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Gratitude, and (not really) goodbye. Long may these conversations continue <3

October 31, 2018

To all of you: thank you. To those who have been reading for years and those who have just joined the party – thank you. It is the simple fact of your being there – reading, feeling, engaging – that gives this space purpose and meaning. It is you that… Read more

The World is endings & new beginnings

October 30, 2018

It is radical self-love.
It is owning your whole beautiful f’ing life.
It is knowing, on a cellular level, on a spiritual level, on every level, that you belong, that you are enough.
That I belong. That I am enough. Read more

See the Cripple Dance | A farewell: Eight of Pentacles, language, & emerging themes of Venus Retrograde

October 30, 2018

In their final column, Maranda talks about building a legacy word-by-word, a commitment to further development of writing skills, and imagining age. Read more

Face Up Tarot | A final community card pull to mark the end of LRT

October 30, 2018

Siobhan offers space for a closing circle and community card pull to mark the end of the Little Red Tarot Blog. Read more

Get to know… Siobhan Rene (plus a beautiful closing poem)

October 29, 2018

“I learned while writing for Little Red Tarot how powerful it can be for people to know that they aren’t the only one to have an experience and to receive empathy.” Catch up with Siobhan, and find out how to follow her work beyond LRT. Read more

Fool’s Journey: A new collection of tarot poetry & art

October 27, 2018

“If you want to be
immortal, stick a
wax mould all around
your bones and take your
temperature when the moon
is full.” Read more

OPEN THREAD | Join our last ever community card pull!

October 26, 2018

What will you be composting this autumn, this winter?
What intention are you setting? What question do you have?  Read more

Queering the Tarot | Ten of Pentacles

October 24, 2018

The Ten of Pentacles is about legacy, about the culmination of our achievements and what we pass on to the next generations. What might that mean in an LGBTQ+ perspective? Read more

Get to know… Abbie Plouff

October 22, 2018

“A part of the radical shift of Northern Lights Witch is seeing myself a little bit more as a facilitator – I want to bring all the radical witches I admire together to create even more magic for you.” LRT writer Abbie Plouff on intersectional spirituality. Read more

Nobody can tell you who or what you are

October 22, 2018

TRANS RIGHTS ARE HUMAN RIGHTS.
TRANS RIGHTS ARE HUMAN RIGHTS.
TRANS RIGHTS ARE HUMAN RIGHTS. Read more

The Numinous Future: New work & radical queer magic from Noel Heimpel

October 20, 2018

What’s next for Noel and their radical queer magic? Read more

OPEN THREAD | Our favourite blogs for intersectional witches

October 19, 2018

When LRT winds down, where will we go for radical witchy inspiration and encouragement? Come share your favourite blogs and resources with the community! Read more

Get to know…Cassandra Snow

October 17, 2018

“As Queering the Tarot has progressed, it’s become so much about community and collective healing.” Tarot writer Cassandra Snow on what she learned writing our best-loved column. Read more

Get to know…Luke Dani Blue (& their dog)

October 15, 2018

“I think when change means loosening the locks on our internal cages, it feels like freedom and relief. Any homo who’s come out to themselves or trans person who finally got hormones knows what that’s like.” Read more

Queering the Tarot is seeking a new home!

September 13, 2018

If you run or know of an intersectional witchy community space that could provide a home to our longest-running queer tarot column, let us know! Read more

LRT ending: Questions & answers

September 11, 2018

Following my recent announcement that LRT is winding down on 31st October, I’ve received some questions and comments – here are my answers! Read more

Slowness as a Community Healing Practice

September 4, 2018

When you take the time to respond from a place of groundedness, it ripples out and gives permission to others to do the same. While we can’t slow everything around us, we can model and cultivate slowness in our lives to the best of our abilities. Read more

Evolution …& the end of an era for Little Red Tarot

August 31, 2018

The Little Red Tarot Blog is winding down at the end of October. Here are some of my feelings and reasons Read more

A roundup of LRT blog goodness for your delectation

July 16, 2018

Y’know, we have some seriously brilliant columns running on Little Red Tarot at the moment. Here’s a roundup of all our current series! Read more

OPEN THREAD | Our community summer reading roundup

July 6, 2018

You name it, we’re reading about it! Here’s an inspiring roundup of the books LRT writers are reading this summer. How about you? Let us know what you’re reading in this open thread! Read more

Queering the Tarot | Three of Pentacles

June 28, 2018

In this card, collaboration is queen. Brick by brick we are building a better world. Little by little, the people in charge are noticing. Piece by piece we are covering up the scars that our kyriarchy has left on it’s individuals. Read more

The Numinous Tarot: The love we need to grow

June 19, 2018

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 Read more

The Garden | What are our Guiding Values?

