17 episodes

The Word Witch is a podcast for the modern magical soul. In each episode, queer witch Claire Burgess (they/she) explores tarot, astrology, spirituality, and more through conversation with folx making magick from the margins.

The Word Witch Claire Burgess

    • Spirituality
    • 4.8, 44 Ratings

The Word Witch is a podcast for the modern magical soul. In each episode, queer witch Claire Burgess (they/she) explores tarot, astrology, spirituality, and more through conversation with folx making magick from the margins.

    The Chariot, the Tower, and the 7's: The Limits of Power

    The Chariot, the Tower, and the 7's: The Limits of Power

    In this tarot lesson episode, Claire is joined by Reverend Erik of the Arnemancy podcast to guide you through The Chariot, The Tower, and the Sevens! This deep and meaty conversation contains lightbulb moments for both Claire and Erik, and it also offers the most laughs you’ll probably ever hear about The Tower.
    Fifth Spirit Tarot launches on Kickstarter on March 20th! Mark your calendars to help bring this queer and inclusive tarot deck into the world! Visit www.FifthSpiritTarot.com to check out the cards and sign up to the newsletter to get updates.
    Connect with Reverend Erik at www.Arnemancy.com or on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook at @arnemancy. Become a patron for extra occult goodies at www.patreon.com/arnemancy. And listen to the Arnemancy podcast on all your podcast outlets! 
    Take home some of the knowledge you heard here by ordering Claire’s zine series, The Word Witch Tarot Guides, in their online shop, plus learn about upcoming classes and events at www.TheWordWitchTarot.com.
    Become a patron of The Word Witch podcast for as little as $2 and get access to bonus episodes and more here: https://www.patreon.com/thewordwitchtarot. 
    Connect with The Word Witch: 
    Instagram: @the.word.witch
    Facebook: @thewordwitchtarot
    Twitter: @WordWitchTarot 
    Website: www.thewordwitchtarot.com
    The Word Witch is produced, written, and recorded by Claire Burgess. Editing help and tech support come from Danu Vino. Our logo is designed by Claire Burgess. Our theme music is "Counting Rice" by Bitches in the Beehive. Their album, Itty Bitty Spaces is available now on iTunes, Spotify, and elsewhere!

    • 1 hr 16 min
    Living in a Death Year

    Living in a Death Year

    The podcast is 1 year old today! In this special anniversary episode, Claire gets personal with cards of the year and shares their experience of living through a Death year. We talk about shedding, transformation, and the sacrifice required to bring anything new into the world. Also in this episode: updates on wtf has been going on since the last episode, and Claire briefly reads the podcast’s natal chart. It’s a double air sign, just like Claire! (To no one’s surprise.)
    The Word Witch is a podcast about tarot, astrology, magic, and belief made especially for queer folx and others making magick from the margins. The host Claire Burgess (they/them) is a queer and nonbinary tarot practitioner, teacher, writer, and witch. Claire is the creator of Fifth Spirit Tarot, a trauma-informed tarot deck for queers, outsiders, survivors, and anyone striving to not just survive, but also thrive. 
     
    Check out the deck: www.fifthspirittarot.com
    Connect with Claire: 
    Instagram: @the.word.witch
    Facebook: @thewordwitchtarot
    Website: www.thewordwitchtarot.com
    Join the Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/thewordwitchtarot 
    The Word Witch is produced, written, recorded, and edited by Claire Burgess. Editing help and tech support come from Danu Vino. Our theme music is "Counting Rice" by Bitches in the Beehive. 

    • 42 min
    The Lovers, the Devil, and the 6's: Sacred Rebellion

    The Lovers, the Devil, and the 6's: Sacred Rebellion

    In this tarot lesson episode, the Lovers teach us to choose ourselves, the Devil invites us to free ourselves, and the minor Sixes guide us to re-alignment after the struggle of the Fives.  
     
    The Word Witch is a podcast about tarot, astrology, magic, and belief made especially for queer folx and others making magick from the margins. The host Claire Burgess (they/them) is a queer and nonbinary tarot practitioner, illustrator, writer, and witch. They're the person behind The Word Witch Tarot, along with plenty of help from their partner and business wizard, Aaron Caffee (he/him). Claire is the creator of Fifth Spirit Tarot, a trauma-informed tarot deck for queers, outsiders, survivors, and anyone striving to not just survive, but also thrive.
     
    Connect with us:
    Instagram: @the.word.witch
    Facebook: @thewordwitchtarot
    Website: www.thewordwitchtarot.com
     
    If you want to support this podcast, please join us on Patreon! https://www.patreon.com/thewordwitchtarot
     
    The Word Witch is produced, written, and recorded by Claire Burgess. Editing help and tech support come from Danu Vino. Our logo is designed by Claire Burgess. Our theme music is "Counting Rice" by Bitches in the Beehive. Their album, Itty Bitty Spaces is available now on iTunes, Spotify, and elsewhere!

