Tarot of the QTPOC: Deck Listing
Getting straight to it, this is a list of tarot decks that are inclusive- specifically connecting with queer, trans, and people of color. I begun this as a record for myself and it's grown into something for I'd like for the larger tarot community to be aware of.
As I come across inclusive decks I plan to highlight them in my Tarot of the QTPOC Series. I've included tarot decks in my list that, at least by my subjective view, include at least one of these identities without being tokenizing. I also note that these are all tarot and some lenormand decks, intentionally leaving out oracle decks for the purposes of this list aggregation.
Unfortunately, not all the decks have fully QTPOC representation. These magical unicorns that include queer and/or trans people of color in as many facets of our magical selves as possible- across ability, gender, sexuality, socioeconomics, ages, etc have been prioritized at the top of this list.
I am always taking recommendations, especially for new and forthcoming decks that need support! So feel free to leave me a comment with recommendations and check out the #TarotoftheQTPOC tag on Twitter.
Thank you to all folks who've suggested decks to me (keep them coming)! This is a community resource and I intend it to be community curated. Special thanks to Avory F. for all your help.
#TarotoftheQTPOC Magical Unicorns:
Collective Tarot [out of print]
Delta Enduring Tarot [out of print]
Hidden Light Tarot [out of print]
Hirajeta Tarot [out of print]
Next World Tarot [out of print]
Tarot of the Silicon Dawn [out of print]
Urban Tarot [out of print]
Published #TarotoftheQTPOC Decks:
Ancestral Path Tarot [out of print]
Asian American Tarot (majors only) [out of print]
Bharata Tarot (majors only)
Dark Goddess Tarot [out of print]
Espiritismo Tarot (aka Vudu Tarot) [out of print]
How to Deal Tarot [out of print]
Javanne Tarot [out of print]
Little Monster’s Tarot [2nd edition sold out]
Lovely Omens Tarot [1st edition sold out]
Pacific Arcana Tarot [out of print]
Spirit Keeper’s Tarot [1st edition sold out]
Steven Universe Tarot (majors only)
Tarot of the Crone [out of print]
Tarot Rikit (majors only) [out of print]
World Spirit Tarot [out of print]
Forthcoming #TarotoftheQTPOC Decks:
Flower People Tarot
Tarot of the Forest Floor
This part of the list is definitely under construction, thank you to Melissa of Little Fox Tarot for the push. The state of Lenormand is even more discriminatory than Tarot. Let's change that.
(drop me a line and let's grow this listing together!)
*A deck's inclusion on this list (or lack of inclusion) does not guarantee that:
1) you will see what I see
2) it will be unproblematic.
I do appreciate conversation so if you feel I added a deck here that shouldn't have a place or that I left one out, let me know in the comments and maybe we can agree or disagree. This list is a resource, and I want it to be as open a resource for my community as possible while still being clear that I am human and subject to my perspective.
I've had the energy to explicitly critique some of these decks on my blog, like the Mythical Goddess Tarot's cis-centrism and the Haitian Tarot's blatant cultural appropriation. However some decks I've just not gotten to yet (I likely will) and still have issues with, like the Illest Tarot and Bad Bitches Tarot's appropriative use of AAVE as a branding tool by their white creators.
So please, tarot reader beware and use your own judgement as to whether a deck is for you and worthy of your support and energy.