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.
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. 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 is 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.
Death Tarot Card in a Daily reading
Today is a day to face life head-on and stop repeating the patterns and cycles that are no longer serving you. Take a moment and look at the things that you want to release. These can be some thoughts, habits, behaviors, things or people that need to go. You shouldn’t be scared of the change and transformation. Something new and better will come your way.
Death Tarot Card in a Love Reading
Death Tarot Card in a relationship mostly means that the relationship is coming to an end. This card appears when divorce is taking place or when a partner thinks that the relationship is no longer serving them. You should embrace this change with strength and you should know that a new relationship will start, that will fulfill your needs in a better way. If you are single, this card may indicate that you need to transform yourself to attract the right energies and the right person in your life. You should let go of the past and move on.
Death Tarot Card in a Career Reading
In a career reading, the Death card often indicates the end of a job or a resignation. If you are planning to switch careers then thing no further, you should end this career as it has played its part in your life and now it is time for you to move on.
Death Tarot Card in a Health Reading
If you see the death card in a health reading, you shouldn’t worry. It can be indicative of a big change that is coming in your state. It can also indicate the changes you need to make to improve your health. You should carefully examine that which food, habit or behavior you need to release, in order to improve your health.
Death Reversed Tarot Card Meaning
When the Death Tarot Card is in a reversed position, the flag will fell off from the Skeleton’s hand. The skeleton won’t be able to maintain its position at the horse and the horse will not be able to move any further. In a reversed position this card indicates stagnation, lack of movement and resistance to change.
If this card appears in a reversed position in a love reading, it might mean that the querent is resisting the change. They have refused to accept that they have to let go of things that are no longer serving them. If this card appears in your love reading, you should know that things have ended and sticking to them and holding on to them won’t serve anyone. It is time to be strong and lean-to let go.
If the Death tarot card appears in a reversed position in a career reading, you should take a moment and examine your career closely. It is likely to be the time to move on and change the career. Your current job is no longer meet your needs and you have to move on. If you are trying to improve your business then you might need to drastically change your strategy as the old strategy is not working for you.
If this card appears in an upside-down in a health reading, it may mean that you are resisting to change your behavior and not trying out a new course of action that is available to you.