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Power Tarot: More Than 100 Spreads That Give Specific Answers to Your Most Important Question

Power Tarot: More Than 100 Spreads That Give Specific Answers to Your Most Important Question

Power Tarot: More Than 100 Spreads That Give Specific Answers to Your Most Important Question

Reading the cards has never been easier, even if you’ve never done a spread before! With more than 100 spreads to choose from, Power Tarot offers experienced and novice readers alike innovative and accurate ways to get answers to their most pressing questions on romance, work, finances, health, and spiritual growth. From the single card “Yes/No” draw, to the comprehensive twenty-four card spread of the Double Horoscope, from the traditional Celtic Cross to the Past-Life Spread, you will find sp

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Tarot Spreads: Layouts & Techniques to Empower Your Readings

Tarot Spreads: Layouts & Techniques to Empower Your Readings

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 mo

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5 comments on “Power Tarot: More Than 100 Spreads That Give Specific Answers to Your Most Important Question

  1. 154 of 156 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    This Book Contains Far More Than Just Spreads!, January 15, 2004
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    Janet Boyer “Snowland Deck Creatrix” (JanetBoyer(dot)com) –
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    This review is from: Power Tarot: More Than 100 Spreads That Give Specific Answers to Your Most Important Question (Paperback)

    Let me start off by saying this book provides far more than just Tarot spreads. Admittedly, the promise of 100 spreads was the reason I bought this book in the first place. As I began my journey reading Tarot, I needed spreads to practice my skills–only knowing the common Past/Present/Future spread. There were spreads online, but I wanted a resource in book form.

    Suprisingly, out of 288 pages, only 84 pages contain spreads–and they’re in the back. The authors show you how to do a Yes/No spread, and which cards represent yes, which cards represent no and those that represent maybe. The rest of the spreads are categorized by the number of cards, spanning from the single “Card a Day” spread to the 24 card Double Horoscope Spread.

    Spreads include Birthday Spread, Child Spread, Prosperity Spread, Horoscope Spread (covering all 12 Houses of the Astrological Chart), Chakra Spread (a card for each chakra plus a meditation card), Relationship Spread, Wish Spread, Career Spread, and New Relationship Spread.

    My two favorites are the Mirror Spread and the Treasure Chest Spread.

    The authors have this to say about the Mirror Spread: “Quite often, the qualities we dislike in another person are qualities in ourselves we aren’t crazy about, either. In this way, the Mirror Spread addresses our shadow selves as well as our projections. The fifth position, what is really there, is actually a summation of a relationship’s weakness or strengths.”

    Mirror Spread

    Card 1: The image: how you see the other person
    Card 2: The reflection: how the other person sees him/herself
    Card 3: What the other person represents to you
    Card 4: What you represent to the other person
    Card 5: What is really there

    I love the Treasure Chest Spread because of its imagery and because it’s so affirming to the individual.

    Treasure Chest Spread

    Card 1: Diamonds Where you shine. Major talents, abilities and assets that you have
    Card 2: Pearls What you know. Knowledge and information that you have incorporated into your life
    Card 3: Gold coins What you have. Money and material possessions currently available to you
    Card 4: Emeralds Who you know. Relationships that are now part of your life
    Card 5: Platinum Chains What’s holding you back. Things or people in your life that you need to release
    Card 6: Sapphires Where you could shine. Emerging talents, assets, and abilities.
    Card 7: Quartz Crystals What you’re learning. Knowledge and information that you could incorporate into your life.
    Card 8: Rubies Who you may soon know. Relationships that are entering your life.
    Card 9: Unpolished Diamonds Your hidden lights. Assets and talents that you can develop.

    As I mentioned, however, this book is much more than just spreads. I found it incredibly helpful in learning the meanings and nuances of Tarot cards because the authors take each of the 78 cards of Tarot, and show you what each means for different scenarios. The authors devote a paragraph to each issue, explaining what the card means in a general reading and for questions related to work, romance, finances, health, spirituality, and empowerment. So, if the querent is asking a question about finances, for example, and the Hermit is drawn, you would find the section on the Hermit card, and read the paragraph under Finances to get an idea of what this means.

    Power Tarot also features brief, general information on the Major and Minor Arcana, the Court Cards, personal loss cards, and the four elements. I highly recommend this book for those who are curious about Tarot, wanting to know how it works and what the cards mean, as well as beginning readers trying to put it all together. The variation of the 100+ spreads will appeal to both the beginner, and the seasoned veteran Tarot reader.

    Janet Boyer, author of The Back in Time Tarot Book: Picture the Past, Experience the Cards, Understand the Present (coming Fall 2008 from Hampton Roads Publishing)

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  2. 62 of 62 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Worth the extra effort…., December 3, 2002
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    OAKSHAMAN “oakshaman” (Algoma, WI United States) –
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    This review is from: Power Tarot: More Than 100 Spreads That Give Specific Answers to Your Most Important Question (Paperback)

    I have many tarot books, but I only refer to one or two on a regular basis. This is one of those books. Originally I didn’t like this volume because the Major Arcana, Court Cards, and Minor Arcana are all in separate chapters and it can be irritating to be flipping back and forth for them. In fact, I put this volume back up on the book shelf with the others. I kept taking it back down,though, because the interpretations are among the best I’ve read. You get not only a general interpretation for each card, but you also get detailed work, romance, finances, health, spirituality, and empowerment interpretations. It is worth the extra effort to go flipping around to find them.

    I also found that I liked the idea of the many new spreads described in the back. After all, there is really nothing sacred about the celtic cross and the old past, present, and future three card….

