Sunday Tarot Song: Seven of Wands

Seven of Wands

Hot Topic – Le Tigre

This song is bursting at the seams with inspiring people – women and feminists whose activism, art, thinking, writing or general awesomeness have progressed the fight for equality (see lyrics below the video!)

For me, this is a big part of the Seven of Wands. It’s a card that often points out that you feel alone in your fight, or have doubts about the project you’re working on. It might suggest that you’re not getting enough support, or simply that it all feels a bit hard right now. And it says ‘don’t stop’. It’s a card for encouragement and gratitude for your work, it’s a card that says that your work is important.

Don’t give up.

Hot topic is the way that we rhyme
Hot topic is the way that we rhyme
One step behind the drum style
One step behind the drum style

Carol Rama and Eleanor Antin
Yoko Ono and Carolee Schneeman
You’re getting old, that’s what they’ll say, but
Don’t give a damn I’m listening anyway

Stop, don’t you stop
I can’t live if you stop
Don’t you stop

Gretchen Phillips and Cibo Matto
Leslie Feinberg and Faith Ringgold
Mr. Lady, Laura Cottingham
Mab Segrest and The Butchies, man
Don’t stop

Don’t you stop
We won’t stop
Don’t you stop

So many roads and so much opinion
So much shit to give in, give in to
So many rules and so much opinion
So much bullshit but we won’t give in

Stop, we won’t stop
Don’t you stop
I can’t live if you stop

Tammy Rae Carland and Sleater-Kinney
Vivienne Dick and Lorraine O’Grady
Gayatri Spivak and Angela Davis
Laurie Weeks and Dorothy Allison

Stop, don’t you stop
Please don’t stop
We won’t stop

Gertrude Stein, Marlon Riggs, Billie Jean King, Ut, DJ Cuttin Candy, David Wojnarowicz, Melissa York, Nina Simone, Ann Peebles, Tammy Hart, The Slits, Hanin Elias, Hazel Dickens, Cathy Sissler, Shirley Muldowney, Urvashi Vaid, Valie Export, Cathy Opie, James Baldwin, Diane Dimassa, Aretha Franklin, Joan Jett, Mia X, Krystal Wakem, Kara Walker, Justin Bond, Bridget Irish, Juliana Lueking, Cecilia Dougherty, Ariel Schrag, The Need, Vaginal Creme Davis, Alice Gerard, Billy Tipton, Julie Doucet, Yayoi Kusama, Eileen Myles

Oh no no no don’t stop stop


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