We spend so much time and energy learning what each individual card means…deep and wide complex interpretations that make any one card worthy of intense study…but we spend so little time studying how they interact. This is a shame because a tarot reading is so much more than the sum of its parts. Barbara Moore explains how to bring your readings to life by seeing how the cards interact.
Some say tarot reflects back what you think, feel, or believe. Some say that it reflects back what you want to see. Whatever you believe, you can blend these ideas into one process that helps you identify your ideals and your practices so that you can be aware of the distance between those two points. Then you can develop an action plan to close the gap between your ideals and how you live your life. Here, tarot expert Barbara Moore provides a process to do just that.
Using tarot for for love is not unique; in fact, love is probably the most asked about topic in readings. Traditional readings are a tried and true method of using the cards to get advice about relationships, but there are other ways of using the cards. Tarot expert Barbara Moore provides three ways to use the cards to foster love and romance.
Being a tarot reader but finding it difficult to read for yourself is a bit like a cobbler whose children have no shoes. "How can I read for myself?" is a common question from tarot readers. Author and tarot expert Barbara Moore addresses this question and provides several tips to help tarotists read their own cards.
Most tarot readers consider the Major Arcana cards to be doorways to powerful archetypal energy, life lessons, important life changes, and events beyond our control. Like her colleagues, Tarot expert Barbara Moore accepts this view, but she also worries that by imbuing the Major cards with such importance, they may become too heady, too for removed from us, too unapproachable. Discover a technique to reunite the Major Arcana with our physical existence—and maybe discover your ideal healthy activities, as suggested by the cards, along the way.
When Tarot expert Barbara Moore first began studying the tarot, there weren't many books on spreads, and the ones that were available were mostly collections of spreads with no explanations or directions. This left her with many questions, and led to a ten-year tarot journey through spreads. Here she discusses techniques to revamp your tarot spreads (and your tarot practice), as well as her new book, Tarot Spreads: Layouts & Techniques to Empower Your Readings
Way back in "Revitalizing Your Tarot Practice, Part I," we began this series by visualizing a horrifying scene: you shuffle your beloved cards, lay them out, stare at them, and suddenly see…nothing! Or worse, you don’t even feel like picking up your deck. Or perhaps you lay out the cards and you feel uninspired and bored. The cards don’t seem like familiar friends full of wise council; instead,...
Celebrate the freedom and liberation of summer. Because energy is so potent during Midsummer, it is a wonderful time for protection, developing psychic ability, and divination. Use the Midsummer’s Dream layout when you want to visualize your heart’s desire. Catch a glimpse of the future in the fall beauty of the sun’s golden rays. The cards in this layout are read in pairs. (Card one and its...
The energies of spring awaken us to life’s possibilities. Use the Metamorphosis spread to stir the creative fires within you. Celebrate fertility, confidence, health, and good fortune as you spread your wings and learn to fly.
Position 1: Health. Describes your general state of health at this time. If this card feels negative to you, it is because it depicts an area of healing that needs...
visualization exercises. Visualization practices can be similar to certain types of meditation in selecting images to hold in your mind. However, rather than trying to gain extra impressions about these images, you are trying to influence your unconscious mind by showing it the changes that you want to make, altering your reality to mirror the images you desire. Visualization is based on the...
Happy New Year to all of you. After all the wonderful indulgences of the holiday season, many of us start the new year by making resolutions. We assess the past year and look ahead. We set goals for ourselves. And sometimes our enthusiasm wanes and ...
Precis: Christine Jette, author of such books as Tarot Shadow Work, Tarot for the Healing Heart, and Tarot for All Seasons, reveals how her use of the Tarot helped her get through the impact of the terror attacks on the U.S. ...
I can still remember doing my first Tarot reading. I had just bought a Tarot deck, and after carefully studying the little white book that came with it, I figured I was ready to do a reading for myself. But although the question I had in mind was a ...