Death Tarot Card Meaning

by Laura

We've all seen it in movies and read about it in horror stories. An inquisitive main character goes to get their fortune told in a dark, secretive room by an old woman with a deck of tarot cards. The woman shuffles the cards and asks the main character to cut the deck and flip over a card. The main characters eyes widen in fright as they realize it is the Death card that they have chosen...

In a deck of 78 Tarot Cards, 22 cards represent very crucial ideas and concepts, with Death being one of them. The Death card is often artfully illustrated with a skeletal figure dressed in robes, red or black roses, a scythe or sword, a setting sun, and a graveyard or headstone. I personally find these illustrations beautiful but to the average person receiving a psychic reading they are terrifying. Physical and mortal death is a concept that has (at least for a moment) frightened every single human being to have ever existed on this planet.

It is impossible to deny that the Death card inspires fear when it appears in a psychic reading, but does it really mean that somebody is going to die? In some cases, the answer is yes. The Death card represents the end of something. Although this could mean the end of a life it generally refers to the end of something else: a career, a relationship, a project, a friendship, there are many possibilities.

What the Death card teaches us is that there can be no new beginnings without the ending of something else. I am usually excited for my clients when the Death card appears in a reading because I know that along with the coming end of something is a new opportunity or beginning! Death is very necessary in life and it is important to remember that not all endings are bad endings.

The Death Tarot Card also represents rebirth and transformation. Although the Death card may signify a very difficult transformation (the person may reach a terrible low point in their lives depending on their individual scenario) think of it as a snake shedding old skin: it can be difficult and painful for a snake to escape its old skin but it will emerge stronger, better, renewed.

Enjoy all the intricacies that the Death card offers and don't be afraid to embrace the end that is warns of. Welcome the new opportunity and the stronger, better, renewed you that could emerge.

I hope you liked my Death Tarot Card Meaning article.


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Jul 25, 2011
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