Tarot Birth Cards - Death and The Emperor

Death and the Emperor together, combined as a pair of Tarot birth cards make a strong pairing. It is a popular misconception that the Death card normally means the death of a person. More generally it is representative of changes and the ending of cycles. When something comes to an end it means that a new beginning will ultimately follow. When this occurs then the Emperor is invoked to add his guiding light to the situation. He is a force for good in a rapidly changing environment and helps by wielding his power and authority to provide a stable back ground to any new or challenging situation. This is so that any new cycle ushered in by Death can move confidently forward towards its end goal.

More about these birth cards by Bonnie Cehovet.


(La Mort)

The Child of the Great Transformers; The Lord of the Gate of Death
Card Number: 13
Key Number: 24
Rulership: Scorpio
Hebrew Letter: Nun
Translation: Fish
Numerical Value: 12
Astrological Associations: Aries

The beginning of a new life. As a result of underlying circumstances transformation and change. Major changes. The end of a phase in life which has served its purpose. Abrupt and complete change of circumstances, way of life and patterns of behaviour due to past events and actions. Alterations.
Key Words: Sweeping changes, expect the unexpected, embrace the unknown.

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The Emperor

The Emperor

Son of Morning; Chief Among the Mighty
Card Number: 4
Key Number: 15
Rulership: Aries
Hebrew Letter: Heh
Translation: Window
Numerical Value: 12
Astrological Associations: Scorpio

Competitiveness, energy in development and execution. A card of authority, structure, governmental and corporate identities. Worldly power, self control gained through experience. The ability to shoulder responsibility. Powerful individuals combined with ambition to help secure the possibility of long term achievement.
Key Words: Power, authority, self discipline, stability.

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