June 4, 2018

These are the values that guide me in making decisions about Little Red Tarot, what we do, how we do it, and the bigger picture; our mission and aims. Read more

Fat Tarot | The witchy fat body: Stones, sparkles, fire

May 30, 2018

Page of Stones, I am ready for adventures. My inner world is mine to explore. Read more

What does a feminist business look like? Exploring ‘abundance consciousness’

May 23, 2018

Can abundance be its own economy? Read more

Fat Tarot | The witchy fat body: Cycles

May 16, 2018

My menstruation cycle synchronised with the lunar month. It is weird, unexpected, challenging and fulfilling. Read more

Heal & Harm | The ethics of retreat, part 2

April 29, 2018

People retreat to ‘get away from it all’ and I think it is worth magnifying this ‘it’ – what exactly is being escaped? Read more

GENDER GEMS: Gender-positivity & the affirmative power of color

April 21, 2018

“I wanted a cute way to tell people what my pronouns were without constantly having to look for an opportunity to correct them.” Read more

Fat Tarot | Much more than a token: Fat folks in tarot & oracle decks

April 20, 2018

There is hope. We can learn from fatphobic bias in decks to build a fat-friendly tarot community. Read more

INTERVIEW | Fonna Seidu on real representation in spirituality & wellbeing

April 18, 2018

“I want to work myself out of a job.” Photographer Fonna Seidu is breaking barriers and changing the visual landscape of health and wellness online. Read more

Walking in the Fool’s shoes: Jo shares her personal tarot, Lenormand & oracle decks

April 3, 2018

“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.” Read more

It’s time to revamp our community space: An update & a survey!

April 2, 2018

It’s time for a new iteration of the Alternative Tarot Network …and to deal with the much-neglected original. Read more

Introducing… Danielle Dorsey & her new column Tarotviews

March 15, 2018

Danielle’s new column will look at the intersections of travel and shadow work, via the perspectives of tarot cards. Get to know our newest team member here! Read more

INTERVIEW | Egan & the Delta Enduring Tarot: A deck for the queer and enduring

March 12, 2018

“Levees go up. They come down. But the Mississippi and her people always endure. I wanted to pay homage to that.” Read more

Creating Communities of Care | Designing community responses to abuse

March 5, 2018

The beauty of forming a collective is that you’re not alone in facing these risks. Read more

Introducing… Sabrina Scott & their column Heal & Harm

February 27, 2018

Get to know artist, illustrator and witch Sabrina Scott and their new column, which looks at radical magic and healing with ritual. Read more

Introducing… Cathou & her column Fat Tarot

February 26, 2018

Get to know Cathou and her brilliant new column, which examines body representations in the tarot. Read more

Creating Communities of Care | Restorative & transformative justice

February 5, 2018

To really address accountability, we must review our modes of justice. Read more

Creating Communities of Care | Myths & facts around exposing abuse

January 22, 2018

“It is important to remember that the work of ending rape and abuse is going to be messy.” Read more

Queer futures actualized in the present

January 12, 2018

Artist and priestess Rebekah Erev shares a project that explores queers using the Jewish ritual of water immersion, mikveh. Read more

Creating Communities of Care | Emotional resilience & exposing violence

January 8, 2018

Offense, callouts, call ins, exposure, and grief. Artemisia explores abuse and accountability. Read more

January Sunday Spread | New year perspective

January 7, 2018

A little New Year perspective as we dive into 2018 together! Read more

OPEN THREAD: My resolutions, your resolutions 2018 (and a free tarot reading!)

