Guys, there are just so many lovely new things in store this month!
From colourful, DIY cut-and-paste to strange, deep traditional decks; from an 80s lesbian classic to radical queer/punk politics; from cute cat playing cards to a nocturnal-themed oracle…and more. It’s a lot!
Here’s a quick(ish) roundup of all the new additions to the Little Red Tarot Shop family…
A strange and provocative fine-art tarot featuring a carnival-esque cast of characters. This deck, from long-time artistic collaborative due Khan and Selesnick, explores themes of climate change and environmental devastaton, hence the name.
Many Queens Tarot
This large-format black-and-white deck is a personal favourite of mine. Seeking to present new and different definitions of ‘femininity’, to me the Many Queens is a fiercely genderqueer tarot, filled with gender-deviant and non-normative bodies, illustrated in Lettie Jane Rennekamp’s unique and quirky style.
This is a colourful, lighthearted yet kick-ass collage deck with a DIY ‘cut-and-paste’ feel, designed by Chinggay Labrador for concise and empowering readings.
Andrea Furtick’s vivid hand-painted tarot deck is an homage the divine Black feminine, aiming to celebrate and uplift Black women. As Andrea explains, “I love making art that makes my sisters feel good about themselves.” This project began with a single vision of personal empowerment, and became an entire deck of melanated goddesses and warriors.
Persephone, ancient Greek goddess of the Underworld, has been brought to life in this stunning tricolour deck by Marisa de la Peña (creator of the popular Circo Tarot and Strange Lands Oracle). This long-awaited second edition ups the quality and vibrancy of the original deck – and it now comes in a lovely hand-printed draw-string bag!
Cristy C Road’s queer/punk tarot deck takes on capitalism, white supremacy, heteronormativity, patriarchy and all forms of oppression with characteristic spirit. It’s angry, it’s loving, it’s empowering, it’s devastating, and it’s very, very needed. The second edition is out now!
These playing cards from Stasia Burrington are just. Too. Cute. Each card features an adorable cat rendered in Stasia’s lovely Japanese-influenced style, and the deck can be used as an oracle or as regular playing cards (making them a great gift for the not-quite-witch in your life!)
Hurrah! Ruth West’s wonderful papercut tarot deck – first published in 1984 and out of print for decades – has been brought back to life by the wonderful people at Metonymy Press. Another personal favourite of mine, this deck is both an 80s lesbian feminist classic, and – especially when accompanied by Oliver Pickle’s She is Sitting in the Night: Revisioning Thea’s Tarot – an inclusive deck for modern queers.
From Megan Wyreden, creator of the much-loved Anima Mundi Tarot, comes a beautiful new oracle deck. I just love the theme of this deck: animals, plants and others who are active at night, or that carry a dark, night-time kind of energy.