Friday, January 27, 2023

South London Tarot

 Brockley Pop Up on the corner by Brockley Cross roundabout has hosted some interesting retro clothes and other short term shops recently. Lates temporary occupant is Tia Xixa Tarot offering tarot readings until 29 January 2023

Like many tarot readers, Jessica uses the Rider Waite Smith tarot deck, to which there is a South London connection  (there always is). As mentioned here before A E Waite, who co-created the deck with artist Pamela Colman Smith, was initiated into the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn in the grounds of what is now the Horniman Museum in 1891.

There are lots of new and interesting decks out there too, at a recent Old Kent Road Arts Club fair I came across Ayshe-Mira Yasmin's work. She has designed  an Earth Mother Magic Tarot Deck as 'an intersectional feminist tarot deck for queer women and femme non-binary people. The intention of the deck is to empower women and femme people in the face of an adversary world, to celebrate queer love, and to embrace raw feminine power through an intersectional representation of femininity'.  Yasmin has been studying illustration at Camberwell arts college. You can find her on insta as Illustrationwitch.

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