Slowhollertarot Photos & Videos

1 day ago

Card of the day: The World (from @slowholler). “Home may take many forms, but you know when you’ve arrived there. All those missing pieces you had forgotten were lost are restored here”. This card makes me think about healing after trauma, coming home to ourselves, remembering our lives and bodies are ours and no ones else. And when we reach that, we can reconnect to the parts of ourselves we banished or forgot about in order to conform or survive. In healing we get the world back 🌎🌍🌏 #dailytarot #slowholler #slowhollertarot #theworld #trauma #traumarecovery #innerchildwork #healing #somaticexperiencing

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2 days ago

This card is titled the Visionary of Branches (from the Slow Holler Tarot) and in the traditional Rider-Waite tarot it is called the Queen of Wands. • The traditional meaning for this card is along the lines of someone who is focussed, passionate, warm, courageous and joyful (there is more but that is the bare bones) • The traditional meanings are a wonderful way to understand the cards, but they are not the only way. You can also just look at the art on the card and get curious about how it relates to you. • When I look at this card I see a woman carrying a heavy burden, it’s dark; she can’t really see but she is trusting she will find the way. There a a few different ways I can get curious about my initial interpretation. Why did I immediately view what she was carrying as a burden? Is she even really carrying it? It’s a tree, maybe the tree is connected to the ground and she doesn’t have to carry it but is trying anyway (which can lead to inquiring about what things I am carrying that I don’t need to). She isn’t a regular sized person trying to carry a tree, she is like a giant, so that makes me think maybe she was built for this sort of responsibility. So how am I built for the responsibilities I have? Am I using my strengths correctly? • There are many ways to interpret the cards and different people will see different things. This is the power of art. • So what do you see when you look at this visionary of branches? at Auckland, New Zealand

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2 days ago

I did not know how much I needed to hear the wisdom in @wildsoulhealing’s “From the Tower to the Sun” lesson (part of the Trauma and Tarot course). I am in a Star phase of my life right now, healing from my accident, and it suuuuuucks, but it is what is required to move forward. #slowhollertarot

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6 days ago

A message from your soul: the alchemist is about the blending of elements. it is about integrating aspects of yourself that might feel like they are in tension, including work and rest. so work hard, yes, but do not forget to hold rest in high reverence. honour both. after a period of hard work, welcome a period of deep, deep rest to bring you back into balance and back into alignment. # Day 12 of the #soultarotchallenge # Decks: #slowhollertarot and #fuzzyprismoracle

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7 days ago

Today I received news that my cozy little office space is being moved from a quiet neighborhood to a booming area right off a highway (and very close to another) 😬😭😶 . My society-loathing loner heart is breaking 💔 I'm going to miss my various animal friends that are on the property, and the birds and squirrels that occasionally wander into the office on nice spring days when I leave the door open... and the treeees 😭 . At the same time, I've been working out of the current location for six years, so a part of me welcomes the change and knows that with it will come opportunities for increased experience and pay. Here's hoping it's not at the expense of my mental health and overall well being 🤞 . This spread is on point in respect to this unexpected transition. Really love the mirrored effect the #slowhollertarot so often delivers in my readings. Also love how well the Ego card from #supraoracle ties into the Architect of Knives here ⚔ . Slow Holler Tarot @slowholler // Supra Oracle @uusidesignstudio . #changeisscary #cardshelp #winehelpstoo #cartomancy #tarot #oracle

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7 days ago

I’ve always loved the #slowhollertarot and it’s one of the only decks I have here with me. I’m enjoying the opportunity to work with it more, and this reading, about healing my mind and body post-surgery, was accurate AF!

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10 days ago

what card is showing up for me as a teacher at this time? # 10 of vessels , y’all. 🥰 # this card is an invitation to stay with the moments of contentment in your life, however fleeting and brief they might be. it asks us to be with abundance, to be with joy, to be with wholeness. and it is a reminder that when we take the time do this, we are taking the time to fill our own cups. only then can we really, sustainably offer ourselves and our energy in service of others. # Day 8 of the #soultarotchallenge # Deck is #slowhollertarot

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10 days ago

A message from my mind: the Three of Branches. Leave the past behind, focus on the long view, the big picture, the forest not the trees... . This goes so well with yesterday’s Teacher card, The Magician and my Refuge card from two days ago, the Eight of Cups. Know when it is worth it to call on all your ressources and know when it is time to walk away. #soultarotchallenge #vandthetarot #slowhollertarot

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11 days ago

Architect of Branches/King of Wands. I usually read face cards as reflections of the self, but this morning I know exactly who this card represents- a former mentor. I’m not sure about the Architect of Knives/King of Swords reversed- might it also represent someone else? Neither I nor anyone in my immediate circle is someone I’d think of as a megalomaniac or corrupted by power- perhaps it has more to do with lack of mental clarity? What do you think when you pull two Kings next to each other? Deck: #slowholler #slowhollertarot #kingofwands #kingofswordsreversed #thestartarot #tarot #dailytarot #tarotspread