January 1, 2018

Come share your intentions for 2018 and take part in our big beautiful community tarot reading! Read more

Obsidian Moon’s astro self-care workbooks will set you up for 2018

December 15, 2017

“What we have created is a tool for moving through the deeper and darker days of Winter, a season that often comes with a lot of transitions and emotions.” Read more

You’re going to survive: An interview with Alexandra Franzen

November 22, 2017

Did you know, the first ‘professional’ tarot reading Cassandra Snow ever did was for Alex Franzen? Here the two friends catch up about resilience in the face of rejection and setbacks (and tarot!) Read more

OPEN THREAD: All of our magical gifts!

November 19, 2017

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! Read more

On the limitless possibilities of queer magic

November 19, 2017

Sarah Gottesdiener is one of my witchy-queer heroes. It was an honour, a privilege and a joy not only to contribute to the next issue of Many Moons, but to chat with her about queer magic, tarot and lunar love. Read more

“I’m scared I’ll end up alone”: On boundaries and grief

September 28, 2017

Many of us struggle to set the boundaries we need because we are scared we’ll upset people and end up alone. In this piece andi explores how grieving can help us move from shame and guilt towards authentic connection. Read more

OPEN THREAD: Happy Equinox! Let’s talk old resolutions & future plans

September 22, 2017

Autumn is officially here folks! Join our community discussion about the year so far and your hopes and dreams for the months ahead. Read more

The Queer Community Tarot: A community deck that reflects you

August 30, 2017

“Three decks: Each of them would encompass male, female, and non-binary elements that people could combine any way that they want.” Read more

Getting Grounded: Weaving a non-linear creative process

August 28, 2017

[Guest post] “This post is an exploration of writing as medicine, and writing as priestessing.” Read more

No one way works

August 20, 2017

Resources, information and action ideas for #Charlottesville and #BlackLivesMatter. Read more

Whoop! SIX fabulous new writers joining the LRT team!

July 17, 2017

There is a whole load of wonderful writing coming your way in July and August. Meet some of our new writers here! Read more

The Numinous Tarot is Kickstarting NOW!

July 10, 2017

Get ready to support a tarot deck that feels like radical, beautiful Pride parade! The Numinous Tarot is for everybody and every body. Read more

REVIEW | Unapologetically radical: The Urban Tarot

June 18, 2017

Intrigued by its city-based approach & entranced by the queer and feminist themes, Cassandra reviews The Urban Tarot. Read more

INTERVIEW: Sarah Gottesdiener on the calling of the moon

June 9, 2017

Sarah Gottesdiener shares the journey that led her to create the phenomenally successful Many Moons Workbook. Read more

Five more lovely new tarot decks on Kickstarter

May 29, 2017

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! Read more

What does ‘grounding’ mean? A community roundtable

May 5, 2017

We hear so much about ‘grounding’…but what does it mean, and what does it look like? Read more

The Personal Space Tarot: Artist Emilee Graverson on finding her own place in tarot

March 17, 2017

“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.” Read more

REVIEW | The Remedy: Queer and trans voices on health and health care

March 16, 2017

“I read most of this book while sitting in a hot bath and after each piece I would stop, take a deep breath and feel the wisdom from the book landing in my body.” Read more

The Slutist Tarot: The Maiden, the Whore, and a sex-positive World

March 8, 2017

“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.” Read more

Meet our two wonderful new writers!

March 6, 2017

Meet Asali and Maranda, two brilliant new columnists who are each exploring tarot, magic and spirituality from different margins and perspectives. Read more

Join The March #createthisoracledeck Challenge

February 27, 2017

Let’s all get over our creative paralysis, have some fun, and join in Kristen’s creative oracle deck challenge. Read more

What is a witch? A roundtable

February 24, 2017

Everywhere I look, I see the word ‘witch’. But what does it mean to hold this identity? Three active witches share their philosophy and practice. Read more

TABULA IDEM: A Queer Tarot Comic Anthology

February 23, 2017

A Major Arcana bringing age-old archetypes into the modern, queer light, powered by independent artists (and Kickstarter). Read more

OPEN THREAD: My resolutions, your resolutions 2017 (and a free tarot reading!)

January 2, 2017

A few things I want more of in 2017. What about you? Read more

Your key tarot challenges…and some helpful resources

December 12, 2016

Some of the most common tarot struggles you shared in my reader survey, and some tips for tackling them. Plus new plans for 2017! Read more

All about you!

