Tarot Subject of the Week: #followfriday
First, I suspect many of you are wondering what the hell #followfriday is. It’s a hashtag for twitter (and if you don’t know what twitter is, check this out and if you don’t know what a hashtag is, look here.)
Follow Friday was started by this guy as a way to expand your twitter network. People recommend other people on twitter as ‘followable’ by posting a tweet with a link to their profile, and the hashtag #followfriday.
For example, if you really really loved me and wanted the whole twitterverse to follow me you would tweet:
I loves @conradzero and so should you! #followfriday
You can read about the rise of Follow Friday at this mashable.com post: The Anatomy of a Twitter Trend. The popularity of the Follow Friday Phenomenon has resulted in a spin-off website: followfridays.com.
[Full Disclosure] And of course, #followfriday was part of the inspiration for my #tarottuesday posts!
This week Tarot Tuesday (#tarottuesday) reads the cards for the Uber-popular twitter trend of Follow Friday (#followfriday).
I’ll add the picture later when I have access to my camera. Meanwhile, here are the cards in a past-present-future layout.
The Queen of Swords
Analyzing the Spread
People are quick to read the ‘opposite’ of a card when it plays upside-down. For Tarot readings, this is not usually the case. In this case, an inverted Strength implies a drawback due to strength, not the lack of it. Here the Strength cards falls in the Past position.
The court cards are traditionally thought to represent people. In this case, the Queen of Swords could be an intellectually clever person, a leader of sorts. A bitch perhaps, but also a courageous decision-maker. This card in the present position means the person’s influence is here already, but perhaps not yet recognized.
The Sun is about as happy a card as you’re likely to find in the Tarot. Positive growth. Positive change. Positive positivity. Basically pissing rainbows here.
Ah #followfriday! I see love in the cards! Smoochy smoochy!
Seriously, what I get from this is that the idea behind #followfridays is a strong one, but it’s Strength is not in its Strength, if that makes sense. For the moment, most people are just bowled over with what a great idea #followfriday is, and not thinking beyond it.
But there is an untapped potential here. Something that, once realized, people will go “Wow! Why didn’t I think of that?” Well, someone is thinking of that. Someone clever and creative. Probably female, although this could be a group of people.
Most likely, this clever and creative thing has already been done. Some interesting use of #followfriday that just hasn’t risen through the twitter hubub yet. Or perhaps someone used it as a catalyst for something else. Perhaps the #followfriday tags get ported to other social network system like facebook, myspace or linkedin.
Whatever it is, it’s going to let people piss rainbows be amazing.
PS – If you have a different interpretation of this tarot spread or other useful wisdom to share, drop it in the comments below. If you want to perform your own tarot readings, just link them up on twitter.com with the #tarottuesday hashtag. Don’t have a tarot deck? No problem. Go to www.ifate.com and use the free online tarot spread generator.