Colored pencil on recycled sketch paper. Alexeigynaix, 2018.
Surpassing All The Stars: queer disabled witches speak, an anthology by and for queer disabled witches (edited by Alexeigynaix), seeks sixteen small pieces of witchcraft to tempt people to back the anthology crowdfunding campaign. Each prose piece is to be no more than 300 words; any other medium of piece is to be comparably small.
Accepted pieces will be paid $12 apiece regardless of size—that’s $0.04/word assuming 300 words.
We want essays. Poems. Memoir. Fiction. Spells. Rites. Drawings. Photos. Songs. Chants. Craft patterns. Et cetera!
We want submissions from witches who are at least one of queer and disabled. Trans witch? That’s queer—come on in! Asexual and/or aromantic witch? That’s queer—join us! Intersex witch? That’s queer—you’re invited! Worried you’re not queer enough? Are you any queer? You’re queer enough—you’re welcome here!
Worried you’re not disabled enough? Are you any disabled, impaired, neurodivergent, mad / mentally ill? You’re disabled enough…
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I began my calendar year 2018 in the shower, washing 2017’s dust from my feet. And then I went to sleep.
…yes, I’m now typing this at one pm, shush.
Over the Moon’s First Foot tarot spread can be used in a divinatory manner (shuffle cards face-down and draw) or a spellcasting manner (choose cards face-up). I chose the latter.
I set my intention for the year: TEMPERANCE. Discipline, and creativity, and rainbow hues, and I hope my Gods’ blessing.
I release: DEVIL. Fuck fascism! Fuck the kyriarchy!
I welcome: the prosperity of EMPRESS, abundant and graceful. The home of STAR, healing and hopeful. The spirituality of STRENGTH, independent and transformational. The good cheer of SUN, bright and warm.
I seek a partnership founded in: JUDGMENT, loving and giving and rainbowy.
May it be. May it be. May it be.
The first card du jour, of course, is the Fool. My first daily draw—well, the 6 of Discs fell right out of my Motherpeace Tarot deck in shuffling, turned left, and the Daughter of Discs reversed I drew.
Continue reading “Tarot a Day: 0 Fool; 6 & Daughter of Discs”
And a very Happy New Year!
So much in witchcraft books is bootstraps. Your desire is your power. You can achieve these goals, but only if you work hard and pull yourself up by your bootstraps. There are no excuses. The only thing standing in your way is you. If you cannot achieve these things, you must not really want them.
They then proceed to lay out ways in which to practice the craft that are attainable by able-bodied, neurotypical people. If they’re attainable by the rest of us, well, that’s a lucky break.
Disabled people know from hard work, okay. What’s easy for you lot…isn’t easy for us.
If witchcraft is supposed to be for the powerless, how come so much of its instructions are written for the able-bodied or neurotypical? Even from writers who seem to be hip to what it means to be marginalized — disability is, once again, on the outskirts of social justice.
Read Morag’s whole essay, and think about it good and hard.
I need to talk to spiritual white women about white supremacy (Part One) (I don’t see Part Two yet)