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Article Topic: Tarot

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Revitalizing Your Tarot Practice, Part II: Spreads
Date: 2009-10-19   By: Barbara Moore
In "Revitalizing Your Tarot Practice, Part I—Decks," tarot expert Barbara Moore looked at ways of recovering from "Tarot Reader Burnout" by using or incorporating another deck. However, what can you do if you only have one deck, do not wish to use another deck, or want to renew your enjoyment of an old favorite deck? Discover techniques that can revitalize your tarot practice by using and creating new spreads.
The Dollhouse Oracle
Date: 2009-09-15   By: Janina Renée
Miniature objects play a role in the material culture of magic and divination, because they can signify material goods as well as other things—including intangible qualities—that we’d like to manifest in our lives.  Perhaps the best known miniature is the dollhouse, which intrigues both children and adults.  A dollhouse can also be used in magic and divination, because not only does it convey the charm of the miniature, it also shares the symbolism of the house, and the house and its chambers provide metaphors for different states of being.  As such a symbolic structure, a dollhouse can serve as the basis of a tarot layout, in which the cards are inserted into its miniature rooms, and then interpreted in the context of the rooms’ different metaphorical associations.  Author Janina Renée presents the "Dollhouse Oracle," a way to use the tarot for insight into your life.
Solstice Light Spread for Tarot
Date: 2009-09-30   By: Janina Renée
Revitalizing Your Tarot Practice Part III: Study
Date: 2009-12-07   By: Barbara Moore
In her article series on revitalizing Tarot practice, Tarot expert Barbara Moore has addressed both decks and spreads. In this article, she approaches using the tarot as a framework for study, to enhance both your knowledge and your practice.
Tarot: Minor Reflections
Date: 2011-04-18   By: Barbara Moore
One of the joys of tarot is that there are so many ways to look at, think about, and compare the cards. This is also one of the reasons so many people stay interested in tarot for so long. Every way of organizing and dividing the deck leads to deeper and broader understanding of the cards. This complex web also helps us build our own personal philosophy of life. Tarot expert Barbara Moore shares a few techniques to aid us in our reflections of the meanings of the cards.
Revitalizing Your Tarot Practice Part IV—A Few More Ideas
Date: 2009-12-14   By: Barbara Moore
5 Amazing Reasons to Create Your Own Tarot Spreads
Date: 2014-05-12   By: Sasha Graham
Why should we create our own tarot spreads? Creating spreads makes us a better reader. There are plenty of available spreads that might suit our needs perfectly, but isn't it better to tailor-make one? Sasha Graham, author of Tarot Diva and the new 365 Tarot Spreads discusses five amazing reasons we should create our own tarot spreads.
Court Cards, Part I: The Kings of Tarot
Date: 2010-02-22   By: Barbara Moore
Learning the meanings of tarot cards is generally not that difficult; even small children can learn to associate a meaning with a particular card or describe what is happening (as far as illustrated Minor Arcana are concerned) in an image. That said, the majority of taroists will agree that the trouble lies in the Court Cards. In this first installment in a series on the Court Cards, tarot expert Barbara Moore delves into the regal Kings of the Tarot.
The New and the News in Your Tarot Reading
Date: 2010-03-15   By: Janina Renée
What is ahead in your life? Do you want to know what is around the corner? Curiosity is a great cure-all because it generates energy and enthusiasm. Even if you don’t have much control over your present circumstances, you can nevertheless indulge your curiosity with the tarot. Janina Renée, author of Tarot for a New Generation and Tarot Spells, presents a “card search” technique that can help you anticipate future happenings and gives you something to look forward to.
Court Cards, Part II: The Queens of Tarot
Date: 2010-02-18   By: Barbara Moore

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