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Spiritual concepts

Creation and destruction and the tarot

Many Tarot cards incorporate the concept of creation and destruction at all its different levels - species, companies, countries, cultures and individuals.

The Ouraboros as the symbol of creation and destruction is also often incorporated.  Sometimes the cards show a wreath with the ends conjoined and in other cards an actual snake/serpent is shown.  The meaning is the same.  Some examples follow:

 

All the cards above and below show a wreath.  The leaves have the appearance of the scales of a reptile.  Thus the symbolism may be dual – the laurel wreath of achievement for the spiritual traveller coupled with the symbolism of destruction and creation,  coalescence and dissolution.

 The following cards are far more straightforward in their depiction…………

 

 

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