Meet the team
Community editor, writer
Hello, I'm Tango (she/her)! Based in rural Southeast Alaska, my personal philosophies and daily practices are built on the intersection of science and spirituality - with tarot, astrology, and herbal wisdoms being my key guides.
As the resident Little Red Tarot facilitator, I'm here to bring the blog to the community and the community to the blog. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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Our wonderful columnists share regular pieces on all kinds of topics, many through monthly or bi-weekly series. Get to know them below – and be sure to click on through to their websites, follow them on social media and support their work!
Abbie (she/her/hers) has been a practicing witch for almost 15 years, and has been studying and reading tarot for 12. When she's not getting down with her witchy self, she is usually reading, checking out a new brewery, or listening to podcasts (her favorites: Lore, The Black Tapes, and Being Boss). She finds solace in story, and loves to connect one on one with clients. Abbie sees tarot and witchcraft as a way to make our lives better, to bring justice to the every day. She uses magical tools as a way to help people reach within themselves to find a new, beautiful way of being.
Abbie provides tarot readings and sells spell kits at her shop: northernlightswitch.org/shop.
Alexis J. Cunningfolk (she/her/they) is an intersectional herbalist, magickal mentor, and weaver of remedies at Worts + Cunning Apothecary. She helps folks radically re-enchant their lives through herbal medicine and magickal arts.
When Alexis was twelve years old, she bought her first tarot deck and so started her journey to becoming the deep tarot nerd she is today. As a queer nonbinary womxn of mix-d heritage, she revels in the powerful intersections of ancestral wisdom, social justice, and plant healing. She offers online and in-person classes, including
The Lunar Apothecary and The Tarot Apothecary, as well as free resources on her blog and magickal insight through her newsletter. You’ll find Alexis most often on instagram, taking photos of tea and waxing poetically about life as a witch.
Columns: Queering the Tarot, which looks at LGBTQIA+ -specific interpretations of tarot cards.
Cassandra Snow (she/her/they/them) is a professional tarot card reader, writer, and theatre artist. She is an arts writer and reviewer at thecolu.mn, an online LGBTQ+ newspaper. They has been reading tarot for a decade and a half, professionally for almost half of that. Cassandra also teaches classes not commonly found in the tarot field like "Tarot 101 for Creatives," "Sex and Tarot" and of course, "Queering the Tarot." In their other life, Cassandra is one of two artistic directors for Gadfly Theatre Productions in Minneapolis, MN.
Cathou is a queer and feminist activist and artivist who lives in Brussels, Belgium. She develops a queer tarot perspective in French on cathoutarot.blog and holds a blog on fat liberation and fighting fatphobia at grossefem.tumblr.com. Her Fat Tarot series combines those two topics, as an invitation to understand and resist bodily norms in tarot. You can also find Cathou on Instagram @cathoutarot.
Danielle Dorsey (she/her) is based in LA, but travels whenever possible, using tarot, yoga, and writing as tools to dissect her earthly experiences. Astrology, crystals and reiki healing provide additional aid as she strives to heal ancestral wounds and reclaim her power in an oppressive capitalist society. She provides this same depth of service to her clients, who span all walks of life.
Luke Dani Blue is a fiction writer and accidental nomad currently based out of Alberta, Canada. They’re also a typical Capricorn does-it-count-as-workaholism-if-i-love-it? workaholic, so when they’re not writing, they’re astrologizing! Astrology found Luke around 15 years ago. It was the first language that described who they were and helped untangle the most private, difficult parts of their experience.
Most of Luke’s days now are spent counseling astrology clients all around the world via the miracle of the internet about the good and hard stuff going on their lives. You can find fun (yet accurate) writing and videos about the lighter side of astrology at Luke’s website, Seagoat Astrology.
Maranda Elizabeth is a 30-something writer, zinester, identical twin, high school dropout, cane-user, recovering alcoholic, and non-binary amethyst-femme. They write about recovery with BPD, c-(p)TSD, and fibromyalgia; writing & creativity; friendship, self-care, support, & $upport; and feelings, madness, disability, and magic! They’ve been writing zines for 15 years. In 2012, they published an anthology, Telegram: A Collection of 27 Issues, and in 2013, they published their first novel, Ragdoll House. Maranda is currently working on their second novel, We Are the Weirdos. Maranda is a Libra Sun, Sagittarius Moon, Gemini Rising. They read Tarot for crazy people, cripple-queers, misfits, & outcasts!
