Astro Glyph: Scorpio
Hebrew Letter: Nun (Fish; To grow, to sprout, to propagate.)
Golden Dawn Title: The Child of the Great Transformers, The Lord of the Gate of Death
Meaning: Change; an ending, closure, purging; regeneration, metamorphosis. Some part of our life has died (career, relationship, living situation, etc.) to allow for something new to come in.
The Sun is rising. Though one could easily say it's setting. For endings & changes are difficult (painful even) times in our life. However, in Death we transform. What dies becomes compost for new life. Science even says that energy never dies. Ever-transforming, ever-changing, we are eternally cycling through the Law of Transformation. Death's true meaning is in its never-ending movement and transfiguration which is constant with change. It is fear of change, of the unknown, that makes Death an enemy. A white rose grows from the skeleton's hand. The skeleton, aka Death, is fertilizing and feeding it new life. Like when a tree is felled and then new shoots grow from its stump. Life brings death and death brings life. The Sun may be setting, but it is certainly rising somewhere else.
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Maree Bento is a collage artist and practitioner of the mystical & healing arts.
She’s a tarot reader and deck creator who enjoys studying the stars and using astrology in her readings. She was born under a Sagittarius Sun with Libra Rising and Capricorn Moon conjunct Pallas Athena.
Maree has been a licensed massage therapist for 18 years practicing various holistic modalities for body, mind, and spiritual well-being & connection.
Her background in the healing arts deepened her intuitive abilities and inspires her approach to tarot, creativity, and divination. Music, dancing, poetry, and lemon balm tea are her current well-being aids.
She's a Portuguese-American who loves to travel and connect with family, friends, & animals. She lives in Pacific NW with her beloved, David, and their huggable hound, Dante, who perpetually reminds them to laugh and play and take walks in nature, whether rain or shine.
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