Mental Health & Neurodivergence

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

MOONWORK: somatic practice for queers

September 10, 2018

“MOONWORK is a practice of making home in self, others, and the present moment, as perfect-for-now experiences that include past & future.” Hannah Harris-Sutro introduces her new online class. Read more

See the Cripple Dance | The sparks that build The Tower & then burn it down

August 21, 2018

On the weight of the wreckage of the loss of love during recuperation from surgery. 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

Heal & Harm | Mothering Myself as the Queen of Swords

June 20, 2018

To cut off abusers is to be the Queen of Swords. To take care of ourselves by cutting off communication, and not necessarily dramatically. Sometimes there is nothing more to be said, and the most powerful statement is said with silence. 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

May Sunday Spread | Sustainable Resourcing

May 6, 2018

It’s productivity season and our healing projects can be just as alluring as any other. This month we utilize tarot to guard and manage our sacred energy, even from ourselves. Read more

Composting Consciousness | Temperance in reasoning: Black and/versus white

May 1, 2018

What does it mean to raze consciousness in order to raise consciousness? 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

See the cripple dance | The Wheel of Fortune: Learning to accept good luck

April 10, 2018

When good things happen to you, what are your first thoughts? When your wishes come true, do you tell anyone? Read more

Heal & Harm | Getting permission to die

April 3, 2018

Death shows us what happens when you come out the other side – pain, hope, transformation. 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

See the Cripple Dance | Nine of Wands, migraines, & living a creative life

March 2, 2018

Maranda discusses believability & environmental illness, asking if sickness can be liberating. Read more

Fat Tarot | Queering tarot in a fat liberation perspective

February 16, 2018

How can bodily norms inform the way one might queer tarot? And what does queer actually mean to me as a fat tarot reader? Read more

Heal & Harm | Releasing trauma with little rituals

February 15, 2018

I fear that I would be physically unsafe were I to press charges. So what do I do? Where do I turn? Witchcraft. 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

The Moon: All is not what it seems

October 23, 2017

It is scary to see what is normally tucked away inside, out in the open, using its voice. But it is liberating, too, to give space to that untamed, unsocialised nature. To let your wolf howl. 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

Queering the Tarot: Six of Swords

September 12, 2017

“I suffered for probably three years … Until one day someone said to me ‘Why don’t you just leave?’ They weren’t being kind, but it was the best thing anyone has ever said to me to this day.” Read more

Many Moons: Full moon in Pisces

September 6, 2017

Sarah Gottesdiener shares reflections and ritual ideas for September’s full moon in Pisces. Read more

Queering the Tarot: Five and Seven of Swords

August 2, 2017

These two difficult cards show us different faces of trauma, both personal, and collective. Read more

What #vanlife has taught me about grief, boundaries, Saturn and letting go

July 13, 2017

“She told me that Saturn helps bring out the gold in all of us. And she’s right. Saturn has been weaving gold through me.” Read more

Queering the Tarot: Two, Three and Four of Swords

July 4, 2017

The Two, Three, and Four of Swords make more sense if we read them as a group and see a narrative of decision-heartbreak-rest that so often plays out in LGBTQ+ lives. Read more

Reframing the Emperor

June 29, 2017

Though the Emperor represents society or ‘the system’, it necessarily contains within itself the potential for something better. Read more

Queering the Tarot: Ace of Swords

June 6, 2017

Cassandra explores themes of LGBTQIA+ mental health, sobriety, sexual exploration and more in the Ace of Swords. Read more

See the cripple dance: Bruises as a sign of healing, lilac season, and becoming nobody

May 30, 2017

Maranda explores the Three of Swords, access intimacy, and the emotions of inaccessibility. Read more

How not to help anxiety: An anti-list

May 25, 2017

Ever pull a card and have no idea what it is? Siobhan shares an impossible Marseille reading and how not to help someone with anxiety. Read more

See the Cripple Dance: On the urgency of writing, borderline dreamscapes, and feelings hidden behind the prolific

May 2, 2017

Maranda explores BPD, sleeping pills, and the prolific with the Six of Swords and Daughter / Queen of Swords. Read more

See the Cripple Dance: Finding agency and autonomy through isolation and grief

April 4, 2017

Do you know crip-time? Do you know crip-grief? Maranda presents a sick and disabled re-imagining of the Eight of Cups. Read more

See the Cripple Dance: Witchcraft for crazy people

February 21, 2017

Maranda Elizabeth introduces themself as Little Red Tarot’s newest contributor in their column See the Cripple Dance. Read more

Acid Church: Using tarot as a container for therapeutic psychedelic exploration

November 3, 2016

Andi Grace shares their experiences of using psychedelics alongside tarot cards for personal exploration. Read more

Asian American Tarot: a mental health project

July 28, 2016

Andi interviews Mimi Khúc, guest editor of Asian American Tarot, on a majors-only deck in the making for a 5-part Asian American mental health project. Read more

The Empress in Taurus

May 24, 2016

A slow and gradual shift. As much time as I need, and all the love I want. Intentional, practical, and most importantly forgiving. 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

Mental Illness & Entrepreneurship – Owning Nonstandard Narratives

November 16, 2015

[Guest post] “Living with mental illness gives me an awareness of the separation between my beliefs and actual reality. I think this is an advantage.” Read more

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.