The Magician: Do you practice white magic, black magic, both or neither?
That’s a slightly problematic distinction, it ties too much into the white = good and black = bad thing and I try to reject that when I notice it because I don’t want to be supporting the perpetuation of racist dichotomies. However, I will say that I focus on protection, healing, boundary setting and keeping and less on the hexing and binding side. That’s in large part due to the traditions and culture of witchcraft I started learning. I am casting no aspersions on my fellow witches who came up through different traditions than I did. My witch craft is no better or worse than other witches. And I have nothing but respect for other crafty folks. You do you.
The aim of my practice is to help, I don’t call myself a healer because I don’t yet feel qualified to assume that title, but I want my work to be in helping people to be better and do better. That’s why I always say that my goal in giving you a Tarot reading is that I want you to leave feeling more empowered then before you came to me. I want you to leave feeling like you have agency in shaping your own life and that even in the really tough shitty stuff, there are things that you can do to empower yourself.
I’m working on this exercise wherein I envision my dream client and work towards serving them and I would love to work with activists who are supporting socially just causes. I want to work with queer folks who need guidance to get through the shit that the world heaps on our doorsteps. I want to work with people who feel lost and need a little help to sift through the complicated stuff that life brings us.
There’s a quote from Mr. Rogers that I love:
“When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, ‘Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.” — Mister Rogers
I want to help the helpers so that our activists can keep on going when it gets rough. I want to help people do that self care that is so important.
And if I had to pick a color… I would tell you that I practice rainbow magic. Because I’m cheeky like that.