My little gremlin heart is so excited for today’s card in that dark kind of way. With everything happening for the election today, we are standing at a massive crossroads and we need to focus our energies on making sure that we are doing the best we can to keep ourselves safe, our loved ones safe, and that we’ve done our part as adults to try to change this country. No matter the results, this is a turning point and the next FOUR years are going to bring change into our lives.
And I didn’t even need a Tarot card for that!
But today’s card is Death! Now, the experienced reader (or at least those who know better than to trust the face value of the card), know this card does not inherently represent death.
The Death card is the 14th card in the Major Arcana cycle. While the name may be a little deceiving, Death is like the The Devil; they may seem scary at first but they represent parts of the human life that we need to have. Death represents major changes. Death can also represent figurative death, like the death of a cycle, the death of an idea, the death of a habit that didn’t serve you. I love the illustration of this particular deck for death because it is so… revered. Death is depicted as a mother, praying over her crib, instead of the Rider-Waite deck which depicts Death atop his horse clad in armor. This Death is gentle, but ever-present, common, but beautiful. Death should be respected for what it is in all of our lives; a change in you by changing those you can have around you. Death is so common, yet so feared, even though it is so necessary for the energy of the world to flow properly (from a purely scientific view, death is one of the things we need in nature for the environment to thrive; go look up the nitrogen cycle).
Death popping up today of all days isn’t a coincidence. There is so much changing and stirring today and we need to be ready for the changes. Whatever happens, today is the turning point and we have the power to change the future to the way we want it to be. We have the power to call our representatives and demand action, we have the power to call our local governments and demand action, we have the power to help our communities by being there for the less fortunate, being there for those who need a shoulder and for those who just need a friend. We have the power to reduce our own impacts on the environment, we have the power to demand companies change or we will quit buying. We hold all the power and now is the time to use it to change the world.
I’m sure you can see why I was so excited to have pulled this card today of all days.
Spend today enjoying the sun, soaking up the last little bit before it gets to cold to be outside all the time (or for my Southern Hemisphere residents, until summer kicks into high gear). We sit on the cusp, but we can’t make the world spin faster so enjoy a moment of peace before we meet in the trenches to fight for a better world. But tomorrow. Today is for us.