Death – Tarot Card Meaning

Upright meaning: Transformation, change, transition, endings, new beginnings, unforeseen change.

Reversed meaning: Fear of change, resisting transformation, stagnation, holding onto the past, delays.

Death Description

The Death card depicts a skeleton, dressed in black armor, riding a white horse. The skeleton symbolizes survival, the bare bones of existence, the end of a cycle, and a new beginning. The black armor represents the need to accept that certain things must end for new things to begin. The white horse signifies purity, a cleansing that comes with acceptance of change.

Before the horse, a king lies dead, symbolizing that all, even those with power, must face and accept the end. A child, on the other hand, kneels and seems to welcome the skeleton, demonstrating that death is not always to be feared, and can represent a new beginning.

The Death card signifies the end of a major phase or aspect of your life that may bring about the beginning of something far more valuable and important. It is a card of transformation and new beginnings, and it encourages you to let go of the past to make way for the new.

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RootAstro's Tarot expert, Emma Brown, combines her Ph.D. in Religious Studies with a deep understanding of astrology for spiritual development and self-discovery. Known for her compassionate and inspirational approach, she uses Tarot and astrology to provide profound insights into life's complexities, making her an invaluable part of our team.