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Actually, he had rephrased a verse from the Holy Bible, Ecclesiastes (1:9)
Lamenting Shakespeare's birthday is the day before mine, it's my secret joke that if he paraphrased others, I must be the equivalent of Tony Two-Times (Two-Times), a character who repeats his speech pattern.
There are hundreds, nay thousands of Tarot blogs, and even more Professional Tarot readers and books on the topic; most of my online peers are Tarot readers. For years I have resisted adding my own blog to the mix, wondering, "What can I offer that hasn't already been said on the subject?
And yet, I am the one who will sit and judge the content of Tarot blogs- some giving book and deck reviews on items gifted to them by the creator, or those thinly veiling their shop or service by calling their webpage a "blog" and grouse, "That's not how I would blog!" Or worse, I see flashy, shiny blogs, with professional looking pictures of beautifully staged content, and worry "How could I compete with that?"
People come to Tarot seeking knowledge,approval, often validation, all of which comes from within. A reading should rarely surprise you- it really is "The Tarot You Know"- it sees and can keep your secrets. Each card is a snapshot looking in a mirror- the original selfie. Inherently neither good nor bad, it just Is. Tarot can help you achieve your goals. And it's a great tool in magick.
After too long worrying what others may think, I am starting my own blog.
The intent is not to teach you tarot, nor to sell you things or services; hopefully I can share with you my views from my years as a tarot student- book reviews I would like to read, websites/links to to things that aren't on the first page of an online search, and just plenty of Taroty thoughts in general.
I leave you with my favorite quote by Rita Mae Brown on the subject of writing:
“If you don't like my book, write your own. If you don't think you can write a novel, that ought to tell you something. If you think you can, do. No excuses. If you still don't like my novel, find a book you do like. Life is too short to be miserable. If you do like my novels, I commend your good taste.”
Well, insert blog for novel, and you get the idea :-)