Originally published: Jul 13, 2017 The Fool is very special to me, and integral to all Major Arcana too. As the 0 the first card in the set, The Fool is truely the beginning, the pure, naive and purest version of yourself. With an innocence and open mind it pushes forward. Letting go of hurt and pushing forward, I try to come back to this place, embrace my inner child, without assumptions being open to new adventures.
Here is the transcription from my Interview with Frank – Enjoy.
I choose the Fool, some times I call the joker. The fool to me is so wise and child like, holding that wisdom lightly. I choose the fool because I most resonate with this card out of the whole deck. It’s the most non gendered, non binary card, and I identify as A-gender, non binary, or post gender as I call it, and so for me, not so much standing in a gendered archetype but more about the story behind the Fool.
Journeying, with an undertow of wisdom that carries you but with a light openness in your stride. I feel like I’ve had a very big life, learned a lot of different things, and seen a lot of different things, but there was a point where I realised that the past doesn’t dictate the future and all wisdom and lesson I have learned may play some roll, but to go forward with an open heart and a fresh or young mind. As individual as the message might be, to always find the joy in your lessons, and have fun while you’re learning them, its no fun if you’re too serious.
I love the idea of representing our queer peers, and all different ways of being. I think it speaks volumes in doing a reading, because you’re resonating with those cards and you’re resonating with the people you see, and we all need support in our Queerness.
19. The Fool – Frank
The Fool Queer Tarot Card
Each card will be accompanied by a short clip of the model sharing their story and their connection with the card.
A queer Tarot photography project, based on the 22 Major Arcana cards.
The traditional tarot decks are super heteronormative, can be very white and gender binary. There’s very little representation in existing decks for a queer person to relate to. The queer tarot decks that do exist are mostly out of print or very hard to find. Starting with just the Major Arcana, this project aims to create community and tell queer stories through tarot.
Shooting portraits of queer people, inclusive of all genders, orientations, nationalities and ages in a style that reflects the individual’s association, embodiment or the bringing to life of the Tarot card they have chosen. The choice is their personal reflection of the interpretation of that Tarot card.
Each Tarot card will inspire one landscape photo, one portrait photo and a 1-2 minute video interview from that person, tell their story and explain why they relate, embody or love the card they’ve chosen – what Queer Tarot means to them.
This newsletter list means I will email you twice a month-ish as I create the new Tarot Cards. Thank you for following this project as we create a Queer Tarot Deck together! Your support and encouragement makes this happen. Behind the scenes of the Tarot Cards, and the odd pen-pal letter to thank you for being awesome.
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