Black Friday Special

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Today only readings start at $3.50. Sustain Black Queer Healers on Black Friday. Schedule or receive a tarot or oracle reading!
Tarot offerings (the wooden tarot):
$3.50 for a one card draw
$12 for a three card draw, detailed

Schedule sessions:
$21 for a 30 minute session, no card limit $41 for a 60 minute session, no card limit

For these longer sessions, there are  multiple deck options. Please support us today 🙂 Via Skype or Google Hangout.

Schedule today!
Support Black Businesses on #blackfriday #shopsmall.  Especially black healers and artists.

Black Friday Tarot Special!

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Today only readings start at $3.50. Sustain Black Queer Healers on Black Friday. Schedule or receive a tarot or oracle reading!
Tarot offerings (the wooden tarot):
$3.50 for a one card draw
$12 for a three card draw, detailed

Schedule sessions:
$21 for a 30 minute session, no card limit $41 for a 60 minute session, no card limit

For these longer sessions, there are multiple deck options. Please support us today 🙂 Via Skype or Google Hangout.

Schedule today!
Support Black Businesses on #blackfriday #shopsmall. Especially black healers and artists.

Dream Journey: day 1 TEMPERANCE

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Committed to a dream journey with my sister yesterday. Made beautiful tea and slept with the blessed amethyst underneath my pillow.

The dream was a bit vague while also being specific, so just to make sure I asked my woodentarot deck.  Sure enough they responded with Temperance – maintain balance whatever the situation, wherever the current leads, you make your own way and have the power to both create and move obstacles.

Tarot of the QTPOC & Deck Review: Daughters of the Moon Tarot

The Daughters of the Moon Tarot is self-proclaimed as “the definitive feminist tarot deck” (though I think the Motherpeace Tarot gives it a run for its money, as well as borrows from its tradition).

How queer or even feminist is it though?

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Yes there is racial diversity, romantic and sexual diversity, perhaps even hints at gender diversity. However, one of the things I have an issue with in feminist decks, is the over-emphasis of the vulva as the essence of womanhood, which is frankly untrue and transphobic.

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As for the womb, I envision the womb as a the spirit space in all of us that births our art, imagination, and visions- not necessarily the physical. One could argue the same for the vulva, but when the visual representations remain fundamentally physical it remains problematic. I will say that this isn’t a motif found in every single card, and this grievance comes from exposure to multiple decks that do this- perhaps most flagrantly guilty The Mythical Goddess Tarot, a deck I love and use often.

I also say all this as a cis woman, and I acknowledge that for that reason alone my words may hold absolutely no water.

What the deck does it’s best to do is project women’s power, and that it tries to project it in the bodies of racially variant women- images of tending hearth and home, goddesshood, mother nature-love, women’s community, and warrior spirit.

Daughters of The Moon tarot deck also varies the ages of the people it portrays. Bodies are varied and beautifully rendered, conceptions of love and lovers are queer- it even has multiple options for the major arcana Lovers card.

Fair warning, though you might not mind, they’ve changed the names of some of the major arcana and the suit names for the minors: ex: The Magician – The Witch; Wands – Flames. They’ve also pulled some cards: you are asked to find The Emperor and The Hierophant in the The Empress and High Priestess cards, respectively. Little if anything about this deck tries to be traditional.

If you don’t mind the challenge of shuffling a round deck and the complete pretzel that is trying to work reversals with a round card, then this is certainly a deck to consider if you are on the lookout for decks that tend towards feminism.

The Motherpeace Tarot & Gorgon’s Tarot, other favorites, followed off of this tradition, which gives you more selection if you choose to a different path. Otherwise, I say this deck deserves due consideration for being as old as it is and having done quite a bit of work to heal and inspire.

Balance

balance: message received

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All about the ways in which I’m being asked to reevaluate bits and pieces of my life so that I’m not left at a complete loss by the end of the day, without even energy to heal myself. The way the wings burst forth from the acorn also reassures me that this work will yield positive results that we lift me up. It is the second reminder to balance that I’ve received in the last few days.

Lol, maybe it’s time to listen!

Dream Work Treats!

My new dreaming amethyst.

Looking to do some crown work, sight work, or dream work? Find yourself an amazing cut of amethyst that immediately draws you in. Amethyst crystals connect you to spirit, particularly if you engage in any channel work. Amethysts are great if you are working with dream recall.

Access your highest wisdom!

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9 of Swords: Grief is a Shade of Love

Nine of Swords, this card fell out of my deck rather spectacularly and the whole night I felt like I couldn’t sleep till I posted it. So whoever needs this message, I hope it is well received.

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Grief, despair, sadness only passes through release. Allow yourself that good cry, that time to flat out weep-then and only then can you seek true healing, comfort, relief. The Valerian herb also reassure that the comfort is out there, as you release reach out: to spirit, to family, to community, to that place in yourself that holds you best.

Know that grief is a love process.