Tiny Tarot Wisdom for Spoonies: The Hierophant

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.

Though they are often stereotyped as the stodgy traditionalist of Old Religion, the Hierophant can also stand for simple spirituality in whatever form fits best for you. For disabled and neurodivergent folks, what little rituals can you create to help you feel centered and connected to yourself, your world, and/or something larger than yourself? 

I don’t always have the spoons to do involved tarot spreads consistently (like new moon/full moon readings). But most times I can pull a card or two just before bed. I usually do this FROM bed, and then I display my card on my nightstand so I can reflect on it the next evening and consider how it applied to the day. 

Something doesn’t have to be capital-r Religious or inherently witchy to be spiritual for you, either. Cross stitch and embroidery are often forms of meditation for me. Maybe you set an intention to wash away the day’s negativity before you step in the shower. Maybe you offer a spoonful of your morning coffee or tea to your chosen deity. Maybe you simply spend five minutes on your balcony (weather permitting) and listen to the sounds of nature. Whatever rituals work for you, big or small, commit to them. Don’t beat yourself up if a flareup or bad mental health day sometimes throws off your routine, but as long as you’re feeling capable, stick with it. These tiny rituals can be surprisingly comforting.

Tiny Tarot Wisdom for Spoonies: The Hierophant Tiny Witchcraft

Published by Ru-Lee Story

Tea-drinking, asexual, agender tarot practitioner and author battling chronic illness and social injustices. Not necessarily in that order. They/them or ey/em.

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