TWW Tarot Guide, Vol 1: The Major Arcana
This zine series lays out the fundamentals of the tarot through my personal queer lens, as a system that aims to unravel all binaries, transcend categorization, and show us that we’re all whole and all connected.
Volume 1 of The Word Witch Tarot Guide contains a rundown of the essentials of tarot, introducing the elements, the numbers, and the (illusion of) duality, along with thoughts and suggestions on freeing it from gendered language. It then digs into the system of the Major Arcana through the three lines, which I frame as Learning, Unlearning, and Transcending. The zine addresses each of the 22 Majors in the narrative context of the three lines and also provides guide words for interpreting the cards in tarot readings. To top it all off, I provide instructions on the mechanics of a tarot reading and how to read through intuition, exercises for continuing your study of the Major Arcana, and some tarot spreads to get you started!
These zines grew out of the workbooks and materials I’ve created for my tarot students since I started teaching tarot in 2018, and they draw on my experience as a career educator, professional tarot reader, and queer non-binary person living in the world.
The Minor Arcana is covered separately in Volume 2.
Cover: black & white print on blue-grey cardstock
Interior: black & white print on 20lb paper
Binding: assembled by hand, bound with 3 staples on crease