Rebekah Erev is a queer, Jewish, Hebrew Priestess, and feminist artist, and she will be sharing a different divination card with us each month.
This month's card is: # 12 Boobs.
Card for the Month: # 12 Boobs (Yiddish: TSI-tsEs ;) )
From the Moon Angels / Malakh Halevanah Cards, a set of divination cards based on the cycle of the moon to help guide your days and nights.
In Judaism feelings are considered angels, so when you have a feeling it's an angel visiting you. Rebekah Erev, the creator of the deck has embraced this non-patriarchial notion of feelings being positive gifts. The cards offer a chance to connect with the cycle of the moon and one’s own intuition which can serve as a guide through emotional states. This deck is as much an oracle deck as an art deck: beautifully designed, locally printed and includes original gouache paintings on each card.
Okay, everybody. I predicted the card I’d pull for the month. I picked it earlier today, and then I knew I’d pick it again for the card for the month. Boooooobs. I cannot get away from this topic!
Recently I’ve been witnessing some beautiful embodiment of friends getting breast reduction and augmentation surgery, and I’ve witnessed similar experiences with friends getting top surgery in the past. Not everyone wants the chest they were born with, not everyone has the boobs they want, and some people want a rack who weren’t physically born with one. Giving people options about this is one of the main beauties of modern science.
But it’s not an option for most trans people because as a country we are just barely beginning to recognize trans rights. Having accessible, safe healthcare that includes hormones and surgery if one desires that and practitioners who understand trans issues is just a basic right. Black trans women are the most affected by our lack of education and services. This year we see this in the murders of Mesha Caldwell, Keke Collier, Jaquarrius Holland, Chyna Gibson, Ciara McElveen, all murdered since the beginning of 2017. This is also reflected in the number of black trans women who end up in prison, an extremely skewed number compared to other groups, and in a severely violent environment for them. Let’s commit to lift up the work of trans women of color and follow their lead in our work for liberation.
Rebekah Erev is an ordained Kohenet (Hebrew Priestess), who officiates weddings, commitment ceremonies and rituals. She specializes in helping people negotiate their distinct spiritual and secular backgrounds and blend their individual customs to create beautiful, unique ceremonies. A queer, feminist artist who works in object-making, ritual, performance and the written word, Erev self-published the Moon Angel / Malakh Halevanah deck and book, a modern day spiritual tool that centers the care of our bodies, nurtures our intuition, inspires creativity and honors the cycles of the earth.