Queer Tarot: An Inclusive Deck and Guidebook
Created by queer and trans artists Ashley Molesso and Chess Needham of Ash + Chess, Queer Tarot is a vibrantly illustrated tarot deck & guidebook set that centers and celebrates LGBTQ+ identity. It features a reimagining of the classic figures in the Major and Minor Arcana, showcasing a wide range of gender expressions and sexual orientations and incorporating queer history and iconography throughout.
The deck is made up of 78 cards featuring Ash + Chess's signature colorful, risograph-style illustrations, including retro color palettes and bold, detailed figures. Each card is based on real LGBTQ+ folx commissioned for this project by Ash + Chess, and the deck celebrates a full range of races, ethnicities, gender identities, sexual orientations, sizes, and abilities. It's accompanied by a 168-page, flexibind guidebook that provides an illustrated introduction to the tarot, with LGBTQ+ descriptions and suggested interpretations for each card, as well as instructions for sample readings and a brief history of tarot. The deck is housed in a keepsake, magnetic-closure box with metallic foil accents.
This joyful, inclusive, and beautiful tarot set makes an ideal gift for tarot novices and seasoned readers alike, and for queer folx of all ages and their allies.