OPEN THREAD | Our favourite blogs for intersectional witches

As many of you know, the Little Red Tarot Blog is winding down as of the 31st October.

Where, then, will we turn for our daily dose of radical witchy inspiration, tips and tools?

Emily got in touch with the following question:

In the few years that I’ve been following LRT, I’ve grown to really trust you and the site immensely for almost all my tarot, astrology, and general spirituality learning needs. I’ve looked at other sites for tarot spreads and astrology interpretations and guides, but many of them feel unaccessible, heteronormative, or just don’t resonate with me the way that posts on LRT reliably do. Nothing else that I’ve found on these topics feels like it comes from the same place of genuine compassion, community healing, and social justice that LRT does. I’ve loved following the seasons with you and learning about tarot through the lens that your site offers. I’ve found that LRT provides a sort of genuine vulnerability and grounded intersectional interpretation of tarot, astrology, queerness, and other witchy pastimes that I haven’t found anywhere else. 

So I was wondering if you had any suggestions for other tarot and astrology blogs or websites to look at that might offer something similar to what Little Red Tarot has offered? I would love any recommendations, since even though we don’t actually know each other, I do feel that I trust you a lot and feel connected to this tarot community in a way that I haven’t found with just about any other similar community out there. 

Emily’s not the only person asking this – I’ve had plenty of emails and blog comments with similar requests.

Let’s answer this one together, shall we?

Here are a few recommendations from our writers. Below this, add your own ideas in the comments!

Luke Dani Blue recommends…

Seagoat Astrology: My humble astrology blog! Home of occasional horoscopes, monthly planetary updates, musings on natal astrology and reasons to not date any sign ever.

Ghost of a Podcast, the fabulous Jessica Lanyadoo’s weekly horoscope & advice show. Jessica is wise, no-nonsense, warm, and has a totally unique, very queer and very accurate approach to the stars.

Unlock Astrology on Twitter. Sam Reynolds’ read of astrology is as intersectional as it gets, pulling from East & West and with an awareness of history and religious cultures shape our interpretation of the symbols.

Abbie Plouff recommends…

The Witch Wave Podcast with Pam Grossman

Tarot for the Wild Soul with Lindsay Mack

Brianna Saussy: Sacred Arts for Soulful Seekers

Maranda Elisabeth recommends…

Maranda Elisabeth

School for Maps Etsy Shop

I recommend…

Chani Nicholas for revolution-focused astrology, including wonderful workshops for when you wanna go deeper.

Fortification podcast has introduced me to many healers working in social justice.

Sarah Gottesdiener’s newsletter is a gift, keeping me in tune with the rhythms of the moon… (scroll right down!)

Gods & Radicals is for anticapitalist pagans. There’s also a podcast. (And our very own Abbie Plouff will be writing for them soon, yay!)

Asali Earthwork for not only the brilliant and important Tarot of the QTPOC, but for all of her vulnerability and the way she shows up. She also has a brilliant shop (I’m a big fan of Asali’s teas!)

Worts + Cunning for Alexis’ devotion to liberatory magic. Check out her Lunar Apothecary course! And her fabulous collection of seasonal tarot spreads. And if you need regular doses of magical self-care, I seriously recommend her newsletter.

Artemisia Solstice wrote our Creating Communities of Care series and I’m super excited to follow their work. I really believe Artemisia is bringing together the tools we need for revolution within the witchyqueer communities (and beyond!)

Siobhan’s Tarotscopes come out each month, bringing you

Ugh, I could go on and on, it’s impossible to keep this short. Please be sure to check out our whole team of writers – everyone who writes for this blog has something brilliant to share and I hope so much you’ll check out the whole team and follow everybody on their blogs and social media 🙂

Over to you!

This is an open thread, so don’t be shy! Please drop your favourite intersectional tarot, astrology and otherwise-witchy websites into the comments box below so we can all check them out and expand our radical magical universes.

I’m a 30-something writer, artist, tarot reader, and perpetual explorer of the space between thought, feeling, and action.

