This week the Queen of Cups reminded me of the value of surrender... and how hard it can be to 'go with the flow'.
Maranda discusses self-awareness, public meltdowns, and using the cards to reduce harm to themself and others.
[Guest Post] Charmaine offers the basic archetypes of Jungian psychology though the lens of the major arcana.
"You can spend time and energy building yourself back up slowly over time, but it starts with taking off this blindfold..."
The autumn equinox brings the wheel of the year full circle. It's a bridge from one era of our life into another.
Siobhan shows how we can write new origin stories for the tarot's queens, reclaiming them for ourselves.
"I suffered for probably three years ... Until one day someone said to me 'Why don't you just leave?' They weren't being kind, but it was the best thing anyone has ever said to me to this day."
This month, Traci's self-care column is focused on letting go and allowing yourself space to grieve and process loss. There's a personal story, a tarot spread, and a ritual practice if you need it.
There are many different ways to rename the court cards in tarot, and each system teaches us something new about these characters.
Part II of How to Sort the Courts: A guide to sorting and understanding the Tarot's 'people' cards, the court cards.
On shameless sincerity, and allowing ourselves and our fictional characters to be complicated.
These four powerful femmes have 'done the work', and they can help you to do it, too!
These two difficult cards show us different faces of trauma, both personal, and collective.
As the sun wanes, we gather in the fruits of the past six months. What are you harvesting, and what seeds will you save for next year?
Traci Medeiros-Bagan is here with a spread of self-care tips for August.
To understand the court cards, we lean in to the oppressive social structures with which they were initially associated.
The knights can be relied on to go a tad OTT. Here's an approach to help you understand each of them.
The Two, Three, and Four of Swords make more sense if we read them as a group and see a narrative of decision-heartbreak-rest that so often plays out in LGBTQ+ lives.
Summertime sadness, becoming smitten with yourself, and navigating internal worlds with the Seven of Cups.
Brave enough to go where fear resides, committed with curiosity and love to the heart's long and often difficult journey.
Dumpster-diving and resisting ableism with the Five of Pentacles.
Cassandra explores themes of LGBTQIA+ mental health, sobriety, sexual exploration and more in the Ace of Swords.
Endings and beginnings and links.
Deck creator Oli StarFrosting’s half-a-lifetime experience as both zinester and tarot reader yields a deck whose aesthetic hums with raw, lively fey power.