Tarot Bytes: The Podcast
Bite-sized lessons for Tarot beginners
Created by Theresa Reed, The Tarot Lady
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Episode 133: Queering the Tarot with Cassandra Snow
Back in the day, tarot decks and books were centered around the white, cisgender, heteronormative perspective. That’s changing. Now folks can find tarot books and decks that are truly inclusive. It’s about time!
Today, I am talking with Cassandra Snow, author of Queering the Tarot, about LGBTQQIP2SA+ representation in tarot. We’re chatting about what it was like to read tarot when there were no cards or books that showed an LGBTQQIP2SA+ perspective and how modern decks and books are evolving to be more inclusive.
Our conversation also included discussing interpretations for marginalized folk, gender, pronouns, advice for straight tarot readers who read for an LGBTQQIP2SA+ client, and more. Cassandra is a bright light blazing trails in tarot. You are going to learn a lot in this episode and I think her book belongs on every tarot reader’s shelf!
Cassandra Snow (they/them/she/her) is a professional tarot card reader & teacher, writer, and theatre-maker in Minneapolis, MN. Cassandra believes tarot is a powerful tool for insight that leads to healing that leads to liberation & empowerment. Their tarot practice centers around the empowerment of queer seekers, overcoming personal trauma, practical step by step business or creative plans and spiritual guidance.
As a writer, tarot is also one of Cassandra’s focuses, and she authored the newly released Queering the Tarot book from Weiser/Red Wheel Publishing. Cassandra’s tarot writing has been seen at Little Red Tarot, The Column, Take Your Pills and Northern Lights Witch among others.
Cassandra has been reading tarot for over about 14 years and has “gone pro” for about 9 years. You can find out more at www.cassandra-snow.com or support their work and get exclusive content at patreon.com/cassandrasnow.
Grab your favorite deck, put in your earbuds, and dive in!
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