Tarot doesn’t predict your future. Instead, Tarot allows you to create your future. It’s a tool for autonomy and empowerment, for tapping into our soul knowledge, for self-directing our own destinies. All Tarot asks is that we approach it with an open mind and a willingness to be active participants in forming our fates.
The Word Witch Podcast
The Word Witch is a podcast for the modern magical soul. In each episode, queer witch Claire Burgess (they/she) explores tarot, astrology, spirituality, and more through conversations with folks making magick from the margins.
The Word Witch is produced, written, and recorded by Claire Burgess. Editing and tech support come from Danu Vino. Our logo is designed by Claire Burgess.
The Word Witch Podcast is a production of The Word Witch Tarot. It’s supported by members on Patreon. If you’d like to to lend support, join the community today!
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Tarot isn’t fortune-telling. It doesn’t predict the future. Instead, Tarot is a doorway into self-discovery.
Every reading is a narrative that tells us the story of our selves, uncovering how our pasts have shaped us, illuminating the path we are currently walking, and hinting at our likely trajectory. Tarot is the fulcrum where the past and future meet, providing us with a deeply valuable portal into investigating the Now. It gives us the tools to investigate our wants and fears, our choices and behaviors, our healing and our potential.
So Tarot isn’t about fate. It’s entirely about autonomy. It’s about harnessing our incredible power to direct our own destinies through healing, introspection, growth, and change.
All the Tarot asks is that we approach it with an open mind and a willingness to be active participants in forming our own fates.
The Word Witch is Claire Burgess (they/them), a queer tarot practitioner, writer, teacher, podcaster, and witch. The Word Witch Tarot (TWWT) was created in a leap of trust, after cataclysmic life events reunited Claire with the Tarot, and the Tarot, in turn, guided Claire back to their intuition, magick, and personal power. Recently, Claire expanded TWWT to include The Word Witch Podcast, a biweekly podcast on tarot, astrology, belief, and more with a focus on folks making magick from the margins. In all of their offerings, Claire approaches tarot through an intersectional, non-patriarchal, queer lens, and they are passionate about sharing the tool of tarot with whoever wants to learn.
Born and raised in the deep south, Claire now lives in Portland, OR, where they read by appointment and teach tarot workshops at shops and at Portland Community College. They’ve written two mini-guides to tarot: a 36-page workbook on the Major Arcana and a 12-page zine on the Minor Arcana, both of which are available as free downloads to their Patreon community. Claire is in the process of expanding these guides and hopes to offer them in both print and ePub soon.