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11 days ago

So apparently my guides are being very insistent with the medicine of The Devil. I have pulled this card from different decks sooooo many times over the past few weeks, and now for the second day in a row of the #soultarotchallenge ...wow! I’m struck by this card and by its medicine...the idea that just today, I told my therapist about feeling like I could see clear to a healthy relationship with myself, but that it felt like there was a glass wall in the way, and I wasn’t sure how to get around it. . . Some obstacles look like chains and other obstacles look like glass walls but at the end of the day, the Devil reminds me that in the powerful energy of this new moon, and in the sweet darkness of these last days of winter, I am ripe for transformation. This contraction is just another set of growing pains. How free will I be when I free myself from the expectations of others? It’s easy to stay trapped when the freedom feels much more frightening, isn’t it? . . . . #witchesofinstagram #tarotspread #intuition #intuitivereader #intuitivereadings #tarot #tarotcards #tarotreading #tarotchallenge #tarotdeck #tarotreader #tarotlover #thedevil #tarotcommunity #tarotdaily #tarotcard #dailytarot #dailytarotreading #inspiration #insp #slowhollertarot #witchesofinstagram #witchy

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12 days ago

“Transform yourself by returning to and integrating the most fundamental elements—fire, water, air, and earth. Take a moment to be present with all that is churning within you. Attend to the parts of you that are seething chaotically as well as those that feel sluggish and drained. Ask yourself, what do you need in order to be transformed? Notably, the Alchemist’s invitation comes right after Death in the deck, which may have been experienced as a coming apart or paradigm-shift. Practicing alchemy can help you reclaim a new sense of wholeness. Don’t be afraid to mix and blend understandings, visions, experiences, or other parts of yourself that others tell you simply do not belong together. Resist the human tendency to compartmentalize. Instead, learn to embody the harmony that is possible among fire and water, earth and air. This mixing and blending should be playful as you realize new insights about your composition. Just be prepared for the challenges, too. You likely won’t get your internal admixture right the first time. What it takes to achieve balance changes from moment to moment. If you needed fire to activate your actions yesterday, maybe you need the groundedness of earth today. That’s OK. Alchemy’s not easy. After all, your transmuting the lead-like heaviness you experienced in death into the precious metal of healing.” #slowhollertarot

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13 days ago

Yesterday’s Aquarius new moon was conjunct my south node which sits in my 4th house of home... this was a huge healing and learning opportunity to clearly state old stagnate wounds, allow them the space to be mourned, and then choose to hold on to a wounded story- or grow from it. ...as a triple water sign with a lot of fixed energy- this process is not always graceful, but I’m getting better digging to the root, and doing the clearing there. The Sabian symbol for the new moon was ‘a big businessman at his desk’ ... I am in the process of moving, so this symbol has been shifted to ‘a tender witch at their altar’ ... I made so many new moon intentions that focus from a 4th house south node journey of healing. #sabiansymbol #sabiansymbolritual #altar #newmooninaquarius #southnode #slowhollertarot

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14 days ago

2.4.2019 slow holler tarot two of branches there is a feeling of living. there is a feeling of living without thinking, without managing situations so that they feel safe, without avoiding situations that are frightening. there is a feeling of trust, a feeling that trust is a new feeling, there is a feeling of bounty. i have fallen in love with my life. i don’t know how it happened, exactly (i know the years of hard work. i do know those). i know that it was part magic. i like knowing that it was part magic. i like knowing that i don’t know. i like knowing that it’s ok not to know, it’s ok to trust, it’s ok to revel in the smallness of my experience, the uniqueness of it, the roundness, the ripeness, the saturation. . . . . . . #tarot #tarotcards #dailytarotreading #dailytarot #tarotreading #tarotreadersofinstagram #queer #queertarotreadersofinstagram #lgbt #lgbtq #witchcraft #witchesofinstagram #witch #queerwitch #meatboxtarot #twoofbranches #twoofwands #slowhollertarot

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15 days ago

i just joked to my pal that #theworld is kind of a #konmari card, but it’s a bit true! the world is a reminder that you have internalized a lot of lessons, and you might not need their material reminders anymore. the end of a cycle is also a great time to let things go, with gentleness and gratitude. whether you’re tidying your space, your relationships, or your emotional landscape, take a minute to appreciate how much you have accomplished, and thank your body for helping you get here. do a victory dance. you earned it. you deserve it. you’re magic. #tarot #queertarot #gaywitchesofinstagram #tarotcommunity #northlandbus #muskokaminibreak deck- #slowhollertarot

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22 days ago

i asked my deck who my mentor should be & i pulled the student of branches— a reminder to never lose the fire in my belly, & to continue to seek ways to reimagine the student / teacher dynamic in my classroom 👩🏼‍🏫🔥✨ #levelupcourtcardschallenge day six with @fablesden -/ which court card is your life coach & mentor ?? featuring the #slowhollertarot 🌱✨ #tarot

