A Death Tarot Card Meaning To Be Inspired By

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

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...

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 tarot card meaning 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 the Death tarot card meaning could indicate 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 tarot card meaning 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.

Death Tarot Card Meaning Rebirth and Transformation


FAQ - What does the death tarot card represent?


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.


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Author - Cristina Aguilar


Cristina Aguilar the Gypsy Raven

Cristina Aguilar (also known as Gypsy Raven)  is a folklorist, astrological adviser, expert Tarot reader and award-winning writer.

She studied folk magic and learned simple folk traditions from her grandmother who was a village psychic in southern Spain.

She is currently a five-star astrological reader with the Kasamba Psychic Network and author of three books:

  1. Gypsy Wisdom
  2. Ancient Magic for the Modern Witch
  3. See the Future! With Regular Playing Cards 
  • Member of Edgar Cayce Association for Research and Enlightenment
  • Member of Association for Psychics USA



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