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.
Queer Community Flags & Symbols I’ve designed the back of the Tarot Cards to represent Queer Community Magick & include as many queer community flags & symbols that represent gender & sexuality. These are correct to the best of my knowledge- if any need updating please let me know.
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
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.
Behind the Scenes work for the Queer Tarot Card Project with Florence. Photographing Queer People and Telling their Stories through the Archetypes of Tarot. Creating Queer Community and a Queer Tarot Deck
Using ‘feminine’ and ‘masculine’ when they are specifically using it as shorthand for ‘passive’ ‘active’ or ‘nurturing’ ‘stern’ Say what you mean instead of gendering it. Nurturing, passive ‘yin’ characteristics aren’t in all feminine people. Stern /active ‘yang’ characteristics aren’t in all masculine people.
A beautiful video supporting the Queer Tarot Project and how it gives a platform to all types of Queer Voices to tell their stories and be heard. To have people like us visible when talk about guides, mentors or spirituality.