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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If you are interested in the rich stories and mythology of the orishas and are already familiar with tarot, the Orisha Tarot is a wonderful way to learn. One of the great benefits of tarot is that once you know the basic language, you have a kind of Rosetta stone for learning other things by using themed decks.
The art is fresh and lively and draws upon the layered symbolism of the orisha tradition. The book tells the stories, provides interpretations, and includes solutions to various situations represented by the cards. Let’s take a look at one of my favorites, Oshun as the Lovers
It feels like amazing decks have been getting most of the attention over the past few years. In the coming year, 2019, we have quite a number of great new books, in addition to some absolutely lovely new decks.
For those of you who loved the Kitchen Table Tarot by Melissa Cynova, you will be happy to hear that her next book will be available in Winter 2019. Tarot Elements is a collection of tarot spreads based on the elements in tarot (spirit, earth, air, water, and fire). Many times, people want readings when their lives are (or feel like) a complete mess. This makes it really difficult to tease out the foundational questions or even to know where to start. Melissa’s approach allows
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We are all so excited about this book. Sasha Graham is uniquely positioned to write a brilliant book on the Rider Waite Smith Tarot. She loves this deck with all her heart and knows it like she knows the lines of her hands. She is a scholar and a mystic as well as a brilliant writer.
Another bonus is that Sasha has created 78 spreads for this book, one for each of the cards in the deck.
But actually, Stuart Kaplan, president of US Games Systems and current publisher of the RWS deck, says it best, in his foreword to this remarkable book:
This book is quite unique to a marketplace selling hundreds of books about the Rider-Waite tarot deck. Sasha gathers
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Last year, Llewellyn’s new Tarot Calendar was a great favorite among our customers and so we’ve brought it back for another year!
This one, for 2019, features all new cards and new content. Some of the decks represented include: the Mystical Manga Tarot, Lo Scarabeo’s Mystical Tarot, the Fey Tarot, Tarot in Wonderland, the Mystical Cats Tarot, and of course the Rider Waite Smith Tarot.
You can get yours now, hot off the presses!