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22 days ago

Alchemizing a storm of powerful magic within. Navigating the testy waters of my inner masculine. ✨ I absolutely love the name substitution in this deck of The Alchemist for Temperance. The card is a lot about balance but also the recipes that allow us to reach it, the process of becoming that balance. The Emperor in this deck is replaced with The Navigator - the captain of the ship, the non-toxic part of masculinity in this case, the trustworthy security and knowing. . . Deck - Slow Holler Tarot . . #tarotadventures #tarotcardoftheday #tarot #tarotmagic #tarotreadersofinstagram #taroteverydamnday #tarotdeck #tarotreader #magick #slowhollertarot

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27 days ago

Q # IFM Weekly Artist Spotlight: Hurray for the Riff Raff (Alynda Lee Seggara)! Their song "The Navigator" was the inspiration for this episode that explores song connections to some of the cards of the Slow Holler Tarot deck. In Slow Holler, The Navigator corresponds to the "traditional" Emperor card. The deck reimagines and renames many of the heteronormative cards and structures in tarot decks and is designed by a collective of Southern and queer artists. Listen on itunes/spotify/etc #qsharpinfemmemajor #hurrayfortheriffraff #slowhollertarot #tarot

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29 days ago

+ L E O F U L L W O L F- B L O O D M 0 0 N Ace of Branches :: inner spark igniting to light the way for a new path that aligns with your truth. When met demands compliance and expectations that are outside your passions, tell them to fuck off and claim your potential. Do not hold back on your desires. Five of Vessels :: release the emotional pains that tether you. Over analyzing past mistakes and failed projects hold you back. Do not fear embarking a new endeavor. Give yourself the safe space to accept your losses, let the decay fuel the new life ahead. The Fledging- A new adventure awaits, a project or career, or a trade. Take your chances on starting over and giving yourself a clean slate.Have gratitude for the journey and anything that comes along on the way to your destination. The surrounding darkness and unknown can be daunting, but the stars will give you enough guidance for safe passage. Tonight I review some choices given my current day job. I've been feeling rather trapped in the day to day grind and decided to see what the cards have to say under the lunar eclipse. I'm ready to start a new chapter in something that better fits my passions. This is a simple situation-challenge-advice spread. I will be experimenting with other spreads designed for this full moon. #tarot #tarotreader #seer #witch #queer #slowhollertarot #aceofbranches #fiveofvessels #thefledgling #leofullwolfmoon #eclipse #tarotspread

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30 days ago

19. what role do you play in your ecosystem? two of branches/wands. - vision, optimism, planning. using inevitable change to our advantage. we're constantly in positions to make decisions about the direction of the future; the two of wands emphasizes the pure potential we have in those positions and tells us we're not stuck. - this is honestly a laughable card to draw following a pretty long depression, but it feels real right now. i've been passionate, problem-solving, and decisive at so many points in my life. i've oriented my whole education and career toward the prospect of making that energy useful for others. now i'm reminded that this spirit is still present, and necessary to the collective. my drive wasn't lost to mental health ish. with recognizing that comes with the very real task of putting in the work to use it. -

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1 month ago

♾Reading for Collective energy as we approach the powerful Leo Full Moon / Lunar Eclipse♾ Woooow, we are upgrading, we are opening, we are elevating, we are ALIGNING. I connected with the Collective energies today and pulled from the top and bottom of my Rider-Waite deck and then pulled from the Slow Holler. The Lovers and The Star show us what it is like to be aligned. Aligned with your Powerful Self. Deeply connected to your Ancestors and the ones that love and care for you in the invisible. They are here for you, can you feel their support? The Star is the connection to your Cosmic lineage (if you resonate with this), and remembering where you came from. I have been feeling my galactic star family more than ever the last few weeks, feeing the guidance and upgrades they have to provide as we navigate this time-dissolving, Tower times, Eclipse portal. The Star signifies a deep remembrance. This is relationship, and relationship to your path and destiny. We are experiencing merging of timelines at this time, an elevation of timelines, and in that process is an inevitable change. The change might be happening quicker than you thought, the thing that you thought was going to have in a month or two is happening next week, or maybe like, right now. If you are experiencing big changes right now, trust in the grander vision. Trust you are protected and destiny is guiding you through this. The Lovers keeps showing up! I keep seeing this as a connection and Union within Self, a harmonization of commitment to your sovereignty and expansion. This is Divinity WITHIN. This is the anchoring in of everything you have ever wanted from someone else, this is the trueness of self-love and acceptance. This is the integration of the work that you have put in that leads you right into the 10 of Vessels. The 10 of Vessels is fulfillment, it is completion of a cycle that brings your cups brimming to the surface with joy and love. You deserve this, you don’t have to ‘do’ anything to receive this, it is yours. Will you allow yourself to open to receive this? 🌹Full reading up on my Patreon🌹 #tarotforhealing #witchesofinstagram #fullmooninleo #lunareclipse #slowhollertarot

