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.:Death Card Version 2:. by EmotionalFireball .:Death Card Version 2:. by EmotionalFireball
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The death card rarely means physical death. Instead it represents a rebirth or the spirit and new beginnings. It signals restarting. In this card a fairy is coming out of a pod like a butterfly who has transformed from a caterpillar. The frog represents the trouble that lead to the need to restart. In the rare event that this card means actual death I have included a skull.

And here is a lovely little story:

Once upon a time, (or more specifically at the dawn of time), godólower case "g"ówas getting busy with creation, as the kids these days are saying. He gave Toad a clay jar and said,
"Be careful with this. It's got death inside."
Pleased as punch and oblivious to the fact that he was about to become god's fall guy on the whole death issue, Toad promised to guard the jar. Then one day Toad met Frog.
"Let me hold the jar of death, or whatever you call it," Frog begged. With a nod to Nancy Reagan's pearls of wisdom, Toad just said 'no'. But Frog was determined, and after much whining, Toad finally gave in.
"You can hold it, but only for a second," he said.
In his excitement, Frog began to hop around and juggle the death jar from one foot to the other. Needless to say the jar broke and released death into the world.
Frog... was an asshole.
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RoseCarballeira Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2012  Professional General Artist
I really like the way you interpreted this card. I think a butterfly and chrysalis is the perfect metaphor.
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EmotionalFireball Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank You :)
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RogueWind Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2011
Wonderful depiction of the Death card! And the story is great too!
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EmotionalFireball Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks :D
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