Death – Major Arcana Card
In the card, the Death is riding on a white horse, holding a flag with two main colors, white and black. He appears as a skeleton because it is the rest of the body after death. The armor he wore symbolizes invincible and indomitable. Indeed, no one has conquered him. The riding horse is white, the color of purity. Therefore, he is the ultimate cleanser. Everything is reborn to become pure, fresh and new. Let’s notice even the chaplain is paying homage to him. All elements of humanity illustrated in this card, including men, women, and children, it shows the Death does not distinguish among age, race, and gender.
The flag that he brought with the black background is the implication of the lack of light. While white roses represent beauty, purity, and immortality. The sun rises on the backdrop of the card is the symbol of immortality. The sun appears to ‘end’ the darkness and regenerates a fresh new day every morning. The two pillars are guarding the gate to the sun, symbolizing the source of knowledge required to attain that immortality. The boat on the water is a ferry carrying souls across the Styx River. The card’s background is neutral gray, which is also an illustration of the justice of The Death.
Death Tarot card is influenced by the Scorpio (the zodiac of sexuality, death, and taxation) and is numbered thirteen which is the divine figure for the Goddess because there are thirteen moons in a year.
Menu of Contents
The detailed description of the Death Tarot card
Detailed meaning of the keywords of the Death Tarot card
A few opposite cards to the Death Tarot card
A few support cards for the Death Tarot card
Upright meaning of the Death Tarot card: end, start, change, transform, forward
Words and Keywords
Meaning of the Death reversed: resist the change, can not move forward
More The Death Cards from Famous Tarot Decks
Sound: “zz” as in “buzz”
Stands for: Thunderbolt of the God Ziu
Magick/Healing use: Concentrates and channels cosmic energies to maintain correct order.
Star: guidance, a light in the darkness, wishes, gifts, other worlds, astrology
When you look up at the stars, how do you feel? Incorporate that into your readings when the star witches’ rune shows up. The star is indeed a gift and grants wishes to some. It may be a guiding light to others lost in the darkness.
Ae (sometimes represented as X or Xi), is Amhancholl or Eamhancholl, associated with Witch Hazel. This natural astringent is purifying and cleansing. The word Eamhancholl literally translates to “twin of Hazel”, so there is a strong connection to C–Coll in the Ogham. When Amhancholl appears, it’s usually an indicator that cleansing and purification is necessary or has taken place.
From a purely medicinal standpoint, Witch Hazel has long been used as a cleanser and astringent. Native American tribes turned it into a poultice which was used to treat swelling and tumors. Amongst the early settlers, midwives arriving in the New World found that it could be used to prevent sepsis following childbirth or an abortion. Today, it’s still in use as a treatment for skin inflammations, such as insect bites, mild burns, and even hemorrhoids.
Mundane Aspects: When this symbol appears, it means it’s time for a cleansing. Sometimes this is a physical cleansing of our Self, but often it applies to emotional clutter and baggage. Smudge your home, get rid of all the negative energies around you, and allow yourself to purify both your body and your mind.
Magical Aspects: This is a good indicator that you need to do a re-evaluation of your spiritual life. Are you studying things that no longer interest you? Are you hanging on to books or other magical items that you know you’ll never need–or worse, that you really dislike? If you’re feeling stagnant, or that you’re drifting a bit on a spiritual level, when this symbol appears it probably means you need to rethink your priorities. What are your spiritual goals? Do a cleansing ritual, and help yourself begin anew.
27 – Twenty-Seven
I / Providing Nourishment
Beneath the immobile Mountain the arousing Thunder stirs:
The Superior Person preserves his freedom under oppressive conditions by watching what comes out of his mouth, as well as what goes in.
Endure and good fortune will come.
Nurture others in need, as if you were feeding yourself.
Take care not to provide sustenance for those who feed off others.
Stay as high as possible on the food chain.
You are a conduit in this instance, able to provide the sustenance needed by others.
Position yourself to nourish the truly needy and worthy.
Avoid situations where you might be coerced into supporting the parasites and vermin who deprive your true charges.
Your own nourishment is an issue here, too.
Remember Lao Tzu’s three Great Treasures:
Only the person possessed of Compassion, Modesty and Frugality can remain fit enough to stay free of desperation and keep control of the situation.
It is involved with business on an international scale, and it is a discordance between idealism and selfishness. There is a lack of conscious spiritual effort. If the 18 is prominent in your chart, reading and travel will be very beneficial.
Animal Spirit Guide or Helper
Red Deer Stag
Stag symbolism and meanings include stamina, virility, grace, instincts, maturity, regeneration, and spiritual enlightenment. The stag – sometimes referred to as hart – is exalted among other deer. He is mature and experienced, having endured life’s challenges, and he has a massive crown of antlers to show for it. Because stags are native to every continent, except Australia and Antarctica, they are subjects in the mythology and folklore of many ancient cultures. In addition, the stag spirit animal appears in the spiritual belief systems of cultures around the world.
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What does the stag symbolize?
Detailed Stag Symbols and Meanings
Stags in Cultural Mythology and Folklore
White Stag Symbolism
Black Stag Symbolism
Red Stag Symbolism
Native American Stag Meanings
The Stag in Greek Mythology
Celtic Stag Meaning
Stag Symbolism in Norse Mythology
Stag Symbolism in the Bible, Judaism, and Christianity
Stag Spirit Animal
Stag Power Animal
Stag Dream Meaning
Organizations that Protect Stags and Other Deer