"Teeming with vivid symbology arising from the artist's personal journey of healing and transformation, the Patella Tarot is a unique and captivating interpretation of the classic divination system. At once heartbreaking and exhuberantly affirming, the images are a celebration of queer, neurodivergent, and disabled realities on the path to spiritual integration and freedom from oppression."
Tatiana Peet, Registered Art Therapist & Counsellor
The Patella Tarot is a queer eclectic tarot card set using my body and life as metaphor to convey the experiences of invisible disability. It is informed by trauma work, polyvagal theory, dream work with the Goddess Hecate as part of a greater personal healing journey that acts as a spiritual gift to others.
This Tarot seeks to soothe and empower marginalized and disabled activists in their own pursuit of healing and justice in the world. The symbolism is shifted to reflect metaphors of our modern world and call on a future that is not ruled by constructs of money and gender. It has elements of body horror while dealing with mental illness, representations of strength while dealing with disability, joint hypermobility syndrome, PTSD & overlapping complex medical experiences.
This Tarot emerged spontaneously as part of my journey towards healing creative pathways in my mind in relation to past trauma that affected my ability to create to my full ability. Creating this Tarot has propelled me to go beyond my limits in new ways, as I hope it will also enable you to. It is informed by my understanding of polyvagal trauma theory and almost 10 years of personal magical and spiritual practice.
I have designed three custom spreads to be utilized with this deck, they have 15 placement cards total to assist in reading and interpreting these custom spreads.
Over 20k words to assist in working with the Patella Tarot! Downloadable PDF Digital Guide of Text available with purchase.
The Art from the Patella Tarot can also be previewed and purchased on a variety of items (masks, t-shirts, bags, prints, stickers, etc) on my Threadless Shop, where 50% of all artist proceeds related to the Patella Tarot are redirected to support The Bail Project & Reclaim the Block.
BONUS OPTION: If you enjoy having an extra layer of protection to carry the Patella Tarot and perhaps a few small magical tools of your own, the box fits inside the large parts cloth drawstring bag, available in Black, Blue, or Red.
Content Warning: Some illustrations include nudity with visible nipples and body hair. A couple cards have implied drinking, smoking or vaping. Body horror is present with artistic and symbolic representations of joints, patella dislocations, ocular dystonia, muscles and blood veins.
|March 22, 2021
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