Death Tarot Card Meaning Keywords

UPRIGHT: Change, transformation, transition, ending, new start

REVERSED: Resistance to change, Lack of movement, Refusal to move forward

  • Name of the Card: Death
  • Number: 13
  • Other Names: Rebirth, Death-Rebirth
  • Element: Water
  • Kabbalistic Letter: Nun
  • Meaning of the Kabbalistic Letter: Fish
  • Sign: Scorpio
  • Yes/No key interpretations: No
  • Animals: Scorpio, beetle, crayfish, lobster, wolf
  • Stone: Snakestone

The Death card is the 13th Trump card. 13 is the number of focus, independence, and creative self-expression. This is also a number of transformations. 1+3= 4, four is a number of building solid foundations, endurance, patience, and structure.

Death Tarot Card Meaning

The Imagery and Symbolism of Death Tarot Card

An armored skeleton is riding a white horse. Skeleton is a symbol of death but its armor symbolizes protection. There is a red feather on its helmet that symbolizes power. White is the color of purity and the horse symbolizes movement. It shows that they are purifying the place where they move. The skeleton is holding a flag in its hand that shows an announcement. The black color on the flag shows authority, it is also a color of death and mourning but the while rose symbolizes beauty. It is a sign of a new beginning. The sun is rising in the background that symbolizes a new beginning. There is water in the background that mostly symbolizes intuition and emotions. There are four figures in the foreground, a fallen king whose crown of power is also lying on the ground, a child, a maiden, and a priest. This shows that inevitable change doesn’t care if it is hitting wisdom, youth, spirituality, or innocence. Everything has a limited period of life and change is important to make room for a new start.

Astrology and Death Tarot Card

In astrology, the death tarot card corresponds to the sign of Scorpio. Scorpio is a fixed water sign. Scorpios are generally brave, passionate, ambitious, focused, and determined. Scorpio is the sign which is associated with sex. Scorpio is ruled by Pluto, the planet that governs destruction, death, change, and transformation. Scorpios can be ambitious but can also be jealous and very controlling.

Death Tarot Card and Kabbalah

In Kabbalah, the path of the Death tarot card is called ‘Nun’. This is the path that connects Tiphareth (Beauty) to Netzach (Victory). The meaning of ‘Nun’ is fish. This path has a very important position in the tree of life. This path is one of the three paths that connect personality to the higher self. There is a path of death on the tree of life but there is no path of life, which is because according to Kabbalistic thoughts birth and death are the same transitions.

Death Card as a Person

Death Tarot Card indicates someone who is brave and passionate. Who are ready to change anything around them in order to make room for new things, new ideas, and new beliefs. They are ready to think out of the box and do not stick to old notions, ideas, or ideals. They are always willing to make changes in their lifestyle. They can also be such people who are going through some transition or transformation but they know that something positive is lying ahead for them.

Death Card in General Reading

If this card appears in a general reading, it would mean that a huge transformation or a sudden or unexpected change is taking place. Some significant thing is about to end in your life to make room for something new. This change is inevitable so you have to embrace it with courage. This card also symbolizes release and letting go of things that no longer serve you. You may need to end a toxic relationship or let go of toxic people.

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