Tarot a tool to increase your attention span

We have all heard that social media causes shorter attention spans. Scrolling mindlessly through the constantly changing dopamine hits of tiktok videos or twitter posts is no doubt detrimental to long term intelligence. Modeled after gambling slot machines, this was intentional by the creators of social media platforms.

Unless you want to be dumber than a goldfish you have to make the effort to improve your attention span.

Taking time off-line to read more books is a common solution. How about some tarot books? I’ve found that the more I have learned and practiced tarot, the stronger my intuition and attention span has become.

Performing a full celtic cross tarot reading spread is not for the goldfish brains. Reading tarot requires shark-like focus. But the focus is on our unconscious thoughts becoming conscious. Catching that fleeting first impression and verbalizing it into reality. The process is relaxing and meditative. Altogether, it’s intense fun!

Tarot readers enjoy their off-line pursuit with longer and longer focus of mind and as an additional benefit, we can stick our tongues out at AI because it can’t do it. If you don’t have intuition, you can’t do a real tarot reading. (Yes computers can memorize key words + spit them out but that’s not a real tarot reading.)

So there you have it! One cure for the social media damage done to our minds – tarot. An interesting and entertaining way to improve our attention spans and distance ourselves from big tech influence. A win-win for the world.

R.I.P DE3 Victory of the People over Big Tech

Today started off with a bit of a shock. As I was watching over my Friday Live tarot video on my YT Daily Empress 3 channel (DE3) I noticed there were about 40 live viewers. “Not bad,” I thought. A couple of years ago it would’ve been over 100 watchers but things have been waning down with the Harry + Meghan saga.

However, many of us diehards are sticking it out to the end. As one person said, “It’s like watching a train crash, you want to see how it ends.” Suddenly, *Poof* The web page disappeared and a weird geometric symbol in the center of a blank page appeared. I couldn’t get on my Youtube channel! In the middle of my live reading my entire channel was taken down!

As a veteran of this scenario, I knew instantly what was going on, for reasons only known to themselves, YT took me down. I didn’t even bother looking for an email from YT. Instead, almost by reflex, quickly re-uploaded the video on my backup channel – DE4. (Don’t we all have backup YT channels nowadays?)

I restarted the live show and within a few minutes there were about 40 viewers again! Everyone had seamlessly shifted from DE3 channel to DE4 channel! This was a victory! This shows that people have adapted to the tyrannical censorship and figured out how to outmaneuver the megalomaniacs of big tech! We did it!

I then decided to do a tarot reading, for entertainment, to find out who was behind my latest channel take down (and to vent a bit.)

I got the Star card when I asked “how the person responsible for removing my channel felt about me being able to recuperate so quickly” restarting the Live show almost uninterrupted. I was a bit perplexed by the Star, that seemed to show happiness. Why would the person responsible for ripping down my channel be happy that I recovered?

A viewer commented on my video:

Then I realized, the way everyone moved over from one channel to the other channel in a way that couldn’t have gone smoother if we’d rehearsed it, showed that we were the Star! We didn’t get upset and ask “Why YT why?” Bemoaning our fate + fearing the repression of our freedom of speech by the invisible fascist dictators of big tech with government colluding together. No we didn’t do that. We simply found our Star and moved onto the next channel!

As the North Star has guided ships for centuries, my viewers followed their Star to DE4. Everyone knew what to do by now. Things change, people adapt. Life moves on. Who knows what tomorrow will bring? .

This was a victory for the people. Today, we showed big tech that they are not really in control. We are. And DE5 is ready on standby.

Two of Wands vs Three of Wands

2 of Wands (left) 3 of Wands (right)

Wealthy Man, globalist, entrepreneur Supervisor/ Working Man/ Security guard
Well dressed, haut coutureInexpensive outfit, simple clothes
Seeing water from afarWatching boats closely
Standing in nice home, buildingStanding on bare ground
Can see part of face (identity)Cannot see face (anonymous)
Looking at world, Internet, Cell phone…Watching ships, ocean, environment
Wearing fancy hatWearing simple band around head
Fashionable, genteel man, refinedFit, athletic man, warrior, military
Looking at something up closeLooking at a distance
Resting left hand on rodResting right hand on rod
Thinking about plans, not acting yetPutting plans into action, expecting results
Standing inside a city/townStanding out in nature, on a cliff edge
Grey, overcast skyBirght yellow sky
Safely in home or fortressOut in nature, exposed to elements
Has the world in the palm of his handIs pinning hopes on his current endeavor

Chariot vs Strength card

In the Chariot card and the Strength card we see humans depicted with animals. They could represent literally dealing with animals or our own animal natures. Human beings are composed of a combination of intellectual, spiritual and physical (animal) forces. Comparing and contrasting these two cards illustrates two different ways to handle these forces. The male/female difference between the two cards may also signify our own anima/animus or masculine/feminine drives.

The Chariot card shows a strong, young warrior in a gold chariot. The stars of the heaven with Moons on his shoulders and a big star (the Sun?) above his head which bears a laurel.

A wreath of laurel conferred as a mark of honor in ancient times upon poets, heroes, and victors in athletic contests.”1 He has mastered his strengths and weaknesses and uses his mastery to pull himself forward in life. He is empowered to reach his goals, through strength and bravery when this card is upright and unafflicted.

The Strength card shows a woman in white (purity, our higher nature) and she holds the mouth of a huge beast which submits to her will. She has the sign of infinity (lemniscate) above her head. Like the Chariot, she symbolizes great courage but unlike the Chariot, she uses gentle persuasion. Where the Chariot seems to rush, she appears patient. She doesn’t hold the lion on a leash or have him pulling her cart, she gently, lovingly handles him.

The beast, a lion, could symbolize a struggle with addictions, another person or situation. Whatever the lion represents, it is fierce and could be deadly. However, she has soothed the situation and brought it under control. Not by attacking and killing it or trying force her will on it but by carefully attending to it.

She shows that we can control our most ferocious inclinations with some tender loving care. She does not wear a wreath of laurel, she does not seek, or receive, accolades for her achievement which may be greater than that of the chariot in many ways.

Both of these cards may represent how we can go about using our will to master our strengths and weaknesses.

If these cards appear in a reading, they may be advising you how to best achieve what you want. Either by some more masculine energy or exercising discipline (Chariot) or via our feminine energies (Strength), being more gentle, receptive in dealing with a situation.