Masculinity & Tarot Kings
The concepts we call "masculine" and "feminine" are difficult to define because they are subjective. Gender is expression, inherent to freedom and unique to each individual.
As a queer, I’ve learned to use gender like a palette rather than an assignment. I express my gender like a mood, to find empowerment and evoke my sexuality. The Kings and Queens in Dark Days were inspired by queer and drag concepts. Think of them as gender-charged costumes worn for the sake of expression.
There is masculine and feminine energy in life and all beings. With that being said, there is a lot of understandable resistance to masculinity in our culture. Patriarchy has caused a toxic breakdown in gender expression on the whole. The Kings in Tarot can lend a helpful hand in managing this breakdown.