I’ve stepped back, stopped feeling bad, and given myself permission to remove the deadline, to pause, to take a breath. Telling stories and creating an inspirational and spiritual representation of our realness through photographic tarot deck – THAT is what I’m about. I
I have chosen the 2 of Wands. For me the 2 of Wands is about knowing your self worth and realising your choice of direction is your own. In other representations of the card I see usually a young man looking out a the world, and he’s free to set his path. I chose the 2 of Wands. For me it is about knowing your self worth & realising your choice of direction is your own. I’ve been unravelling the stories that have been written for me and trying to find the stories that I want to write. My younger self knew but I unlearned it some where along the way.
The King of cups is jovial, jolly and happy. I would tell younger self that “Your cup has always been full an overflowing. Laugh more, have more fun, stress less, breathe, go outside, and love yourself.” Drink deep, know yourself in all your parts, be the cup you need to be for yourself & the world around you.
Queering the 2 of Cups for Queer tarot. My abilities lie in Energy sharing and connection. Im an empath and I connect with the land and myself to self care. Dont be scared of connection and being vulnerable.
If someone pulled the Host of Swords in a tarot reading I would want them to know that having a male body in this world is gentle, it is an offering of more than self. It is a kindness, a gentleness, it is beautiful. You can romanticise yourself. You can be strong and beautiful.
I chose the Tower, and in some Deck’s it is called The Storm. The Tower card is about rebirth and destroying things and I think thats that what I find myself constantly doing. Throwing things out and starting again. I work writing theatre, I’ve only just learned that the best can be to say “I’m going to start again”
I chose the Lovers because it represents unity more specifically the unity in myself. When I was younger I used to shun the feminine side. It took meeting allot of people that showed me there’s no shame. Taking on drag is something that allowed me to express my femininity and love who I am.
What really appealed to me is the boundaries we create, the respect for boundaries. In a kink sense that can be having conversations about boundaries or hard limits, and being clear about them -there is such a relief in that. What is it about this card that you resist and where is that thing you resist – in yourself.
“They think I’ll never find an audience that will resonate with what I have to offer – but there are people out there who are just like me, and I can’t be the only one!” I think it’s about finding your inner divinity and your inner power & knowing that you are just as worthy, beautiful & just powerful as anyone else.
What is home? And how do we define it. This interview started me thinking about the end, beginning and completion of cycles, travel and the passing of time, and truely came into my life right at the time I was thinking of going on the road too and moving overseas to Canada. I’m so grateful for all the lessons I’ve learned through these Queer Tarot Cards.
The Hight Priestess for me is one of balance as well as power and trust, and that’s important in society. A Queer Tarot deck is important, because it gives meaning to the queer community. I’m still rediscovering myself right now, and for those who are intersex out there, never give up on your identity, be who you are, and never give up. Don’t be something that you’re not.
The Queen of Cups has been my signifier tarot card, many years ago and re-reading it I think it still holds. It’s about intuition, which is a part of me that I really need to reconnect with. It is creative and nurturing, full of nature and WINE or Coffee. Queer Tarot Card Queen of Cups
Queer Tarot Cards Judgement version 2 Queer Tarot #METOO Me Too March. With #MeToo people are being more upfront with their communities & how to keep themselves safe as a community. Why not have Tarot be embodied by Queer people, adding queer experiences as layers of metaphors & meaning to each concept portrayed
Queering Judgement: 20 for Queer Tarot #blacklivesmatter I am Judgement. Our generation is under immense pressure of external judgement. It’s a heavy card that intertwines love and acceptance. It’s a card to remind you that what ever you’re feeling in your heart that needs to be said, absolutely needs to be said.
How can this loss serve me? Where does it point my work? I need to metabolise my pain and frustration as energy. I cannot blame the festival advertising – how can I look at this differently and look at a different door, probably one that scares the pants off me. Right here right now I am stopping complaining (mostly in my head to myself), I am going to stop beating myself up, and reach for what I really want for this project in a different way.
Queering The Magician: 1 Queer Tarot Card. I chose the Magician because I think we all have our magical side and it’s not about making things disappear. It’s about making your inner self appear for the rest of the world and letting your light shine.
Queering the Devil tarot Card- Raven: “I chose the Devil, because it represents my wild self, my world, my wilderness, my primal instinctive nature that knows no limitations no restrictions. I picked it to celebrate myself, to reclaim my physicality as something sacred.” This beautiful card was shot in New Zealand, in Wellington up in the bush, and as part of the shoot we created a ritual celebration to celebrate the Devilishness in us.
Queering The Chariot – 7 I chose the Chariot because I could relate to it in the sense that you need will power, and the desire to want to change your situation and taking the world by its horns. Getting out there and making it happen for yourself. I did that by becoming a refugee.
Melbourne Midsummer Queer Tarot Exhibition: Telling Queer Stories through the Archetype of Tarot. Queer Tarot by and for the Queer community Queer Photography Exhibition. Click through for dates and Exhibition Location. January 26th to 28th & February 2nd to 4th in Richmond Victoria
Queering the World Tarot Card: Don’t be afraid, fear not, you’re going to go through hell. But you have an inner strength, and inner femininity that keeps you going. That dream of womanhood.” Sometimes womanhood isn’t what you’re born with, it’s something that you earn, you have to work to. The World as a card of vulnerability, openness and nudity, and freedom of expression. I’d say “You have so much traveling to do, so much adapting to do, you have so much to work for. To unveil yourself and show the world your true colours”