Death - Tarot Card Meaning

Upright: Change, Ending, Rebirth

Reversed: Fear, Uncertainty, Resisting Change

Planet: Scorpio


Upright Meaning

No, you are not going to die—that’s just a common misconception of the Death card. Death indicates an end of an aspect of your life, which can range from a job to a relationship. Death must occur in order for you to have a new beginning, shifting you forward into a transition period of rebirth and renewal. The cycle of death is quite natural, and can be seen in nature transforming throughout the different seasons. Like nature, you are also going through a transformation that will be of great significance. Change is coming, sweeping the past to the side so that you can embrace the opportunities of the future. Clear the clutter and let go of what is not serving you in order to make room for new life. When one door closes, another one opens. There is no life without death.

Reversed Meaning

Certainty gives off a false sense of security, resisting change in order to stay in control. You would rather stick with what you know, even if that prevents you from moving forward. Your fear of change is inhibiting your growth and leaving you dead in your tracks. Let go of what you think you know and embrace uncertainty. Once you let go of resistance, you will experience a sense of freedom and fearlessness to pursue your wildest dreams. You’ll never reach your fullest potential if you don’t go outside of your comfort zone. Move beyond complacency and realize that you are the only one standing in your way. Ask yourself what it is you are scared of and what you’re holding on to. Accept change and move forward. You’ll be surprised to see what’s next.

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