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.
The Sacred Sites Tarot is an impressive achievement of uniting a relevant theme and traditional Rider Waite Smith meanings. The images are clear and pleasant. The associations are clever and illuminating. Journey to seventy-eight sacred sites, both real and imaginary, and discover seventy-eight doors to spiritual insight.
Lo Scarabeo has made a video of an interview with the creator and artist of the Tarot of Sacred Sites.
You can also view the video on YouTube HERE, and watch other videos from Lo Scarabeo on their YouTube channel.
You can learn more about the deck HERE.
And read my review of it HERE.
This is the King of Pentacles from the forthcoming Tarot of the Hidden Realm.
King of Pentacles
Pushing back the curtain of holly, enjoying the vibrant play of red and green, angles and curves, you take in a long, slow breath of the crisp air. You fancy you see a few diamond-like twinkles floating through the sky. Looking up, you feel a few shocks of sensation on your face, an icy cold pricking that somehow burns. The wood is silent but with each step you take, the sense of the sound of joy grows, although you don’t hear anything save the leaves rustling in the slightest of breezes, birds calling, animals scurrying.
The holly falls down
Last week we looked at a spread to help with individual relationships HERE
Today we'll look at using tarot for general holiday advice. Using the Legacy of the Divine Tarot by Ciro Marchetti (see more HERE) I pulled three cards asking tarot for general advice we can all use this season.
The Sun, the only Major in the spread, tells us that this bit is the most important. Because in nearly all the end of the year holidays there is an emphasis on the return of the light, this card is appropriate. Simply this: remember the reason you are celebrating. Keep that at the center of your focus and you're off to a good start.
The next two are Swords and also very appropriate to the