This is a deck I keep being drawn back to again and again.
A queer and inclusive deck for a world beyond binaries
We contain all the archetypes—every single one of us. We all have some Empress and Emperor, some Queen and King. We all go through phases of Death and phases of The Fool and phases of The Sun. The more we work with Tarot, the more we realise that binaries don’t exist and everything is fluid—gender, meaning, even time. We come to realise that we’re all creatures made of earth and air, fire and water, all four elements bound together by the fifth element: spirit.
That's the inspiration for Fifth Spirit Tarot. Fifth Spirit seeks to expand the archetypes beyond the gender binary and reflect the diversity and divinity of human bodies and human spirits. The artwork lovingly features folks of different races, body shapes, abilities, ages, and gender expressions, and special care was given to leave the cards open to interpretation for various relationship styles and family groups.
Fifth Spirit Tarot is created by Charlie Claire Burgess (they/them), a queer and non-binary tarot reader, educator, illustrator, writer, podcaster, and witch.
Charlie says: "I believe in making the transformative tool of tarot accessible to as many people as possible, and my work specifically centers queer, trans, non-binary, and other LGBTQIA+ folks. In all of my offerings, I seek to provide trauma-informed spiritual tools and resources for the modern age that foster personal empowerment and healing for the individual and the collective."
full 78-card deck with 34-page guide booklet
Standard size 2.75″ x 4.75″ with rounded corners
310gsm casino-grade black-core card stock with a tactile linen finish
Sturdy two-part box
Full-length, 202-page guidebook is sold separately.
A portion of the proceeds from every Fifth Spirit Tarot deck are donated to trans- and/or POC-led organizations for transgender and racial justice, such as the Transgender Law Center and Black Lives Matter