9 of [--] Clubs
The Definitive End:
-- Halted & Expiring

Expiration, halted, death at door
Futility, mortality, there is no more
Terminate whatever is left
Leave behind all bereft

Halted termination abolishing
Futile mortality expiring

Nine staves surround a grave stone. A skull lies atop the grave, and a vulture lurks nearby. This is the card of death. Actual physical death. Or the literal death of an event. It is late Autumn. Everything is dead.

Was it suicide, genocide, or annihilation? There is no name on the grave, just the requisite R.I.P. This is the end of the undignified death. No one cares about this grave. No one will remember this person. It is over.

The person with the gun to his head suggests that suicide is possible. It suggests that this death was somehow self imposed, whether by a gun or by bad choices. The triggers were all pulled and the bullet found you. You are finished. You will not be able to complete what you started. This is a curtailed ending. You are a quitter and it is all over now. Try something else. This card says “no” in a big way.

You will soon realize your limitations. You will not be able to finish. You will never get there. This will be the death of you.

Forget it, it's over. Don't beat a dead horse. Face it, there is no more. It's an impenetrable obstacle - a dead end. You will not pass. Don't be stubborn. It's impossible. Don't kill yourself over nothing.

You can't take it with you.
When you come to the last page, close the book.

[D9] The Desolate Corpse
[D1/9] The Dark Abyss

Antonym: 9 of [+] The Affirmative End
Coronym: 9 of [ / ] The Chaotic Infinity
Transonym: 1 of [--] The Slow Beginning
Varonym: [Reverse] Mitigate
Proxonym: <



Compare to The Numerical Tarot

Compare to The Seasonal Tarot

Key: [+] = Addition-Diamonds-Coins ... [X] = Multiplication-Hearts-Cups ... [--] = Subtraction-Clubs-Staves ... [ / ] = Division-Spades-Swords

[A] = Ameliorate Major ... [D] = Deteriorate Major

Antonym = Meanings that are opposite in an investive vs. divestive way e.g. [+] to [--], or [X] to [ / ]
Coronym = Meanings that correlate in a quantitative vs. qualitative way e.g. [+] & [X], or [--] & [ / ]
Transonym = Meanings that are equidistantly similar i.e. from the same sphere of influence, e.g. 1&9, or 2&8, or 3&7, or 4&6
Varonym = Meanings that are variable across a spectrum of possibilities that exists across antonymous cards in their upright & reversed states
Proxonym = Meanings that evolve seqentially across each suit from one card to the next

The Isomorphic Tarot by Guy Palm

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