What Does the Death Card Mean?

endings ~ separation ~ profound change

Lo Scarabeo Tarot

Tarot Card Meanings for the Death Card

Endings, mortality, profound change, letting go of emotional attachments, severing ties, it’s over, the end of an era or cycle, failure, loss. For some: transformation, renewal, rebirth, the breaking of old habits.
Delayed endings, holding onto to what is decayed, resistance to letting go, a long terminal illness, depression, inertia, living unaware, going through the motions, resisting change, repeating mistakes.
As People
Funeral directors, hearse drivers, hospice staff, grievance counselors, debt collectors, bailiffs, bounty hunters, assassins, political extremists, despots, dictators.
We have separated living from dying and the interval in between them is fear. You cannot live without dying ~ Jiddu Krishnamurti #tarot #learntarot #tarotcardmeanings #quote Click To Tweet

Death Card Correspondences

Key 13
Element Water
Hebrew Letter נ – Nun
Astrology Scorpio
Octo 23 – Nov 21
Related to The Emperor 13/1+3=4
Count 12 – zodiac trump
Yes/No No

Articles About the Death Card

When Death Means Death – a look at death and the tarot in the literal sense and how it affected my life, with the loss of my mother and my dog in the same week.

Meditation on Death – explores death from a Buddhist perspective with a focus on impermanence, putrefaction and rebirth.


The Death Card as a Daily Tarot Oracle Card

Oracle Message: To gain what is coming, you have to let go of what is lost.


Something passes over today. Notice I said something and not someone. I’m not into predicting that. (See my posts above.) But something is over, and it hurts. It’s the end. It’s no more, and that is sad, mostly.

The pheonix is the perfect symbol for the Death card though as what has gone has made room for what is to come. Nature doesn’t happen in a vaccuum and so something has to give and that also means you have to learn to let it go. Which is not always the easy part.

If you are having problems in your relationship and you get this card today but do everything you can to hold on, you will look back at this point and know that this was the turning point, so whether you are ready to lose what is lost or gain what is coming, today marks the day when it all changed.

Shadowscapes Tarot by Stephanie Pui-Mun Law


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