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1 month ago

14. where can i take a risk or leap of faith this month? world reversed, sun reversed, four of wands reversed. - let parts of me that struggle to be integrated connect to the whole of me. give voice, space, and light to the stuff i don't love about myself. and, as a clarifying card, the four of wands reversed tells me that progress and success will look different from what i expect. - ok so what does this practically mean? this week, i have my first session with a therapist who practices internal family systems, a whole ass framework dedicated to bringing in the parts of ourselves that are exiled, extreme, out of balance. my hope is that working directly with someone who brings attention to those exiles will allow me to find wholeness in a way that i've been avoiding. and. in doing so, build a foundation for a journey that veers far from my original plans in the best way. - reading these reversals as i learned in @cityxwitch's folk tarot workshop - unmarked trails, different ways of getting to the same place (as the upright). this feels appropriate when thinking about risks. the shit i'm trying to do here is not how i have been doing it, which is exactly why i need to do it. -

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first post of 2019! # what do you need to feel unshakeable? what do you need to feel self-assured and anchored? what do you need to feel secure and sturdy and stable? if you feel that you don’t know, get real quiet and still...and ask. listen closely to the answer. visionary of stones is an invitation to do some deep and intuitive nurturing of yourself and others. it is a reminder that you know best how to attend to your body and you know best what you need to live harmoniously with the world around you. all you need to do is listen. # # Deck is #slowhollertarot

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1 month ago

1.11.2019 slow holler tarot traveler of stones people are desperate not to change. this keeps popping up in my head this week. they build their worldviews, their lifestyles, their thoughts, on this desire to maintain some sort of stability. sometimes this stability can look like chaos, or jumping into change all the time, burning your life down over and over again. i used to do that - i still probably will in the future sometimes - but i did it because that was what i knew. it wasn’t changing how i interacted with the world, it was continuing an old, old pattern. the traveler of stones is afraid of change too. they’re afraid to unravel. they’re afraid to end. what we know is comfortable, even if it really really fucking sucks. even if it means we’re lonely and constantly in danger and afraid. even if it means we’re stuck. even if it means we blow our lives up over and over again. change is not comfortable. it is NOT comfortable. don’t mistake your old old patterns for change. yesterday my therapist asked me “what was the most important thing you learned from this session?” and i thought about it for a bit: “i learned that vulnerability makes me feel nauseous.” my body hates it. my body literally would rather have me locked up tight and lonely than be real with another person. so that’s where i have to go. . . . . . #tarot #tarotcards #dailytarotreading #dailytarot #tarotreading #tarotreadersofinstagram #queer #queertarotreadersofinstagram #lgbt #lgbtq #witchcraft #witchesofinstagram #witch #queerwitch #meatboxtarot #slowhollertarot #travelerofstones #knightofpentacles

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1 month ago

Going into the new semester with an invitation to grind from the eight of stones, a reminder not to get too far into my head and forget my heart from the traveler of knives, a reminder to set my boundaries and honor them with intention, and an invitation to lean into this time of transition. . . I’m definitely feeling these energies today. As always, the Slow Holler reads for the moment. I’ll be meditation on these cards today. . . . . . #tarot #tarotcards #tarotspread #tarotreading #tarotdeck #tarottribe #tarotcommunity #tarotlover #tarotreader #queertarot #slowholler #slowhollertarot #gradschooltarot

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I was a little late doing my 2019 spread, but I got around to it today. It gives me hope for a very specific situation - overall got a really positive message even with a few pitfalls. 2019 is the year we make shit happen. #tarot #slowhollertarot #slowholler

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1 month ago

Today, Liz and I are headed to a private island just off the shore south of Granada. We’ll take a boat to this island, where we’ll then kayak around the Isletas de Granada, before having lunch in the shade of palm trees. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ So, no short fiction this morning. But, I will share with you my three card pull from the @slowholler deck and how it informs my thinking about this day: ____ ____ ____ | 1 | | 2 | | 3 | |___| |___| |___| ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 1) How do I ensure we are safe with our bodies today (e.g. don’t get hurt, don't over-exert ourselves?) Three of Knives → Release negative and harmful thoughts and embrace the reality of this moment. Align heart, mind, and spirit to truly experience this present moment. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 2) How do I center love in this process? Traveler of Stones → Keep head and heart connected as you center what you know to be true, while also embracing the experience of something new. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 3) How can we have the most fun/embrace all this experience has to offer us today? Student of Stones → Explore the mysteries of the body and world around you. Combine exploration and wonder with practicality. Draw stability from the earth around. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Today, I will allow the wonder of this new place and space to remind me of the possibilities that exist. I will try not to worry about the physical toll on my body--which is super important for me; a future story on OCD will illuminate just how much pain my mind is capable of manifesting out of worry alone (even asking how to keep my body intact, in the first place, for a pull, shows you how much I center fear of injury)--and instead I will remember why I am here: to reset my old habits, to recenter my child’s mind, to resist the status quo. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Today, I will center love, mystery, nature, and truly celebrate the interconnectedness of all life forms, and in doing so, I will deeper the alignment of my heart, mind, and spirit. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Today, I come a little bit closer to the new me. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Lyrics by @scareypics. at Granada, Granada, Nicaragua

