Death or Transformation
How would you feel if I was to say ‘Oh look, you are about to experience a
transformation in your life’? Would you be as spooked as if you simply saw
the Death card as your outcome card?
I am in the process of creating the Lotus Tarot deck and I will be naming
this card ‘Transformation’ because I believe it portrays the true meaning
of this card far better and without evoking the chills that the title
‘Death’ card does.
When the ‘Death’ card appears in a reading, the most common thought is
that it is predicting a physical death, that someone is going to die.
This, in most, if not all, cases is highly unlikely.
I cannot speak for all Tarot readers, but I personally do not use this
card to represent a physical death. For me, the Death card represents an
event or series of events or circumstances that may cause great disruption
and possible upset, but which make transformation in its many forms
I am not a medium or clairvoyant, but I do use the Tarot cards to help
give men and women around the world some insights into their own
situations and to look at their lives from a different perspective. Let me
give you some examples: one of the greatest blows any of us can receive,
man or woman, is when we fall utterly in love with someone only to be
rejected and left alone. Many of you may have had such an experience and
it can feel like your world has fallen apart.
Such incidences can create transformational change within us, changing our
outlook and our approach to love and relationships. For example, if
someone, who didn’t love you, lets you go, it can open up a whole new set
of circumstances and opportunities for you.
There have been numerous case histories of people who have been bankrupt
and who have lost everything only to change course and tactics and go on
to achieve great success.
For me, the end of something, whether it be a relationship, job, career or
lifestyle is only the sign that it is time for something new to be
created. If I am no longer in that relationship, I am free to pursue new
love. If I have lost my job, I am free to look for a better one and so on.
The tale of the Phoenix sums up the meaning of the Death card quite well,
where a bird dies in the flames only to emerge and fly out of the fire
transformed into something far greater.
So don’t fear the Death card when it appears. Take it as a sign that
something in your life may come to an end. The transition may be
challenging but as the end comes to pass a new beginning will present
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