles on the tarot have appeared in several tarot publications and in Llewellyn Publications New Worlds of Mind and Spirit magazine. She has also sat on the Tarot Journal editorial board. Barbara’s own education in the tarot has been and continues to be broad and enlightening. She has studied under renowned tarot scholars Mary K. Greer and Rachel Pollack, and she has taught the tarot to all manner of would-be tarot readers.

Barbara enjoys the challenge of giving a voice to tarot cards and oracle decks. She has had the good fortune to write books for several decks, including A Guide to Mystic Faerie Tarot, The Gilded Tarot Companion, The Hip Witch Tarot, Enchanted Oracle and The Mystic Dreamer Tarot.

The Green Witch Tarot

Learn more here: CLICK! The Green Witch Tarot is the a deck that I’ve been waiting for ever since Ann Moura wrote Tarot for the Green Witch back in 2003. It is finally here and it is worth the wait. Charmingly illustrated by Kiri Østergaard Leonard, this is a deck full of stories, wisdom, and […]

Exploring the Raven’s Prophecy

Learn more here: CLICK Maggie Stiefvater is a storyteller, a musician, and an artist. She is a Magician, creating worlds that we can all explore. I first came into contact through her early young adult stories published through Flux (the Young Adult imprint of Llewellyn), Lament and Ballad. I fell in love with her work […]

Tarot: Art or Science?

My friend Fordrena Griffith recently asked my opinion: Is tarot reading an art or a science? If science why are not all equal? If an art, what distinguishes gifted readers from others? I think tarot is both an art and a science, in the same way that art or cooking mingles both art and science. […]

New Decks and Conflicting Information

Not long ago, my friend Joanne Matthew asked me how I would advise people to choose a first deck and what we should do with conflicting information in books, what we should be aware of so as not to get discouraged. Many new readers are overwhelmed by the many options of tarot decks available. Most […]

Creating Spreads

Creating spreads is fun. Even when you don’t have a particular question, but you feel like playing with your cards, you can create a spread inspired by the deck that you are using. This is an interesting way to get to know a deck and may reveal some wisdom that you didn’t know you were […]

Tarot Cards as Journal Prompts

Last month I was asked to write about how to use tarot cards as journaling prompts. Five years ago, I wrote an article with some journaling basics and you can find that HERE. I have some other great and/or fun ideas for using your cards as journal prompts for you, too. Write a short story […]

Your Tarot Ethics

My friend Michael thought having me write about tarot ethics would be interesting. I think I might disappoint him because I don’t have a set of tarot ethics that I think all readers should abide by. And I don’t think, as some readers do, that unless you follow MY ethics you an ethical reader. I […]

Reading for Yourself

My friend Beverly asked for tips and techniques for reading for one’s self. I’m not sure about you, but reading for myself can be an exercise in frustration. I used to throw down some cards, hoping desperately that they tell me what I want to hear, and look at them for a nanosecond and scoop […]

The Soul Needs Time

Nancy Antenucci’s book Psychic Tarot is filled with great ways to enhance your connection to the cards and to spirit. It is also filled with practical tips for each of the six steps or, as she says, principles of a reading. For example in the chapter on Closure, Antenucci offers this gem: “I suggest my […]

A Unique Approach to Reversals

Ruth Ann and Wald Amberstone have a wonderful book called Tarot Tips. It is filled with bite-sized tips that are perfect for dipping in and adding something new to your practice or to bring to a Tarot Meet Up or tarot play date. Reversals are always interesting. Every reader has their own perspective. One offered […]