Welcome to the Mabon Tarot Blog-Hop! I hope you have enjoyed your journey thus far. If you missed the blog prior to mine, you can Hop backward to Chloe McCracken’s Mabon post simply by clicking on the button and following the link.
Autumn is my very favorite time of year. I love the cooler temperatures, the changing colors, the crisp and pungent fragrances, the sound of rustling leaves, the honking calls of the wild geese as they fly overhead, and the activities that traditionally occur. Activities like, Samhain, Halloween themed camp-outs, Trick or Treating, hay rides, collecting leaves, dressing up, decorating with fodder shocks, pumpkins, and ghoulies, and going to Haunted Houses. I should mention too, that I am a Scorpio, another reason I think that I love this season so well.
This Blog-Hop is in celebration of the Autumnal Equinox (Sabbat) also known as Mabon. For this Hop we were asked to think about which Tarot card(s) we think most truly bespeaks the Power of Transformation. Immediately card 13 – Death springs to mind. This is an obvious choice, for more than one reason. As a Scorpio, the Death card is also one of my Birth Cards. The keyword that best describes the Death card is, Transformation.
In the third example above, (Legacy of the Divine Tarot) you see a white rose springing forth from the rotting compost. A transformation of something new and wonderful from the death of other plant life.
Ok, so these are obvious examples of Transformation through Death. But, thinking on this led me down a different path. The path of continuing transformations of each and everyone of us as we go through the seasons of our lives. And what we bring to the table in this on-going process, as well as what our ancestors before us brought, and what we are passing on to the generations after us. Legacy – Traditions – Children – Unfinished Puzzles…
“Death is not extinguishing the light; it is putting out the lamp because dawn has come.” ~Rabindranath Tagore
An Unfinished Puzzle
The Legacy passed to each generation
And traditions of those gone before
Bestowed at first breath the very day of your birth
And is heard in the cry of the newborn.
From whence did you come this old soul renewed
To carry on in this new life?
Your destiny will slowly unfold before you
An empty canvas to be painted with light.
Death and Rebirth the Sun’s dawning and dusk
Bring balance to our ever changing seasons.
The seasons of life from infant to aged
Share the Power of Transformation that’s never completed.
An unfinished puzzle, these lives that we lead
The landscape continually changing
New pieces to find and fit into place
As the balance of life & death, light & darkness,
Transition & Transformation,
Are forever and ever UN-ending.
And so the story is told with the help of the Druid Craft Tarot. From childhood and the legacy and traditions inherited, from youth to old age, and death to rebirth, and beginning the transformation cycle anew.
Thank you for joining me in the Mabon Tarot Blog-Hop in celebration of Transformation, Renewal, and Rebirth.
To continue to the next Blog in the Hop, of Christiana Gaudet, you can travel there by clicking your heels three times, but if that doesn’t work you can simply click on the button below.
*images used in order of appearance: Death – Mary-El Tarot by Marie White. Death – Llewellyn Tarot by Anna-Marie Ferguson. Death – Legacy of the Divine Tarot by Ciro Marchetti. Transition (Death) Steele Wizard Tarot by Pamela Steele. Six of Cups, Ten of Pentacles, Death, and Rebirth (Judgement) from the Druid Craft Tarot by Philip & Stephanie Carr-Gromm.