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(Guardian)   If reading tarot is a "self-care phenomenon," you might want to ease up on smoking those tea leaves and go back to tried-and-true astral projection   (theguardian.com) divider line
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2021-10-27 9:19:57 AM  
The secret to modern "self care" lies in finding a way to convince people that the things they like to do anyway are actually self-affirming actions that not only provide them with pleasure and entertainment, but holistically address their mental, physical, and spiritual health needs. Then -- and this is the most important part -- in finding a way to package that so those same people now feel the need to pay you in order to discover how to truly unlock that activity's full range of benefits. Which is why I'm pleased to announce the upcoming publication of my newest book, "Fark Transcendence: Achieving Potential Through Smarts and Funnies," available soon for a special introductory price of only $19.99. Contact me directly for the opportunity to reserve your copy before supplies run out. Hurry, you're too important to let this opportunity to become a better you pass you by.
 
2021-10-27 9:24:08 AM  
This is a repeat from the 90s.
 
2021-10-27 9:29:18 AM  
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2021-10-27 9:33:18 AM  
When I first came across the term "self care," I assumed it was a euphemism for 'batin.
 
2021-10-27 9:43:38 AM  
The article isn't as crazy as I thought it'd be.

Tarot can be great for writer's block and other artistic inspiration too.
 
2021-10-27 9:43:43 AM  
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2021-10-27 9:58:07 AM  

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Ha! It's funny cuz it's Trump!
 
2021-10-27 10:05:17 AM  

Darth Funjamin: When I first came across the term "self care," I assumed it was a euphemism for 'batin.


It is.
 
2021-10-27 11:11:06 AM  

MusicMakeMyHeadPound: The article isn't as crazy as I thought it'd be.

Tarot can be great for writer's block and other artistic inspiration too.


This. Tarot can be utilized in a way that forces you to rethink problems, reframe internal and external debates, etc.

Now if you think it can tell you your future, that shiat is just silly.
 
2021-10-27 11:31:20 AM  

Grimstrider: MusicMakeMyHeadPound: The article isn't as crazy as I thought it'd be.

Tarot can be great for writer's block and other artistic inspiration too.

This. Tarot can be utilized in a way that forces you to rethink problems, reframe internal and external debates, etc.

Now if you think it can tell you your future, that shiat is just silly.


As good as Tarot is for all that, it pales in comparison to hepatoscopy.
 
2021-10-27 11:32:37 AM  

WhippingBoi: As good as Tarot is for all that, it pales in comparison to hepatoscopy.


No playing with your food.

/christ, you're worse than my two year old
 
2021-10-27 12:29:34 PM  

WhippingBoi: Grimstrider: MusicMakeMyHeadPound: The article isn't as crazy as I thought it'd be.

Tarot can be great for writer's block and other artistic inspiration too.

This. Tarot can be utilized in a way that forces you to rethink problems, reframe internal and external debates, etc.

Now if you think it can tell you your future, that shiat is just silly.

As good as Tarot is for all that, it pales in comparison to hepatoscopy.


I find hepatoscopy reliable only when one can source the absolute newest of newborn babies.
 
2021-10-27 12:40:27 PM  
It's JUNGIAN biatches

But you don't have any depth, becasue you're a boring American suburbanite

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2021-10-27 1:30:04 PM  
She said she was a Magic Mama, and she could throw a mean Tarot.
 
2021-10-27 2:40:39 PM  

WordsnCollision: She said she was a Magic Mama, and she could throw a mean Tarot.


Harumph.
 
2021-10-27 5:08:34 PM  
It's all made up horseshiat anyway, so whatever works!
 
2021-10-27 5:23:49 PM  
Despite its pretensions of ancient wisdom, the tarot is a descendant of ordinary playing cards, first cousin to the common French deck and distant relative to mahjong tiles. Two of the four suits come from misinterpreted Chinese characters. One might as well seek insight from Skip-Bo.

