The new age of crystal meanings, tarot card readings, and astrology apps has dawned upon us faster than Mercury in retrograde. Irie Aman and Tarot on the Moon’s Elaine Mok unpack this global phenomenon making waves on the Internet and popping up at markets—how it functions as a shared language and acts as a beacon of solace amidst the hustle and bustle of life. Could these ancient ways of divination hold the key to saving us from ourselves?
Irie Aman is a creative and community builder. Currently, Irie hosts dink, a monthly open mic night for all mediums and artists, and leads QUASA, a Queer Muslim collective. They were previously the Editor-in-Chief of The Local Rebel, an intersectional feminist zine.
Elaine (she/her), a.k.a Tarot on the Moon, is a tarot reader and linguist. She embraces the tarot’s multi-faceted applications: a medium for radical self-reflection, a tool for reframing marginalised narratives, and a canvas for creative storytelling.
She has offered literary tarot readings with local online bookstore Wormhole. Additionally, she has been featured on Harper’s Bazaar Singapore, 987 FM, and Today Online. Find her on Instagram @tarotonthemoon.
Hasha Iman is a trying writer and researcher with a deep interest in Southeast Asian written, visual and performative art.