Vultures have long been associated with death, and also wealth and possessions by the Mesoamericans. Earth was where the majority of their wealth originated; as a carrion bird Vultures return their finds to the earth for renewal. DNA studies have recently placed the vulture in the stork family as opposed to raptor. Their feather quills were used to carry gold dust for trade.
All those words to remind myself that nothing is as it seems at its base or on the surface. We all have both lower and higher urges and we are what we are no matter how we dress it up and present it to the world.
"A dead cow or sheep lying in a pasture is recognized as carrion. The same sort of carcass dressed and hung in a butcher's stall passes as food." ~ John Harvey Kellogg 1852-1943
Tarot opened previously closed doors to my own heart with it's merciless quest for the truth, nothing but the truth. They flay the soul and make me say thank you afterward. Each hour spent with my cards is a new lesson to be learned. Viva la Journey.