Join The LGBT Community Center Archive and Sinister Wisdom for an evening celebrating Queer Magic, Astrology, and Tarot, to mark the opening of the exhibition “Homoscopes: Queer Spirituality & Symbolism in 1970s Lesbian Print.” We’ll gather for shares from spiritist witch Krysta Venora (Pink Opal Magic); artist and musician Cristy Road Carrera (The Next World Tarot); and astrologer Alice Sparkly Kat (“Postcolonial Astrology,” North Atlantic Books); followed by a group conversation and Q&A led by Sinister Wisdom’s Cassidy Scanlon (@mercurial_musings).
Homoscopes, curated by Rachel Pitkin in partnership with The Center Archive, will explore the representation of alternative beliefs in lesbian print of the 1970s. From reclaiming deviant imagery to developing unique spiritual practices, writers and artists sought to entertain and empower their readers through references to Witchcraft, Astrology, and elements of Spirituality.
Krysta Venora (they/them) is an Afro-Indigenous, Trans, Non-Binary Queer, spiritist witch, and psychic medium. Born on a full moon in Long Beach, CA, they have always been close to the veil and now live in their purpose as one of its guardians. A gifted channel, Krysta focuses on offering guided meditation spirit world journeys and spirit channeling sessions to their community via Pink Opal Magic. Heart-centered, open-minded, and an ever-changing Gemini, Krysta is here to help you fly.
Cristy Road Carrera
Cristy Road Carrera (she/her) is a Cuban-American artist, writer, and musician from Miami, FL, by way of Brooklyn, NY. She’s been publishing graphic novels and zines since the mid 90s, and has illustrated countless books, records, movements, and her own music. Her most recent work, “The Next World Tarot,” in line with her memoirs, focuses on justice, radical love, and survival. Her art and music tackles mental health, sexuality, cultural identity, punk rock, and thriving in a broken world. For a full bio and works catalog check croadcore.org.
Alice Sparkly Kat
Alice Sparkly Kat (they/them) is a Queer, PoC astrologer. They use astrology to re-chart a history of the subconscious, redefine the body in the world, and reimagine history as collective memory. Their astrological work has been showcased at MoMA, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Brooklyn Museum, and Hauser and Wirth Gallery. They’re friendly, located in Brooklyn, and available for readings. Learn more at alicesparklykat.com.
Cassidy Scanlon (Moderator)
Cassidy Scanlon (she/they) is a queer writer, teacher, and astrologer. Their consultation and facilitative practice is centered on collaborative synthesis, bridging gaps between intellectual discourse and lived experience. She aims to use her art and astrology platform as a way to help others engage with shadow work, framing struggle as an empowering and self-affirming process. You can view more of their work on their website or follow them on Instagram @mercurial_musings.