Death

Number: 13
Astrological sign: Scorpio

Without a doubt, it is this card that commonly causes most fear, and yet it rarely does it symbolize actual death. It does mean the end of something, but in terms of tarot, Death could be better identified as Transition. Positive associations with this Tarot card: transformation, clearance, sweeping change, end, mortality, destruction, corruption also, for a man, the loss of a benefactor for a woman, many contrarieties; for a maid, failure of marriage projects. While the Death card can represent rather shocking or unexpected events or changes, these usually clear the way for a brand new start and a greater value for life itself. Negative associations with this Tarot card: stubbornness, loss of opportunity, loss of friendship, fear of change, inertia, sleep, lethargy, petrifaction, somnambulism; hope destroyed, fatality. A negative aspect of The Death card is stagnation; resisting change when change is what is needed most.

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