Death Tarot Card Meaning

Learning About The Major Arcana

Death Upright Draw Keywords





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Death Upright Draw Meaning

Death is a word that conjures up one of humanity’s most feared states. This tarot card is often read too literally; drawing Death is not going to summon the Grim Reaper, so don’t worry! You should actually see Death as a positive card because it’s merely hinting at the end of a major chapter in your life. This is not the climax of your life, just the beginning of another story, another chapter. Within this new chapter, you’re going to transcend and be called to embrace new possibilities and realities. It is a card of experiences and initiations.

Change and transition is the main aspect of Death. Think of this card as a season. Every winter, many trees and flowers “die” they always begin anew in the spring. Though these changes may be swift and unpredictable, they are to be welcomed. You may feel as if things are in a downward spiral right now, but that does not mean you will hit rock bottom.

Lastly, Death points to the need to erase all bad habits and unhealthy behaviors from your life as soon as possible. When you remove these hindering attachments, you can begin to move forward towards your full potential.

Death In Love and Relationships

You’re unable to let go of someone because you long for familiarity or loathe being alone. This is the worst thing you can do in terms of love. If you cannot have an honest discussion with the other party about the relationship, then you have to be brave and take the chance of separating. Not all relationships are built to last. The only one that is meant to stay is the one you have with yourself, so know that you’re good enough to make this change. It’s time to leave the old, dependent you behind.

Death In Career And Finances

Hating your job, being undervalued, disrespected, and struggling to be happy despite having a steady income is the death of the soul. Your passions are being smothered. Ultimately, you need to seize the desire for change and rework your life; you need to fulfill all of your needs. Make the leap of faith and transition to a new job—you will find yourself rejuvenated.

Money, however, is going to be a challenge or has been a struggle. The Death card in a financial reading is a reminder that you never have to hesitate about reaching out for help. Suffering alone through financial turmoil is not a requirement. Face the situation, accept the reality, and work to improve.

The Death card has a frightening name but does not mean the end of all things as you know it. Death is about renewal and new possibilities. When drawing this card from the deck, you’re being given a sign to lay the old you to rest and move on in life, stronger and wise than ever before.

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Death Reverse Draw Keywords

inability to move on




Death Reverse Draw Meaning

Death reversed is merely the reflection of resistance to the changes awaiting acknowledgment and fulfillment. If you truly want to move on, you will need to let go of the negative habits, release yourself from past trauma, and accept the challenges that await. Otherwise, life will remain stagnated. Reverse Death is also an indicator of being stuck in “purgatory,” where every day is the same.

To move on, you must assess the situation to figure out exactly what is impeding your advancement.

Death Reverse Draw Love and Relationships

You’re holding onto something – a relationship or a person – when it’s over. Stop living in a fantasy, it’s time to accept your new reality and let it go so you can start living.

Death Reverse Draw Career and Finances

Change is good when you stop resisting it. Like death it’s inevitable so work on being ahead of the curve and you’ll be able to create new possibilities for your career while others may be left scrambling as they try to keep up.

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Understanding the Rider Waite Imagery For Death

Do not be alarmed. The Death card meaning usually has nothing to do with physical death. In certain circumstances, it can arrive in a reading and hold that energy but often this is not the case.

The Death card is about life-altering, irreversible change. To the kind of transformation that is akin to a caterpillar becoming a butterfly. This is the kind of change that you can not outrun, negotiate, or avoid. Furthermore, Death may be present when certain people and objects are no longer available for you to rely on—for better or for worse. Whatever it is, Death brings completion and rebirth in one move and keeps the cycle of life and the universe moving ever onward.

The Muse of Tarot For Death

Tarot Muses are the divine creative source personified. They are invoked to provide support and space for your readings and lend their special gifts in realm of Tarot magic.

Brújula - The Muse of Transition Tarot Readings

Death is the ultimate change and transformation. Whether you look at the Death card in the Tarot from a philosophical point of view or a signal to you that something important is coming to an end in your life, this is undeniably a card of change. Brújula is here to bring this change to your attention but also help guide you through it.

About The Major Arcana

The Major Arcana consists of the 22 cards that embody universal aspects of the human experience through symbology and archetypes. They are representations of our collective consciousness, those consistent, directing patterns of influence that are an inherent part of human nature. Each Major Arcana card is given a number, a place in a specific well-thought-out order, and a title which links the card to its meaning and deeper lesson.