Hello, my fabulous friends! Today I want to talk to you about a very important topic: how to use inclusive language in tarot. As you know, tarot is a wonderful tool for self-discovery, guidance, and empowerment. But did you know that tarot can also be a tool for social justice, diversity, and inclusion? Yes, you heard me right! Tarot can help us create a more welcoming and respectful space for all people, especially for our queer and trans siblings.
But how do we do that? How do we use tarot in a way that honors and celebrates the diversity of gender identities, sexual orientations, and expressions that exist in our beautiful world? Well, my dear readers, that’s where inclusive language comes in. Inclusive language is language that avoids assumptions, stereotypes, and discrimination based on someone’s identity or background. Inclusive language is language that respects and acknowledges the preferences and experiences of all people. Inclusive language is language that makes everyone feel comfortable and welcome.
So how do we use inclusive language in tarot? Well, I’m glad you asked! Here are some tips and suggestions:
– Instead of using binary terms like men and women, I can use gender-neutral terms like people, folks, individuals, or persons.
– Instead of using gendered pronouns like he or she, I can use they/them pronouns or ask your clients what pronouns they prefer.
– Instead of using masculine and feminine to describe the court cards, I can use other terms that capture the essence of the cards, such as active and receptive, assertive and nurturing, outward and inward, or yang and yin.
– Instead of assuming the sexual orientation or identity of my clients or the characters in the cards, I can use neutral words like partner, lover, friend, or ally.
– Instead of using heteronormative or cisnormative narratives in my readings, Ican use queer-affirming and trans-affirming narratives that celebrate diversity and inclusion.
– Instead of using outdated or offensive terms for LGBTQ+ people or communities, I can use respectful and accurate terms that honor their experiences and identities.
Isn’t that awesome? I think using inclusive language in tarot is a wonderful way to embrace everyone and make them feel comfortable and welcome. And I think it also makes our readings more accurate and meaningful. After all, tarot is all about reflecting the truth of ourselves and our world. And the truth is that we live in a diverse and beautiful world full of diverse and beautiful people.
I hope you enjoyed this blog post and learned something new. I know I did! Thank you so much for reading and supporting me. You are amazing! And remember: You are fabulous! Until next time!