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Tarot Spreads: Layouts & Techniques to Empower Your Readings Paperback – April 8, 2012
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Bring power, precision, and depth to your tarot readings with this helpful and easy-to-use tarot book. It presents techniques usually found only in workshops, plus nearly seventy different themed spreads so you can choose or create the perfect spread for any question or purpose.
Tarot expert Barbara Moore explains what makes a great tarot spread and why, including how the principles of design and psychological response play a part. In addition to simple techniques that will make your readings more fun and more accurate, you will discover new ways to help you create a reading style that is all your own.
- Select a spread and use it effectively for guidance in important areas: love and relationships, achieving goals, spiritual journeys, financial abundance, health, and situation-specific advice
- Create your own spreads and modify a classic spread
- Perform a 78-card reading to deepen your understanding of tarot
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|Also by Barbara Moore:||Discover fun and easy ways to use the tarot cards with this hardcover, full-color guide.||Award-winning tarot expert Barbara Moore clearly explains every aspect of the tarot so you can perform readings with ease and confidence.||Discover what it’s like to receive tarot lessons with a warm and encouraging teacher at your side. Join Barbara Moore as she shows you how to build tarot skills from the ground up and form your own intimate connections with the cards.||Usable by anyone, regardless of spiritual path, this friendly and down-to-earth book shows how to make a personalized toolkit of techniques for any circumstance, from clearing long-standing blocks to cultivating the energy you want.|
About the Author
Barbara Moore (Northern California) has studied and read tarot since the early 1990s. She wrote the bestselling Tarot for Beginners and more than a dozen other books, and she has contributed to many bestselling tarot kits, including Mystical Manga Tarot and Shadowscapes Tarot. Barbara also works with clients and leads retreats and workshops all over the world.
- Publisher : Llewellyn Publications (April 8, 2012)
- Language: : English
- Paperback : 264 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0738727849
- ISBN-13 : 978-0738727844
- Item Weight : 14.6 ounces
- Dimensions : 6.05 x 0.66 x 8.9 inches
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Overall, this book is the most informative, enjoyable, and diverse one written on Tarot that I have ever come across since I first became interested in Tarot nearly 10 years ago. It is a must have!
There are about 77 different layouts for all manner of issues, from understanding your monetary issues to contacting your Spirit Guides. I have used this book mostly with my favorite Tarot deck, and IF you choose to do the Spirit Guide spread, THAT particular spread was created for use with TAROT DECKS ONLY, in that the Major Arcana represent your guides. However, there's nothing preventing someone from experimenting with other oracle deck.
Barbara Moore has succinctly cross-referenced what spreads to use where, however, she's a huge promoter of flexibility and going "within" to discover how the layout and the messages are working for you.
I HIGHLY recommend this book to anyone who is willing to take the time and practice the very practical and informative use of layouts and techniques.
She offers some classical spreads like the celtic cross, astrological, horseshoe, and elemental/cardinal direction spreads. She also offers some newer spreads like the guiding star and a chakra spread. Moore finally offers us a selection of very creative spreads that she's apparently developed herself, or I have yet to see elsewhere. I will describe one of my favorite creative spreads from her book here:
The Pantheon of Your life Spread uses the archetypes of Greek mythology to delve into the greater mysteries of your own life. Each of the cards represent a Greek diety and one of the cards represent the Moirae (the fates) and this card gives you a healing/inspirational message about how to truly live and closes the reading. Other dieties explored in this spread include Zeus, Hera, Athena, Dionysus, Eros, and Aphodite. An explanation for the "Zeus" card reads from the book: "Zeus is the father of the gods, and his will shaped Greek thought. This card represents the role that will and determination play in your life at this time." This spread is fun and effective for general readings.
For many of the spreads in this book Barbara offers some ideas for how to personalize the spread and make it your own. For example with the Pantheon of Your Life Spread Barbara suggests substituting another pantheon or other dieties in place of the Greek pantheon. Barbara also explains how to think of ideas for spreads on your own and formulate them. She discusses the importance of card spacing, spread shapes, vertical or horizontal card placements, and more. She also offers various techniques for shuffling, placing, and drawing the cards (some of which I hadn't considered) each explored within the variety of spreads presented. She explains the meaning behind cutting the deck three times (which I'd always done, but never considered why). Theres a spread here for everyone no matter what your believes or attitudes are regarding the tarot. No strictly "pagan oriented" or prediction spreads here, she also offers spreads from a purely psychological perspective, which I appreciated.
Of course she doesn't cover EVERY possible spread there could be but she covers all the basics. Barbara offers afterall the means to create our own spreads to suit any purpose.
This book is so chuck full with new spreads and card reading ideas and techniques to try that it will keep me and everyone I read for plenty busy, entertained, and enlightened.
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Barbara concentrates a lot on the meaning as to why perhaps certain Cards are placed in a certain way - and what they mean in connection to each other, which is very good, because most of us tend to use Spreads, and Read all the Cards independently - and then perhaps as a `whole' picture - but seldom focus on what way a Card may actually relate to another within a Spread - or why, and so I found this very useful. One or two might find that part a bit `deep' if they tend to just do a quick Spread and quick Reading, but if you want to `understand' more about the meaning or design of a particular Spread, then this will be the book for you!