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.
Hey friends, it's that time of year again! The Llewellyn annuals are almost ready to go. Llewellyn's Tarot Calendar is in its third year and looking as great as ever. Full of beautiful art, awesome tips, fun facts, and spreads, this calendar will bring tarot into each day of the year. Find out more HERE.
A Practical Guide to the Lenormand Oracle Cards by Christiane Renner really is a practical and attractive companion to your Lenormand deck, this book’s core value is in the card combinations, which is one of the most important aspects of reading Lenormand cards. There are brief instructions for doing a Grand Tableaux.
You can learn more HERE.
The easiest way to showcase this book’s usefulness is to show you a page.
Reading and Understanding the Marseille Tarot by Anna Maria Morsucci and Antonella Aloi is the first book that actually got me interested in this style of deck. I really love looking at the Majors laid out in the familiar three rows of seven. Morsucci and Aloi cover that but also discuss the less common two rows of ten.
You can read what they have to say below and find out more HERE.
In the Majora Arcana, other than the division by sevens, we can also find another division, composed of two sets of ten, where the Arcana are grouped according to the last letter of their number. Therefore, the High Priestess (II) and the Hanged Man (XII) are connected. Two Arcana are the exception:
Author Lisa Freinkel Tishman, PhD, brings us a new way to work with and think about our cards. You can find out more about her book HERE.
Care: an attitude of turning toward and paying attention.
Compassion: an attitude of responding.
Cheer: an attitude of thankful joy.
Calm: an attitude of balance and equanimity.
The Four C’s build on each other, each one embodying a different aspect of an interconnected life. Taken together, as the scaffolding upon which we build a life of abundance and ease, these Four C’s help us navigate our separate seas of isolation and fear. And we can begin simply enough. We can begin cultivating these four attitudes just by asking