Australian Women’s Voices

Examining Tarot through the Aperture of Real Life Stories

Recognizing the achievements of women in all facets of life – science, community, government, literature, art, sports, medicine – has a huge impact on the development of self-respect and new opportunities for girls and young women.

By walking history’s pathways, we learn to step forward with confidence. The legacy of how others shaped society sparks our own longings to contribute. Everyone needs role models — inspirational footsteps to follow.

History must tell the whole story. For girls, knowing women’s achievements expands their sense of what is possible, offers ideas about what legacies they may leave for those who follow.

For all of us, knowledge of women’s strengths and contributions builds respect and nourishes self esteem — crucial to all children and adults now, and in the years to come.

Enter Tarot

Tarot, if you take a closer look at the symbolism and backstory of the cards, is a way of providing us with the power we need to manage our everyday lives. It reminds us that our lives are complex, that the solutions to our dilemmas and desires are within reach.

The best deck to begin with is the Rider Waite Tarot deck. If you are new to Tarot consider acquiring a resource like the Tarot Bible.

Educators are willing, often eager, to introduce women’s history but they lack materials and support. Enter Tarot! This is a tool that is compatible with telling and understanding real life stories.

Of recent times the quest for a healthy mind has led many people to turn to tarot. Many professionals will attest to the fact that Tarot is an invaluable addition to any first aid kit or artist toolbox. They will point out that this deck of cards, with culturally derived meanings, can be use for spirituality, art, and storytelling reasons

In this instance we will be using the 78 cards of the Tarot Deck as a vehicle to showcase the dominant archetypes possessed by inspired women who have left indelible footprints on this land. In an age of ‘Influencers’ it is worth stopping to remember and celebrate the diverse Australian women who have helped shape the history of modern Australia. They stand ready to open doorways to your understanding of their lives and how you may shape yours.