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.
Queering the 4 of Cups: It’s not “It could be better” but more “you should be aware of what you have right now – the perceptions”. Queer Tarot- We need to see a highly diverse tarot deck, people of different backgrounds, and energy. It’s a bunch of archetypes and energy combined. Queer means everything, it’s a rainbow, queer can mean something so weird an odd but in a good way. Something that is interesting not as immediately apparent. Queer can mean one thing to one person and completely different to another.
The woods we’re in right now are a particularly queer part of the woods, because it is a cruising place. One of my favourite things is to wander the woods during the late afternoon in summer, and just listening to the sounds of the forest, and seeing men moving through the woods, feeling my body, and other bodies and the warmth of the sun. This card for me is that it is grounded in curiosity, he’s not learning because he has to, he’s learning because he wants to.
I am worthy if beautiful spaces, I’m worthy of intimacy, from others and myself. Connection and love in myself.
Put on your armour, weather that is your lipstick or your favourite boots. Your queer armour, what ever makes you feel good, what ever protects you, and enforce those boundaries but also fight for the things you want.
Queer tarot is so important because we’ve been bequeathed this language, all these archetypes and we get to play with them. We get to reimagine the world with Queer Tarot
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.
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.
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.