It’s 8.45am in the morning. I’ve been in the office for slightly under two hours. So when Shiro plurked about the Tarot Birth Card Calendar, I had to try it out for myself. I find it horrendously amusing that I received the pair that had the Emperor and Death in it. The reason why this is amusing? I just wrote about a Lord in my Nanonovel (who’s basically the ruler of his realm in this case, which would, by some not-so-impressive stretch of imagination) make him an Emperor, and the Goddess of Death just came to visit before he did. I am amused.
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.