My son and I completed this deck together, as I waited for my Low Rider Dachshund Tarot to
finish its print run (when a project is out of your hands, you put something else in your hands!).
We hope that this deck becomes a helpful go-to for you, and a mainstay in your toolbox.
I have always been fascinated by the centuries-old Japanese practice of repairing pottery with
gold, known as “Kintsugi”. Repairing something and rendering it even more beautiful with its
embedded story was something I wanted to embody in this deck.
I have added an optional, unnumbered Person card, as the system comes from a history where
a gender binary was the norm. The Person in this deck is based on a friend of mine, Amy, who
is an ally, a member of the LGBTQ+ community, and a strong advocate for people of diverse
abilities. The child in this deck is Amy’s son Emmet. Both Amy and Emmet live with Marfan’s
syndrome, which is a rare condition that affects connective tissue. Amy and Emmet will
experience a lifetime of monitoring and life-saving surgeries. They are in a sense, like Kintsugi.
Please visit www.marfan.org to learn more about this condition.