The Patella Tarot
The Court Cards:
Changes to Major Arcana:
Burned Witch (Hanged Man)
The Cardinal (Hierophant)
The Patella Spread (7 cards)
The Walking Spread (5 cards)
The Panic Spread (3 cards)
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 and further enabled by Brigid's creative blessing 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.
I have designed three custom spreads to be utilized with this deck, and they will have placement cards to make the layout's of reading & interpretation easier. This deck is informed by my own use of chaos magic while I have sought assistance, visibility & healing. I am also working on a guidebook to go with it.
I have researched printing costs and will likely chose to use a local printer when the project is complete. If stretch goals are reached, the deck will also come with a 2-part glossy box for storage, a notebook for recording reflections and readings, as well as a pen.
This project 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. I am posting regular updates of the art and my creative/spiritual evolution on instagram at thepotatowitch.
Kickstarter Cancelled - Project Continuing on New Terms
Kickstarter Cancelled due to COVID19 & mental health impacts but the work goes on!
Get prints & other items at thepotatowitch.threadless.com (artist proceeds donated until end of July)
Check NOTES OF CHAOS for updates
Share this project with other queer, neurodiverse, invisibly disabled witches & our allies! Every contribution & share helps! Get involved in shared magic by engaging with my process of creation. This Tarot will help guide us into a new future.
Transcript for Spoken Word Introduction
1/45k raised, read about the emotions behind the project & promo