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1 month ago

Today, Liz and I are headed to a private island just off the shore south of Granada. We’ll take a boat to this island, where we’ll then kayak around the Isletas de Granada, before having lunch in the shade of palm trees. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ So, no short fiction this morning. But, I will share with you my three card pull from the @slowholler deck and how it informs my thinking about this day: ____ ____ ____ | 1 | | 2 | | 3 | |___| |___| |___| ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 1) How do I ensure we are safe with our bodies today (e.g. don’t get hurt, don't over-exert ourselves?) Three of Knives → Release negative and harmful thoughts and embrace the reality of this moment. Align heart, mind, and spirit to truly experience this present moment. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 2) How do I center love in this process? Traveler of Stones → Keep head and heart connected as you center what you know to be true, while also embracing the experience of something new. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 3) How can we have the most fun/embrace all this experience has to offer us today? Student of Stones → Explore the mysteries of the body and world around you. Combine exploration and wonder with practicality. Draw stability from the earth around. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Today, I will allow the wonder of this new place and space to remind me of the possibilities that exist. I will try not to worry about the physical toll on my body--which is super important for me; a future story on OCD will illuminate just how much pain my mind is capable of manifesting out of worry alone (even asking how to keep my body intact, in the first place, for a pull, shows you how much I center fear of injury)--and instead I will remember why I am here: to reset my old habits, to recenter my child’s mind, to resist the status quo. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Today, I will center love, mystery, nature, and truly celebrate the interconnectedness of all life forms, and in doing so, I will deeper the alignment of my heart, mind, and spirit. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Today, I come a little bit closer to the new me. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ at Granada, Granada, Nicaragua

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1 month ago

day 30 of @3am.tarot's #decembermajors - the world (21) - synthesis, completion, wholeness. coming to the end of a cycle. honestly it's incredibly difficult for me to grasp this card in its position and seeming finality. it feels much bigger than i can describe, but also much simpler. - the world asks us to acknowledge all we've done and accept the break between cycles. this is such a challenge for me; i spent more of new year's eve and day interrogating myself re: my progress in 2018 than celebrating. i could see myself as not being alone in this, especially for other perfectionists. how do we know we're *actually* at the end? that we've succeeded? that we deserve the feeling of satisfaction? - letting myself accept the end of this cycle and challenge late. regardless of how i feel i could've done, other choices i could've made, i did it and i made it 🌍 -

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2 months ago

Let’s do this, 2019. Pulled Strength as my card of the year (of all my years?) and really feeling The Magician for January. "Close the gulf between what you can imagine and what you can create. Tap into universal forces as well as your inner resources and strength. Stream forward on the arrow of will. Become what you need. Call in your goddesses, your allies, your magic. Predict the future only you can create. Believe in your power." #slowhollertarot #slowholler #newyeartarot at New Orleans, Louisiana

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2 months ago

A reading to head into the new year and I’m definitely the one who got read. #slowhollertarot

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2 months ago

release a reversed visionary of stones // lean into the four of knives // & follow the practice of the ace of vessels for liberation 🌙🔮✨ release wildly unrealistic expectations, lean into rest & repair, & practice radical love toward yourself first 💕 spread from the @healingjustice new years ritual featuring the #slowhollertarot

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2 months ago

day 29 of @3am.tarot's #decembermajors - judgment (20) - review, release, transition, ascension. coming to terms with previously uncomfortable truths, moments of reckoning. i found it super useful to know this card is ruled by pluto, planet of death, rebirth, and points of no return. - the more i learn about this card, the further it moves from its connotations. judgment can be less severe, harsh, and dichotomous than i thought. it's more about unflinching awareness and evaluation of one's relationship to spirituality and the collective struggle. this can feel scary in that we tend to see such an assessment as being followed by punishment (e.g. eternal damnation?). and, as @tarotcassandra writes in their queering the tarot column, the visceral negative responses many of us have to this card are real and expected (esp for queer folks) and worth working with in a reading. - judgment occupies the same placement in the majors as death (13) does in the previous row. similarly, judgment speaks to a moving on from things that no longer serve us. in this row tho, it tells us to take everything we've learned and assess how we can live in alignment not just with our personal growth, but with the change we want for the world. -

