It is common among modern Tarot readers to interpret the Death Tarot card as heralding transformation. The end of a cycle which brings upon refreshing change. But every now and then, Death, unavoidable, tragic, early Death strikes our lives. One cannot but help but consider the Death card’s deeper implications.
What is Death’s gift to the living? In the midst of grief, sadness and sorrow, we spend those first days in suspended reality. Time stops. The fuzz and static of our regular life disappears. Friends and family move to the forefront. We consider life and how precious it is. We remember we will not live forever. That our time treading upon this earth is ever so short.
We would not want to remain in this state, nor should we. But when the Death card appears for you, it can be a gentle reminder to cherish the things that are truly important. The people, places and passions you want to embrace. A reminder to tell someone you love them. A reminder to do what is meaningful. A reminder to pay attention to the important stuff and to let that insignificant static and fuzz fade into the background. You are here. You are now. You are alive.
This is for you Timmy . . . taken too soon, my heart aches . . . I’ll never forget your sparkling eyes and the gift of having you in my life.