Traci reviews a new deck that blends traditional tattoo symbolism with tarot.
"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."
"I built a portfolio full of melanated goddesses with creamy brown skin tones embracing their femininity and power. I love making art that makes my sisters feel good about themselves."
Choosing your first tarot deck can be a minefield! Here's my advice for what to look out for, what to consider, and a few decks that might inspire you.
This month on the Sunday Spread we spend some time with the amazing women of Maria Strom's Hip Chick Tarot, a deck that reads like an open invitation to an outdoor dinner/craft party with an immaculate guest list!
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
"My decks differ from the usual tarot decks because they show raw, fierce images that are non-filtered; images that show the good, the bad and the ugly."
"Levees go up. They come down. But the Mississippi and her people always endure. I wanted to pay homage to that."
This month on the Sunday Spread: we imagine, sparkle, and manifest with a review of Pamela Chen's new Crystal Unicorn Tarot!
"Every human in this deck is or was a real person, not an idealized concept of a person."
Being culturally and racially mixed means there aren’t tarot decks for us.
"I was stunned to see this even being conceived - a deck created with Black queer magic as central to its inception?"
Jessa Crispin introduces her long-awaited tarot deck, the Spolia Tarot.
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!
A whole load of gift ideas for the magical folks in your life.
[Guest post] I see birds as standing right on the border of magic and mundane, acting as guides on how to hold together all the different pieces of ourselves.
"The many worlds depicted in this deck come from an impulse to look through and ahead towards revolutions that threaten the current world order."
"Three decks: Each of them would encompass male, female, and non-binary elements that people could combine any way that they want."
[Guest post] Artist Kathy Crabbe shares the story behind the Lefty Oracle, a deck she illustrated entirely with her non-dominant left hand.
Get ready to support a tarot deck that feels like radical, beautiful Pride parade! The Numinous Tarot is for everybody and every body.
Intrigued by its city-based approach & entranced by the queer and feminist themes, Cassandra reviews The Urban Tarot.
Ready for a tarot art overload? The Delta Enduring Tarot, the Mesquite Tarot, a Queerer Tarot, Mystic Mondays AND the Violet Ascension Tarot are all fundraising now!
Illustrator Stasia Burrington introduces her colourful, nature-rich tarot deck, inspired by Japanese and Buddhist concepts and ideals.
If you don't like human figures in your tarot cards, there are plenty of alternatives.
Watch out - these beautiful new tarot decks are publishing soon!
"Tarot is a way that I can step out of the moment and create some space, almost always alone, to get perspective, care for myself, come back to myself."
"The Slutist Tarot aims to put a woman’s voice behind eroticism, and to create images of people on the feminine spectrum in a way that we believe honors their sexualities."
When I'm pondering a new tarot deck, there are a few specific cards I like to check out first.
A Major Arcana bringing age-old archetypes into the modern, queer light, powered by independent artists (and Kickstarter).
The Brady Tarot is an artist's deck featuring North American flora and fauna that is lush, bold, obsessive, and true to its roots.