November 28, 2016

A quick peek at some of the things you told me in the Lovely People Survey! Read more

Survey time! Tell me *all* about yourself!

November 14, 2016

Oh yes – it’s the Little Red Tarot Lovely People Survey 2016! Get in here! Read more

Tarot cards for your strength and brilliance

November 11, 2016

I drew cards to bring you messages of inspiration, hope and encouragement. Here are the ones that came up over and over. Read more

You are strong and beautiful and I love you

November 10, 2016

If you’re scared right now, if you’re freaking out, if you need a reminder of how incredible you are, let me pull a card for you. Read more

All That Glitters: queer adornment and ethical small business with Brettley Mason

October 6, 2016

Andi interviews small-business owner Brettley Mason on queer empowerment, spiritual roots, political solidarity, ethical sourcing, and community support. Read more

Working with Siobhan’s ‘7 questions for earnest allies’

September 16, 2016

The questions are simple, yet crucial, each one prompting a deeper inquiry into the intersecting web of privilege and injustice that make up our individual lives, our communities, our societies. Read more

Notes from a Scottish Radical Herbal Gathering

September 12, 2016

We each have our own wounds, scars, and challenges, but the truest healing takes place when we see their place in a shared story and work to heal and move forwards together. Read more

Your tarot boxes, altars, bookshelves and reading spaces

July 29, 2016

Let’s have a peek at your tarot stuff, bookshelves, altars, reading spaces and more! Read more

Where does a healer’s anger go? Beyond love and light

July 8, 2016

“As a healer with marginalized identities I claim that I am due more than just sadness; I tire of it. I am due the full breadth of my anger and rage.” Read more

Orlando

June 14, 2016

As we scramble to make sense of the hate and pain in this world, as we look for ways to process, to find new reserves of love in the face of such violence, a few articles I have found helpful. Read more

#TarotsoWhite: A conversation about diversity in our cards

May 1, 2016

Some responses to the #TarotsoWhite discussion about race and inclusivity in our tarot cards. Read more

Equinox spring clean birthday mystery giveaway!

March 19, 2016

Five years of Little Red Tarot, and pre-loved goodies up for grabs – get in here and celebrate with me! Read more

Meet our amazing new team – Siobhan, Andi and Tango!

March 1, 2016

Big big news! I am so excited to introduce you to our new columnists and guest post editor, Siobhan, Andi and Tango! Read more

How to make your own tarot (or oracle) deck

February 10, 2016

[Guest post] For the last several years, I’ve been creating tarot and oracle decks and, so far, I’ve published fourteen decks. Here’s how you can do the same. Read more

Spirit Cats: An unexpected visit

February 3, 2016

[Guest Post] “I got curious. Who were these feline creatures? What secrets did they have to share with me? What were they whispering? I set out to paint a cat a day for a month.” Read more

OPEN THREAD: My resolutions, your resolutions 2016 (and a free tarot reading!)

January 8, 2016

Wherein I describe my new year’s resolutions and you share yours, and I pull tarot cards to help you! Read more

Solopreneurs explore mental/health barriers and positive ways forwards

November 30, 2015

Mental health, illness and disability are rarely discussed in the clamour of entrepreneurship blogs. Enter you guys! Here are four entrepreneurial stories which dearly need telling. Read more

Flax & Gold Astrology is live and wonderful

November 2, 2015

Corina Dross and I made a website and it’s gorgeous and will help you learn astrology. Read more

OPEN THREAD: How can we build our confidence in reading tarot for other people?

October 21, 2015

As in, like, real people. Sitting in front of you. Live. If that thought terrifies you but you’d love to make the leap, get in here and let’s talk about it. Read more

I made a mistake! The Network subscription charge is no more

October 7, 2015

Sometimes I feel as though Little Red Tarot is a runaway train and I’m running along behind it yelling ‘hey, wait up! What’s happening? How can I make sure this all works?’ This was one of those times. Read more

Navigating the road blocks to getting started with a tarot business

October 6, 2015

Reader SJ on their experiences in ‘following their dreams’ whilst dealing with disability. Read more

Wild Unknown Tarot - Six of Pentacles

OPEN THREAD: How can we make time for tarot when we’re super-busy?

September 16, 2015

In my recent survey, I asked you what was the main issue that you felt held you back as a tarot reader. Read more

All about you, and you…and yes, you too!

