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.
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Tarot Spreads is a book of spreads, and more. It includes discussions about how and why spreads “work” as well as ways to modify or create your spreads.
One way to modify a spread is to expand it. For example, here’s one way to expand a simple three card Past-Present-Future spread.
Divide your deck into three piles: Major Arcana, Minor Arcana, and Court cards.
Draw one card from each pile and lay in a row. This is the past.
Under the past row, draw one card from each pile and lay in a row.
Repeat for the future row.
You now have 9 cards.
Here’s how I interpret them:
Major Arcana: Major influence
Minor Arcana: What
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Sasha Graham’s 365 Tarot Spells is like opening a magic box of wisdom that you can apply to your life. And bonus! You get to use your tarot cards.
This spell is for January 25, but you can use it anytime you need to chase away the blues.
Brighten Winter’s Doldrums Spell
The Sun card
If you have a case of seasonal blues and spring feels too far away, perform this spell to lift your spirits.
The Strength card reflects the courage to bear any plaguing issue. The Sun card represents the full glory of summer energy.
Place yellow flowers in a vase of water. Inhale their scent deeply. Place them on the
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In Jaymi’s new book we find all sorts of ways to inspire our lives with tarot and to infuse tarot with life. In addition to practical tarot reading techniques, Jaymi also gives us ways to connect on a deeper level. In fact, you can live a sacred year of tarot using her guidance.
For example, as we settle into the deepest, coldest heart of winter, try this Winter Ritual as a way to live the season fully. Since we’ve already gone through the first month, read that card retrospectively.
Winter is the coldest season. Snow, going sledding and snowshoe-ing, the cheer of the winter holiday season, and bundling in warm hoodies reminds me of this
Tarot Elements by Melissa Cynova
This book will be so very helpful to so many readers, whether you read for yourself, for friends, or professionally. So many times people come to the cards unable to form a question or have a question that is so tangled that it feels like their whole lives are involved. That makes sense because we don’t exist in a vacuum and our lives, no matter how hard we try, are not compartmentalized. Everything is connected.
Melissa developed this system of readings based on the elements to help her clients. It examines all areas of life, helping to identify problem areas and do a kind of diagnostic. The five readings are designed to work together but can