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.
On the 21st day of December, tarot gave to me:
Ah! A little surprise...not a tarot card at all, buy a card from Mickie Mueller's Voice of the Trees, an enchanting oracle deck based on the Orgham.
For our Solstice today, we have Ivy. Since this is not traditional tarot, I'm giving us a bonus...a sample of Mickie's wonderful text. It's so interesting and beautiful, you may just want to give yourself a little Solstice gift. It's so easy: CLICK!
Divinatory Meaning: Tenacity/Self
Your survival instinct is strong, even if life has put tough barriers that seem insurmountable; you have everything you need to rise above and power through whatever is before you. You may have not
On the 20th day of December, tarot gave to me:
the 8 of Pentacles from the Gilded Tarot. In a few days, it'll be "...the night before Christmas and all through the house, not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse." But now, a few days before Christmas, everyone is stirring, putting last minute touches on the treasures they will present to their loved ones. So what are you doing here? You'd better scurry!
On the 19th day of December, tarot gave to me:
The 4 aces from the Fairy Tarot! They couldn't be any sweeter, could they? And they are oh-so-wise, only see...they know Latin and have mottos!
The mottos are (clockwise from top left) roughly:
He who spares the bad injures the good.
The following day is the student of the previous day.
Worries sharpen the mortal heart.
A penny saved is a penny earned.
On the 16th day of December, tarot gave to me:
The 8 of Wands from the Dream Enchantress Tarot. I love this quirky image, don't you? It's a Friday in December. Things that may usually plod along quite placidly will probably be swept up in the festive, energetic momentum of the Holiday Season! Hold on tight and enjoy the ride! (yes, I know the lady in the card isn't holding on...I'm pretty sure she is a stunt professional, so kids: don't try this at home!)