#13 – DEATH

It’s pretty interesting to look at this card from the point of view of positive associations with death, as seen in the traditional Irish wake (aka Finnegan’s dead, let’s have a party!) and Mexico’s Day of the Dead.

My first impressions:

Obvious themes. Ahem.

Messenger?

Something needs to change in your life.

Everyone is connected by death and to death by our very bones.

Death shall dance upon the severed heads of the righteous? Lol.

From The Mystic Tarot:

Change is natural!

This card is a symbol of transformation.

Accept the loss of old love, old links, old ideas to open to new gains

“All that has gone before, including my mistakes, is preparation for my new life tomorrow. This new life will be the right one for me.”

At this time in my life, I feel the like Death card has significant and important meaning to me. I’ve lived through a period of stagnancy and decay for the past year; studying this card has given me hope and renewal. I believe 2011 will be good for me. The girl I was before (all my many awful mistakes included) has made me into the woman I will become.

From The Illustrated Book of Tarot:

LOSS

Kali the Destroyer – “Kali” means “Time” and time is often associated with death. Look deeper in the goddess Kali to understand this card

13 – the number of death, destruction, faith, hope, and rebirth

Something is coming to an end – it may be painful and difficult to come to terms with but don’t fear – transformation will come.

Do not take this card lightly. Major changes lie ahead.

Life: each phase of life serves a purpose in educating us and we move on to the next. This card indicates a new phase to come.

Remember everything happens for a reason

From The Girl’s Guide to Tarot:

Stagnancy, loss, and renewal

New ideas and creativity

Reverse: Putting things off

Resisting changes, causing stagnancy

Lacking energy, carrying great weight

Life may seem boring – lethargy and inertia