"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."
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!
Either you have exactly what is needed to provide a resource... or you’re in need, and need to trust that the queer infrastructure can and will support you.
On reading poetry, refusing to hide from pain, and blossoming in the mud during Chiron Retrograde.
As Cassandra shows, this tough card can highlight material or spiritual poverty for LGBTQ+ people - and it can also point to the comparison trap.
Cassandra takes an LGBTQ-specific look at the stories of greed and control we often find in the Four of Pentacles.
Asali asks "What is Queer Magic?", reviewing a project that centers the margins and brings together a beautifully wide range of stories and spiritual modalities.
In this card, collaboration is queen. Brick by brick we are building a better world. Little by little, the people in charge are noticing. Piece by piece we are covering up the scars that our kyriarchy has left on it’s individuals.
The Numinous Tarot places hope at the heart of the revolution. "We may have to build this place ourselves, but we are worth the effort, the space, and the care of doing so." - Noel Heimpel
This new moon in Gemini, Wren shows us how to "develop life-empowering associations for each of the Kings in the Tarot, and consider them outfits hanging in your very own proverbial gender closet."
Page of Stones, I am ready for adventures. My inner world is mine to explore.
That is balance, taking the bad with the good and learning to find the funny story or the warm hug in the middle of it all.
How to embody a High Priestess who channels stories, instead of storing them inside her own body.
"I wanted a cute way to tell people what my pronouns were without constantly having to look for an opportunity to correct them."
This card is a good omen and a great opportunity, and it’s for sure assuring you that NOW is the time to put down roots.
This King’s sword is double edged, and like most (if not all) of the Swords cards, there are ways we can still 'win' whatever it is we are facing or fighting.
As I work though my own process of reclaiming my own Empressness, I turned to three queer tarot decks for new perspectives.
Why is fat usually a symbol for something else in tarot & oracle decks? Well first, we need to understand how fatphobia is ingrained in our minds & lives.
Get to know artist, illustrator and witch Sabrina Scott and their new column, which looks at radical magic and healing with ritual.
Get to know Cathou and her brilliant new column, which examines body representations in the tarot.
The Queen of Swords speaks deeply to the part of our wounded radical souls still thinking that in the end justice will win out.
How can bodily norms inform the way one might queer tarot? And what does queer actually mean to me as a fat tarot reader?
This card can be a beautiful call to action and a powerful source of encouragement and affirmation to our community in ever-trying political times.
From radical readings to spell kits, intuitive tea blends to books, decks, art and apparel, LRT writers share their gift-able suggestions in this open thread post. Jump in and share your own links, too!