I recently had a friend come to me frantic and scared she was going to die all because the Death card was pulled on the first turn. She told me she didn’t wait for an explanation, but instead got up and ran out of the reading. I tried my best to calm and reassure her that the Death card did not actual mean physical death of body but actually means a transformation in life. In her case it was letting go of the past as she goes forth into the future.
Let’s break down the card details. Death rides a beautiful white horse carrying a black banner with a a mystical white rose. The mystical white rose indicates life. Death carries no weapons only the banner. The people stand and kneel before Death as death is inevitable, painful truth that comes to all of us. The blazing sun rising up in the background is an emblem of rebirth and the soul’s eternal life. Life is in constant transformation every moment of every day.
Depending on the question asked at the time of the reading, such as a most often asked question in a relationship reading “Will John and I stay together or break up?” This card would signify to me that there is a period of transformation, letting go of the old to make way for the new. In the upright position during a relationship reading there will be a period of transition and can expect a brand new outlook and fresh hopes. Relationships move to a new level or, inevitably, some may end. (the rest of the cards drawn during the reading will elaborate on the card)
Death card in a reverse position indicates that you are holding onto something that is keeping you held back from moving forward. Either it is a relationship or a just plain anger, you need to focus on letting go of what no longer serves you. Once you let go of these negative feelings you will make room for more positive changes to enter you life. Let go of hate to make room for love, let go of the past issues of your life by cutting the anchors which hold you back from sailing forward into the future you were meant to have.