Table of Contents

iv: Ancient Mothers’ Invocation for the New millennium.

viii: Acknowledgments

ix: About the Author

x: An Artist’s Process by Barbara Vogel              

xi: A Word from the Publisher

xii: Preface

1: PART I- The Journey

3: Introduction to the Tarot

3: The Heritage of the Tarot

3: The Nature of the Tarot

4: The Wise Woman’s Tarot

6: Visions for a new deck

8: Beyond the Veil of the High Priestess                      

11: PART II- The Wise Woman’s Tarot Deck

12: The Major Arcana

13:Introduction to the Major Arcana

The Wise Woman’s Meanings at a Glance:

The Major Arcana…………………………. 14

Cards of the Major Arcana: Descriptions,

Illustrations, Mythic & Divinatory Meanings…… 15

The Minor Arcana…………………………… 59

The Four Suits Ace through 10……………….. 60

The Wise Woman’s Meanings at a Glance:

The Minor Arcana…………………………… 60

Introduction to the Minor Arcana…………….. 62

Cards of the Minor Arcana: Descriptions,

Illustrations, Mythic & Divinatory Meanings…… 63

Wands…………………………………….. 63                       

Cups……………………………………… 66

Pentacles…………………………………. 70

Swords……………………………………. 75

The Minor Arcana: Coping with The Court Cards…. 80

The Wise Woman’s Meanings at a Glance:

The Court Cards……………………………. 82

The Court Cards: Descriptions, Illustrations,

Mythic & Divinatory Meanings………………… 83

PART III – Basic Instructions……………….. 93

The Care and Feeding of Your Tarot Deck………. 94

Choosing Your Deck…………………………. 94

Preparing Your Deck………………………… 95

Self Preservation and Preparation……………. 96

Suggestions for Shielding…………………… 97

Letting the Tarot Speak to You:

Tarot-drama Inner & Outer…………………… 98

Techniques and Useful Charts — Colors, Chakras,

Symbols, Terms and Totems…………………… 99

Basic Layouts and Sample Reading……………. 109

One-Card Tarot Readings……………………. 109

Other Single Card Readings…………………. 113

Problem Solving with the One-Card Reading……. 113

Set-up for Layouts………………………… 114

Layouts: Celtic Cross……………………… 116

Mind – Body – Spirit Layout………………… 119

The Horseshoe or Seven Card Layout………….. 121

The Astrological Spread……………………. 124

The Health Layout

(includes Medical Astrology)……………….. 129

Tarot Tips……………………………….. 134

How to Read for Your Pet: Two Dogs, Two Decks:

Luna and Moonshadow……………………….. 135

Lost and Found……………………………. 141

PART IV – Tales from the Psychic’s Notebook….. 143

Confessions of a Professional Tarot Reader…… 144

Mystery and the Moon Card………………….. 146

Pisces Full Moon on the Eve of the Eclipse…… 148

Epilogue…………………………………. 150

Glossary…………………………………. 151

Charts, Layouts & Diagrams…………………. 151

Appendix A: Card Frame Symbol Samples……….. 152

Appendix B: Arcana Cards…………………… 154

Appendix C: Symbols……………………….. 155

Appendix D: Cultures………………………. 156

Appendix E: Goddesses……………………… 158

Bibliography……………………………… 160

Footnotes………………………………… 163

Index……………………………………. 165

Whales…………………………………….179

Wise Woman's Tarot

Wise Women's TarotSpiral-bound: 180 pages Publisher: Moonfox Productions (October 31, 2002) The Wise Woman's Tarot is a multicultural, matriarchal book with colorful companion deck. It celebrates the global female lineage in 78 powerful images. Flash Silvermoon's scintillating text and densely symbolic card designs are rooted in the body of ancient esoteric knowledge. Together they make r/evolutionary inroads More Info »
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