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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.

A Study of the Fool’s Journey 10

For the overview of the journey, start HERE. At the end of this row we reach the end of this journey and so we would expect great rewards. We are not disappointed. What we experience is Judgement, which we know has little to do with being judged. Rather, it has everything to do with being […]

A Study of the Fool’s Journey 9

To see an overview of the journey, start HERE. Today we look at the final challenge…the Moon. The Moon is a tricky card, full of unknowns. In this case, it is about how to travel your path when all around you is dark and uncertain. In some ways it is easier than you’d thing…but also […]

A Study of the Fool’s Journey 8

For an overview of and foundation for this series, see HERE The final row represents the quest for spiritual awareness that begins with a decent into darkness and ends with the return of the light. Or what I call The Descent into Darkness and Utter Destruction. We begin this row, as with all the others, […]

A Study of the Fool’s Journey 7

For an overview of and foundation for this series, see HERE The second row has asked us to take a closer look at our beliefs and how we live them, in good times and bad. We come to terms with the idea that being good, sometimes, is its own…or only…reward. If we have done this, […]

A Study of the Fool’s Journey 6

For an overview of and foundation for this series, see HERE There has been a lot of focus on the self. This journey has required a lot of work on our part, what with all the self-mastery, making decisions, and living our own truths. You would think that the purpose of all this work would […]

A Study of the Fool’s Journey 5

For an overview of and foundation for this series, see HERE The second row shows the questioning of everything learned in the first row and the inward search for self. Modern psychology really comes into play here, as we confront the illusions of ego, defensiveness, and rigid habits of the past. The first two cards, […]

A Study of the Fool’s Journey 4

For an overview of and foundation for this series, see HERE Part 2 HERE Part 3 HERE If you have successfully met the test or challenge of the Emperor, you will experience the Lovers, in both its traditional and modern forms. Traditionally, the Lovers is about choices. If you have been successful in integrating your […]

A Study of the Fool’s Journey 3

For an overview of and foundation for this series, see HERE Part 2 is HERE In this article, we look at the main test or challenge of the first row, which is represented by The Emperor. The flanking cards, The Empress and The Hierophant, show the energies the create or intensify the challenge. Many people […]

A Study of the Fool’s Journey 2

A Study of the Fool’s Journey 2 For an overview of and foundation for this series, see HERE Today we look at the Basic Issue of the first row, represented by the Magician and High Priestess. It is helpful to use the idea of childhood development as a metaphor. Some of the concepts we deal […]

A Study of the Fool’s Journey 1

This month the Llewellyn Tarot blog will feature a series of articles exploring the Fool’s Journey using Rachel Pollack’s Alternate Major Arcana Spread, found HERE. The Fool’s Journey was coined by Eden Gray. The Fool card is said to journey through the Majors in order, gaining spiritual wisdom and learning lessons along the way. As […]