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“Self-care is often the very last thing we think about when we’re reading our cards, as so often we’re focused on bigger goals. But if we want to build lives we love, or have healthier relationships, or create careers that really give us what we need, or whatever… we have to start right at the beginning with number one.”
This week, I want to share a few tarot spreads with you, which you can use to look at what’s going on with your relationships. Firstly with your one-to-one relationships, secondly a spread for polyamorous folks, and lastly a little spread that’s just for loving your wonderful self.
When I need a tarot-y kinda message, I can just reach into my bag and grab a card, or find a quiet spot for a reading. Why would I also need an app? Let’s find out!
You know, that thing where maybe a card takes on a whole new meaning if it appears upside down? As in, like, 78 whole new card interpretations to learn? Whaaa??
We tell stories to stay awake. We tell stories to communicate. It is how we come to know each other. It is a part of our culture. We may be black, brown, white, queer, undocumented. We come from swamps, foothills, and sandy pines. We have different histories and experiences, but we came from this place and we shape this place.
These cards seem to me to carry advice around ways or reasons to ‘move on’ — whether that’s making a change, embracing life’s flux, or simply walking away.
We all have stories to tell. Stories about coming out. Stories about first loves. Stories about discrimination, liberation, escape, self-acceptance, pride, shame, faith, joy, regret, being lost, being found and so much more. The Queer Tarot Project is a place to share these stories through the medium of tarot.
On the one hand, you have this awesome skill you really want to offer/share/show off. The people around you think it’s cool, they think you can help them, and they want to open up to you. But it’s not always that simple.
Here’s a whole big bunch of my favourite ‘tarot things to do’ so you can keep yourself busy with your cards over the holiday period!
The most popular tarot deck in the western world was illustrated by a queer woman who is often ignored in esoteric history and omitted from the deck itself. Read about how awesome she is here!
Shocker: not everyone loves traditional family gatherings. You wanted a tarot spread which would help you navigate Thanksgiving, so here’s one to look at the energies around your dinner table and deal with whatever is getting you down.
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.
“My writing lets me vent everything I have pent up and my poems allow people to comprehend what I’m thinking. But when words are meant to come from my mouth, they’re all zig zagging in my head, I tend to over-think on what to say.”
Let’s all sum ourselves up as cards from the tarot and find out what that says about us.
These sixteen court cards are notoriously tricky to interpret, with beginners and seasoned readers alike often struggling to understand their meaning in tarot readings.
I’m gonna take a punt before I’ve even shuffled my cards and tell you that no – you’re not unlovable. No way. I think we can all agree, I don’t need a deck of cards to tell you that. You are 100% lovable, just like ALL Autostraddle readers.
There’s no denyin’ it, tarot and tattoos go together really well.
One way to develop your understanding of the tarot is to look at how the four elements — earth, air, fire and water — play out in the cards.
My mom raised me to know that listening deeply was just another thing that people could do, and comes from a tradition of tough ladies who survived by their sixth sense.