Death represents the impermanence of all things physical and
by extension the inevitability of transformation. It is the
inescapable destiny of all beings to undergo transformation.
Nothing in the universe is wasted or destroyed it is only manifested
in another form. The previous card, the Hanged Man, has died
to himself and been transformed into a being who no longer fears
death. Death, to one who is aware, is viewed as a portal to
a higher consciousness not as an end in itself. Fear of death
is perhaps the greatest fear. Fear is the great enemy of enlightenment.
Death upright in a reading may indicate a time of upheaval and
great personal trial. Unexpected and unplanned changes may be
thrust upon the questioner. The seeker may need to call upon
all their inner resources to deal with the current circumstances.
This card indicates that the seeker is in a period which has
great opportunities for spiritual growth.
Death reversed indicates a time of renewal after an emotionally
challenging period in the questioners life. The seeker needs
to re-evaluate the events of the last few months and then resolve
to move forward. Fear brought on by trauma in the past can not
be allowed to hold you back.