Recently learning about the Queer Astrology conference (it’s something I’m really into), and listening to a podcast about centering the queer story. So instead of a queer astrologer or witch doing a talk at a traditional astrology event and being the fringe, if we’re centering the queer story, it’s no longer “the other”. It’s not “here’s the queer interpretation which is also possible”. That’s my take on queer tarot – “Here’s the standard interpretations with gender, patriarchal, anglo ideas on what the mythology means, and here’s the other option”. If heteronormativity is the norm, what if you flip it, that Queer relational dynamics are the norm, and it might be a disorder to be attracted or relate to someone in a hetro normative way. I like that idea with the Queer tarot, that this is the centre story, this is the main interpretation, and other things are possible too.
Thank you for the wonderful, deep conversations we had making this card and more since. Please dont ever stop being your wonderful Queer Self.