Reclaiming Quarterly Web Features Current Issue Back Issues Subscribe Ads/Submissions Site Index Reclaiming Home

RQ#98 - Online

More stories will be added - check back soon!
RQ#98 Home Page
Grassroots News Roundup
Thinking About a Twenty-Year Plan, by Starhawk
Love Parade v. Peace March
Pagan Cluster Joins DC Actions
Building a Daily Spiritual Practice,
by Diane Baker
Witchcamp Photos and Stories
Tarot and Magical Practice:
An RQ Theme Section


Reclaiming Music CDs
and samples online
Including our new CD, Witches' Brew!


More RQ Features

Urban Clearcut and Pesticide Protest
Gender Forums from RQ
Elements Chants - simple recordings of popular chants
Tarot Compendium
The Spiral Dance and Reclaiming's History
Oakland Activist Maypole
History - Alternative and Magical
Occupy Wall street, Oakland (General Strike), DC, San Francisco, and more
Wall Street West protest - SF
Teen Earth Magic youth retreats
Reclaiming Witchcamps!
Chevron March and Protest
Dia de los Muertos
Reclaiming Magical and Activist Resources
Pagan Cluster at the Copenhagen Climate Conference
Men's Iron Pentacle Class - Spring 2009
Peace March and Direct Action
Teen Activism Retreat
Creating and Working with Labyrinths
Pagan Fest Photos
Witchcamp Chants Book
Women's Rights March
Clown Anarchy
Aspecting in the Reclaiming Tradition
Reclaiming's Dandelion Gathering
Reclaiming Booklist and Reviews
Reclaiming Music and Reviews
Revolutionary Pagan Workers Vanguard
Altars of Extinction

Older Features

Witches Opposing War
Garden Lockdown at Reclaim the Commons
Love Parade v. Peace March
Pagan Cluster in New Orleans
G8 Protests - Scotland, July 2005
Not In Our Name March
Olympic Torch Visits San Francisco
Earth People in Sacramento


Reclaiming Music CDs now available online

If you appreciate the RQ website, please donate or subscribe now!

"Animals," by Maya


Tarot and Magical Practice

Missing Tarot Cards

by RQ readers

When the modern Tarot deck was codified in the late Middle Ages, difficult choices were faced regarding which aspects of human experience would count as Major Arcana, which as Minors, and which would be left out entirely.

The self-appointed authorities who made these decisions may have overlooked realms of experience which subsequently proved central to human culture as we know it today: shopping, spectator sports, and television, to name just a few.

This Spring, RQ invited readers to submit their thoughts regarding Missing Tarot Cards. Here are their nominations, along with artists' renditions of four of the cards.

Send Us Your Missing Cards!

Have a Missing Tarot card you want to share with RQ? Email us!. We'll add more cards to our online edition.


Baby-with-the-Bathwater - this card shows upraised arms flinging water from a plastic baby bathtub, astonished-looking baby riding the wave out of the tub. If you receive this card in a reading, it refers to impetuosity, and may portend a need to let go and act without fear of consequences. Reversed, it reflects a need for caution in action. - by Victoria Slind-Flor

Shoveling - I've have always been struck with how life is full of endless clean-up tasks, the sort of maintenance tasks that must be done, and quickly get undone. In domestic management there's laundry - nice clean shirts one folds and puts away only to see them immediately taken out of a drawer, worn, and thrown in the hamper. Dishes one washes only to be dirtied. Meals one spends hours preparing which are gobbled. The card does not exactly speak of futility, because these tasks are absolutely necessary. Perhaps the myth of the cleansing of the Augean stables, which fill up with filth as soon as they are shoveled, would be a lofty interpretation of this archetypical dilemma. The card seems to have a reverse-nine feeling to it - pentacles or wands? - by Rose May Dance

More Missing Tarot Cards

  • Dolly Parton
  • Pagan Poseurs
  • Card No. -1
  • The Grand Slam
  • Clean Room
  • Getting Stuff Done
  • Hypnogogic State (between waking and sleeping)
  • Exile (No. 9.5)
  • Golfing
Missing Tarot cards suggested by Whitney, Mimi, Catherine, Rebecca, George, Daisy, Kai, Nolan.
Missing cards by Elka (Book Deal), Julian (Wheel of Past), Maya (animals), and Anonymous (debutante).


Return to Tarot Home Page

Return to RQ's Home Page