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.
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.
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.
I’ve decided to dedicate Thursdays to re-running old posts. Maybe mashed up together or with new information thrown in. Because there are some Tarot stories that deserve to be retold. Because I want to refocus on central themes from time to time. Today is one of those occasions.
One of the reasons I love Tarot cards so much is that they’re deeply meaningful. In particular the group of cards commonly known as The Major Arcana. I refer to them as Life Lessons Tarot because together they read like a book about the core life experiences of a human being. For me this is Tarot’s Holy Book. I’ve divided it up into three volumes and a prologue.
The historic conclave to choose the next Catholic Pope began in earnest yesterday. So far only black smoke has risen from the Sistine Chapel chimney signalling that the 115 cardinals inside have yet to agree on who shall be leader of the billion-strong congregation. The world awaits their decision in suspense outside the chapel doors.
Traditionally the Pope is represented by this card in Tarot…
Bill Gates gave a speech at a high school recently in which he talked about how feel-good politically correct teachings had created a generation of kids with no concept of reality which sets them up for failure in the real world. He outlined eleven rules students would not learn in school but should.