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.
Sasha Graham’s 365 Tarot Spreads gives a spread for everyday of the year. They are connected to significant or interesting events that happened on that day. Most can be done on any day of the year. Today’s spread is for September 10, giving you a few days to make time for it, if you want to do it on that day. It is the birthday of Marie Laveau (b. 1794). Since the page layouts from this book are so lovely, we’ve included it below where you will find Sasha’s Marie Laveau’s Voodoo Spread.
The Magic of Tarot by Sasha Graham
In her forthcoming book, The Magic of Tarot, Sasha gifts us with her unique and magical way of approaching tarot and life. She is also eminently practical. In her section on ways to study the tarot, she gives plenty of tips on ways to study and where to find materials. Her advice on how to identify a good teacher is priceless:
How to Find the Right Teacher: Finding a gifted teacher, a personality you respond to, and someone who inspires you is a beautiful experience. Stars often align and a teacher will appear out of the blue when you least expect it (that's magic).
Create space for an amazing teacher to enter your life by keeping a door open
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
The Magic of Tarot by Sasha Graham
In her forthcoming book, The Magic of Tarot, Sasha gifts us with her unique and magical way of approaching tarot and life. She has done some beautiful work mining the wisdom of fairy tales and showing us how to adapt it to our tarot practice. Enjoy this teaser which gives you the first bit of fairy tale wisdom. You’ll have to read the book to get the whole story.
Fairy Tale and Tarot Equation
Darkness/Anxiety + Enchantment = Transformation
Fairy Tales and Tarot have an extraordinary common elements between them. You probably grew up with a slew of favorite fairy tales capturing and fascinated your imagination. Understanding the