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  3. 40 of 40 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    Refreshing!, January 3, 2000
    By A Customer
    This review is from: Power Tarot: More Than 100 Spreads That Give Specific Answers to Your Most Important Question (Paperback)

    I have been reading the tarot for quite some time now and I throughly enjoy this book. The authors’ definitions of the cards are refreshing and clear. I like the way the authors conveyed the spirituality of the tarot while at the same time providing easily understandable definitions that are easy to relate to readings. I do agree with some of the other reviewers that someone just learning might want a book containing more in-depth meanings including reversed meanings. My favorite part of this book are the wonderful variety of spreads. I think the authors covered an extensive variety of questions and situations. I would definately recommend this book to the beginner and experienced reader alike. The book is worth owning for the great spreads alone.

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  4. 20 of 20 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    The Spread Book For Everyone, April 6, 2012
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    Angelo Nasios (NY) –

    A star, cross, circle, square or triangle spreads comes in many shapes and sizes. The spread is the corner stone to a tarot reading, it is that very thing that makes the reading possible. Even laying out just one card is a spread, a one card spread but a spread non the less. There are numerous books that are devoted to the subject of spreads, listing spread after spread out of countless spreads. Some spreads are classic, some are created at the time of the reading, and they all can be edited, modified by each reader to suit their needs and the needs of the client when needed. Spreads are magical in that they can be created out of inspiration from anything. Seriously, anything. I saw a spread that was inspired by the cast of the Comedy Central tv show South Park. A spread can make or break the reading. A poorly designed spread could create a horrible reading as compared to a properly created spread which will allow the reading to flow with ease.

    Spreads have been a issue I have contemplated over since I first picked up my cards. I went to the LWB and saw that there was something called a “celtic cross” spread. So I tried it and had no clue what I was looking at or what I was reading. what the heck does “that which is crossing you” mean?? Someone please explain? It was not till later I found out “crossing” means something which is opposing you. I wish someone would have explained that in the first place. Later on I saw other spreads like the Star Spread, the Horseshoe spread or the horoscope spread. At one point i had a collection of spreads that I printed out. But over time I found that I liked it best to create custom spreads for each client and their unique question & situation. I did that for a long time and a few years ago I shifted once more, focusing on 3 card spreads only. Using three cards fit well into my philosophy of Keeping it Simple.

    I never liked putting spreads into shapes. So I would just put them in a straight line. What the heck is the point to a star or circle?? Pointless in my opinion. However lately I have been having to question my beliefs, I have been reevaluating my of my opinions for my book I am writing. Spreads have been something I had to question. I was hoping someone who write a book that would make a case for the purpose of spreads, the purpose of the shapes and give me some reason to change my mind. Give me a reason why I am wrong, show me the alternate way.

    Enter “Tarot Spreads” by Barbara Moore.

    Barbara does an excellent job in her latest creation. Tarot Spreads is a fantastic addition to the subject of Tarot Spreads. This book has given a lot for me to think about, it has caused the gears and cogs in my brain to turn. I can happily say that my position on spreads has been influenced and I am rethinking the subject.

    Barbara says “Tarot Cards are like the subconscious mind, full of inspiration and wisdom that we didn’t know we knew. Tarot Spreads are like the conscious mind. They help organize all that glorious raw data triggered by the cards so that we can interpret it and apply it properly to the situation in question”. Which is a perfect analogy and really defines the role and purpose of the spread. It organizes the information presented by the cards in clear defined positions.

    Barbara describes why the layout of the spread is important, which is something I wanted to hear. Ok Barbara what is it? Well she states that you need to think about art and graphic design and the psychology used in designs. Everything is designed with purpose. How people read either right to left or left to right. We see time as moving from Left to Right and so forth. So for example a linear line in a spread suggests time and events in a chronological order. Like the Past Present Future spread.

    Barbara goes on to explain the “design principles” which is great. Here she talks about the characteristics of spreads, such as Balance, Symmetry and Spacing and others explaining their implications and influence of the spread. Ok so far she has me thinking and I am liking what I am reading.

    No spread is the “end-all, be-all” as Barbara says, each spread has it’s strengths and weakness. I really liked it when Barbara talks about our assumptions, that all spreads make assumptions about that question and about the answer and she give examples of this. This gives all of us some food for thought next time we use a spread or create a spread for someone.

    Barbara stresses in her book that your personal style and beliefs are what are most important when it comes to the reading and the choice of spreads. Do you believe that the future can be known? If you don’t you would not use a spread with an “outcome card” or edited a spread that has it to not include it. So you can pick up this book and will not have preaching you dogma on how you should read or what spreads you must use, rather gives you the tools to create…

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  5. 4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
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    So much more than a book of Tarot spreads!, May 31, 2012
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    This book goes way beyond providing a collection of spreads – although it does do that. Barbara Moore takes us on a journey that begins with “examining the role of spreads in a reading” and continues with “how layout design influences a reading” and “how design affects the eye and the brain.” We also learn how to analyze and modify a classic spread.

    I recommend this book for people with all levels of Tarot experience and expertise. Even if you have been reading the cards for a long time, I can almost guarantee that you’ll find something you had not thought of before or something you will be eager to try. I especially enjoyed the section on using quotations as a technique or inspiration for creating your own spreads.

    I found the chapter on Design Principles and Layouts to be a refreshingly logical, practical approach to readings. Moore discusses topics such as Emphasis or Balance, Symmetry, Spacing, and Repetition. The Celtic Cross spread is a good example of how crossed cards draw the eye first, while the four cards surrounding them add balance. The vertical line of cards to the right feels separate and not as important. Design principles can be seen “in action” in single card spreads, pairs, line, bridge, grid, triangle, cross, and circle layouts. As the icing on the cake, Moore demonstrates how these principles would be used in reading specific cards in a Celtic Cross spread.

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