The classic 'burnout' card brings compassionate messages of boundaries, rest and self-care to LGBTQ+ seekers.
"In case you need to hear it anyway: the fight for LGBTQ+ rights isn't over." This card reminds us of our struggle, and of our immense power.
Cassandra Snow explores some LGBTQ-specific interpretations of these two powerful, potent cards.
Conflict, competition, and conviction take center stage with these strife-filled Wands cards. Cassandra Snow explores some LGBTQ+ specific interpretations.
From communication to activism and expanding your relationship horizons, Cassandra Snow discusses some LGBTQ-specific interpretations of these three cards.
Cassandra shares some queer-specific interpretations of this card, and its themes of sex and gender, passion and fire.
"For a queer seeker, The World can show that your identity and sense of self are stronger than they've ever been, a triumph in and of itself for most of us."
"For many queer clients this card shows up as a promise. It comes and says 'You've been judged, you've been let down, and it's been hard, but your time is coming.'"
"Though the Sun is generally a happy card, it's much harder to zero in on positivity when you've spent much of your life fighting to be yourself." Cassandra Snow with some LBGTQ-friendly interpretations of this card.
"Regardless of one's gender or sexual identity, The Moon brings big things to the surface, things we often only let bubble up when we're alone."
We have an idea and a focus for our life now thanks to that illumination from The Star, and it is time to create the path we want out of it. Hold tight to your faith in yourself when this card shows up.
The Tower can indicate that you are meant to change this world for the better, building strong networks of support for those who need them, living authentically as a leader in their queer community, and creating change wherever they go.
Cassandra looks at some LGBTQ-specific interpretations of this much-maligned card, from trans/homophobia and hiding in the closet, to getting out there and embracing your queer desire.
Temperance is a beautiful, uplifting card of balance and harmony...but it is one of the trickier cards to read for someone else, because one person's balance is another's chaos.
In a queer person's life, there is constant change and 'death', starting with the coming out process. Here are some queer-specific thoughts on interpreting this card.
[Guest post] Being stuck, cornered, and having to make a scary sacrifice rarely feels good. The Hanged Man is a card that shows up to show you what your options are, and help you explore those in your reading.
[Guest post] Justice as a word itself means many different things to many different people—as such, this is arguably one of the more subjective cards in the deck.
[Guest post] Our world is rapidly changing, in both wonderful and terrible ways, and even if divination isn't your thing, meditating on the crucial lessons of The Wheel can lead you to higher understanding and deeper success.
[Guest post] On the most basic level, those with unaccepting families will find themselves walking a Hermit's path before falling into a chosen family, and while this is not actually exclusive to queer experience, it is all too common in our community.
[Guest post] "Strength is straightforward and incredibly important to a queer person's life. Most often it is a call reminding us to be strong, or reminding us we ARE strong."
Queering the Tarot is a guest post series written by Cassandra Snow. Cassandra takes the most common interpretations and manifestations of the cards and discuss ways you might read them for a LGBTQQIA* client—or for yourself. Read all posts in the series here! Queering the Tarot: 7. The Chariot Someone with a strong will who can overcome obstacles …
[Guest post] "The Lovers' message seems straight forward enough regardless of identity, so why worry about queering it?"
[Guest post] "Essentially the Hierophant could mean the opposite of it's traditional meaning—that a break and healing from harmful systematic and institutional oppression is possible."
[Guest post] To truly queer the two traditional 'parents' of the tarot, we must go way beyond binary gendered notions of 'mother and father'.