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.
Whether you read professionally or not, you will probably find yourself at some point facing ethically challenging situations. One way to minimize troublesome on-the-spot moments is to determine your ethical guidelines ahead of time. This is helpful, but no matter how thorough and careful you are, you might find someone at your table asking something you never even thought of.
Ethical considerations are shaped by your philosophy about the cards, the purpose of readings, and your role as a reader.
Type of Advice
Some readers will never give medical, legal, or financial advice because they are not doctors, lawyers, or financial advisors. Most readers, although not all, would
Sasha Graham, being a true Tarot Diva, knows how to incorporate tarot into a good time.
If you want to bring in some beautiful and vivacious new energy into your, consider inviting over some of your friends, crack open a few tarot decks, and see what fabulous wisdom is revealed. Here are some tips from Sasha for the best Tarot Sleepover ever:
A Tarot Diva’s Guide to the Ultimate Girl’s Sleepover
It is just now beginning to feel like spring here in Minnesota, even though we still have snow on the ground.
I always associate the Aces with spring, probably because I think of them as seeds full of all the potential of their suit.
Awhile back, I wrote an article about the Aces and created a few spreads to explore their power in our lives. Seems like a good time to revisit it.
Springtime and the Aces
Many tarot readers consider their decks as important tools for their magical or spiritual work. As such, they treat them with respect and reverence. Often, they cleanse or charge their decks, dedicating them to specific purposes. This article but Joy Vernon is one of the best I've read on the subject.
Reading and Ceremony for Charging a Tarot Deck
Do you charge, dedicate, or cleanse your decks, and if so, how?