Tarot by the Moon by Victoria Constantino

Tarot by the Moon is a wonderful new book by a new Llewellyn author, Victoria Constantino. Tarot readers often pay attention to the energies of the world, including the Moon. In this book, Victoria gives us moon lore, spreads, spells, and rituals for each month. In addition, helpful tarot tips are sprinkled throughout.

Enjoy these excerpts from the chapter on August: The Sturgeon Moon

Named for the fish that swim in abundance this time of year, the Sturgeon Moon shines during a time of plenty and is also known as the Dispute Moon, the Fruit Moon, or the Green Corn Moon.

The Sturgeon Moon tarot spreads included in this chapter guide you in connecting to abundance, tapping into gratitude, expanding your reach and influence, bringing more happiness and fun into your life, and gaining clarity on any unfinished business that could be blocking you and your manifestations.

The spells and rituals in this chapter include revealing upcoming opportunities, opening yourself to receive, and a money-drawing spell.

Reading Patterns

Sacred geometry provides the framework of the universe and informs our reality, giving shape to matter. The mathematical constants that provide the structure of geometrical shapes give rise to archetypal patterns that can be found in everything in existence, from atoms to galaxies. We see the same patterns produced throughout our reality: the spiral of a seashell is repeated in the spiral of a pinecone, a hurricane, and a galaxy, as micro moves to macro with perfect symmetry and ease. That all is one and we are all connected reveals itself again and again, not only in patterns but also in the knowing that we are made of the same materials as the stars. Astronomer Carl Sagan said, “The cosmos is all that is, or ever was, or ever will be. […] The cosmos is also within us. We’re made of star stuff. We are a way for the cosmos to know itself.”

To know truth, we have only to look within. But its evidence is also around us, in the patterns of nature, in the shapes of fallen leaves as form reveals itself and catches the eye. Look here, the universe seems to be saying, I have a message for you. It is thought that the druids looked to the patterns of leaves in the trees to reveal what they would. Any natural form can offer  clues as to what may come and to wisdom that will guide you. Look closer and notice what you see. The way twigs overlap may form a letter that holds meaning for you; the leaves in your favorite oak may part momentarily by the wind to form the shape of a heart. As Abraham-Hicks reminds us, “Pay attention to what’s going on around you. Source is using every conceivable possible messenger to confirm and accentuate things that are important to you.”


Written by 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 ...