A Walk Through the Thoth Tarot
The Universe is Change; every Change is the effect of an Act of Love; all Acts of Love contain Pure Joy. Die Daily! Death is the apex of one curve of the snake Life: behold all opposites as necessary complements, and rejoice! (BOT)
Death and the next card, Art - go hand in hand from an alchemical point of view. It almost seems as if Art should go first as it gives us hints of the final stages of the Great Work and Death is the final stage! The Orphic Egg is now in its last stages of development, getting ready to hatch!
Death is about putrefaction - and while that sounds absolutely disgusting, it is not. It is a vital part of the Great Work - putrefaction is the chemical changes which develop the final form of life from the Orphic Egg.
This Death is nothing to fear - this one is happily stirring up the sea bed, churning up new life.
"So also the formula of continued life is death, or putrefaction." Crowley. If we want to continue to grow and thrive, to finish our own Great Work, we need Death.
Don't fear the reaper.
My Tarot Card Practice. I have been studying Tarot for over 20 years now and am still learning new things daily.