She Is Sitting in the Night: Revisioning Thea’s Tarot


A queer/feminist tarot guidebook, by Oliver Pickle.

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A contemporary re-visioning of Thea’s Tarot, a beautiful feminist tarot deck from the 80s, and documenting a conversation across generations and mediums, She Is Sitting in the Night emerges as both a tool for tarot reading and a celebration of queer and feminist cultural production, past and present.

By embracing an older deck and simultaneously developing current and re-visioned ways of interpreting its images and the cards’ meanings, She Is Sitting in the Night provides a much-needed informed, aesthetically strong, accessible queer tarot book for feminists, queers, and tarot readers new and old.

  • Paperback
  • 192 pages
  • Published 2015 by Metonomy Press, Montreal, Canada
  • Ships worldwide

Read my review of this book here (it’s one of my favourite tarot books.)

See also: Thea’s Tarot

Though I personally love She Is Sitting in the Night for it’s queerness, this book is for anyone who wants to shake up their tarot practice and take a more inclusive approach to their cards and readings. Its inclusivity is what makes it queer, but it is a book for all genders and all sexualities.

About the author

After an accidental debut as a professional tarot reader in 2009, Oliver began doing tarot readings regularly, at bars and in parks and on balconies. At the request of a good friend, Oliver began writing about the Thea’s Tarot deck—a process that was at once prolonged and fruitful.

Oliver is, more generally, a Montreal-based, trans-identified writer, publisher, and editor. Their work has appeared in Lambda Award–winning The Collection: Short Fiction from the Transgender Vanguard (Topside Press, 2012) and make/shift magazine, among other publications. Oliver released Gays in the Workplace in 2011 and is currently working on a book of short stories.



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