October 29: The falling leaves remind us of death and the afterlife. Does the soul keep on living after death and where does it go?
|Crystal Visions Tarot|
Answering this question is not that easy. Nobody really knows if there’s life after death. People believe, hope and doubt on this issue. Each of us has his own perception of this presumed afterlife. And just as with so many questions this one is raising even more questions than giving answers.
Let’s have a look if the three of swords can shed some light over this issue. Usually this card represents heartbreak , loss, separation, grief, decisions against the heart etc. But the combination of this question and the three of swords of the Crystal Visions Tarot will hopefully help me to answer this question. So let’s bend the common interpretation of this card a bit. The woman is stabbed in her heart with three swords. It is surely lethal. She is standing near a grave. Perhaps her own. Roses are growing on the grave and three ravens fly away high in the air. I assume that if one dies., the body is buried and the spirit and the soul will keep on living. At first the soul will have to adjust in spirit form. Perhaps there is sadness and grief to leave the loved ones behind. But eventually the soul with fly free leaving the physical world behind. I think the spirit (what’s in a name) is more an ethereal body of the soul. When the soul “crosses over” there will be less need for such a body. Where the soul will go I don’t know and honestly, I don’t care that much. I believe in eternal life in whatever form whether it be as angels or as pure energy, we will know when we get there.
Well, I didn’t expect this at all. This answer is slightly different from my former assumption about the afterlife, but I like this one better I think. Just two more days to go with these questions. I’d never thought I would make it. J