In Tiny Tarot Wisdom for Spoonies, I’ll be going through every card individually and sharing mini insights we as disabled and neurodivergent (ND) witches can take from it.
The Empress always makes me think of a gardener, cultivating delicious vegetables and herbs to use in their kitchen witchery. This is someone who understands that yes, we need our healthy, nourishing meals…but we need them to be delicious, too.
For spoonies, the Empress asks us to nurture and nourish ourselves with that same degree of care. This is easier said than done, of course–sometimes it’s all we can do just to manage the bare necessities of daily life. But look for small ways to make your self-care a touch more rejuvenating. Self-care has become stereotyped into images of face masks and bubble baths.
But for disabled and ND folks, those little indulgences are often further out of reach than they might be for our abled and neurotypical counterparts. We’re doing good to manage a quick shower–how are we supposed to find the spoons for a long, luxurious bath? But perhaps there’s a middle ground. Get a pack of those shower tablets that perfume the shower like a bath bomb. Create a soothing playlist to help keep yourself centered while you’re grocery shopping. Keep an eye out for tiny, low-spoon ways to spoil yourself during otherwise-mundane activities. The Empress wants to help you do more than simply survive.