How does one read for transgender people? Hanlon McGregor brings up some common anxieties and confusions about reading for trans people. They talk about about the importance of not ignoring gender and bodies in tarot, while also remaining respectful and not assuming things about the client.

They also offer a great exercise for exploring gender and tarot: 

Gender Rethink Exercise

  • Pull all of the court cards out of the deck and shuffle them

  • Write a list of 6-12 people in your life – you can include yourself.

  • Lay a card for each of person.

  • Turn them over – chances are at least some of the cards will have a gender mis-match with the person.

  • Take each card and look at the similarities the information in the card has with the person. Be sure to notice any details that jump out at you.