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What does the Death card mean?

March 27, 2015

Death -- Tarot of the MastersHere is a pithy meaning for the Death card … and a less-pithy discussion about it:

“The older we get, the more we lose; this is the law of impermanence.” — Ram Dass

I am wary of interpreting the Death card as being a predictor of death, but often enough, I have seen it come up as an indicator of a past death that the querent needs to deal with.  Learning more about how to deal with loss in general and death in specific will help a Tarot reader become better able to help other people who are dealing with such issues. Consequently, I recommend an article titled “Ram Dass Meditates on Learning to Grieve.” Here are some quotes from this article:

It is important, as we get older, to learn how to grieve… We lose loved ones, cherished dreams, physical strength, work, and relationships. … All these losses bring up enormous grief that we must be prepared to embrace completely, if we are to live with open hearts. First of all surrender to the experience of [the] pain … be patient with the process … each person’s grief has its own timetable … ultimately you come to the truth of the adage that “love is stronger than death.”

And here are a couple of my own blog posts to help you learn about dealing with death:

Dealing with Death

A Tarot Visualization Technique — Coping with the Death of a Loved One

Do you like these pithy Tarot meanings? Find more on my Card Meanings page.  Also, get my Pithy Tarot eBook or the FREE app that uses my pithy Tarot meanings … and LIKE my Pithy Tarot Facebook page!

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