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.
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The Modern Spellcaster Tarot is a fabulous deck in its own right and is particularly useful for magic users, especially those who favor associating Wands with Air and Swords with Fire. That said, the elemental associations are most visually apparent in the Aces, so anyone who favors the RWS images and associations will be able to easily use this deck.
I really love the Justice card in this deck. It feels alive and engaged, not remote and reserved. This Justice cares about her job and seems to realize the effect her decisions will have on human lives and on the larger world. Melanie Marquis, the author, says this:
Just as the Wheel of Fortune keeps
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The Animal Totem Tarot is a popular animal-themed deck. One reason is because Leeza created the deck based on interactions with the spirits of the animals and assigned them to the cards accordingly. The temptation would be to categorize them by type, for example, Swords being birds and flying creatures, Cups being water creatures, etc. In fact, one of the Majors is the humble insect the Mantis. Let’s take a look at what the Mantis, as IX, The Hermit has to say:
“Have you ever noticed that things look different in the morning? With just a small period of separation from you and your need for a solution, new options now present themselves. Sometimes
You guys! I’m so excited about the new edition of the Mystic Faerie Tarot! This charming deck has always held such a special place in my heart. In the years since it was first published, the desire of borderless decks increased. In fact, we now do our decks almost exclusively borderless because our customers prefer that. Who wouldn’t? More space for the art that we love so much, right?
The book is staying the same, but the cards and box will be different. Not only is the box redesigned in our new hardboard magnetic case design, the image will be updated. Here is a peek at the new box and a few of cards without borders (the text with the card name will be added).
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Welcome to the Hedgewitch Botanical Oracle. This collection of 40 botanical cards draws inspiration from the grimoire of Hedgewitches - wise folks who walk the thin places between one world and another. These Healers, helpers, and shaman find the plants of their practice at the edges of cultivated fields as well as deep in the woods, wilds, and along shorelines. Each lovingly illustrated card includes an oracle property that can provide guidance to a seeker or meditative focus to a querent. Like these walkers between worlds, almost without exception the plants in this book are also living at the edges - the edges of disturbed lands with agricultural or industrial