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.
Pathworking the Tarot
Most experienced readers know that theory will only take you so far. You can read a hundred books on what the cards mean, but until you experience them in a conscious way, you don’t really know them. There are lots of ways to experience the cards…we experience them or what they represent every day. But there is a difference between merely reading about them or experiencing without knowing it. Pathworking is a way that anyone can connect with the cards on a more meaningful level.
Don’t know what I mean? Well here’s an excerpt from Robertson’s latest book. She discusses the Temperance card, then offers three different styles of
Practical Tarot Techniques
Marcus Katz and Tali Goodwin
Something that many people struggle with is not learning what the individual cards mean but being able to create a message from the cards in a reading that makes sense. A card by itself is easy enough to learn. Put three or more cards on the table and some people have trouble making it flow. Practical Tarot Techniques is filled with very practical skills that will help you become a better reader by helping you interpret and communicate what you interpret clearly. Here’s just one of the many techniques you will find in Practical Tarot Techniques.
There is a skill that is important to learn—that of bridging. Bridging can
The Language of Tarot by Jeannie Reed
The Language of Tarot is in some ways quite revolutionary. The author, Jeanne Reed, is not afraid to make clear, bold statements, both in her tarot readings and in her way of teaching tarot. These days, many authors in their attempt to acknowledge that there is no one “right” way to use tarot don’t say anything too definitively. In this way, Reed is a breath of fresh air.
She is also revolutionary in saying that the cards are a language that can be read easily and clearly. For her, it isn’t about what this card seems to be saying or what a reading could or might mean. For her, if we ask a question, we will get an answer. It is our
Pathwork is deep work. You want to use the tarot to improve yourself, to explore your spiritual path, and to get to know the cards better but feel stuck, maybe it's time to take your study to the next level. Maybe it's time to really dig in. To give you a good understanding of what this work is like, below is a lengthy excerpt that gives an example of how Leeza Robertson approaches the Minors.
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The Sevens in many respects are ambiguous, with each of these cards seeming to have an ‘either or’ type meaning or representation. Just when you think you have a seven sorted it out, it throws up another possibility. I guess this is why the