September 15, 2015

You funny, brilliant people! 520 of you took my survey. Here’s what you told me, and how I plan to respond. Read more

Your top ten tarot decks

September 11, 2015

In my 2015 survey I asked readers for their favourite tarot decks. 150 decks were mentioned, and here are the top ten, voted by you! Read more

Your top ten tarot cards

September 2, 2015

“It is the card I have always resonated with the most. It is my heart and soul. And also, the card that terrifies me the most. Because I repeatedly refuse to live up to my own potential.” Read more

Diversity points: Ashley & I talk queerness and blackness in tarot

July 30, 2015

A double-round of interviews for you! Here’s Ashley talking about her tarot business and how her Black heritage informs her tarot practice. Read more

Weekend reading + having those conversations

July 25, 2015

This has been a week of conversation. Conversation with a dear old friend about the importance of personal ritual. Conversation with my mum – and with many of you – about why I choose the word ‘queer’. Conversation with Ashley at Dreadlock Tarot about ethnicity and sexuality within tarot reading… Read more

Over to you: The Little Red Tarot Lovely People Survey 2015!

July 24, 2015

Here’s a short, sweet survey. A few questions about who you are and what makes you tick, and a few more about all your tarot feels. Read more

Weekend reading + sexy summer storms

July 4, 2015

This was an exciting week. For lots of reasons (and being in a grump wasn’t one of them). Firstly, my new column on Autostraddle launched! It’s called Follow Your Arrow and it’s about LGBTQ people who run their own businesses. Stay tuned for a rolling series of rad queer businesswomen of all… Read more

Weekend reading + back in the tangled web

June 27, 2015

After almost four months off, this week I jumped back into my side-business, web design. It’s been a busy but fun week of reconnecting with clients, scheduling in projects, lining up collaboration days and generally getting back into full-on geek mode. Much as I love running Little Red Tarot, web… Read more

Weekend reading + who ate all the pies?

June 20, 2015

I spent this week blissfully apart from my computer, as my dear old pal Polly came to stay! We had lots of fun exploring Manchester, visiting the People’s History Museum, going to cabaret, getting haircuts, drinking in many bars and gardens, eating junk food and generally having a grand old… Read more

Weekend reading + the wisdom of Patti Smith

June 13, 2015

A week of hot tubs and board games and bicycling and surprise tickets to see the greatest punk legend of all time. Read more

Weekend reading + not fighting my body

June 6, 2015

Or, how I dealt with a cold AND read all of the internet because I’m clearly some kind of superhero. Enjoy 🙂 Read more

Weekend reading + you are all special snowflakes

May 30, 2015

Oh my word, it’s been a fun week. I launched the Alternative Tarot Network eight days ago, and since then it’s just been this wonderful, wonderful stream of awesome tarot conversations tumbling over each other. The reading chain (where someone asks a question, and the next person pulls a card… Read more

What if you don’t have ‘one true calling’?

May 27, 2015

I watched this video this morning over my coffee and it made my heart sing. Lately, I’ve been having this same conversation with a lot of my 30-something friends. A conversation about ‘finding your thing’. About reining in your passions in order to find that one special thing that will be… Read more

Let’s get together!

May 22, 2015

Lovely, lovely people. Today I’m going to present to you something I’ve been banging on about for, oooh, at least six months. It’s not perfect. But it is wonderful. Six months ago, hundreds of you told me that you’d love a social network just for tarot lovers. You wanted a… Read more

Weekend reading + teeny tiny babies

May 16, 2015

Fluffy little newborn geese, a ‘where I’m at’ kinda update and a roundup lovely links to the cool stuff I’ve been reading this week. Read more

Lots of great free resources for learning tarot

May 11, 2015

There are lots of awesome people out there, who know a lot about tarot. Some of them share their work, so we can all learn from them. Sweet! Here are some of my favourite free resources for anyone who works with tarot and wants to learn more. Print your own tarot… Read more

Weekend reading + a bike without brakes

May 9, 2015

My ace new (brakeless) bike and a roundup of reading for your Saturday lie-in or lazy Sunday afternoon. Read more

Observations from a Hellbound Fag Boy

May 7, 2015

“queers go against gods plan and will burn in hell” // “tarot is the work of the devil and tarotists will burn in hell” Read more

