Tarot is constantly evolving, both the deck itself and the way we use the cards. Whether or not you personally believe that Tarot is a tool for predicting the future, there are things to take into consideration when doing predictive readings for others. Here, Tarot expert Barbara Moore explains the pros, cons, and hows of predictive Tarot readings.
Usually when we scan an email or an article, we miss important information or significant details. When we use scanning in a tarot reading, as a single step in a multi-step process, it becomes a powerful tool that creates a framework for the message. Here Tarot expert Barbara Moore discusses how scanning a tarot reading can provide valuable insight.
One of the joys of tarot is that there are so many ways to look at, think about, and compare the cards. This is also one of the reasons so many people stay interested in tarot for so long. Every way of organizing and dividing the deck leads to deeper and broader understanding of the cards. This complex web also helps us build our own personal philosophy of life. Tarot expert Barbara Moore shares a few techniques to aid us in our reflections of the meanings of the cards.
Significators play a powerful role in Tarot readings. Not only do they identify a certain person, place or object, they can heighten the focus of the reader as well as the client when addressing the question at hand. But, choosing the best card to signify the main subject of one’s question can be challenging. Susyn Blair-Hunt, author of Tarot Prediction and Divination, provides some guidelines to identify which images of the Tarot will bring the greatest amount of focus to your readings.
Tarot decks were originally used to play a trick-taking card came called Tarrochi. While the game is still played, particularly in Europe, tarot cards are more often used for readings, with readers approaching tarot more seriously and understanding the wisdom, advice, and guidance that the cards provide. But that close connection between cards (even tarot cards) and games cannot be overlooked, and can actually be used to liven up your tarot practice. Here, tarot expert Barbara Moore provides some fun ideas to play with your cards—and experience the tarot anew.
Learning the meanings of tarot cards is generally not that difficult; even small children can learn to associate a meaning with a particular card or describe what is happening (as far as illustrated Minor Arcana are concerned) in an image. That said, the majority of taroists will agree that the trouble lies in the Court Cards. In this fourth installment in a series on the Court Cards, tarot expert Barbara Moore delves into the Pages of the Tarot.
This article continues my series on the Court Cards. For some background information on this series, see "The Tarot Court, Part I: The Kings of Tarot." For this series, we are looking at the Court Cards as representing other people involved in the situation that the querent is asking about. People describe the Queens as representing nurturing or an internal expression of the suit. In other...
This article continues my series on the Court Cards. For some background information on this series, see "Court Cards, Part I: The Kings of Tarot" and "Court Cards, Part II: The Queens of Tarot." For this series, we are looking at the Court Cards as representing other people involved in the situation that the querent is asking about. Knights are known for focused action that generally gets...
The Sun's energy gives us warmth, light, and life. The Major Arcana card of the Sun, number nineteen, represents the same. It demonstrates to us the symbology of rebirth, growth, and progress. In numerology, "nineteen" comprises One—the beginning, newness, creation—and Nine—endings and completion. We breathe in, only to breathe out and in again. Night gives way to day, day gives way to night....
The tarot is widely known as a divination tool for discerning past, present, and future events. However, its original purpose was to preserve spiritual instruction for those interested in developing inner depth, personal growth, and enlightenment. The images contained within the twenty-two cards of the Major Arcana are particularly useful in opening up various aspects of consciousness. When...
Money is one of the two most popular subjects of tarot readings, and now more so than ever during these challenging economic times. Tarot author and expert Barbara Moore presents three spreads to help you analyze your financial situation.
Spring is a time when possibilities abound and seeds, both literal and metaphorical, are planted with high hopes. What cards in the tarot represent the energy of spring better than the Aces? Tarot expert Barbara Moore details three spreads to use the Aces to their full potential.
April Fools Day, a light-hearted day filled with pranks and jokes, heralds the beginning, for me, of Spring Fever—that feeling of wanting to ditch work and mundane obligation in favor of adventure, preferably outdoors. After hunkering down during a long, dark, cold winter, I am ready, even if there is still a chill in the air, to wander. And this, naturally, makes me think of The Fool card. The...
Many people like to gather with others who share their interests. They join, for example, book clubs, sports leagues, knitting groups, political action committees, or neighborhood associations. They take classes. They network and participate in online forums. In this sense, tarot is like any other interest. Tarotists, whether professionals, amateurs, novices, or collectors, gather all over the...
As the practically perfect, ever practical, and wondrously magical Mary Poppins said, “Well begun is half done.” Wise words to keep in mind when facing a New Year. For me, memories of a clean book bag, empty notebooks, and new shoes planted the notion of autumn as the time for new beginnings firmly in my psyche. Although that impulse still remains, January is fast developing its own special...
While the images of the Tarot often have obvious, archetypal meanings, often the less-prominent images of the cards in a spread can be just as telling of a situation. Janina Renée, author of
Despite the decorations, parties, and gifts of the holiday season (or perhaps because of them), this can be a particularly trying and stressful time of year. During this season of darkness, it helps to be light. Barbara Moore illustrates how to use the Tarot to bring light to a season deserving of light.
Although all seasons bring about their own types of changes, those of autumn seem the most spectacular and profound to many. Whatever the season, changes are about letting go of the past and facing the future. Tarot expert Barbara Moore shares a couple of tarot spreads designed to help you embrace and understand change during this season of transition.
Of this card, The Sun from The Fey Tarot, Riccardo Minetti writes: "...the Sun is an Arcana that by nature is without any kind of ambiguity. It has no shadows, no veils, no half-measures. The sun represents all truths, all certainties...the joy of fullness and of security, when no doubt troubles the soul."
The Sun card is filled with so much positive energy and is generally considered one of...
“It’s a poor sort of memory that only works backwards.” ~Lewis Carroll Let’s be frank. Most people use tarot cards to try and glimpse the future, right? Even when I’m using the cards to help make decisions, weigh the pros and cons of choices, find inspiration, or make a plan to achieve a goal, I usually always have a card representing a possible or probable future. I just want to know. Don’t...
Precis: After suffering a personal tragedy, the author discovers a way back to wholeness by using the Tarot. Healing With the Tarot By Claudia Ravenscraft My mother died three month ago. She was in her eighties, but she had been ...