Pronouns: She, her

+ Change; destruction

– Rebirth; laziness; forced to change

This deck was created between June and September of 2020 in the United States. Many of the cards are a direct response to a sense of helplessness and are this illustrator’s attempt to control some aspect of the world around me. If 2020 has taught me anything however, it is that I am only powerless when I have decided to give up and I’m only alone when I decide to isolate. 

The Death card is a symbol of a transformation. Death is a part of life and is an end as well as a new beginning. This change is only possible if we allow pain and discomfort into our lives as our teachers. I’m not talking about abject suffering. I’m referring to the discomfort of acknowledging our wrongs, getting honest and humble, and letting knowledge and empathy be our guides moving forward. 

Unlike the Tower card the change of Death is not always abrupt or violent (although it could be) but it is none the less an unpleasant process. 

Should this card come up, let it guide you through to the other side of something that will be hard but worth the effort. Know that now more than ever, more people are starting to understand this need for change. It will absolutely be a bumpy road but worth the journey. 

August 30, 2022 — Genevieve Barbee-Turner