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.
Trick or Treat Tarot by Barbara Moore and Jonathan Hunt
The Trick or Treat Tarot is, at first glance, a nostalgic romp through memories of Halloween’s past. It is also a chatty reading deck, which is not surprising as it was designed following the RWS tradition and brought to life by the witty and talented Jonathan Hunt. The book shares in the fun-loving nature of the cards, but also includes clear, accessible interpretations. Take a look for yourself.
The sun is about to set, and Halloween has officially started. Our lovely angel sounds her horn, calling the dead to rise out of the ground and join the living. On this night of thin veils, many creatures share the
The Tarot Apothecary: Shifting Personal Energies Using Tarot, Aromatherapy, and Simple Everyday Rituals by Ailynne E. Halvorson
The Tarot Apothecary lays out a magical approach to the tarot that calls in the four wisdoms of tarot, aromatherapy, imaginative journey (the state of allowing your mind and imagination to journey outside of yourself with a pre-determined intention), and simple everyday ritual. This creates a container of magical energies that allow for desired shifts in personal energy. This approach allows you to create your own personal cauldron of magic for movement forward.
In this excerpt, we have a glimpse of a few areas explored for the Queen of Pentacles:
Llewellyn’s 2023 Tarot Calendar: Insights, Spreads, and Tips by Barbara Moore
Do you want a peek into the future? Here is what you can expect in about a year…the August 2023 page from our next tarot calendar.
Will You Give Me a Reading? What You Need to Read Tarot with Confidence by Jenna Matlin
All new tarot readers will face that question someday: Will you give me a reading? No need to panic, Jenna Matlin has you covered. This incredible book guides you through the process, including how to handle common challenges. You learn to both connect more deeply with the cards as well as to wield them with grace and efficiency.
Based on her years of experience, Matlin explores three important skills of a good reader: handling criticism, engaging empathetically, and having healthy boundaries. I found what she wrote about empathy very interesting. Maybe you will to (from the