Your Chosen Card – Despair Reversed Mage Deck
When reversed, the Death card suggests that you may be avoiding necessary change and transition. Clinging to the past is not productive in the long run. Aspects of your life that are stagnant or outworn must be discarded so that new growth can take place. Are you creating conditions inimical to the sprouting of new seeds in your life? If so, now is the time to summon the courage to face the unknown.
Keywords Reversed: Refusal to let go, stagnation, decay, procrastination, failing to sprout, clinging unproductively to the past, resisting necessary change, fear of the unknown.
Key XIII: Death
Myths/Archetypes: Osiris. Dionysus. The Angel of Death. The Eleusinian Mysteries. The phoenix myth. Transfiguration. Easter. The Resurrection.
Dates of Scorpio: 23 October22 November (tropical); 16 November15 December (sidereal)
Astrology: Scorpio, the Scorpion (a Water sign ruled by Mars and Pluto)
Numerology: 4 (Emperor) = 1 + 3 (Death) = 2 + 2 (The Fool)
13. Death: A New Chapter Begins
When Despair is reversed you can pretty much take it that life is going well but that’s when life takes us by surprise. If Despair is unclear it may help to choose a card from the Major Arcana to provide more insight into what it is Despair is trying to tell you. If you had a particular issue in mind, or want to seek clarification on something else, you can also choose again to get more guidance.
This chosen card is part of your reversed card reading for Despair using cards from the Mage Tarot Deck. You will find many more tarot pages that will be of great help if you need tarot card meanings. Use the search at the bottom of the page. We have some amazing tarot books for you to browse. Please see below.
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Complete Book of Tarot: The following example will make the process clear. The querent is a professional man in his early thirties. He lives with his girlfriend of many years. He asked for a general reading to reveal which issues might be important in his current life.
Complete Book of Tarot: Fact 8: Hollywood movies suggest that the Death card almost inevitably foreshadows some characters imminent demise. In real life, however, the Death card indicates an important transition, the closing of one chapter and the opening of another. Only rarely does it indicate a physical death. For example, a friend once asked me to read his cards, and the central card of his layout was Death. It made sense because he was in the midst of deciding whether to retire from his job and begin a new phase of his life as a retired person. Now, many years later, he is still alive and enjoying his retirement.
Elements of the Psychic World: Zoomancy can differ from country to country and area to area. Perhaps the best-known example of zoomancy is that of a black cat crossing your path, which is believed to be a warning of bad luck to come. In some areas it only is a bad omen if it crosses from right to left. If it crosses from left to right then it signifies the onset of good luck. In other areas this is reversed.
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Development for Beginners: As is the cases with most psychics, Edward has met with his fair share of skepticism and controversy. His critics claim that he conducts his readings using hot and cold reading techniques, which either rely on the use of prior knowledge or a series of quick, generalized guesses to feign psychic ability.