Weekend reading + back to school nerves

May 2, 2015

No lying in bed reading tinterwebs for me today – I’ve got a writing workshop. But you still can! Here’s the best of last week’s internet (IMHO) Read more

Sunday Tarot Song: Four of Wands

April 26, 2015

Four of Wands: TGIF – Le Tigre Read more

Weekend reading + let’s make this a regular thing

April 25, 2015

As in, Saturday morning stay-in-bed cup of coffee, cat, newspaper, coffee-shop, hammock, afternoon glass of wine, however you take time out…here are 14 things I really really enjoyed reading this week. (I reckon these roundups are made up of around 50% tarot-related stuff, 40% gender/queerness, art and politics, and 10% potluck?) This was… Read more

“This divine fierce femme” and other highlights from the Queer Tarot Project

April 23, 2015

 The Queer Tarot Project is blowing my mind. Seriously, there are such beautiful stories coming in from people who really identify with a particular tarot card – stories of lives, loves and self-discoveries, expressed through the symbolism of the cards. Here are a few highlights. The High Priestess I think… Read more

Why is the Alternative Tarot Course so cheap?

April 1, 2015

The Alternative Tarot Course is $25. In a world where online courses often cost upwards of $100, people keep asking me why it’s so cheap. Here’s the answer for once and for all! Read more

Community link love extra: Can’t. Stop. Reading

March 30, 2015

I’ve not had much time to email out to my mailing list since hitting the road…so here’s a bunch of amazingness you should totally read right now. Read more

They call it way too rowdy, we call it finally free

March 28, 2015

GayBiGayGay is a one day queer family reunion that takes place every year in Austin, TX. It’s held on the last day of a monolithic hipster-fest you may have heard of called South by Southwest (scroll right to the bottom for some thoughts on SXSW, consumerism and queer representation at music festivals.) I… Read more

Portland, Oregon

March 18, 2015

Pulling out of Porland at noon on one of those days that’s both misty and clear-bright at the same time. Feeling similar – kinda dazed, kinda crystalline in my mind, well-rested (for once), just starting to feel like I’m …here. Where? Currently on highway 84 with Mt Hood in clear… Read more

Community link love: part 4

March 14, 2015

In which we all gape in wonderment at each others’ brilliance. Here’s the fourth installment in my (very) gradual roundup of every link you’ve ever sent me! 11 more brilliant blogs and wonderful websites for your enjoyment. These links come directly from a survey I did in November 2014 – there… Read more

We interrupt this programme…

March 4, 2015

I’m off exploring for a bit. This is just a little update on what will be happening here on Little Red Tarot over the next three months… Regularity.. be damned. I’ve had fun getting a really nice routine going lately, but sadly, no more. Life’s gonna be anything but regular for a… Read more

Witchy Queers: Woo-woo resources for queer folks

February 26, 2015

Witchy Queers is a directory of woo-woo resources, blogs and stores for queer folks, gathered together in one place. Read more

Ta-road trip: Weaving my route

February 23, 2015

It’s coming together. (Thanks to you guys!) When I first thought of asking the tarot community for hospitality over a potential three months of travelling around the US, I had no idea what would happen. My fall-back plan was always that I had friends in New York and Vancouver who… Read more

A polyamoury tarot spread

February 18, 2015

When your love life involves more than one partner, it can be extra-helpful to know who you are, what you’re bringing and how you can best deal with the issues that can arise from loving and being loved by a number of people. Read more

Community link love: part 3

February 7, 2015

Happy weekend! Here’s the third installment in my gradual roundup of every link you’ve sent me! Go make a nice cup of coffee and have a good old click and a read 🙂 Read more

Ta-road trip #1: Dreaming up a tarot road trip

February 6, 2015

So this is happening. In a month. And I haven’t even really told you guys about it yet! So here goes. Last year, I hatched a plan. I’d been (and still am) bowled over by the kindness and warmth of the community that had started to build around this website. I’d… Read more

(Re)announcing the Queer Tarot Project!

