13 Life Cycles (Death)

We all come from the One, and to the One we return. The Life Cycle begins with birth and ends with death. The end of the cycle is a time for remembrance, a time to grieve, acknowledging the pain of loss. Death is the final transition from one state of being to another.

Life Cycle reminds us to release the old in order to transform into the new. Going through the process of accepting loss leads to a new phase that allows forward movement.

In Tarot of Empowerment the hands represent the One of creation. The sacred salmon begin the Life Cycle as tiny eggs and evolve into beautiful fish who return home to end their life cycle.

Life Cycle seldom represents the physical birth or death of a person; rather, it is the ending of a phase, memory, or relationship that has caused stagnation in some part of life.