In-depth tarot readings for creatives & queers.
A tarot reading is a method of storytelling. You are the protagonist. Rather than predicting the future, we are exploring the present. A tarot reading shifts your focus, helps you pay attention to certain elements in your life. This may influence your future, but my practice of the tarot is not divinatory. I offer insight into your current situation, and possibilities, but it is up to you to choose the next step. Your tarot reading will be a collaboration between us: you will ask questions, and I will help you find the answers.
WHY TALE RAVEN TAROT?
As a poet, professor, and queer disabled witch, I bring my artistic spirit, dedication to social justice, and heightened interpretive skills to a centuries old system of psychological exploration in order to guide you through roadblocks, difficulties, systemic oppression, and frustrations of life under the heteropatriarchy to make progress with your passions and creative pursuits. While I’m skilled at reading the cards for anybody, I choose to work with other creatives and queers—the artists and outcasts—because I understand the unique struggles of marginalized living, being the black sheep in love and work and having the courage to forge your own path anyway.
One of my favorite descriptions of tarot comes from author Maggie Stiefvater, from her book accompanying her tarot deck The Raven's Prophecy Tarot:
"Every spread is an opportunity to shape our current life events into a story with ourselves firmly installed as the hero at the heart of it. Stories are a way of imposing structure and control, and tarot is a way of imposing structure and control on our own spiritual growth. Tarot is inherently self-centered, helping you understand what you can control in your current situation, even if you feel powerless. It's also inherently positive: even the most negative cards in the deck are ultimately focused on emotional health and becoming a better version of yourself. It's also inherently intimate. The cards are not magic. The wisdom in them is really just the wisdom in you."