Death Tarot Card Meaning

Death Tarot Card Meaning - Major Arcana

Upright Keywords: transformation, change, transition
Reversed Keywords: conclusion, denouncement,  resistance to change, personal transformation, inner purging
A skeleton in black armor rides a white horse towards a pope and two children. A body lies on the floor beneath his horse. In the background, there is a gate where you can see the sun rising. We see multiple symbols of duality in this card: the white horse and black armor, the skeleton and the pope, the night scene in the foreground and the sun rising in the background and the two pillars. This skeleton bring changes.

Death Tarot Card Meaning Upright

This death will not be a literal death, but a dying of something in order to make space for something new that is coming into your life. There is going to be big changes, as the ending can be drastic. But the new will be even better. Think of a phoenix, they rise even better than they were before. The fear that is felt from the ending is normal, but it shouldn’t be preventing what’s coming. 

Let go of the past and look towards the future.
These endings are usually quick to show up, without warning. You may not think that you are ready for these changes, but you truly are ready. You are strong enough to overcome challenges that are put in your path.
It may be scary and painful, but you will be able to learn from this experience and grow. Be open to new opportunities and you may find yourself happier in this new phase.
Death Reversed Tarot Card Meaning - Major Arcana

Reversed Death Tarot Card Meaning

You may be feeling stuck where you are unable to move forward, no matter how hard you try. The block may not be outwardly noticeable and it may be a mental block that needs to be worked through. Once you are able to work through the blockage, you will be able to accept the ending of the cycle and move onto the future. Stop fighting the change and go with the flow.

Astrological: Scorpio
Hebrew Letter: Nun
Death Tarot Card Meaning




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