I write my blog about the things that interest me. I am not the most knowledgeable person of that I am sure so I may not appeal to everyone and as such I am hoping that there are some people out there who connect with me at some level. If there is a higher level or something that I have missed or over looked here in this particular blog piece, please let me know and feel free to comment.
So, here is another thought on the Death Tarot card:
Why is numbered 13 and not 21? Why is it basically just about half way through the journey of the Fool in the Major Arcana and not at the end? Surely, Death is the end not the World card? Did someone get this wrong?
No, this is right (whatever the divine purpose, I present my own take on it).
Death is part of the Fool’s Journey and our own personal journeys too. I have certainly experienced the physical death of people close to me – my Grandfather, family, friends and people who I know and this has allowed me to experience emotions and pain that other experiences would not open me up to.
It is not just the physical death of people that encompasses death either.
If the Death card was numbered 21, it would be like a never ending loop of reaching the Death card and then a part of me dying / a stage of my life dying only to be faced by its replacement and starting all over again, wouldn’t it?
Death can appear in your life in so many ways. Here I look at Death as symbolising the end of something which can ultimately allow other things / new experiences to naturally follow.
Some examples are:
Ending of a particular job but starting a new one.
Ending of a relationship and ultimately making way for a new one (assuming that you are able to move on and want to move on).
Ending of a school / studying career as a student or university student making way for your working career to begin.
Your best friend moves town. You can keep in touch somehow.
You get married – this is death to ones single life and the beginning of your adult life.
You give birth to children – death to one’s self again but this time to become something new – a mother (or father).
So, death is like a door being opened up to allow progression and adaption.