Cassandra looks at some LGBTQ-specific interpretations of this much-maligned card, from trans/homophobia and hiding in the closet, to getting out there and embracing your queer desire.
Temperance is a beautiful, uplifting card of balance and harmony...but it is one of the trickier cards to read for someone else, because one person's balance is another's chaos.
In a queer person's life, there is constant change and 'death', starting with the coming out process. Here are some queer-specific thoughts on interpreting this card.
[Guest post] Being stuck, cornered, and having to make a scary sacrifice rarely feels good. The Hanged Man is a card that shows up to show you what your options are, and help you explore those in your reading.
[Guest post] Justice as a word itself means many different things to many different people—as such, this is arguably one of the more subjective cards in the deck.
[Guest post] Our world is rapidly changing, in both wonderful and terrible ways, and even if divination isn't your thing, meditating on the crucial lessons of The Wheel can lead you to higher understanding and deeper success.
[Guest post] On the most basic level, those with unaccepting families will find themselves walking a Hermit's path before falling into a chosen family, and while this is not actually exclusive to queer experience, it is all too common in our community.
[Guest post] "Strength is straightforward and incredibly important to a queer person's life. Most often it is a call reminding us to be strong, or reminding us we ARE strong."
Queering the Tarot is a guest post series written by Cassandra Snow. Cassandra takes the most common interpretations and manifestations of the cards and discuss ways you might read them for a LGBTQQIA* client—or for yourself. Read all posts in the series here! Queering the Tarot: 7. The Chariot Someone with a strong will who can overcome obstacles …
[Guest post] "The Lovers' message seems straight forward enough regardless of identity, so why worry about queering it?"
[Guest post] "Essentially the Hierophant could mean the opposite of it's traditional meaning—that a break and healing from harmful systematic and institutional oppression is possible."
[Guest post] To truly queer the two traditional 'parents' of the tarot, we must go way beyond binary gendered notions of 'mother and father'.
[Guest post] For many people, gender and sexual identity are not set in stone, and this card has shown up time and time again when a client is being urged to accept that fluidity.
[Guest post] For many LGBTQIA people, the magic starts happening when you've hammered out what “being you” feels like, what you want life as your true self to look like.
[Guest post] I'm Cassandra Snow - I'm honored to be sharing an ongoing series I'm writing called Queering the Tarot. Let's start at the very beginning with card 0: The Fool.