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2 months ago

I asked the #slowhollertarot for a card to give me a lesson for 2019, and this card is written so beautifully. . Visionary of Branches: . Be thankful for the glowing magic of your cells and your soul. Feel your nervous system branching out it’s dendrites in search of the cosmos. Let the rich, fertile ground of your heart receive the lightning of your own genius. Build steadily the fire growing within you. Let it inspire you to inspire others....meditate on how the fire burning within you was once the glowing gas of stars. . #tarot

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2 months ago

. 🌀🌲🎀 . #tarotandoraclefavorites . 19+21/Favorite Major Arcana card and favorite tarot card. . I am showing these two prompts together. I don’t think I’ve ever had a single favorite card—too many gorgeous decks plus when an arcana calls it’s situation, mood, phase, and deck related, right? . So...my FIRST favorite arcana for a lot of years was the High Priestess. It has been the Hanged One for a good while, and the Moon and the Hermit and the Star. The most recent favorite, though, that has been woven within my spiritual path in the last few years is Death. . Here is the Death card from the Slow Holler Deck. It is soooo gorgeous (and I forgot to put it in my slides when we showed our favorites 🙄) . Of all of my decks, if for some reason I were forced to keep only one, it would have to be the #slowhollertarot ... There is just something so spiritually acute and deep and confronting and yet so compassionate about how it reads. . That said, the second image is the decks that I should probably keep in an “in case of emergency” go bag. I forgot to include in the photo my #smithwaitecentennial in a tin, but these are the survival decks: . #darkgoddesstarot #tarotdestcroix #mysticartmedicinecards #kissatarot (I had to go to Finland to get it 🤭) #earthboundoracle #darknessoflighttarot . @groundingistrusting . 🎀🌲🌀

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Confront your false hopes. Embrace reality. Grieve fully, and give yourself the tools and time to recover. Remember that this, too, will pass. 🗡🗡🗡 The Three of Knives evokes heartbreak, disappointment, and sadness, and sometimes even betrayal. It marks a time of sadness when hurt feelings and loneliness are at their height, and you may feel separated from the people, places, and things that mean the most to you. Events that disrupt our sense of stability often stir up old emotional patterns, especially our deepest fears - that we will be abandoned, that we are unlovable, that we are doomed to a deadened existence, that the happiest times are over. The Three of Knives asks how you wound up trapped within these harmful patterns and how you might release them with love. 🗡🗡🗡 When the Three of Knives appears in your reading, it may call for a time of purging, releasing, and grieving. Even though no one may be able to detect injuries on your exterior, you often shed tears because of the internal wounds that have long gone unnoticed. The Three of Knives encourages you to align your mind, heart, and spirit in the present moment so that you can bring your fullest self to the here and now. The more you try to numb yourself and not feel what's happening, the more slowly this time will pass. 🗡🗡🗡 ~Slow Holler Tarot at Dallas, Texas

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Let go of your defensiveness for a moment. Be willing to open yourself up. Engage with what you've been avoiding or aggressively repelling. 🗡🗡 The Two of Knives indicates blocked, stale, stuck, or inhibited energy. It describes coming to a tense confrontation without a clear resolution, it can speak to addictions or compulsions, or to an instinctive defensiveness. It may indicate taking a "principled stand" without compassion for others or masking self-interest under a guise of rationality. You may be so stubbornly convinced of the righteousness of your convictions that you're pursuing them in a judgmental and self-defeating way. 🗡🗡 This card asks: Are you avoiding examining something? Are you conscious of the reality of the situation? Are you acting in a way that's technically blameless but isn't ethical or helpful? Are you confrontational but not in touch with your emotions? Internal tension is often related to the past more than the present. Your doubts won't be resolved by just choosing a path and believing it's the right one. 🗡🗡 ~Slow Holler Tarot at Dallas, Texas

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know when to hold em and when to fold em, loves. time to count your gains and/or losses and get out! out of a city or a situation, out of an obligation, rut, or habit. i pulled the #sixofswords under my last sunset in #socal, tomorrow i’m heading home to #tkaronto and my cards agree that the time is right. what are you leaving behind, as the year prepares to roll over? #tarot #tarotcommunity #gaywitchesofinstagram deck- #slowhollertarot

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feeling trapped today? that makes sense! the holidays can really do that to you. whatever situation you’re stuck in today, see if you can get curious about it, make small moves when large ones aren’t available, and think on the ways you might have helped stick yourself, and if some of those ways might be habits you wanna leave behind when the year rolls over. #eightofswords #gaywitchesofinstagram #tarotcommunity deck- #slowhollertarot

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you don’t even know the size or shape of the ripples your actions cause. you may never know who you inspired, who you nudged along, who you lifted up, who you were an example to. but know this- when you make yourself visible (or audible, or legible), there are folks paying attention. be loving, be truthful, and be brave. they’re watching. #gaywitchesofinstagram #tarot #tarotcommunity deck- #slowhollertarot

