"As Queering the Tarot has progressed, it’s become so much about community and collective healing." Tarot writer Cassandra Snow on what she learned writing our best-loved column.
"A lot of people (myself included) often think of happiness like 'I’ll know it when I see it.' But - what does happiness feel like?" Abbie explores the rune for joy.
"I think when change means loosening the locks on our internal cages, it feels like freedom and relief. Any homo who’s come out to themselves or trans person who finally got hormones knows what that’s like."
Traci reviews a new deck that blends traditional tattoo symbolism with tarot.
"When we talk about astrology, there’s this idea that astrology is something to be believed in. But astrology is only the study of change and its meaning."
It’s a simple, heartfelt offering of the work I want to be doing right now - with you, with our WitchyQueer community, with the owners of tiny spiritual businesses in this big, chaotic world.
A card of luxury, the Nine of Pentacles shows us rise to a prosperous state and offers us a chance to look around, smell the roses, and be grateful.
Asali shares suggestions for healers who want to push back against the darkness of social atrocities, from dreaming to speaking, donating to working your unique magic.
With Neptune, beauty and pain come mixed together. But that doesn’t mean Neptune-dwellers are doomed to suffer in love, much as that might fit their romantic self-image.
Maranda on sickness as a sign that life has become unmanageable again.
What kinds of attitudes and practices can help us craft feminist, anticapitalist online businesses? 103 ideas.
"The biggest way this card manifests in our queer lives is when we are learning to pave our own way." Cassandra shares some LGBTQ+ specific interpretations of the Eight of Pentacles.
"Beginning deep psychological or shadow work is not without its perils. The Facing Demons tarot spread series offers you access to clear messages that will light your way through the labyrinth of the unconscious."
Gyfu is one of my favorite runes, because it is in this rune where we can start to crack open and get to the soft underbelly of heathenry.
"Altar making is like creating an open invitation for us to take up more space in our lives starting with the essential ritual of calling ourselves to return home." Alexis explores the crafting of altars using tarot cards.
On this autumn equinox, my most precious moment of reflection, I commit to these learnings. I commit to digging deeper, to exploring further, to finding my way towards truly integrating this budding wisdom.
Many Moons' Sarah Gottesdiener offers a one-card pull for each sign, to honour the Harvest Moon. (Bonus: These tarotscopes also include songs!)
"The Seven of Pentacles kickstarts a time of hard work and innovation, and also encourages us to take things one step at a time, allowing space for natural growth cycles."
"The cards began to accumulate stories for me, about my friends and my relationships, how to be soft with myself when times are hard, how to hold myself accountable when I need to."
Social Capital is an intangible economy of power and access that exists between community members. How can we be accountable to this as business owners who rely on social capital to make a living?
"I built a portfolio full of melanated goddesses with creamy brown skin tones embracing their femininity and power. I love making art that makes my sisters feel good about themselves."
If you run or know of an intersectional witchy community space that could provide a home to our longest-running queer tarot column, let us know!
Following my recent announcement that LRT is winding down on 31st October, I've received some questions and comments - here are my answers!
"MOONWORK is a practice of making home in self, others, and the present moment, as perfect-for-now experiences that include past & future." Hannah Harris-Sutro introduces her new online class.