The HooDoo Tarot is an amazing deck that I am adding to my rotation of cards used for my daily Tarot readings for the collective. Published in 2020, this deck is a powerful divination tool and can also serve as a way to connect with the ancestors. Deck creator Tayannah Lee McQuillar did a great job of applying HooDoo concepts to the 78-card structure of the traditional Tarot. The result is a deck that is completely unique. It is beautifully illustrated by Katelan V. Folsy.
For many African Americans, bits and pieces of HooDoo tradition are interwoven into our everyday lives, whether we are aware of it or not. Because HooDoo is not centralized, many of the practices and philosophies are casually passed down through the generations and thus can be taken for granted. Using this deck has helped me connect more fully with my cultural background. However, anyone regardless of cultural identity can enjoy this deck. Watch the video here for details about the HooDoo tradition, the Tarot deck, and my impressions about it all.