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.
Tarot Fundamentals is the first in the three part series. This first volume provides over 600 pages of everything you need to develop a strong foundation in tarot. In addition to card meanings and how to do readings, this book includes lots of other information that many people don’t realize they need to know. For example, when someone goes out to buy their first tarot deck, they can be overwhelmed by the many choices. If they don’t know much about tarot, when they get their deck home, they might feel confused because it seem to match up with the book they just read or the deck their friend uses.
Tarot Fundamentals has a section called “Unmatched Illustrations” and talks
From 365 Tarot Spreads by Sasha Graham
Opening a Gift Spread
This spread is an unexpected present for you. Unwrap to discover what the magic of the holiday season has in store for you all through the year.
Take a moment to thank the tarot and honor yourself for all the soul-searching, divining, hard work, and effort you put forth this year. Make a solid promise to enjoy your day, relax, and be thankful for the goodness in your life.
Shuffle your deck. When satisfied, remove the top five cards without looking at them. Place the remaining deck in front of you. Build a house of cards—or, in this case, “wrapping” around your gift—by creating a five-card house around the
The Ultimate Guide to the Thoth Tarot by Johannes Fieberg & Evelin Burger
Even if you don’t use a particular deck, there can still be useful information in a book about that deck that you can apply to other decks. For example, in The Ultimate Guide to the Thoth Tarot by Johannes Fieberg & Evelin Burger, they provide 10 Helpful Interpretation Tips. This one can easily be applied to any deck:
Every Single Symbol is Ambiguous
For example, let us consider the symbols Dove and Snake, both of which are counted among reoccurring tarot motifs. The dove is an attribute of different love and wisdom goddesses, the sign of the Holy Ghost, the peace dove, and a symbol of
Tarot Interactions by Deborah Lipp
Many people want to improve their psychic skills when reading the cards. Deborah Lipp provides an exercise that helps clear the way for your psychic voice to emerge.
Exercise: Speed Reading
Do this exercise with a companion as your querent. If you must work alone, speak out loud, as if to a querent. You can record your voice for noting in your journal later.
Take a series of deep, calming breaths. Make sure you feel centered before you begin.
Shuffle or mix your cards, and allow the process of shuffling to continue centering you.
Lay down the first card and immediately begin speaking. Don’t let yourself pause for a breath. Say