Sabrina Scott (they/them/she/her) has been reading tarot and doing witchcraft for 18 years. They went to their first séance at the age of eight and grew up alongside Modern American Spiritualism. Their witchcraft practice is deeply intuitive and mediumistic, with a focus on trance, ecstasy, and communing with the dead. They see magic as a way of building relationship with non-human beings.
Sabrina lives in Toronto and aside from reading cards and providing professional witchy services, they are also an illustrator, graphic novelist, and academic. Their first graphic novel Witchbody was nominated for the Doug Wright Awards, the biggest comics award series in Canada. Sabrina is a PhD candidate in Science and Technology Studies and a university professor of Design. They have a Masters in Environmental studies with a focus in Environmental Education. They have lectured, taught, and facilitated workshops in Canada and internationally. A typical Sagittarius Sun with Libra rising, they like lying around on the beach and getting their nails did.
Sarah Faith Gottesdiener is a designer, art director, artist and intuitive living in Los Angeles.
She got her undergraduate from Smith College and her MFA in Design from CalArts. She has worked for brands like Sephora, Nickelodeon, Ace Hotel, Wieden + Kennedy, and Nike.
Sarah's teaching experience includes art, design, visual literacy, and more at Otis College, Scripps College, and (FIDM). Her Many Moons workbooks share insights in how to work with the main phases of the Moon. She teaches tarot and moon beaming workshops at various spaces, and gives intuitive Tarot readings to interested parties.
Siobhan is a NYC-born writer, spiritual ally, and #radicaltarot reader living in central Texas. Her facilitative reading style is the blended result of over a decade of study of tarot, communication, shamanic ritual, sacred sexuality, and alternative relationship. She geeks all those things in her newsletter and blog. She is also the creator of "The ‘Scopes," the first-ever monthly collaborative tarotscopes which have featured over 40 professional tarot readers in the last two years. Read your tarotscopes or buy a reading with her at radicaltarot.com .
Sign up for her newsletter to learn more.
Traci (She/They) is a therapist, yoga teacher, life coach, and human in progress. They offer in-person/online therapy and life coaching services from their private practice in Fullerton, CA, USA, run the educational resource hub Queer University, and write love letters by request at Shame Kills Love.
Sunday Spread: Simple Tips for Not So Simple Lives is their offering to this wonderful alternative playground of tarot. It will be filled with a monthly collection of simple self-care ideas, intentions, and rituals for the beautiful chaos that we call life.
Inspired to create her way out of complacency surrounding a wary political climate, Wren McMurdo published the Dark Days Tarot deck in late 2016. This deck is inspired by the dark side of the lunar cycle, when gravity and tide unearth deeper truths. Wren has studied art and the metaphysical world for as long as she can remember.
She’s also a feminist queer and lives with her wife in Seattle, Washington. Her Dark Days Tarot Deck and the Dark Days New Moon column can be found at Little Red Tarot, and more information can be found at darkdaystarot.com.
Recent & Past Contributors
Many wonderful writers have shared their with us over the years and we are honoured to have hosted their work here.
andi grace is the empress hermit witch of the witch cabinet: a cauldron for radical femme magic. the witch cabinet has published a variety of pay-what-you-can magical zines including the wildly popular e-zine we believe you: femmes surviving toxic masculinity. hop on over to the witch cabinet to get a 20 page preview of andi's popular course hawthorn heart: protection magic and boundary skills for fierce femme witches and healers (just wait for the pop-up).
Anna Wong (she/her) is a writer, jewelry designer, metalsmith, and lapsed academic. Her research interest lies in new materialism, the history of witchcraft, and the dubious yet wonderful weirdness of Spenser.
When she is not writing or at her jeweler’s bench, Anna can often be found working a booth at any of the local rock and gem shows around Vancouver, BC.
Connect with her at her shop on Etsy, or on Instagram @acolytejewelry
Artemisia Solstice is a tarot reader, budding poet, single mother, nonbinary, queer, fat femme witch living in Portland, OR. They are passionate about plant spirit medicine and social justice. They studied at the Elderberry School of Botanical Medicine in 2014 and is a current seminary student at Starr King School for the Ministry, a school that is rooted in multireligiosity, cultural diversity, and social justice. You can check out their website and blog at artemisiasolstice.com.
