Loving a tarot deck that I’m not supposed to love! What should I do?
This review is English. Pour des considérations similaires en français + une revue des aspects techniques, regarde ma vidéo de déballage du White Numen Tarot (qui existe en version française sous le nom Tarot des Divinités).
I am conflicted today. After watching an unboxing of The White Numen Tarot, I feel drawn towards its energy. Something primal, animist and Hekatean grabbed me. Should I accept my feelings or listen to my brain?
Here I am, holding the deck in my hands, charmed, mesmerized and a bit overwhelmed by how good it is at delivering messages. The White Numen called. I answered. Something is happening between us.
Yet, I can’t leave aside my reservations. It’s not that I enjoy nit-picking on any specific deck! It’s a broader issue! No matter how actively the tarot community engages in diversity and representation, it keeps pushing some people towards the margins.
The pathologisation of fat people is rampant. It is probably the main reason why most creators and publishers refuse to offer representation to us (and from us!). I can’t accept it though. Half of the population in my country isn’t thin! Why would they invisibilize us?
In June, everybody (especially companies) seemed to « celebrate » (not fight for though) queerness, including in the tarot industry. This wouldn’t have been possible 50 years ago. Queerness was then considered an illness, something to cure, something illegal, something to erase from our society. All of which sadly still exists. But so much has changed with regards to mainstream representation! Why is it so difficult for a similar shift to occur in the way we depict, understand and celebrate fatness?
The White Numen Tarot, like most tarot deck, is a thin deck. It’s a skinny deck.Lire la suite « White Numen Tarot Review »