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.
It's been quite a year, and it will likely continue to be quite a year. For so many reasons, many of us feel ragged and worn. A little inner peace would be nice. Elliot Adam, author of Fearless Tarot, has some words of wisdom for us, brought to us by the Four of Swords.
Fearless Tarot, by Elliot Adam
Four of Swords from Llewellyn's Classic Tarot
"Restoring inner peace."
The Four of Swords symbolizes our need for inner peace. It encourages rest and recuperation. The appearance of the Four of Swords gently reminds you to call your attention to your body, and any areas where tension has been building up. You may need to give yourself some peace and quiet to
Fearless Tarot: How to Give a Positive Reading in Any Situation
The 3 of Cups is one of my favorite cards, so I wanted share an excerpt about it from one of my favorite new books, Adam’s Fearless Tarot. Enjoy the excerpt:
Three of Cups
The Three of Cups portrays the famous Three Graces from Greek mythology. The Graces are Goddesses of charisma. It was said wherever they walked, flowers sprang up, and joy and laughter abounded. The Graces (also called Charities) each stood for attributes you can embrace to elevate your personal energy, transforming it from depressive to jubilant. We get our word “Charisma” from
Experience the Mystery of Tarot: Ceremonies, Spreads, and Meditations to Deepen Your Connection to the Cards
Katalin Jett Koda
In Experience the Mystery of Tarot, Koda gives us interpretations, meditations, spreads, and ceremonies that deepen our connection with the cards and with ourselves. As readers, many of us relate to the High Priestess. This excerpt shares some of Koda’s insight into the card as well as a ceremony for connecting with your intuition.
As the number two, the High Priestess stands between one and the other. The point of division indicates the moment of reflection, when we look back upon ourselves. She is a bridge: between the worlds of
Llewellyn’s Little Book of Tarot
This is such a delightful little book, especially when you want to do a quick one card divination (the book is designed to be used that way!) or to enjoy a quick tarot tidbit. Because the design is such an important part of the experience, enjoy these pages on The Star card.