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sometimes i think of the #sixofwands as the kid sister of #thechariot. she carries the connotation of power and achievement and even victory, as well as a strong warning against getting too big for your egoistic britches. today find ways to win with grace, and release the idea that you’ll keep on winning indefinitely, and that you’re entitled to win. you might not even have earned the wins you have- be careful not to take too much credit for skill if what’s putting you over the top is actually just privilege. #tarot #tarotcommunity #queertarot #resistancetarot #gaywitchesofinstagram deck- #slowhollertarot

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Day 22 / Jour 22 of the  #tarotandoraclefavorites by @groundingistrusting A deck on your wishlist ? Un jeu sur ta liste de souhaits ? My wishlist is endless, it's amazing how many beautiful decks they are outthere. My biggest wish is the Slow Holler Tarot ( #slowhollertarot) which is OOP and almost impossible to find (or at crazy prices). And in the available decks, the one that is currently at the top of my wishlist (but my top list is moving ) is the True Black Tarot ( #trueblacktarot) that I find beautiful, aesthetic and powerful. Ma liste de souhaits est sans fin, c'est incroyable le nombre de jeux magnifiques qui existent. Mon plus grand souhait c'est le Slow Holler Tarot ( #slowhollertarot) qui est épuisé et quasiment introuvable (ou alors à des prix de fou). Et dans les jeux disponibles, celui qui est actuellement en tête de ma liste de souhaits (mais ma tête de liste change tout le temps), c'est le True Black Tarot ( #trueblacktarot) que je trouve beau, esthétique et puissant.   #tarotchallenge #tarotcommunity

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oh dang what a delightful card to pull on the solstice!!! connect and celebrate, babes. my heart is casting out threads to folks i love today in the form of postcards, texted emoji, clinked glasses, long looks, silent prayers, and subtweets. today is a good day to feel connected and supported and seen and loved. go get it. give it too. the light is coming back, and we can use it more effectively if we are connected. #threeofcups #blessedsolstice #tarot #tarotcommunity #queertarot #gaywitchesofinstagram deck- #slowhollertarot

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day ___ of @3am.tarot's #decembermajors challenge - death (13) - letting go, ending, transformation. this card can be scary, but it can also remind us of the incredible opportunity to end our relationship with things that are no longer good for us. - i got into tarot as i was "on a break" from a relationship with someone i knew would make fun of me for exploring it. that break was one of a few. there were so many ways in which this partnership was not good for me (really either of us) and i dragged it out until its shitty end. throughout this process, i often pulled death and the tower (another super fun card). this terrified me. even though i was deeply unhappy, the idea of separation felt more painful than anything i was going through at the time. - the thing is, it was. when the relationship ended, grief flipped my world. i skipped food and classes, had several drop-in therapy appointments, and sobbed for whole ass weeks. i tried to hold on through letters and gifts and bargaining. thankfully, none of it worked. the contractions of the death card genuinely made me feel like i was dying, but the aftermath was more freeing than i could've imagined. i became a full person. i made friends and could actually spend time with them without guilt. i learned about my needs and wants and pursued them. the rebirth was POWERFUL. - i love that while death means endings, it isn't the end of the major arcana. it means some of our most important work happens after our egos have shattered and we've lost things we felt used to define us. its placement is incredibly hopeful. on a collective level, it tells us that we need to face all of our bloody history (looking especially @ us, white people) and grieve. we can't move forward and together while we're holding onto what numbs and dehumanizes ourselves and others. sitting in what we've done, what we've experienced, who we've seen ourselves to be, is agonizing, and there's no other way to do it. -

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we are getting down into the thick of it, vision blurred and the great burdens of living attending us. for those of us in the northern hemisphere we are in the shortest day of the year. light is sparse. energy for day to day living is low. but the brief day will carry us into the longest night of the year. the moon is still waxing before she grows full tomorrow. in the great, long expanse of moonlit night, we have a chance to seek out magic in the places that are hidden by daylight. bring your burdens to god, to magic, and sit with them. one thing may become another. when we learn to look into the long night and see all the dazzling clarity that we expect only from daylight, we will know she has been with us all along. #slowhollertarot #slowholler #tarotreadersofinstagram #happysolstice #happyyule

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same day as last post, next day of @3am.tarot's #decembermajors - the hanged man (12) - stuckness, surrender, sitting in hard situations and feelings. being forced to examine things from a new perspective. - the imagery of this card has always been helpfully clear for me. literally stuck, literally a new perspective. i used to have such a visceral reaction to the card; being trapped is probably my number one fear. but as i've been in more and more hanged man situations (stuck in a toxic relationship, waiting for transitions to and from school and work) since working with tarot, i've come to see it as less foreboding, more neutral. it's most welcome when i've been already sitting in a difficult transition for a while; it says "breathe, this is where you're supposed to be." - it can connect to at least a few cards in the minor arcana: the confusion and altered states of the 7 of cups, the patience and reflection of the 7 of pentacles, and the anxiety of the 9 of swords before the chaos of the 10. - before this challenge, i hadn't explored what the placement of this card means - it's between strength (11) and death (13), courage and clearing. while the waiting is stressful and anxiety-inducing (or tends to be for me) what comes next can be even more painful, and parts of us know this. this card uses the empathy we gained in the last card to be gentle with ourselves as we shift our position and prepare to fully let go. -

