04/25/12: And dive! | Death

“It is possible to provide security against other ills, but as far as death is concerned, we men live in a city without walls.” Epicurus

Be it the transition from the material plane or the more commonplace expiration of part of us, death is an integral part of life. There is no escaping it in some form or another.

Another interesting take from the Zodiac Tarot, which shows majors associated with signs as places. Death (Scorpio) is a submarine! Can’t get more Scorp than diving deep, way down to the bottom of the ocean. God only knows what kind of creepy-crawlies live at that level.

Easy enough to recoil, but lest you forget, under the sea is also where we find buried treasure! You just may have to unearth some muck to get it.

Tarot readers always point to Death as being all about transformation, not necessarily literal death, blah-blah-blah-blah, and of course, that’s true. There’s just a tendency to gloss over the process, which involves something DYING first! The transformation comes as a result of the death, not as means to avoid it.

My theory is that you can help this go down a little smoother by doing what Scorpio does best: digging deep. Look into your psyche, acknowledge your shadow, and see your flaws. An honest appraisal will spare you a lot of pain here because I tell you what: if Pluto is involved, you WILL find weaknesses, the leaks in your submarine. Isn’t it better you notice it yourself, before you hit the ocean’s bottom?

04/25/12: And dive! | Death 2
Zodiac Tarot
by Lo Scarabeo

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  1. Wow, how appropriate is that?

    When I saw this card, the first thing I thought of 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea. I was fascinated with the recorded Disney record as a child. My parents took me to Disney Land and that was the first ride I sought out. However, I couldn’t get on it. The thought of being confined in space (the sub was not nearly as big as my imagination drew it in reference to the story record) and thrust under the water made me nervous even then. I’d rather plumb the depths with out a vessel. I’m more comfortable being my own submarine..I guess.

    Needless to say, we opted to stick to the Dumbo ride..

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