Queer Tarot: The Fool As the 0 the first card in the set, The Fool is truely the beginning, the pure, naive and purest version of yourself. With an innocence and open mind it pushes forward. Letting go of hurt and pushing forward, I try to come back to this place, embrace my inner child, without assumptions being open to new adventures.
Even if the conflict itself is terrifying – the person that you are when you come out of it is so powerful. Don’t be intimidated by the idea that when making decisions about ourselves or our lives that it’s one thing or another – there are infinite options, there are infinite paths you can take.
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.
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.
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.