Betsy Housten is a Brooklyn-bred double Sagittarius queer femme writer and massage therapist. She lives in New Orleans with her cat, where she is currently pursuing her MFA in poetry.
Restless. Sleepless. Book-lover. Wordsmith. Deep roots. Prodigal heart. Teacher. Guide. Wanderer. Witch. Tea, tarot, hot baths, stitchcraft. Curator of narrative relics, remnants, & curiosities. Cat is also a freelance writer, editor, and teacher. Her poetry, fiction, essays, interviews, and reviews have appeared in a variety of online and print publications. She has been teaching & writing at the college level since 2000, and has facilitated creative writing workshops in elementary schools, high schools, prisons, and private organizations, as well as workshops exclusively for women to write their body and tarot-based narratives. Through her Queen of Cups Tarot community, she offers private, group, and online tarot readings. Find Cat Mulrooney online at cdeliamulrooney.com and Facebook.
I am an artist and photographer. I seem to be on an eternal quest for truth, being my authentic self, wisdom and healing from trauma in pretty much everything I do. Concepts I identify with are queer, gender queer, sentimental, artist, introvert. I’m a lover to the beauty of life and people, to my senses. You can see my photography on my website at elisabethwaller.com, or follow me on Instagram @elisabethwallerphotography.
I'm a birth worker and fat activist living in the North of England, into red shoes and anarchafeminist praxis. I play in the fledgling punk band "Witches Heal", named after the lesbian herbal self-sufficiency book by Billie Potts. I'm interested herbal medicine, flower essences, kitchen witchcraft and the space in between magic and science.
Esmé Weijun Wang is a novelist, essayist, and advocate. At esmewang.com, she provides resources for aspiring writers to develop resilience alongside mastery on the path to building a creative legacy.
She teaches and supports with a high value for compassionate excellence, having learned the importance of resilience from a life with schizoaffective disorder and neuroborreoliosis. Wang studied creative writing and psychology at Yale and Stanford, and received her MFA in Writing from the top-tier program at the University of Michigan. The author of THE BORDER OF PARADISE (2016), as well as the e-book LIGHT GETS IN, Wang has been published and seen in Salon, The New Inquiry, the New Yorker Online, Jezebel, and The New York Times. She delights in organizational tools, handwritten letters, and her home base of San Francisco. Find her e-letter, as well as the complimentary Creative Legacy Check-In, at esmewang.com/subscribe.
Karen Clark is the author of Tale of the Lost Daughter, The Path of She Book of Sabbats: A Journey of Soul Across the Seasons, and the Path of She Guided Journey Series. Her Path of She work translates Goddess mysteries to our modern search for meaning, healing, personal growth, and collective transformation. You can connect with Karen on her website/blog, Path of She.
Kristen is a divination junkie and the creator of more than ten tarot and oracle decks. She instructs the online playing card divination course, Your Future Is In The Cards, and runs the blog, Over the Moon Oracle Cards.
Liz Worth thought her one and only career would be as a writer, but she started reading tarot in 2008 on the advice of an astrologer and her life has never been the same.
Today she uses tarot and astrology to help others move past emotional and creative blocks, overcome any obstacles or setbacks, and begin to live their truth through personal freedom and creative liberation. Her new book, Going Beyond the Little White Book: A Contemporary Guide to Tarot, is now available. Reach Liz at lizworth.com
Marianne is a professional tarot reader, bookseller, and purveyor of beautiful tarot decks from Sydney, Australia. Her birth card is The Hierophant, which she’s mostly fine with.
Mary Lanham is not entirely unlike a well-adjusted human being. She writes stories about imaginary things and nonfiction about the things we imagine. Fifteen years ago, she bought a tarot deck in secret during a slumber party trip to the mall; it’s still her go-to deck. You can find more of her words at subtleworkings.com
Columns: Astro DIY, an accessible guide to reading your astrological birth chart.
Tabby Besley is a LGBTQIA youth activist based in Wellington, New Zealand.
When she's not reading birth charts or writing about astrology for Astro DIY, she's running InsideOUT - the organisation she started which works to make Aotearoa a safer place for young people of diverse genders and sexualities.