13 Rebirth – A woman, wearing a mantle of red roses, shapeshifts into a raven with the full moon behind her as three faces are observe. She holds a five-petaled red rose, the death cup in her talons, water flows over her hand as the scorpion and beetle course around her. The mantle of roses signifies life and sexuality. The raven represents prophesy, wisdom, death, rebirth, the past. The scorpion represents survival, the present. The beetle symbolizes eternal life, the future. The death cup symbolizes multidimensional awareness. The three faces, three animals, the rose, cup, and water; the repetitive pattern of threes signify the threefold. We each posses three faces – neutral, positive, negative. The five-petaled rose resembles the five-pointed star and pentagram, and represents the five-points of the human body (head, two arms, two legs).
This card is about transformation and renewal. Drink from life’s cup deeply and release old habits and beliefs that are no longer of benefit to you. It is time to go beyond cultural conditioning, calling you into active participation in archetypical processes and sacred ritual. Call upon the God/dess to assist you in moving forward with mindfulness, releasing, and detaching as a means of giving birth to the greater parts of yourself; to show you what is toxic to you so that it can be released and accepting the sweet rose petals of life that scent the flowing water of life into your being.