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.
The Magic of Tarot takes you on a journey from opening your first deck to creating a magical life with tarot. Sasha teaches the foundations of tarot so you take your journey with confidence. Within larger sections, such as how to keep a useful tarot journal, she provides smaller tips that build good practices.
For example, on the chapter about journaling, she includes a helpful tip when learning to read the symbols in the cards. Here is an excerpt:
Reading and interpreting symbolic language is how you begin to speak the language of tarot. Write or draw the symbol you want to interpret. It could be from a card or from your life, bedroom, office, etc. To figure out what the symbol
Last week we looked at some beginner level gifts. Today we’ll browse some gifts for more experienced readers, perhaps even something for yourself!
If someone (perhaps you!) have been very good this year, a nice deck with a bag and reading cloth would make a spectacular gift collection. We have plenty of options.
Tarot by the Moon is a wonderful book that weaves moon magic and tarot.
Advanced Tarot is just that, a book to take you from beginner to confident reader.
Tarot Deciphered reveals the underpinnings of the Golden Dawn system present in both the Rider Waite Smith tarot and the Thoth tarot.
If don’t already have Tarot Correspondences, it is a
Is it too early to order holiday gifts? Given the state of shipping these days, probably not. Here are some ideas for people new to tarot. Next month, we’ll look at gifts for those of us who are not new to tarot.
Gifts that introduce tarot in easy, non-overwhelming bites:
Llewellyn’s Little Book of Tarot
Llewellyn’s 2022 Tarot Calendar
The Ultimate Guide to the Rider Waite Smith Tarot
If the recipient wants to learn core meanings and the skill to extrapolate to other RWS style decks, Tarot for Beginners.
If they want to learn basic traditional correspondences and develop their own interpretations for and connection to the cards, Your Tarot Your
Tarot by the Moon is Victoria Constantino’s new book. They say don’t judge a book by its cover, but they’d be wrong in this case. The cover is gorgeous as is the interior design. The cover and design promise a revealing of the moon’s magic combined with tarot and the book delivers. The October moon usually called the Hunter’s Moon marks a time of year when our ancestors hunted and preserved meat for the winter. In modern life, it is the time of year we begin putting our gardens to bed and preparing the house for winter. In addition to spreads, spells, and rituals, Victoria includes tidbits of useful tarot (and other related) tips. Here you can sample a reading to help you prepare