Letters From Thoth & The New Era Elements
This is a time of making space for new things. Reaping that which is lifeless and holding us back. These changes are often drastic but necessary for continual growth. Alchemically, this card is about putrefaction - the chemical changes which develop the final form of life from the Orphic Egg. And if the aspects of putrefaction are allowed to unfold, the Egg is incubated to its final stage of development. This is not a scary persona on the card - but a lively dancer who is stirring up life on the bottom of the sea. As Crowley says, "the formula of continued life is death, or putrefaction."
A passage into a new life, transformation - the end and the beginning. I love this card - the skull is a reminder that we are in fact, flesh and bone and will eventually end in this form before moving into a new one. The poppies symbolic of life after death and also, associated with sleep.
Turn and face the strange -Ch-ch-changes....
Earworm for your day - sorry not sorry.
But there are changes we need to face - no matter how strange or scary. We cannot let ourselves sit and stagnate - we need to face the changes in front of us and embrace them. Or dance through them like our Dancing Reaper. This allows The Great Work to move forward and let us continue to change and learn and grow.
And if Bowie isn't your thing.... Come on baby, don't fear the reaper. ;)
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