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I’ve been working with the tarot for 50 years now, mainly with the Thoth deck. In the last ten years I’ve moved almost entirely away from the psychological/mystical perspective and adopted an action-and-event-oriented approach, mostly in the areas of problem-solving and decision-making. I’ve created around 300 spreads during that time, primarily with a pragmatic focus. They can be found by using the “Select Category” drop-down menu on my home page.

I’ve been involved with tarot and astrology since 1970, having been introduced to both while in Germany via Linda Goodman’s Sun Signs and the then-recently-published Aquarian Tarot. My long-standing fascination with Aleister Crowley’s Thoth deck and its companion Book of Thoth  persisted from 1971 until 2011, when I joined the now defunct Aeclectic Tarot forum and expanded my reach with the Rider-Waite-Smith deck and its spin-offs, along with Lenormand reading, horary astrology and geomancy. For those with long memories, I’ve been going by “Barleywine” on the tarot forums since 2011.

After learning to hand-calculate natal charts from Jeff Mayo’s books, I began my in-depth astrological studies with the writing of Dane Rudhyar and Marc Edmund Jones, followed by that of psychological astrologer Robert Hand. After Rob Hand distanced himself from modern astrology in favor of a classical Hellenistic approach, I began slowly backsliding (or awakening, depending on your viewpoint) into the methods of traditional astrology, which is where I am today. My main interest is horary.

Until the end of 2018, I was reading tarot professionally in the Keene, NH area, and am a member of the Massachusetts Tarot Society and the Tarosophy Tarot Association. I’ve been published regularly in the American Tarot Association’s monthly newsletter and quarterly journal, and more recently in the international quarterly journal, The Cartomancer. I’m currently involved with meetup groups in southeastern New Hampshire and looking at re-establishing a practice here.

I’m now offering on-line tarot, Lenormand and horary astrology readings in a consulting capacity. See the sidebar description and contact me if interested. Just use my personal email address (dubyah48@gmail.com) since the comment form on the Contact page will no longer work unless I sign up for a Google Mailbox.