DIVINATIOn & DIVERSITY
Harvey James Tarot is a manifestation of my desire to bring together divination and diversity, through education, exploration, and individual guidance.
I recently had the amazing privilege of being featured on Episode 15 of the Rise up! Good Witch podcast in a Tarot Storytelling segment about Temperance! For the sake of accessibility I have decided to post the transcript of my portion.
I say a lot in a short period of time, so I wanted to make the text available for those who would find it helpful in parsing the audio.
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I believe that tarot’s greatest use is as a tool for healing and growth, both in the community and the individual. As a transgender and queer person, I make it a point to approach tarot with a perspective that is inclusive to all. The core of my reading style is looking deeper than social traditions and stereotypes to read in a way that connects to every individual, no matter who they are.
To allow tarot to be an effective tool for growth for all, I prioritize the roots of tarot: the journey toward enlightenment, and the open mindedness that journey requires of us. I actively seek to leave behind the restrictive imagery and narratives imposed on the tarot, and build community around voices bringing tarot into the struggle for personal liberation, and the liberation of our communities.
My approach to tarot is centered around a non-hierarchical, non-binary, and non-judgmental perspective. I read archetypes of gender and sexuality presented in the tarot as empowering symbolism instead of confining stereotypes, offering tarot’s great guidance to those who have been ignored, erased, and even vilified within the conversation of tarot and spirituality.
Harvey James Tarot is a manifestation of my desire to bring together divination and diversity, through education, exploration, and individual readings. My priority is to share my unique perspective in a way that helps others connect with what I have found to be an incredible tool for growth and empowerment.
Harvey James (they/he) is a transgender, nonbinary, and queer tarot reader, artist, and writer. They have illustrated their own tarot deck with gender neutral imagery and an innovated naming system, bringing to life a modern and inclusive tarot narrative. Harvey has authored and presented the Gender and Tarot workshop on gender and sexuality in tarot, educating local readers on how to provide inclusive readings and how to expand on normative card interpretations.
Harvey is currently working to expand their workshop into a digital format to make it accessible to readers all over, and from all different experience levels. They plan to revise their deck, and make it and an accompanying guidebook available for purchase in the future.
Harvey is a Gemini sun, Pisces moon, and Cancer rising, currently living in Michigan. They’re favorite stones are blue tiger’s eye, smokey quartz, and citrine, and their favorite color is blue!
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