That Ace of Cups, that dreamy, aspirational queer inside that still is able to thrive. We’re not supposed to just survive – we thrive.
Queering the 3 of Swords I would tell my younger self that you’re not going to get over grief, that it is there, and you have to learn to live with it. You can still have hope, you can still live, and you can still love, but you don’t have to hate that part of yourself.
I left on this Queer Tarot cards photography tour at the end of December, and visited Philadelphia, Chicago, Alberta, Vancouver Island and Salt Spring Island. I did over a dozen more photo shoots along the way, and each one has changed me and taught me so much.
Queering the 9 of Cups. Till my dying day I will out myself as queer and I will out myself as a witch so that people aren’t afraid of it any more. I think a queer tarot deck is all about that. It’s all about, just being out. Out and about. It gets better and better and better. Find your community. We’re everywhere and we’re waiting for you. I see you.
“That’s okay, it’s been my pleasure having your stay. Now I can say I hosted and artist.”
I don’t think this person knew how much these words meant to me. I know I’ve written a little about imposter syndrome before
Queering The 7 of Swords You and your medicine are going to walk through this world, and the world isn’t going to want to take it and that’s hard for you. Don’t forget your medicine and adding to what it already is – letting it reveal it’s self. Queer Tarot Cards The seven of Swords Minor Arcana
As the 8 of cups I would tell my younger self that it’s okay to be an introvert. To give yourself permission to chose to do things that takes care of yourself.
I would tell my younger self to look out for queerness as a turning point, queer theory, queer people. After moving to Melbourne 6 years ago, I did not expect that queerness and intersectional feminism has been the missing link in my studies and training in mental health specifically. I would tell my younger self to just hang in there. You’re not going to find the missing piece from academic elders, you’re going to find it in the queer community for your own personal healing. To be able to work in a more rounded way, to be able to solve problems or help relationships – it’s gender roles that are hurting people. That was huge. That idea was absent from the first 10 years of trying to work on my trauma.
When I started my journey to create a Queer Tarot Deck, I didn’t know any already existed. Now that I am so far into this project, I have discovered, found and been sent so many links of wonderful, inspiring work that has been created, recently and many years ago. Here I aim to list and honour decks that I love, own, recommend or have simply be told about.
Queering 3 of Cups: Relationship Anarchy Realising the core of who I am isn’t some set of expectations I have about myself or the people around me. We are all much more powerful, than we let ourselves think a lot of the time, around what kind of experiences we want. We are the authors and subjects of our own experiences.