"When you decide to engage with the tattoo realm, you are sending a call."
"She is no handmaid to perform
Man's bidding or increase his store"
"They told me
I smile prettier with my mouth closed."
"I wanted a cute way to tell people what my pronouns were without constantly having to look for an opportunity to correct them."
"At Luna’s All-Nite Diner / the chefalopod serves up Eggs Prophetic, / 8 arms cooking in short order while / blending coffee beans with moonbeams."
"The jar will glow like dark stained glass / and it will be just for you, / for your sacred mouth."
"My decks differ from the usual tarot decks because they show raw, fierce images that are non-filtered; images that show the good, the bad and the ugly."
Once, the most important conversations / were about how the moon sounds— / the low arch of a cello, he said / the shiver of electrified bells, I said—
"i have always been the moon, an expert in orbiting. i never had enough of my own gravity. until you."
"Perhaps, / if every raised hand were / a tender call, / each roar from the sky / simply a passing spring storm, / each flash in the night / a firefly"
"Every human in this deck is or was a real person, not an idealized concept of a person."
"The homestead that housed a hundred years of earth-workers / and caught crying babes, covered their heads / from cold country nights - it couldn't last forever."
Being culturally and racially mixed means there aren’t tarot decks for us.
"updown strangecharm topbottom
become carbon, hydrogen, nitrogen,
oxygen, phosphorus, sulfur."
"Today I dance with the bleached / skeleton of a great bear / She is held upright / by my own fear and darkness"
Ichrak helps us don Saturn's heavy cloak while in ambitious, mystical Capricorn.
"The tree stands full of starlings, grooves around its base / where cats scratch and foul the earth, furious / the bark won’t hold them when they climb."
Is it #timesup for the Tarot?
Alejandra Leon shares her new oracle deck; a rich, sumptuous collage infused with Empress energy.
Faith is one of many forms of self-care, and respect for others is paramount in the quest to self-care.
she is a girl made of fire, boy / you must watch out for the witch / she will burn you down
"We are rising in a wave
Drawn up by mother moon
And when it breaks, then you will know
Why they feared us in centuries before."
Artist and priestess Rebekah Erev shares a project that explores queers using the Jewish ritual of water immersion, mikveh.
[Guest post] "Some girls obsessively plan their weddings. For the past year or so, I’ve been doing something similar for my Jupiter return."