I believe that spirituality and ritual are for everybody. I’m about the journey, in all of its messy, non-linear, chaotic iterations. I am excited by anticapitalist business and living with my whole entire self present. I use tarot cards to bring forth hidden truth, and ritual to affirm my commitment, over and over, to my ever-shifting path.

25 comments

  1. Kate says:

    Hello!
    Just wanted to share Yarrow Magdalena’s “Daydreaming Wolves’ podcast, along with her Magic of Embodiment that is currently going on through their patreon at all pledge levels. I love Yarrow’s work and what’s offered up is truly insightful and nourishing.

  2. Ryn Silverstein says:

    Seconding Beth’s recommendation of Worts + Cunning!
    I wrote a post here last year on grounding and creativity (http://blog.littleredtarot.com/getting-grounded-weaving-non-linear-creative-process/) and these days I’m sending out a newsletter on the new and full moons where I talk about spiritual creativity, working with liminality and shadow to create patterns in your life that serve you well, and Hebrew Priestessing, from my perspective as a queer Jewish femme. https://tinyletter.com/batpriestess and Instagram @batpriestess

  3. Fergus says:

    OH MY GOD I LOVE THIS LIST. I can’t wait to dive into all of these recommendations – many of which I wasn’t aware of. A couple of witchy things I’d add:

    The Queer Witch Podcast (https://www.annajoyhealing.com/thequeerwitch/)
    It isn’t perfect and it feels like Anna Joy is still finding her feet, but it’s unquestionably going to tick a lot of boxes for people who engage with Little Red Tarot.

    New World Witchery (https://newworldwitchery.com)
    Maybe not entirely related, but still one of my favourite podcasts of all time. I particularly like the focus on folk practices (something very important to my own magical practice), but more importantly – Cory and Laine are hyper conscious of boundaries around closed practices, and are great about bringing smart folk to talk about practices and cultures that sit outside of their lived experience rather than pretending to have all the answers or blundering over clear cultural boundaries. Episode 109 – African American Hoodoo with Yvonne Chireau and Episode 128 – Borderlands Lore with David Bowles are personal favourites and well worth a listen.

    The Hedge School (http://www.thehedgeschool.org)
    Again, it’s not perfect and Dr Sharon Blackie can sometimes wander dangerously close towards fetishising people of colour – though in fairness I don’t think she ever entirely crosses that line. What I do like about the project is how she’s advocating for the rich spiritual and mystic traditions of white western folk, in part as a way of counteracting cultural appropriation. However, I’d love to hear from other folk if they feel she’s missing the mark – like I said, it dances dangerously close to the line.

    The Fat Feminist Witch Podcast
    https://thefatfeministwitch.wordpress.com/
    Does what it says on the tin! Personally, I enjoy the interviews a little more than episodes with just Paige – I enjoy a multiplicity of voices – but it’s still a solid podcast with a really likable host.

    • sisu says:

      hey, don’t know about the hedgeschool, but ‘new world’ is a pretty hardcore colonialist term… who was this world new to?

  4. Evvie says:

    So excited about this thread! I always need more blogs and podcasts. Some current favorites (some of these have been mentioned already so just boosting those votes) Podcasts: The Fat Feminist Witch Podcast https://thefatfeministwitch.wordpress.com/ (The host Paige has a blog on her website too), The Queer Witch Podcast https://www.annajoyhealing.com/thequeerwitch/, The Witch Wave https://witchwavepodcast.com, Dream Freedom Beauty has some great interviews https://www.dreamfreedombeauty.com, New World Witchery podcast & blog https://newworldwitchery.com, Spirits Podcast for folklore and mythology https://www.spiritspodcast.com, and it’s not strictly tarot related, but there is a lot of intersectional QTPOC magic happening at How To Survive The End Of The World Podcast https://www.endoftheworldshow.org . As for blogs, I love Benebell Wen’s work https://benebellwen.com, Siobhan’s radical tarot https://radicaltarot.com, and Chani Nicholas’s astrology https://chaninicholas.com/horoscopes/. I hope it’s okay to mention our own blogs too. I run http://www.InterrobangTarot.com, I’m a nonbinary, queer spoonie, and I’d love to do more interviews with witchy queer authors and makers so please don’t be a stranger if that’s you!

