THE DEATH CARD
MAJOR ARCANA, NUMBER 13
ASTROLOGICAL SIGN or PLANET: SCORPIO, MARS, PLUTO
The Death card is not associated exclusively with the end of human life. The card is more about endings, which can include the completion of a chapter in your life, a turning point of some kind or a time of renewal. All of which could bring about new and positive beginnings. It is time to focus on the important things in your life. Decide which things are no longer necessary to hold on to. It can also denote the end of a bad relationship or a change in status that can result in an unexpected, life-altering change. You may be resistant to change, but you must remember that it is for the best. Additionally, the card can indicate a transition point, and the need to eliminate excesses and to let go of old ideas, problems and baggage. Keep in mind that it can also indicate the death of an ailing or elderly individual you may know.
When the card appears in the reverse position it can point toward a refusal to change or an inability to move forward. You may be stagnated or are feeling stuck, which may result in an agonizing time in your life. It also suggests avoiding the end of something, holding on to the past or a fear of the future. You may find that you are getting in the way of beneficial changes. Also, you may be experiencing mental and physical exhaustion and a period in which you are too listless to make changes.