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 So lately Hermes has been on my mind very, very often.  I very much feel as if he is pushing me over the threshold of this part of my life - urging me forward whenever it seems I'm stalling.

Last night I kept stumbling upon references to him as the Psychopompos - the Guide of Souls to the afterlife.  

This morning, my cousin approaches me with some questions about a tarot reading she had done for herself.  I love tarot and divination, and I think I have a pretty good intuition, so I'm frequently the one she bounces ideas and readings off of.  So anyhow - keeping in mind Hermes as the God of Thresholds, Journeys, and the Guide for the Dead (holy Caps Attack, Batman) - I get Ilya out and open him up.  I lay the deck down on the table with the little booklet on top (I refuse to lose the booklet, I've always kept things like that tucked in with the cards, games, etc that they come with).  I look down, lift the booklet off and see that the cards are face up at me already, and by some crazed coincidence, the Death card is staring back at me in all its skeletal glory.

Death is the ultimate change card - relating of course to probably the biggest and most permanent change in state we are capable of.  It's about a total renewal, a kind of abrupt and dramatic change or shift.  The references to Hermes as Psychopomp that have been popping up regularly for me lately immediately drew a connection in my mind between Him and the Death card.  Hermes as the guiding force, pulling me by a cord down the path of a great change - urging me over a huge threshold in my life and down a different path.  The nature of the change scares the Hell out of me, but if that is where I'm Fated to go then there is no point in resisting.

I'm just wondering how long I have left before the gentle tugging becomes a frenetic yanking.
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