  5. Laurie says:

    First of all, thank you Beth for sharing that email from Emily, who expresses so well many of the things I’m feeling about LRT, even though I only discovered it a short time ago. And thank you for this opportunity to share sites and blogs and podcasts…I can’t wait to dig into this list over the weekend!

    My other favorite Tarot resource is http://carriemallon.com/ Carrie has wonderful, insightful blog posts about every single card in the Wild Unknown deck, and as I work to learn the cards as a newbie Tarot student, I have found such depth and resonance with her interpretations. Just this morning I turned over the Tower as my daily draw card, and Carrie’s words about it helped me think about it in all kinds of ways besides “Oh, ye gods!! Not the Tower!!” 😉 She really has a talent for pulling out thoughtful and useful (and unusual) insights about every card in the deck.

    My favorite podcast for spirituality is The RobCast, by Rob Bell…I have been a thirsty spiritual seeker all my life, and Rob is a guy who really gets it, no matter what your tradition (or lack thereof). He always makes me think about things sideways when it comes to the divine, and life in general.

    Blessings to all!

  6. Avory says:

    I’m mostly just yelling “Second! Second!” to above recommendations, and I don’t think anything I’m really into has been missed. I LOVE the Firebrand Witch but I believe they’re pausing their stuff for a little while.

    I’ll also humbly submit my own YouTube channel to the pile. I’m a white non-binary queer tarot reader with disabilities, and I have various tarot content such as deck reviews and talking through different card combinations in addition to other anti-capitalist, anti-racist spiritual stuff. All of my content is from an intersectional lens, and I’d love to see some LRT folks in the comments! https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCONgZhzYZH1vdS2k4HR7vaw

  7. Elizabeth says:

    Hey! I was wondering if anyone would have any recommendations for blogs that focus on Australia or the Southern Hemisphere. So often the stuff I find on astrology and seasonal celebrations isn’t relevant or feels out of sync.

    • Beth says:

      Hey Elizabeth!

      Marianne of Two Sides Tarot is based in Sydney: http://www.twosidestarot.com

      Also, Marianne recommended the book Circle of Eight to me a while back. It helps the reader to define their own wheel of the year, seasonal celebrations etc, rooted in the land on which they stand, the landmarks, objects, beings, symbols immediately available, and talks a lot about transposing pagan celebrations to the Southern Hemisphere.

  8. Beth says:

    More astrology sites I love:

    Flax and Gold Astrology is Corina Dross and her Astrology 101 course is the perfect fully queer’d and decolonised intro to astrology: http://www.flaxandgold.com
    Obsidian Moon Astrology: https://www.obsidianmoonastrology.com for a really accessible blog about astrology’s ‘main events’ and cool seasonal workbooks.
    Alice Sparkly Kat: http://www.alicesparklykat.com for really clever digging into the details – a great resource for switched-on astrology students.

  9. Tisha says:

    Loving this thread and totally bookmarking! 🙂

    My additions:

    I am always aware and working with the lunar cycles and I have this app on my desktop:

    https://www.moongiant.com/phase/today/

    If you’re in Calif or on the West Coast:

    https://www.californiawitchcamp.org/pages/home.php I haven’t attended but hear that it’s fabulous

    For all things alchemy:

    https://blackphoenixalchemylab.com/product-category/collaborations/santa-muerte-tarot/

    And spells:

    http://wiccanspells.info/

  10. Ali says:

    Seconding a lot that was mentioned already.
    I really enjoy Kimberly’s content on
    https://fablesden.com/
    It’s not queer but really helpful to me still.
    And Kim has a youtube channel with loads of amazing videos and playlists as well
    https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLacXGz6Gzhu2KZcBxWJRC3aUuxAz5bZ6r
    Don’t know if anyone mentioned Kelly Ann Maddox’s youtube channel yet?
    https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLH1DuMfxSE8iFgylkOjVpL_cf1NcNqU7P
    I haven’t watched many videos yet, but I heard loads of good stuff about from others…

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