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Tarot Card Interpretation & Meaning - (13) Death


Death
Introduction: Death does not necessarily, or even usually, indicate physical death. In fact, in general, it is considered irresponsible for readers to predict physical death, as we are creatures with free will, and such things are not written in stone. This card simply indicates transformation and change. This is definitely a time of deep transformation, likely to be both inner and outwardly in your life. Situations, things, and people that you have counted on or gotten used to may no longer be available to you in quite the same way as they once were, and this transition can be difficult for some people.

General: The more accepting you can be of change of all sorts during this time, and the less you try to "control" the better and the more comfortable this time will be for you. Often what you need to "let go of" is some sort of self-limiting belief or attitude. Sometimes we just can't see how our attitudes are hurting us, and when that is true, this time period can be a wake-up call. The energy of this time is not just change or destruction; it is change or destruction followed by renewal. Even though one door may have closed, another is opening. Will you have the courage to step through?

Work: If you hate your job, or are "underemployed," but you've not wanted to leave because of the steady income, you could end up being forced out. Ultimately, this would lead to your "greater good," but wouldn't you rather leave on your own volition? You may benefit most from a complete change of field. Make the leap. You can do it.

Love: If you are clinging to a relationship that you are deeply unhappy in because you don't want to let go of the familiar, or because you hate to be alone, you are doing neither yourself or your partner any favors. Have a frank and honest discussion about the problem(s) you have with the relationship, and if they can't or won't make a change or you can't or won't, then perhaps it's time to let it go. If you can be brave and take the chance of leaving the security of this relationship, you can find one that works much better. But first, you have to face the problem, and try to fix it. Not all relationships are fixable. Don't beat your head against a wall for very long. You'll know when it's "long enough."

 
 

Finances: You may have to make some sacrifices to deal with coming financial challenges. You can do it. Don't hesitate to reach out for help if you need it. You don't have to struggle or suffer alone, nor should it come to that, although there is a possibility that you'll be dealing with an involuntary loss of income as your job may be cut back, your stocks may lose money etc. Don't avoid reality, if this comes about. Figure out exactly what you are dealing with, face the situation, then do what you must to get through it. Ultimately you will profit greatly from what you have learned. You'll be fine in the long run.

Health: Keeping your stress level manageable is a must in order to stay in good health now. Deal with any problems that come up physically, don't try to avoid them. Be sure to get enough rest, as best you can, and don't abuse your body with alcohol or in other ways. If you need healing, ask for it on both the literal and the spiritual planes. Especially if you are single, now, seek out being touched physically; massage, and hugs from dear friends, etc., will go a long way toward keeping you healthy and sane.

Spirituality: Cultivate a positive attitude. Know that even if you are in the midst of a "dark night of the soul" that this too shall pass. Don't fight change. Allow yourself to feel what you feel, but don't wallow in pain or sorrow; if you need help pulling yourself away from any pain or loss that you are suffering, reach out. There is always a caring soul who will help you, even if you are quite literally alone in the world; more people care about you than you can even begin to imagine.

 
 

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