The Death Card--one of the most feared cards in the Tarot system. Many times, when one of my clients gets the death card in their reading, I notice a look of shock and fear, or maybe a nervous laugh.
I understand why the tarot Death card is so fear-inducing in people, but it’s helpful to remember that the Tarot system is quite old and is based on very traditional imagery. As a result, sometimes you might see in Oracle decks that Death is represented in a much different way. Even if the traditional death imagery of the skeleton on the horse riding in is not used, it still has the same meaning. You could replace the death card with a “New beginnings” card in an Oracle deck for example.
So what exactly does the tarot card of Death mean?
Well, death is actually a representative of change.