While raising money for our first issue of the Radical Witchcraft Zine, we posted interviews with our contributors. This interview with Cassandra Snow was originally released on our GoFund Me on November 12, 2018. Learn more about the Radical Witchcraft Zine here.
I am so happy to announce that with the funds raised so far, I have been able to confirm the first contributor to the zine!
Cassandra is a very dear friend of mine, and author of the essential “Queering the Tarot.” You can order the book on their website, www.cassandra-snow.com. This interview was originally posted before the book came out.
SWP: How have you used your spirituality and witchcraft for social justice?
That’s a hard question to answer because the two are super connected for me. I got into witchcraft when I was really looking for alternative answers to Bible Belt Christianity because I was in the closet and going through/had recently gone through some major traumas. Everything was really smashed together for me and I was looking to untangle things and just feel better. It worked over time, so for me the tools of witchcraft ARE the tools for helping marginalized people and traumatized people through their pain so that they can move on to bigger and better things.
SWP: What pieces of writing are you most proud of?
My Queering the Tarot series with the book coming out is definitely my baby but I really love my Tarot 101 E-Zine too which covers super basic-y basics like “Can you buy your own deck?” but really delves into some framework and ideas for tarot that even seasoned readers have commented on and gotten a lot out of, particularly where the court cards are concerned.
SWP: What are you thinking of creating for the magazine?
I have a few different things I’m deciding between. There are some tarot led spells I’ve done and performed that I think would be a great inclusion, and there are so many spreads that can help radicals in their tarot and activist work. I think I’m leaning towards something a little more informative about some of the tarot cards that are really bent towards social justice and then a shorter spread based on the ideas of those cards though.