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.
Get your 2019 Tarot Calendar
There is still time for last-minute gift buying. Perfect for the seasoned tarot lover as well as for the curious beginner, this calendar is a great way to sample images from different decks and learn tips, tricks, techniques, spreads, and symbolism in small, bite-sized bits throughout the year.
Here is a picture of one of my favorite pages from the calendar:
A Worthy Bag
A lot of us are thinking about holiday shopping, either for our tarot-loving friends or maybe a little something for ourselves. Our satin tarot bags have images from some of our favorite decks, like the two pictured here, from the Mystical Manga Tarot and Tarot in Wonderland. The images make it easy to know which deck is in which bag, if you (like me) have lots of decks. The bags also provide enough room for a small reading cloth or a few crystals or other talismans you may like to keep with your deck.
Mystical Manga Bag
Tarot in Wonderland Bag
All our tarot bags and reading cloths
Tarot Inspired Life by Jaymi Elford
Jaymi Elford doesn’t just love tarot, she lives it and, in her new book Tarot Inspired Life, she teaches you how to weave tarot through your life and your life through tarot. This has two huge benefits. First, it helps you learn the cards, or to learn them more deeply, and, second, it enriches your life through practical application and experiential techniques. From every aspect of reading to arts and crafts to magical activities to spiritual practices, Jaymi covers all the bases. Any tarot lover will find tons of inspiration.
One of my favorite activities she teaches is how to make a tarot pocket shrine. But the instructions are lengthy,
Tarot Correspondences by T. Susan Chang
This is a book we’ve been looking for for quite a while now. It is far more than a collection of tables of correspondences. It is also a guide to getting the most out of using them. Chang explains in the introduction:
Correspondences are friend to the imagination, not its enemy
I believe correspondences don’t just reveal why we see the images we do in each card—they are also a fertile place to plant the seed of our own interpretations. ey are a language which blossoms in the presence of a rich and exible imagination.
As tarot readers, we are the caretakers of a living language of pictures, one we use every day to help ourselves