January 30, 2015

Let’s start by collecting our stories, in a place where everyone can see them, read them, be inspired by them. Read more

Pictures of awesome queer people doing tarot readings at A-Camp

How to protect your boundaries when reading tarot for your friends

January 29, 2015

Reading tarot for your friends can be a complex thing, and it’s worth figuring out some boundaries and ground rules first. Read more

A collage showing tiny star, moon and sun cards, lightening bolts leaping out of an anatomical heart, a black woman holding a large key, three biblical-looking characters sitting on the ground talking and the words we love you repeated twice. At the bottom is a mountain range and a lake, with a cut-and-paste boat with paper windmills for sails, and the words 'crossing the deep red sea'. The whole collage is stuck onto a piece of ragged musical manuscript.

Happy birthday! A present for you

January 21, 2015

It’s my birthday tomorrow! So I made you a present. It’s a collage! About you and me and us and how I want to have fun with you guys this year. Here it is: Why a tarot collage? It started with a post on Papirmass – an affordable art project… Read more

My resolutions, your resolutions 2015 (and a free tarot reading for you!)

January 8, 2015

Is it too late to share these? What the heck. It’s taken me this long to figure out what mine actually are. Read more

What do tarot readers do all day?

December 29, 2014

Oh you know, we sit in darkened rooms communing with the spirit world. Not really! Here’s a peek at a day in the life of a few professional tarot peeps…and their cats. Read more

Community link love: part 2

December 16, 2014

In which we all gape in wonderment at each others’ brilliance. Here’s the second installment in my gradual roundup of every link you’ve sent me! 11 more brilliant blogs and wonderful websites for your enjoyment. Add your links in the comments too – let’s call this a shameless self-promotion series 🙂… Read more

Community link love: part 1

December 9, 2014

Lots of you have asked me for more links. You want to know about other cool tarot bloggers out there! Me too. Luckily, loads of you who answered my little survey also shared links to your own websites! 110 of you, to be precise 🙂 I did say I would click… Read more

Infographic! Me and you and everyone we know

December 5, 2014

So here it is. In thanks to the 286 (!!) amazing people who took my recent tarot survey, may I present to you… My very first infographic! And it’s all about YOU. Read more

I want doesn’t get. Oh wait – yes it does.

December 5, 2014

Re. Those survey results: You came up with a whole load of awesome suggestions for Little Red Tarot and I had a lot of fun reading them all. Here are some of the main things people asked for in 2015, plus what you’re gonna get, and what you can checkout… Read more

Let me introduce myself

December 2, 2014

This was supposed to be about you. And you turned the tables on me. There I was wanting to know all about you…and lots of you responded with requests for more personal blog posts, more about my life/boat/animals/etc… (as well as loads of other stuff.) Well, okay! Rambling on about myself… Read more

Ten things about you that probs aren’t true

November 27, 2014

You’re a Daily Express reader who watches 50+ hours of telly a week. And your favourite food? Vegetarian sausage rolls. Read more

All about you (and win a prize!)

November 22, 2014

Hey you! You know how I’m always banging on about connections, and communication, and how much I want to get to know you? Well… I made you a survey! Read more

INTERVIEW: Radical Tarot Reader Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha Is Anything But Cranky

November 21, 2014

“I come from a tradition of tough ladies who survived by their sixth sense.” Read more

Giving thanks to Pamela Colman Smith

October 30, 2014

I’ve been thinking a lot about honouring ancestors lately. What does that even mean? Wikipedia and dictionary.com define ancestor as any person from whom one is descended. In law the person from whom an estate has been inherited. I like this idea of inheriting an estate – not so much legally,… Read more

Honouring our ancestors – a Samhain feast

October 29, 2014

On Saturday – November 1st, my friend and I are hosting a samhain/halloween feast. Friends will gather to eat and drink and feel warm together as the nights draw in, as winter envelops us. Samhain traditionally marks the pagan new year – or at least, the end of summer and the beginning of winter. It’s a time when ‘the veil between this world and ‘the other’ is thin and we are closer to the dead than we usually feel. And we’re going to honour our ancestors. Here’s what we’ll do at our feast. Read more

Draw near to the hearth – Eight of Bows

October 27, 2014

What is a hearth, to you? Is it an image of the fireside, cats curled in the glow? A bonfire, a beach fire, a fireplace? Friends gathered around… or flickering solitude? Rubbing your hands to get warm, or curled in a blanket with a book and a whiskey? However you go… Read more

Challenging structure – The Collective Tarot

October 25, 2014

Despite this talk of fighting, this is an amazingly positive deck of cards. In the way that activism can be the purest route to self-love, pride and love for the people around us, these cards are intended to bring about a revolution within the reader, within the read-for, and within the wider community. Read more

Why I’m taking a break from social media

October 19, 2014

Ugh, social media.

