~THE GUIDE TO UNDERSTANDING THE TAROT~
*CHANGE, REBIRTH, RENEWAL*
+The unlucky number 13 points to change and renewal rather than death itself. Clearing the way for transformation. Death of the old self, though not nesessarily physical death, ruin. end.
-Stagnation. inertia. imobility. Change but only a partial and incomplete one.
INTERPRETATION: Renewal, transformation. Birth of new ideas, New possibilites. Destruction of the old, followed by birth of the new.
REVERSED; Temporary stagnantion, tendency to inertia. Death of a political figure. political upheaval, revolution, disaster.
IT IS NOT ONLY ANCIENT GYPSY TRADITION BUT ASLO GOOD PSYCHOLOGY NEVER TO PREDICT DEATH FOR THE SEEKER. THIS IS REALLY NOT A CARD OF DEATH ANYWAYS BUT ONE OF RENEWAL. TO PREDICT DEATH IS A DREADFUL THING TO DO IT CAN LEAD THE SEEKER TO IMAGINE ANY SMALL PAIN OR INJURY IS THE BEGINING OF THE END. A MINOR COMPLAINT WILL GROW LARGER IN HIS MIND. AND HIS WORLD OUTLOOK WILL BE TWISTED. THEREFORE NEVER EVER NEVER PREDICE DEATH FOR THE SUBJECT OF AN INTERPRETATION. NEVER PREDICT DEATH FOR ANYONE IS HIS FAMILY. WHEN THIS CARD COMES UP IN THE SPREAK THE FIRST THING TO DO IS CALM THE SEEKER AND EXPLAIN THE REAL DIVINITORY MEANING OF THE DEATH CARD.
PAST: There has already been a type of renewal or change in his way of life.
FUTURE; then the change will occur shortly
IF IT IS NEXT TO A COURT CARD: the Change will come through that person
DESCRIPTION: A skeleton in armour rides a white horse that has trampled over a fallen king and draws close toa child and young woman. A bishiop with his hand raised in prayer awaits the skeleton's coming. Death's banner bears a five petales rose, symbol of Mars and the Life Force. The river in the background will flow to the sea, where the water will be drawn up by the sun into the clouds, and then fall on the land into streams and rivers- and again flow out to sea. The symbolizm here is the constand circulation of the Life-force that comes into materialization and the flowes out again.
The card shows that the patterns of life change from the old to the new, prejuidices, manners, morales, and opinions gradulaly die and are replaced by new ideals and hopes that , in thier turn are discarded.
THE HIGH PRIESTESS
THE WHEEL OF FORTURE
THE HANGED MAN
THE MINOR ARCANA
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