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earth. air. fire. water. spirit.



The Deck

Fifth Spirit Tarot is a modern and inclusive 78-card tarot deck for queers, weirdos, survivors, outsiders, and everyone else. Lovingly reimagining traditional tarot cards in a world without binaries, Fifth Spirit knows that we're all made of multitudes. Each image is a weaving of channeled symbolism, natural elements, the magic of objects, archetypal memory, and personal experience, designed to connect you to the full spectrum of your possibility.


Conceived, created, and illustrated by a queer and non-binary creator and trauma survivor, Fifth Spirit Tarot knows that light never comes without its shadows and that duality is an illusion. It knows that the hard times are just as important as the good, that we are creatures of contradiction, and that our spirits are manifold. This deck is made of grief and love, hope and stubbornness, healing and fierce survival. It's a testament to not just surviving, but surviving and thriving.

Its purpose in this world is to help you do the same.


Fifth Spirit is currently in creation, and new cards will be updated here as they are born. The art is almost complete, and we hope to launch a Kickstarter to fund the printing of the deck and guidebook in March 2020.


To support the deck right now, consider joining our Patreon, where you'll find process videos, card meanings and backgrounds, and first looks at many of the cards in creation.


For updates on the deck's progress, subscribe to our email list below or follow along on Instagram at the.word.witch.


Tarot doesn't tell the future. It allows us to create it.