Maranda on sickness as a sign that life has become unmanageable again.
On the weight of the wreckage of the loss of love during recuperation from surgery.
On reading poetry, refusing to hide from pain, and blossoming in the mud during Chiron Retrograde.
On the political position of the tenant, & the creative process of imagining homes.
On disabled bodies becoming cockroaches, scars, protests, & altars: Maranda reflects on a recent election.
Leaving behind substances, bad habits, & stagnation without fear; the Six of Swords is growing up, maturing, moving on.
In which those sharp, bloody swords are connected to medical procedures.
Re-visiting the ways in which sick, disabled, & poor people are scolded or punished for having fun (or having anything).
Maranda discusses the possibility of no longer losing one's sense of self in another, and relationships and friendships as always in process.
Exploring unconventional relationships, intimacy through paid transactions, and mutual care with the Lovers.
When good things happen to you, what are your first thoughts? When your wishes come true, do you tell anyone?
Maranda connects the Ace of Wands to disabled psychogeography, learning (& cripping) new words, and inventing literary genres.
Maranda shares brief thoughts and non-revelations on an impulsive trip.
Maranda discusses believability & environmental illness, asking if sickness can be liberating.
On recuperation from burnout, claiming anti-productivity, and seeing our hands as always-in-prayer.
Maranda discusses self-awareness, public meltdowns, and using the cards to reduce harm to themself and others.
Maranda discusses crip-time, the exhaustion of talking to non-disabled people, and everything you can't fathom because you weren't there.
Are you the human or the lion? Maranda re-imagines Strength as care & change.
On shameless sincerity, and allowing ourselves and our fictional characters to be complicated.
"Each time I finish a project, each time somebody tells me my writing has helped keep them alive, I remember that I am one of the ones who was not expected to survive."
Maranda Elizabeth encounters creeps & witches alike on the path of self-like.
Summertime sadness, becoming smitten with yourself, and navigating internal worlds with the Seven of Cups.
Dumpster-diving and resisting ableism with the Five of Pentacles.
Maranda explores the Three of Swords, access intimacy, and the emotions of inaccessibility.