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this is the shitty first draft that eventually becomes the essay (or novel) you’re super proud of. this is blurting something to a friend or lover that’s half-formed but all true. today your words didn’t come out perfect but they mattered anyhow. it’s ok. you can refine the way the message gets delivered over time, but so often you have to say it imperfectly first to get to the version that works (or sings, or sells) later on. #knightofswords #tarotcommunity #tarot #queertarot #sfbabearea #gaywitchesofinstagram deck- #slowhollertarot

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Here’s a pretty picture. Testing out a new Winter Solstice Tarot Spread with my favorite deck in all the world, the Slow Holler Tarot by the @slowholler artist collective. (A++ deck. Highly recommend that you scope them out and follow & support their many artists.) This spread will be out in a few days, so I’ll hold off explaining it till then. I always test run my spreads before releasing them, and often make changes and refinements after working with them once or twice. It’s tricky to tell exactly how a spread will feel and behave before you try it, even if you wrote it yourself. This one hit much heavier than I expected—so heavy, in fact, that I’m not sharing the exact cards I actually drew for myself. (Not something I usually have reservations about, but this one got a little too raw.) The cards you see here are just a teaser sample, to let you know it’s on the way, and to show off this gorgeous deck. For the Southern Hemisphere crowd, and anyone who wants a lighter, more celebratory spread for the holidays, I’ll also be sure to repost my Summer Solstice spread. This winter one has a contemplative mood, with a potential to cut deep depending on what’s going on for you. So stay tuned! Both are on their way soon. #tarot #tarotreading #slowhollertarot #tarotdecklove

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my monthly pull for December was The Star and frankly in the actual, physical darkness of the month, its been hard to see how to apply its lessons. so today i asked how to do it and this was the pull. # the answer is that it’s okay to not quite understand right now. coming back home to yourself is a process that is sometimes fuzzy and messy and unclear and non-linear. maybe the magic is in accepting the invitation to reflect on it, and to sit still to meditate on it. i really do believe that i know how to do this already. i believe that this is ancestral and generational knowledge and it lives within me already. i just have to be quiet and listen reeeeal close. # # Decks are #slowhollertarot and #fuzzyprismoracle

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grief defies the laws of physics. it is untethered from any linear progression of time. it moves through space like light. or maybe like dark matter. but if you allow yourself to flow with it, maybe you’ll see that life has this incredible way of going on in the meanwhile, resilient and sure. you’ll see that alongside grief, there are other beautiful things on the landscape too. like love and growth. like wildflowers and stars. and it will all be there for you when you are ready. # # Deck is #slowhollertarot

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sometimes it’s our biggest obstacles that teach is what are skills are. strength barely exists in the abstract- we feel it when we are pushing against something. resisting. take a minute to thank these obstacles, they may be some of your greatest teachers. consider what you’re resisting today, and what that is showing you about your own genius and ability. #kingofpentacles #tkaronto #tarot #tarotcommunity #gaywitchesofinstagram #queertarot deck- #slowhollertarot

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🌙 "Trust your intuition. Feel your way. Flow with your emotions. Let them wash over you and know that you will not drown. Be compassionate and generous with kindness. Your magic comes from empathy, your depth of feeling, your capacity for love. This is old wisdom, inner wisdom, heart wisdom, flesh and blood wisdom. It will guide you. It will heal you and it can heal others. This is the watery, psychic place in which you will flourish." - Steph @slowhands_tarot . . . . . . . . . . . .🗝 two of cups collage project: crafting collages that star Instagram friends and images from their feed (with their permission, of course!). Thank you, @slowhands_tarot . . . #blackoutsandsunbeams #collage #collageart #remix #mixedmedia #oceanside #barbados #slowhollertarot #numinoustarot #scorpio #witch #blackwitch #witchesofinstagram #psychic #intuition #empath #magic #spirituality #queenofcups #tarotnerd #tarotcommunity #tarotchallenge #blacktarotreaders #tarotreadersofinstagram #quoteoftheday #wisdom #supportthearts #bekind

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boundaries, bbs. do not give of yourself indiscriminately. give *to* yourself. and keep on giving to yourself until you feel that your tank is full. until you feel that some balance has been restored. it might take some time but these cards are a reminder to protect your energy, your time, your health, your sleep, your creative time, your magic. protect it all fiercely and once you are restored and full again, that is the time to share your best, most whole self with the world.

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