It’s no secret that stories help us understand our lives and the world around us. We rely on narratives, such as, to understand our experiences, emotions, and environment. As a Tarot reader, I have always viewed the Tarot as a mindful, spiritual practice rooted in storytelling. It’s like Each facing card works like a chapter in a novel.
The origin of Tarot is obscure (some historians believe that the oldest card set, Viscontisforza The deck, and its origins are in late 14th or early 15th century Milan, with others speculating a connection to ancient Egypt), but the cards seem to be more popular today than ever before. Creative Director Maria Grazia Chiuri incorporates Tarot motifs and archetypes into the designs of the luxury fashion house Dior. haute couture The Spring-Summer 2021 Le Château du Tarot collection features wavy gowns, tailored trousers and capes, Renaissance style inspired by the main Arcana archetypes of the Visconti Sforza Deck, such as the High Priestess, the Fool and Justice. Features a luxurious shape. Last year, the Museum of Modern Art in New York hosted an extensive retrospective of French artist Niki de Saint Phalle. Niki de Saint Phalle’s sculptures and paintings are particularly inspired by the Tarot.podcasts like your magic With Michelle Tee, who often features celebrity guests, and Taschen’s new exquisite book Libraries in Esoterica The series further illustrates the rise of Tarot. Lynn Araujo, Director of Editorial and Communications at US Games Systems, a leading publisher of tarot decks, said: FT Last year, “The rise was even more dramatic during the pandemic. Many print runs had to be doubled because they sold out so quickly.” seems to have awakened a fast-paced collective interest in the mythology of
For tarot readers, social workers, and authors tarot for change, Jessica Dore, whose poetic musings and scholarly reflections on the Tarot have become widely shared across social media, said that the Tarot is a well-established practice in meaning-making. I’m not interested in using it, but I see the tarot reading as an opportunity to complicate something rather than boil it down. The more Dore went into this approach, the more he realized that people weren’t always looking for answers.
Her readings are often enthusiastically received by clients, but can unnerve tarot purists who interpret the cards more traditionally. I think it’s really important that people understand that it’s our right to give meaning to reality and tell that truth,” says Dore. Let someone tell you, it’s really powerful to feel like you can be a part of that process.”
Released in 2021, a collaboration between artist and designer Kendrick Day and artist, author and healer Justin Henry, the Justice Cards in a deck called The Black Queer Tarot explores the importance of the Tarot’s ability to heal through this kind of world-building. demonstrating gender. In keeping with Western heteronormative traditions, the Justice card in many decks is regally robed, holding a sword in one hand and balanced scales in the other, sitting confidently on a throne. drawn by a person. The cards and their traditional symbols evoke themes of fairness, responsibility, legal issues, accountability and truth. Or if the card is flipped it is unfair, unbalanced or dishonest. In The Black Queer Tarot, the cards of justice and their messages are presented in a purposefully crafted and entirely different imagery featuring Black Trans Lives Matter protests. “The flipping of the justice card in the guidebook speaks to what I have noticed in queer and black communities about protests and activism all too often,” says Henry. while talking about activism to eliminate black transgender lives. “I think it’s a story that many queer people can relate to. If so, they should read related stories. They.”
On the topic of gatekeeping and representation in tarot culture, tarot reader Halicue Hanna notes that despite its Western and European-centric history, tarot reading is not a closed practice and has grown in popularity, especially in times of isolation. Her advice is to: As an anti-violence advocate and counselor, Hannah’s approach to the Tarot places a strong emphasis on self-work. While historically accepted means of healing such as potentially costly therapies and dogmatic and exclusionary religious practices, the Tarot is something we can work on ourselves. It’s an opportunity to become, perform rituals, go inside for answers, create sacred spaces, and open portals to our own deep universes,” says Hannah.
The rise of the tarot as a popular form of self-care has provided a framework for many to feel rooted in volatile times, but the unregulated nature of tarot culture, especially exploitation in this area, has provided a framework for many. , commercialization, or fraud remain. “It’s a big can of worms. Anyone can take a lot of paper and turn it into his tarot cards,” he says Dore. “But the more people who want to do it, the better for me, because it’s a process that gives more people meaning to themselves and names the world in a way that empowers them.” because it only allows them to participate in
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