Pretty queer, it would seem.
Following a fun discussion over on Autostraddle, I thought I’d share my favourite cards in the Steampunk Tarot by Barbara Moore and Aly Fell.
First things first – every single character in this entire deck is very white and very thin. So it’s not what you would call a diverse tarot.
And the tarot fashion award most definitely goes to the Page of Cups.
Hello, Knight of Swords. (Not 100% sure what the Knight of Pentacles is doing there but he seems like a jolly nice chap.)
How about these guys?
Make mine The Chariot
And to melt the hardest of lesbian hearts…
“Actually I’d prefer the purple ones.”
And no-one is going to convince me that this ain’t a deeply serious poly communication moment:
So many feelings
The Steampunk Tarot: Diverse it ain’t. But if you enjoy looking at pictures of awesome-looking skinny white girls in an array of incredibly cool Victorian dapper/femme attire while you’re practicing cartomancy, this deck is probably a wise investment.
I’m a 30-something writer, artist, tarot reader, and perpetual explorer of the space between thought, feeling, and action.
I believe that spirituality and ritual are for everybody. I’m about the journey, in all of its messy, non-linear, chaotic iterations. I am excited by anticapitalist business and living with my whole entire self present. I use tarot cards to bring forth hidden truth, and ritual to affirm my commitment, over and over, to my ever-shifting path.