Thanks so much for visiting the Queer Tarot Project, good luck! I am VERY excited to have this deck and a large number of others to give away. We last gave away The Slow Holler tarot – another beautiful queer deck, now this time the This Might Hurt.
I’m just so bored with the Hero’s Journey. I feel culturally nauseous about it, personally and culturally nauseous about it. About one person going to do the things, and do the hard thing, and fighting off the things, and then coming back a hero. It’s not working, it’s a narrative that needs to be done. So the card for me, in the traditional images of it, are of one person and I think that’s done. The age of the guru is over, or I hope, the better language for that the “age of the individual”. White supremacy has a tendency to say, ‘Who’s the one person, no, who’s the one person.’ No one person has hardly ever done a thing.
Every way of feeling and being is appropriate for everyone. Be you! The more my younger self lets themself be open, the more that they’re gonna thrive and they’re gonna blossom.
Just because you’re queer and part of the LGBTQ+ does not give you a pass on misappropriation. On racially or culturally insensitive acts or other things in that, of that nature.Magic that doesn’t belong to you, exactly. It’s taken me a long time to be comfortable as a witch as a person, as a person of colour as a queer individual. It has taken me so unbelievably long to recognize, feel, and experience myself for the value that I have.
Queen of Swords: Take that anger, take that rage and hone it and focus it it’s going to be a long fight. Use your strength and your power to create positivity in the world. Hold your tongue a bit more think a lot deeper about the words that you are going to use be more restrained in your emotions
Queering the Knight of Swords: As a trauma survivor am reclaiming those thoughts – reclaiming my own thought and being able to focus my intellect and focus my creativity in a way that is active rather than passive. Hold your own Sword in your hand and learn how to wield them, learn how to use them; have the discipline of the Knight – anything is possible.
Which cards represent where you’re still hurting from this oppression and which ones represent where you have something to offer or give back right now? Don’t overstep or give into white saviorism with this. Know your place and your role in the movement.
There’s a time for cutting yourself out of things. The inspiration and the ability to discern. Life is confusing, but seemed really when I was young. Take a few more risks. It’s not that I never took risks, but I was pretty uncertain at times.
Queen of Swords has completely changed everything about my life, including where I find my spirituality – unseen allies that follow you in the spirit world. Femme for me means embracing the feminine aspects of my personhood. It doesn’t relate to my genitals or my body.