I don’t mean really ugh – obviously it’s awesome to have places to meet and connect and share online. But I’m feeling the need to take a good long break from the constant onslaught of information and media. Here’s why. Read more

Feel the love – Three of Bottles

July 14, 2014

I’m tired, sunburned, hungover, and very happy. I’ve just got back from my dear friend’s hen weekend and feel like my well has been well and truly filled. Twelve of us in a field by the sea, some tents, some drinks, a ridiculous amount of food. A rock ‘n’ roll… Read more

Tarot cards for protection and boundaries

February 5, 2014

Whether they intend it or not, other people have the power to hurt us. ‘Hurt people hurt people’, as they say – and there are times when it’s neccessary to protect ourselves from the pain of others. There are plenty of ways to do this. For the magikally inclined, spells,… Read more

Community building – Three of Pentacles

February 4, 2014

Three is the magic number, right? With the Three of Pentacles, we can see why. Whilst the Three of Cups gives us community relationships, and Wands shows us the moment everything comes together ready to begin something, the Three of Pentacles is all about teamwork. Yesterday, I drew the Six of… Read more

Ten of Cups, from the Steampunk Tarot by Charissa Drengsen

Queering up the Ten of Cups

January 27, 2014

At last – a Ten of Cups that truly illustrates how I feel about this card. In Charissa Drengsen’s Steampunk Tarot, this card depicts the circus that is life, and the sense of fullfillment that the Ten of Cups is supposed to represent. I’ve banged on before about how traditional imagery in… Read more

Wild Unknown Tarot - Six of Pentacles

Give and take – Six of Pentacles

January 23, 2014

It’s my birthday. I didn’t have time for a full reading (…and truth be told, I didn’t want one.) A simple, single card to offer advice for the year ahead. The Six of Pentacles. Six delicate plums glow like lanterns on the silhouette of a branch. The description in my brief… Read more

grounded pentacles

Grounded

January 20, 2013

‘Grounded’. Well, it means several different things doesn’t it? As a teenager, it’s downright deprivation of liberty. I remember being grounded for buying tickets for a Gorky’s Zycotic Mynci gig when I’d already been told I wasn’t allowed to go. B… Read more

Two of Cups Mary-el Tarot

Synergy – Two of Cups

October 28, 2012

Daily draw, 17th October 2012 Synergy. The interaction or cooperation of two or more organisations, substances, or other agents to produce a combined effect greater than the sum of their separate effects. (Oxford English Dictionary) Since this car… Read more

It Chooses You, by Miranda July

Sense of community

January 2, 2012

Unable to wait til Miranda July’s latest film, The Future, arrives in the UK in DVD form, I’d asked for her new book, It Chooses You, for Christmas. I got it – hurrah! Three baths later I’d got it read – it’s not long, just deeply intruguing, upse… Read more

wolf pack tarot

Valuing friendship

December 27, 2011

Daily draw – 26/27th December 2011 Before I went to bed last night, decided to let the Wolf Pack decide exactly what I would do first thing in the morning. Here’s what I drew: 16 – Friends… Read more

Three of Cups Shadowscapes Tarot

Fighting for air – Three of Cups

November 7, 2011

I wanted to come back to the Three of Cups in light of the way that it’s appeared in several readings I’ve done recently. I wrote a couple of weeks ago about this being the card of friendship and community support – and I still find that to be the… Read more

Three of Cups

On friendship – Three of Cups

October 4, 2011

Daily draw – 4th October 2011 This is the card of friendship and community, support networks and collective good times. On it, we traditionally see three women celebrating together. They dance in a circle, holding aloft cups (of homebrew, clearly)… Read more

Sharing the love

June 9, 2011

Ooh! The lovely Martie Groenewald over at SynTAROTis was kind enough to nominate me for the Versatile Blogger Award – how splendid! It’s kind of a networking thing where you share a little about yourself and then nominate five blogs you love. The … Read more