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Thursday, March 18, 2010

It Cares Not

Daily Draw: Rider Waite Jubilee Tarot ~ Death

Rather than compressing as I usually do I've left this card at it's full size so readers who wish to examine it can click on it and see an enlarged version. I always see something new in this card, if I were home I'd pull out my other RW versions and compare them. Before, I felt the arrow coming off the dead riders foot was pointing to the little cave in the hills, today it feels like a spur. But did armored soldiers have spurs? My research this morning hasn't turned up any definitive answers, but the Knight of Swords, Coins, and Cups show evil looking spurs.

I'm reminded by looking at the characters in this card that death doesn't mind rank and station and age, it just comes. Here we see the child from the 6 of cups, the Pope, Strength, Lord only knows who Mr. Red Shoes flat on his back is; the towers of the Moon card, that looks like a tattered feather from the Fool's hat on the helmet...Pixie Colman probably had a lot of fun painting these images 100 years ago.

Because I could not stop for Death,
He kindly stopped for me... Emily Dickinson 1830-1886

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