Tarot cards: Death

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Tarot reading is an intricate system in which each Tarot card has a soul and a meaning. Today we’ll be analyzing the major arcane number thirteen; the Death Tarot card. One of the most feared and misunderstood cards in the deck, it comes to sweep away everything old and renew energies.

Death Tarot Card Upright Meaning:

When we stumble upon Death Tarot card upright in a spread, there is no need to be scared. Obviously, it is a striking image that tells us about a stigmatized moment of life: physical death. However, in online Tarot, this image has a more benign interpretation of the role death plays in our lives.

Renovation, radical changes, separations, new beginnings. These changes predicted by the appearance of the Death Tarot card may not be desired or expected, but are often necessary. The radical and somewhat dramatic nature of the episodes with which the Death Tarot card is associated is inevitable. You’re about to undergo circumstances that will change you in an absolute and irreversible way. There is no going back.

The “death” of your old self, your old beliefs, relationships, even work, comes to strip you of everything and leave you bare. It will make you see the truly essential, that which is invisible to the eyes. Death Tarot card marks a before and after in your life. So fasten your seatbelt, your destiny is about to change.

Death Upright Card Keywords:

Sudden changes, Loss, Separations, Endings, Breakups, Losing Friends, Divorce, Poor Investments.

Death Tarot Card Reversed Meaning:

Although typically the meaning of the cards takes a 180 degree turn when they appear reversed, in the case of the Death Tarot card, it isn’t so. When Death Tarot card is reversed, it doesn’t mean good health, pregnancy, or stagnation. It means that the change you desperately need in your life will take a lot of time to arrive.

Fear has stopped you from taking the necessary steps to achieve the transformation you need right now. On the other hand, the Death Tarot card may appear reversed in reading when living in denial. Change may have happened already, yet we refuse to accept it, to face that life doesn’t stop, and we must keep track of everything that happens. As Darwin proposes, the secret of evolution is adaptation, and he who fails to adapt… dies.

Death Reversed Card Keywords:

Accidents, Stagnation, Inaction, slowness, Immaturity, Denial, Low energy, Delays.

Death Tarot Card Symbolism:

In the Death Tarot card, we find a skeleton wearing black armor. The corpse is riding a white horse, sowing death in its path. At their feet, we can see body parts and the dead bodies of a king and commoners alike. A puzzle of bodies is guarded by a Bishop who prays to help them achieve their spiritual fulfillment.

Let’s face it, the fear of death is natural. We are genetically predisposed to survive and overcome adversity. Most of us yearn to stay alive, and to meet this card, is a bit challenging for our unconscious. Which feelings are being stirred up by the Death Tarot card? Chaos. The multiple symbols present in this card evoke confusion.

On the one hand, there is hope and rebirth, all condensed in a white rose. On the other, the corpses are practically planted in the ground, waiting to germinate again. The white horse also shows us the purity of this fearsome knight’s intentions. Although he has a scythe, he has come only to purify everything in his path.

But fear not, death is the first step towards the resurrection. This card is associated with the zodiac sign Scorpio.

What Does Death Tarot Card Mean In Love?

When the Death Tarot Card appears in a love reading Tarot, it means that drastic changes will occur in the relationship. However, the other cards can give us a glimpse of the nature of these changes: new beginnings and new opportunities to consider.

Is Death A Yes Or No Card?

The drama of Death Tarot card and the possibility that it is indicating a possible loss, which can be painful, means that, when this card comes out in response to a Yes or No question the result is: No.

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