Death means farewell, the great release, the end. At the same time, it is preparing the new way of coming; the card itself, however, primarily exposes us to the end. The Death card signals that one major phase in your life is ending, and a new one is going to start.
Zodiac: Scorpio
Element: Water
Number: 13 as the number destroying the perfection of the 12

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XIII – The Death

The Death card is probably the most feared and misunderstood of all the cards in the Tarot deck. Just mention the card’s name and most people freak out, worried they will suddenly keel over and die as soon as this card appears. Relax! The Death card can be one of the most positive cards in the deck.

The Death represents the never ending circle of death and rebirth as the precondition for new life and creation, for life is permanently changing, hello and good-bye, leaving and arriving.

The Death will show that something has ended and something will begin, and doesn’t care if the end is painful and the new beginning welcomed or vice versa.  The card implies the need to let something go, and requires the understanding of the circles of life.

Death is a sign that you need to learn to let go of unhealthy attachments in your life to pave the way to a fuller, more fulfilled life of deeper meaning and significance. Death teaches you to let go of outworn and outgrown ways of life and to move forward from them. This is a perfect card to break a bad habit or pattern of behavior. See this as a time to cut out excess and let go of what is unnecessary for your life. Purge the old belongings, memories and baggage that are getting in your way.

The negative aspect of the card could plainly mean that we want to keep what we have to give up, that no change is welcomed.  In most cases it is just a refusal to understand and accept.  It can mean we are scared of loss and also afraid to restart.

Drive: Death and Rebirth, end and begin, transformation and metamorphosis, inner wisdom, consequence

Light: Make place for something new, get rid of old loads and achieve new spaces

Shadow: Fear, loss

Reversed: Death reversed offers you the opportunity to embrace change rather than resist it.

Keywords: Scorpio, death and rebirth, transformation, scorpion-snake eagle, liberation from old temptations, external changes, passing away, renewal

Advice: Are you ready to make the necessary changes in your life? Accept the suffering that can accompany getting rid of old things.

Question: What kind of situation or relationship do you have that you have over time?

Suggestion: “Die before you die.” This ancient Sufi saying warns us to learn the art of death.   As long as we have any fear of death or any fear of complete remission, we cannot live life to the full.  Every attachment, any “no”, prevents us from becoming a part of the natural flow of Life.

Revelation: Every attachment, any rejection, prevents my life from going naturally.  Now I say yes to Death, yes to Life, yes to myself.


Affirmation: I welcome change into my life, embracing it fearlessly and hopefully.