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Tarot Cards Explained:

What it can mean for your career, health, and lovelife

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The Death card is one of the most misunderstood cards in the tarot deck. Often feared for its imposing imagery and misunderstood name, most associate it with physical death. However, this card does not represent an impending mortal end, instead, it signals a period of transformation, endings, and beginnings.


Death is depicted as a skeletal figure in black armor upon a white horse. In this image, death is not a villain, but the natural part of life's cycle. The symbols within the card include a red rose, representing the promise of a new start, the rising Sun denoting the falling away of past experiences and the Bishop representing humanity’s fear of change.

General Meaning

Drawing the Death card suggests a major shift or transformation is about to occur. It’s a time of endings, yes, but these are needed to make way for new beginnings. This card encourages you to let go of stagnant situations and relationships to embrace future possibilities.

Love and Relationships

In a love reading, the Death card signifies the end of a relationship or the need for transformation within a relationship. You might need to let go of something that no longer serves you to make space for more constructive and positive experiences.

Career and Finances

In the context of a career, Death signifies an end to a particular professional path or job. This could be as sudden as a job loss or as gradual as a decision to change careers. For finances, it signifies the end of financial concerns, or a change in financial status.


For health readings, the Death card can symbolize recovery from illness. It suggests a definitive end to a health matter, or the end of detrimental lifestyle habits.

Spiritual Contexts

Spiritually, the Death card indicates a time when prior beliefs may fall away to make room for newer spiritual practices. It signifies the transformation of the spirit and the evolution of consciousness.

Past, Present, and Future

In the context of past, present, and future, Death forecasts an end to a critical stage of life in the past, a transformation happening in the present, and a major change in the future.

What it means if Reversed?

When drawn reversed, the Death card represents the struggle of letting go, resistance to change, or undergoing a personal transformation. It suggests a phase of inertia or stagnation.

What it means in Yes or No Reading?

In a simple 'yes or no' reading, the Death card doesn't lean strongly towards a 'yes' or a 'no'. Instead, it signifies the necessary end to one phase before the start of another, hinting at a potential 'yes' but only after some transformation.

The Death Tarot card signifies major life changes and overall transformation. Although often interpreted with fear, in essence, it offers a promising path, full of personal growth, change, and liberation from past constraints. Remember, every ending makes way for a new beginning.

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