This morning felt like a good day to pick a Tarot card, to pick a card to provide some insight or inspiration in general, not necessarily for myself alone, but possibly for other wandering souls.
The card that showed up was Death - XIII Trumps
The essence of this card seems to be captured in the following introductory quote for this card from The Tarot Handbook: Practical Applications of Ancient Visual Symbols by Angeles Arrien. I use the Aleister Crowley Thoth Tarot deck.
"The Death/Rebirth symbol represents the universal principal of detachment and release. It is through letting go that we are able to give birth to new forms. Cutting through old binding patterns allows us to let go of the old and give birth to new or unexpressed parts of ourselves."
This is something that I would venture to say that most of us know to be true on some level, but why is it so difficult to put into practice?
I look to this card and can see where I may be in the process; and there, again, I see that even in writing about it, my words are tentative.
I find the card itself to be a source of light...
Death himself–a skeleton,
working his scythe, clearing the
way, making way for new growth–
Unfold your wings and