Ooh, the Purple 4. That means you shouldn't push yourself so hard at work. And the Red 11. That means you should make more time for your friends. And the Green... Green 7. Uh-oh. Okay, Linda, I need you to remain calm and listen to me very carefully. Take deep breaths, focus on the sound of my voice, and above all, do not panic. It feeds on emotion. Do you have a phone? You do. Good. I need you to call this number. Tell them you have a Green 7. They'll know what to do. They'll talk you through the rest of the process. We're gonna get through this, Linda. You're gonna be fine. I'm not losing another one. Not this time.
 
2021-10-27 8:47:20 PM  
The main benefit of the Tarot is that it provides a summary of ideas that encompass the human experience.

To put it another way, let's say you were writing a dramatic TV show and wanted to generate a way to develop scenarios that include a range of challenges, situations and feelings that then impact a range of characters. So, you'd take all the ideas and archetypes that define the human experience, the bones of human reality, if you will, then put them in a hat and pull them out.

This is what the Tarot is, in essence. They can be a kind of Rorschach test that gives people a snap shot of where their mind is at the time of the reading. It is 72 different ideas meant to teach people what it means to be human. How you use these tools are up to you.
 
2021-10-27 8:59:41 PM  

Ursa Minor: It is 72 different ideas meant to teach people what it means to be human.


I, uh... I think you got shortchanged by your tarot guy.
 
2021-10-27 10:18:12 PM  

WhippingBoi: Grimstrider: MusicMakeMyHeadPound: The article isn't as crazy as I thought it'd be.

Tarot can be great for writer's block and other artistic inspiration too.

This. Tarot can be utilized in a way that forces you to rethink problems, reframe internal and external debates, etc.

Now if you think it can tell you your future, that shiat is just silly.

As good as Tarot is for all that, it pales in comparison to hepatoscopy.



That's a trap. It always says "See next liver for rest of message".
 
2021-10-27 11:06:06 PM  
This isn't self care, the word you're looking for is "hobby".

You're allowed to just have hobbies because you enjoy them, you know. You don't have an obligation to "justify" them within the psychotic lens of Protestant Work Ethic propaganda by pretending they're productive or part of an active health routine.

In fact, ironically, it's straight up healthier to not do that, and you'll get more entertainment and psychological benefit from a hobby you're not spending half the time being arbitrarily defensive about.

// I know how to read tarot and cast runes because I, like, went to college bars more than zero times in my life. Both are fun, and both are obviously useless bullshiat that accomplishes nothing other than being something to fill free time, preferably while drinking. And you know what? That's a completely valid purpose that fully justifies both things, fark off. Boredom is a real thing and things that only exist to mitigate it have sufficient justification without pretending they boost your spiritual healing or whatever the fark.
 
2021-10-28 4:00:33 AM  

Olympic Trolling Judge: Despite its pretensions of ancient wisdom, the tarot is a descendant of ordinary playing cards, first cousin to the common French deck and distant relative to mahjong tiles. Two of the four suits come from misinterpreted Chinese characters. One might as well seek insight from Skip-Bo.


Hey now, do not fark around with Skip-Bo.  Many a dark and malevolent force has been unleashed by unwitting amateurs "playing" Skip-Bo.
 
2021-10-28 5:38:22 PM  

Pocket Ninja: The secret to modern "self care" lies in finding a way to convince people that the things they like to do anyway are actually self-affirming actions that not only provide them with pleasure and entertainment, but holistically address their mental, physical, and spiritual health needs. Then -- and this is the most important part -- in finding a way to package that so those same people now feel the need to pay you in order to discover how to truly unlock that activity's full range of benefits. Which is why I'm pleased to announce the upcoming publication of my newest book, "Fark Transcendence: Achieving Potential Through Smarts and Funnies," available soon for a special introductory price of only $19.99. Contact me directly for the opportunity to reserve your copy before supplies run out. Hurry, you're too important to let this opportunity to become a better you pass you by.


You just described 90% of Instagram right there.
MLM mentality wrapped in shlocky daily affirmations.
 
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