Death Card Meaning

Death Card Meaning

The Death card in Tarot is a card representing enormous changes and new beginnings, and it will most likely be difficult. In a Tarot reading, the Death card represents metamorphosis, passage, and change. The Death card's basic symbols are Death as a skeleton dressed in black robes or armor. A scythe or a flag with a five-petaled rose may also be present. Other figures in the field may exist, but the most common and repeating is that of a child.

Upright Meaning

In a Tarot reading, the Death card represents metamorphosis, making room for the failure or loss, a fresh start, illness or death, and bad luck. That may sound horrible, but consider it the end of one chapter and the beginning of another! You are in a period of transformation, which you should welcome even if it is difficult. And it very well could be. But anything worthwhile is worth working for, and you're up for the challenge.

Reverse Meaning

In a Tarot reading, the reversed Death card represents stasis, sluggish changes, a close escape, and cheating death. You're rejecting change, which is bad. You must let go and move on to a brighter future.

Love Meaning

In a Tarot love reading, the Death card may indicate that you are clinging to an affair that is no longer helping you. If you're single, it's time to break free from old behaviors that have kept you from falling in love. If you're in a relationship, it's time to decide whether you want to stay or make some painful changes in order to get the love you deserve.