    • 1 hr 6 min
    The Hierophant & the 5’s: Where Spirit Enters Flesh

    The Hierophant & the 5’s: Where Spirit Enters Flesh

    The Fives aren’t everyone’s favorite cards in tarot—but they are at The Word Witch! The Fives are full of challenge, conflict, and contraction, but they are also where we meet our biggest opportunity to learn, grow, and spiritually evolve. This episode, we explore the Hierophant, Temperance, and the Minor Fives, and Claire shares why they chose to name their in-progress tarot deck Fifth Spirit Tarot. (Hint: it’s because of the Fives!)
     
    Tarot Cards in this episode: the Hierophant, Temperance, 5 of Wands, 5 of Swords, 5 of Cups, 5 of Pentacles.
     
    Check out the Fifth Spirit Tarot deck at www.fifthspirittarot.com
     
    The Word Witch is a podcast about tarot, astrology, magic, and belief made especially for queer folx and others making magick from the margins. The host Claire Burgess (they/them) is a queer and nonbinary tarot reader, educator, illustrator, writer, podcaster, and witch. They're the person behind The Word Witch Tarot, along with plenty of help from their partner and business wizard, Aaron Caffee (he/him). Claire is the creator of Fifth Spirit Tarot, a trauma-informed tarot deck for queers, outsiders, survivors, and anyone striving to not just survive, but also thrive.
     
    Connect with us:
    Instagram: @the.word.witch
    Facebook: @thewordwitchtarot
    Website: www.thewordwitchtarot.com
     
    If you want to support this podcast, please join us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/thewordwitchtarot
     
    The Word Witch is produced, written, and recorded by Claire Burgess. Editing help and tech support come from Danu Vino. Our logo is designed by Claire Burgess. Our theme music is "Counting Rice" by Bitches in the Beehive, used with permission. 

    • 1 hr
    #13: Q&A - Reversals, Intuition vs. Brain, and a Surprise!

    #13: Q&A - Reversals, Intuition vs. Brain, and a Surprise!

    The Word Witch answers your questions with the help of Tarot Ranger (a.k.a. Aaron, a.k.a. Babe)! We field questions about right brain/left brain and the receptive/projective energies in tarot, distinguishing between intuition and opinion during readings, the tricky bits in reading for people you know, and, finally, working with reversals. This episode also contains some exciting announcements, so tune in!
     
    Connect with Claire:
    Instagram: @the.word.witch
    Twitter: @WordWitchTarot
    Facebook: @thewordwitchtarot
    Website: thewordwitchtarot.com
     
    Connect with Aaron:
    Instagram: @tarot.ranger
     
    If you want to support this podcast, please join us on Patreon! https://www.patreon.com/thewordwitchtarot
     
    The Word Witch is produced, written, edited, and recorded by Claire Burgess. Tech support comes from Danu Vino. Our logo is designed by Claire Burgess. Our theme music is "Counting Rice" by Bitches in the Beehive. Their album, Itty Bitty Spaces is available now on iTunes, Spotify, and elsewhere!

    • 49 min
    #12: The Emperor, the 4's, and Cultivated Expansion

    #12: The Emperor, the 4's, and Cultivated Expansion

    In this episode, Claire has a LOT to say about The Emperor, Death, and the rest of the number family of the 4’s! This is the energy of structure and stability, of systems and intelligent design, and of intentionally cultivated growth. The Emperor is an often misunderstood card, one with which many folks have a hard time connecting, so here we unpack the card’s associations with patriarchy and toxic masculinity and take a look at The Emperor’s true medicine, which has nothing to do with either.
     
    Tarot Cards in this episode:
    -The Emperor
    -Death
    -4 of Wands
    -4 of Swords
    -4 of Cups
    -4 of Pentacles
     
    If you liked this episode, please subscribe, rate, and review! It would do our hearts (and our stats) such good!
     
    Connect with Claire:
    Instagram: @the.word.witch
    Twitter: @WordWitchTarot
    Facebook: @thewordwitchtarot
    Website: thewordwitchtarot.com
     
    If you want to support this podcast, please join us on Patreon! https://www.patreon.com/thewordwitchtarot
    The Word Witch is produced, written, and recorded by Claire Burgess. Editing help and tech support come from Danu Vino. Our logo is designed by Claire Burgess. Our theme music is "Counting Rice" by Bitches in the Beehive. Their album, Itty Bitty Spaces is available now on iTunes, Spotify, and elsewhere!

    • 58 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
44 Ratings

44 Ratings

YvonneMarguerite ,

A fab Tarot, witchy podcast

This podcast keeps your attention and is very informative. Love the Word Witch! Highly recommend.

AplusB ,

7s & Chariot Epi

The 7s & Chariot was such a great episode, so insightful. Thank you!

Pengi & Llama ,

Truly awesome insight!

The Word Witch is amazing! I love every episode, and I find myself nodding and laughing and crying along with Clair and their guests every day during my commute to and from work. The lessons on the Tarot are a truly awesome insight and have deepened my appreciation for my deck and the things the cards have told me. The inclusive, loving nature of the Word Witch is amazing! I love love love the acceptance and energy that pours through my radio every time I hit play. Thank you, Word Witch!

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