"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.
What's next for Noel and their radical queer magic?
When LRT winds down, where will we go for radical witchy inspiration and encouragement? Come share your favourite blogs and resources with the community!
"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.
"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."
"When we talk about astrology, there’s this idea that astrology is something to be believed in. But astrology is only the study of change and its meaning."
A card of luxury, the Nine of Pentacles shows us rise to a prosperous state and offers us a chance to look around, smell the roses, and be grateful.
"The biggest way this card manifests in our queer lives is when we are learning to pave our own way." Cassandra shares some LGBTQ+ specific interpretations of the Eight of Pentacles.
"The Seven of Pentacles kickstarts a time of hard work and innovation, and also encourages us to take things one step at a time, allowing space for natural growth cycles."
"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."
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!
Either you have exactly what is needed to provide a resource... or you’re in need, and need to trust that the queer infrastructure can and will support you.
On reading poetry, refusing to hide from pain, and blossoming in the mud during Chiron Retrograde.
As Cassandra shows, this tough card can highlight material or spiritual poverty for LGBTQ+ people - and it can also point to the comparison trap.
Cassandra takes an LGBTQ-specific look at the stories of greed and control we often find in the Four of Pentacles.
Asali asks "What is Queer Magic?", reviewing a project that centers the margins and brings together a beautifully wide range of stories and spiritual modalities.
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.
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
This new moon in Gemini, Wren shows us how to "develop life-empowering associations for each of the Kings in the Tarot, and consider them outfits hanging in your very own proverbial gender closet."
Page of Stones, I am ready for adventures. My inner world is mine to explore.
That is balance, taking the bad with the good and learning to find the funny story or the warm hug in the middle of it all.
How to embody a High Priestess who channels stories, instead of storing them inside her own body.
"I wanted a cute way to tell people what my pronouns were without constantly having to look for an opportunity to correct them."
This card is a good omen and a great opportunity, and it’s for sure assuring you that NOW is the time to put down roots.
This King’s sword is double edged, and like most (if not all) of the Swords cards, there are ways we can still 'win' whatever it is we are facing or fighting.
As I work though my own process of reclaiming my own Empressness, I turned to three queer tarot decks for new perspectives.
Why is fat usually a symbol for something else in tarot & oracle decks? Well first, we need to understand how fatphobia is ingrained in our minds & lives.
"Levees go up. They come down. But the Mississippi and her people always endure. I wanted to pay homage to that."
"This conversation made me realize that I will need to put a disclaimer in my introduction about this deck. This deck has teeth and is not for the faint of heart!"
"Every human in this deck is or was a real person, not an idealized concept of a person."