Tarot Card of the Day

Death (Deck: Tarot of the Divine by Yoshi Yoshitani)

Death is one of those scary cards in the Tarot deck that make people gasp when they see it in a reading. However, the Death card does not refer to actual death, it represents transformation. The end of one cycle and the beginning of another. That transformation can be in any aspect of your life: material, spiritual, mental, emotional, physical, relationship, anything. Change and growth is healthy, a natural part of life. Life without change is stagnation, and stagnation isn’t healthy. Say good-bye to the old, and welcome in the new. Embrace the change, don’t fight it. It will happen either way. Better to go with the flow and accept the transformation and learn to love the new you.

The Death card in the Tarot of the Divine deck is represented by the Norwegian fairy tale, Valemon the White Bear King. It’s a very “Beauty and the Beast” type of story. A white bear comes to the cottage of a poor man with 3 daughters and asks if one will come with him to his castle to live. The youngest and sweetest agrees. Every night someone climbs into bed with her in the dark, but she doesn’t touch or look at them. Eventually she asks to see her family and he agrees if she promises not to listen to her sisters. Her sisters tell her to take a candle to bed and look at the person sleeping with her. She does, and the person is a handsome man, but now that he’s been seen at night he has to marry a troll princess. The daughter, having fallen in love with him, gets help from the North Wind to find him right before the wedding and challenges the troll princess to a contest. The daughter wins and marries the King. Happy ending!

Take some time to think about what transformations you’d like to see in your life this year. How would you like to grow and change? It’s the beginning of the year and time for goal-setting. So meditate on your goals for this year and write them down. Goals not written down are just dreams! Put your goal list somewhere you will see it every day. I hope your growth and change are everything you want them to be!

-MAJK Mom (majkmom.com)
(Resource: Beneath the Moon by Yoshi Yoshitani)

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