Meditation Spread

Guest post by Barbara Moore

Tarot is an excellent tool for spiritual work; most of us who use and love the cards know this. One common method is to incorporate the cards into a meditation practice, often by using one card as a portal. Adding scent (via candles, incense, or essential oils) to meditation can enhance the practice. This post combines all three: tarot, meditation, and scent.

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An Unlikely Relationship

Guest post by Barbara Moore

Tarot cards are more than just a collection images, a game, or a fortunetelling device. They are, together and individually, doorways into the human experience. We find themes such as balance, opposing forces, and enlightenment repeating through the cards. Tarot is powerful because it is not just a collection of images but a complete system. The system affects meanings as much as the images. The cards within the deck are in dialogue with each other. We can gain even more wisdom when we eavesdrop on those conversations. There are many ways to do this. One is to study pairings or groupings based on visual similarities.

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Deck Review: The Steampunk Tarot

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Enter a world of industry, machinations, adventurers and pioneers in the long awaited and highly anticipated Steampunk Tarot from Barbara Moore and Aly Fell…

Getting a new deck is always exciting and unraveling what lay inside is always a big event for me. Unwrapping the Steampunk Tarot was no different. The outer packaging is sumptuous and builds the anticipation for what’s inside – a beautifully written, very comprehensive 300 page Steampunk Tarot Manual penned by Barbara and a set of stunningly beautiful tarot cards skillfully painted by Aly under Barbara’s insightful and creative direction. The result is delightful, stimulating and thought provoking.

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Order In The Court

Guest post by Barbara Moore

Do you think about the number of Minors, Majors, and Court Cards and thank the tarot goddesses and gods that there are only sixteen Court Cards? I know I did. Even today, after almost two decades of studying and reading tarot, I still cringed when Court Cards turned up in readings. Court Cards are usually considered among the most difficult cards to interpret. I can think of several reasons why this is true.

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