My Best Friends Mother recently Passed Away and he is into my doing an Afterlife Tarot Reading for her at around next Samhain (aka: Halloween).
Then I was Driving to Work yesterday and I was thinking about how I have heard that sometimes it takes years and years and even decades for a Person's Soul to Reincarnate into its Incarnation. So I thought that there must be a set of Tarot Cards that might indicate someone whose Soul will stay in Limbo for a long time before Reincarnating.
These Cards would have show a state of Rest, Recovery, or a period of Reflection.
For the Major Arcanas, I chose the Hermit and the Hanged Man Card to indicate long periods in Limbo:
Both Hermit and Hanged Man indicate states of Reflection and times to ponder Philosophies in Life, so I figure that they could indicate a lengthy time in Limbo.
Then for the Minor Arcanas, I have selected:
The Three of Wands:
This Card shows a Man looking off to Sea to see what might come in and indicates having to take time in Limbo to have Patience to see what might be coming next.
The Nine of Wands:
This Card shows a Warrior who is behind his Palisade taking a Rest between Battles, so this could indicate that a Soul is Resting in Limbo between Incarnations.
The Four of Cups:
Shows a Man just sitting there Resting and Reflecting over the Meaning of Life while in Limbo.
The Five of Cups:
So a person being Mournful as well as Reflective between Lives and thus stays in Limbo for a time.
The Seven of Cups:
Shows a Man with his Head in the Clouds looking over his Past Life for a time while in Limbo before going on to their next Incarnation.
The Two of Swords:
Shows a Warrior Princess in a State of Restful Limbo for a time.
The Four of Swords:
Shows a Warriors Tomb and indicates a time of Rest and Recovery in Limbo for a person's Tired Soul.
The Eight of Swords:
This shows someone who is held back against their Will. Could indicate they have to stay in Limbo for a time in order to deal with Spiritual Issues against their Will.
The Seven of Pentacles:
Shows a Farmer who is Patiently Waiting for something to come up and thus indicates a time to have Patience while in Limbo.
The Eight of Pentacles:
Shows a Craftsman who is Working on something and that could indicate a time of being in Limbo whilst trying to work something out.
The Nine of Pentacles:
This Maiden spending time in her Garden of Eden could indicate a time that the Dearly Departed wants to stay in Limbo to enjoy some time in Limbo.
Humanity may have Evolved
Enough Intelligence to Split the Atom
But the Average Ordinary Human
Has the Same Average Ordinary Amount of Wisdom
To Choose Right from Wrong
As the Average Ordinary Baboon