Women in Music Tarot

“I want every girl in the world to pick up a guitar and start screaming” -Courtney Love

My first musical love was Tori Amos. During undergrad at Smith College in the late 1990s, I fell for Ani DiFranco, Joan Osborne, Dar Williams, Garbage, Portishead, Julianna Hatfield and Alanis Morrisette. Later, after college, when I was back in a world dominated by men, I began to feel like I somehow wasn’t actually into music, because all of my favorite musicians were women.

Well, screw that.

There are 78 cards in the standard tarot deck. That seemed like an awful lot of cards, until I started matching up artists to them. Even limiting my musicians to women making music in English, going back no further than 1970 leaves me with an IMMENSE catalog of amazing, cannot-leave-out musicians. Far, far more than 78.

This is a work in progress. I will update this page as I produce new cards. Or follow my progress on social media (instagram/ twitter/ facebook)

The cards so far:

Major Arcana

Minor Arcana

*Hey, what gives? Why don’t these start from the beginning of the deck?

Where’s the fun in that? For this project I decided to let one of my other tarot decks (not made by me, just purchased by me) decide the order in which the cards are made. So every time I finish an image, I reshuffle the remaining cards in the deck, and pull a new one. Enjoy the ride!