The Emperor doesn’t have to be a symbol of everything that’s oppressed us, that’s harmed or damaged or traumatized us – instead, it can be an invitation to reclaim the foundations that have already been built, to shake them up and find ways to use them in new and empowering ways, or to tear them down and rebuild completely.
Not for the faint of heart, the following spreads are for when you need brutally honest advice, a reminder of the shit you already know, or a powerful truth to break you out of that denial.
A sign of cardinal earth that is usually associated with drive, organization, and goal-setting, Capricorn season can be both busy and prosperous, a time for focusing intentions, setting strong boundaries, and clarifying our ambitions for the new calendar year.
Rather than seeing the cards in this simple spread as predictive, by leaving them open to interpretation and revisiting them throughout the year, we create space for these ideas to expand and build upon each other, allowing for growth, new perspectives, and the shifts that 2020 may bring.
Just because, let’s be honest: your workplace could use some queer witchy energy.
Church leaders wielded the idea of “the will of the Lord” in ways that forced me to surrender power and agency — but when I started reading tarot, I found a new way to move through the world.
After multiple seasons of refining our goals and releasing what is no longer needed, Sagittarius gives us the energy and agency to go after everything we want, to reach for those big dreams and find ways to create the kind of magic we’ve been craving.
Scorpio invites us to dive as deep as possible, to consider what we want and to go after it with intense focus and endless drive. For those that can navigate this energy with an open mind, there’s endless potential for understanding, connection, and learning to trust personal intuition and magic.
Pull a card to see which relationship format is right for you.
Yes, the Empress card can represent any gender.
Pisces teaches us to rely on what we know to be true, and reminds us that sometimes the answers can be found within the subconscious. Our dreams and fantasies can sort so much out for us, if we simply give ourselves the space to process and listen.
Aquarius’ combination of optimism, passion, and determination make this a powerful season for healing, change, and hope — just what many of us need as we move firmly into 2019.
Cristy C Road’s intersectional tarot deck, enchanted with resistance, survival and spirituality, is no longer a dream of the future.
Comparing cards from two or more different tarot decks can help you discover new depths of meaning. Here are some examples!
These four powerful femmes have Done The Work, and they want to show you that you can, too!
What can the hidden card on the bottom of a tarot decks add to a reading?
The King/Queen binary hierarchy is just another way tarot can reinforce gender nonsense, but the good news is, as with all things tarot, you don’t have to follow the rules!
These are the fiery cards of activism, of turning words into actions, of living your dreams…and of burnout.
The Slow Holler Tarot is the product of 19 months’ work by artists and writers with queer and/or Southern identities.
“The moon is my muse and ruler. I love her many faces. I love being her daughter, her sister, her boyfriend, her girlfriend, her theyfriend, her lover, her handmaiden, her houseboy — you name it and I’ve dreamed such things.”