The Death card holds one of the most important messages in the entire deck of tarot cards. Like the Halloween Season, it is shrouded in myths, miss-tellings and undeniable truths. Death is associated with the constellation Scorpio, which is traditionally coming to its zenith, around the end of October in the northern hemisphere. This card is one of the most positive cards in the deck, it simply means that life altering changes are coming into your life.
Halloween known as All Hallows Eve and Samhain is truly a season celebrating new life by mourning death. It is followed by Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) and All Saints Day in Catholic traditions, then by the All Souls Day on November 2. However the celebration of Death takes many forms, and is honored all over the world at various times throughout the wheel of the year.
Death is the ultimate change to a life, however this card is expressing the death of less appealing situations and the choice to ask new questions, find new paths and open up to the endless possibilities in front of us. We have the choice to act and the ability to follow through.
While Death is a card that appears to be dark, is truly a card about the coming changes.
During the festivals of death, we leave out cookies and food for the departed spirits. Some are left to keep us safe. Some are left to feed the spirits of our families and those who have no one to remember them. The season of Death is the warning to prepare for the coming winter.
When Death has waltzed into our life we find that he is shaking up our world in many significant ways. The things that once comforted us like our old blanket or poster, is now obsolete. Old thinking patterns are crumbling and a paradigm shift is on its cusp. Death gives way to new life. While we may not always see it. Look outside during fall and see the leaves turning into a forest floor. There are many more examples around us if we choose to see them and acknowledge that they exist.
Carry Death on your shoulder with this tote to remind people that death is always a part of our immortality and our mortality… Change is inevitable, whose paradigm will shift when they see your T-Shirt?