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Both figures are moving in the same direction, the right of the card. I consider that side of the card to be the future. So I could see the 6W as a current period of success leading into the future and Death as a current period of transformation that leads into the future.

The people in both cards seem to have different functions. Those in the 6W flow with the rider while those in Death either fall before him or subjugate themselves before him.

I also note that the two riders' heads are turned differently, although I'm not sure what to make of it. In the 6W, the rider looks away from us, the readers, while in Death, the rider looks out at us. Maybe the successful rider in the 6W is modest while Death isn't - he looks you right in the eye and waits for you to blink.

I see the two cards more in terms of compare and contrast than how similar they are. But I'm glad you started this thread cause I don't know that I would've done the compare and contrast without it.

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