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Sun, Oct 01



Radical Tarot Book Release

Join me to celebrate the release of RADICAL TAROT with a book reading, Q&A, book signing, and tarot readings! This is an in-person event with ASL interpreting provided.

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Radical Tarot Book Release
Radical Tarot Book Release

Time & Location

Oct 01, 2023, 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM PDT

Portland, 2823 NE Sandy Blvd, Portland, OR 97232, USA

About the Event

Queer the cards, liberate your practice, and create the future.

It's time, witches! We're celebrating the release of author and deck-creator Charlie Claire Burgess's book Radical Tarot on October 1st from 12pm to 2pm. Come and join us for magical merriment galore, including . . .

  • Spelled mocktails
  • Book reading + signing (we have copies available for purchase!)
  • Author Q&A
  • Tarot readings from Erik Arneson
  • A shop-wide discount for all who attend!


A dynamic re-envisioning of the tarot, including tarot card imagery, that describes how the tarot is queer, that the archetypes are alive, and that tarot doesn’t tell the future; it creates it.

Radical Tarot meets the tarot in a space of evolution, deconstruction, and creation, using the historical and common meanings of the cards as a launchpad for digging into limiting beliefs and societal conditioning and unlocking the personal truths beneath.

The Fool’s Journey is re-envisioned as a journey to non-binary thinking, the gender essentialism is ousted from the Major Arcana and the Court Cards—and all the cards—are reframed through a non-hierarchical, anti-capitalist, and intersectional lens. The archetypes are re-imagined in modern, progressive, and queered contexts. For example:

  • The Empress and the body positivity movement
  • Justice, not in the legal sense, but as ethical discernment and accountability
  • Temperance and transcending the gender binary
  • The Devil and anti-capitalism
  • Judgement and revolution

Radical Tarot also touches on Charlie’s personal story of how tarot helped them embrace their queerness, leave their marriage, and radically change their life. It speaks to their queer awakening and how tarot became, for them, a tool for social justice and conscious awareness of the world around them. Their words and experience will help anyone who wishes to be closer to their own authentic selves.


ASL interpretation will be provided at this event.


Please wear a mask while you're enjoying the event. To keep our community safe, we ask that everyone wear their masks in the shop when not actively eating and drinking. Masks are required for tarot readings.

There will be photography of the event. By registering for this event, you consent to any use of this photography by Seagrape Apothecary.

This is an in-person event taking place at the Seagrape Apothecary location in Portland, Oregon on October 1st from 12pm to 2pm.

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