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.
This weekend, at the North Star Tarot conference, Melani Weber presented a workshop. That workshop was the most fun I’d had in a very long time. And you can re-create the experience at home for yourself alone or for yourself and some friends. The workshop was inspired by Robyn Tisch-Hollister’s Minute Tarot (in which the artist drew each card in one minute).
Melani provided magazine and old books, stamps and ink, stickers and crayons, glue and scissors. She also provided a blank “deck” of 25 card stock “cards.” The cards we are 5 – 7 and we were given 25 in case we made an in surmountable mistake as we created our 22 card Majors Only deck. She also gave us labels, in a
Many times we ask questions of the tarot that only touch the surface of the true issue. Marcus and Tali give a technique that can help dig deeper and provide a fuller, more empowering answer. I like how they are able to pinpoint the word that is really the crux of the matter.
This book, Tarot Face to Face, is filled with many unique and interesting techniques for developing your skills with your deck, with questions, with querents, and with reading for groups or parties as well using tarot to engage life, enhance relationships, and encourage self-discovery.
From Marcus Katz and Tali Goodwin’s Tarot Face to Face
Turn a Word into A Spread
If you are performing e-mail
From Sasha Graham’s 365 Tarot Spreads
The spread for January 7
Excellent Eating Habits Spread
On This Day The Fannie Farmer Cookbook, a gastronomic class, was published this day in 1896. Its emphasis on good foods, fresh flavor, and variety is why it remains a favorite to this day.
Summation of Spread The consumption and preparation of food is a connection to the life force itself—an opportunity to indulge in pleasure and health simultaneously. If you plan to change eating habits, emphasize the positive rather than dwell on the negative. This spread focuses on cultivating excellent eating habits.
Cast Your Cards Notice bright sunlight dappling your kitchen, feel the
Winter is a time that we, in the Northern Hemisphere, naturally turn inward. Well, I should say that it would be the perfect time to turn inward, but mostly our society keeps us moving full tilt all year long. But still, for those of us interested in attending to our spirits, we tend to turn inward in the winter.
The work best suited for this time is quiet and contemplative. On the outside, it may look like nothing is going on, but there are (or can be) profound changes…dare I say “transformations”?).
This is a good time to look at what you’d planned for the year, what you accomplished, what you didn’t, what energy you want to keep and bring forward to spring, and what