Recently, I fell down another Facebook rabbit hole, reading the posts on a site called The Existentialist. Whilst I personally don’t agree with this particular philosophy, (obviously, otherwise reading Tarot cards would be meaningless, lol), it gave me a laugh. I hope it gives you one too.
What is existentialism? Basically, it’s the belief that life has no meaning, A pretty bleak belief, but a valid one. Ultimately, none of us can know for sure. We just have to choose for ourselves based on our own experiences.
I’ve written before about how Tarot contains a holy book that charts the journey of a human soul through all the stages and experiences of life. I call these cards Life Lessons Tarot. But they’re better known as the Major Arcana.
I finally watched the Wolf of Wall Street and it was just as morally repugnant as I expected it to be. I had resisted it’s siren song for that reason for years. Honestly, life is too short to expend it watching peeps behave in a disgusting manner. But I recently succumbed because I wanted to see Margot Robbie’s breakthrough performance. Margot is not only a luminescent screen goddess but a fair dinkum sheila from Australia, like me (the Australian, not the goddess part, lol).
I’ve been absent from this blog for quite a while. A lot of heavy shizz has been going on in my life for the last few years. That’s just how it is sometimes, for some people. I needed to focus on my personal life, and then I needed time to re-cooperate and re-generate. But now I’m ready to re-emerge back online.
In preparation for this revival I’ve been re-reading my old blog posts and am shocked at how often I apologised for not posting how and when I thought I should. How very female of me. Clearly something has shifted during my absence because I no longer feel the need to apologise anymore. Anything I have to give is a gift.
Carrie Fisher is another woman who learnt the long hard way not to apologise for being who she was. As many of us are currently mourning her loss right now it seems apt to illustrate this topic with one of her more famous quotes.
The Hierophant: A man sits on a throne holding a sceptre in one hand and giving some kind of sign with his other. He is dressed in ceremonial robes and wears a crown on his head. Two men kneel at his feet looking subservient.
One of my favourite Tarot bloggers is Biddy Tarot who just happens to come from the same hometown as moi: Melbourne, in Australia. In one of her recent newsletters she said the following about the Hierophant card:
The Hierophant: A man sits on a throne holding a scepter in one hand and giving some kind of sign with his other. He is dressed in ceremonial robes and wears a crown on his head. Two men kneel at his feet looking subservient.