Keywords: Transformation, separation, loss, liberation, revolution.
Astrological Correspondence: Scorpio.
Initially a nameless card, Death very seldom literally means death. Instead it is the image of profound transformation, the ending of one cycle, and the transition into a new state. It symbolizes sudden and inevitable change, death of the old self so that new consciousness can emerge. The experience can be saddening or painful, and we might be reluctant to accept the inevitability of the ending. Accepting and recognizing the necessity of endings thus liberates and allows for inner change, rebirth, and renewal. The negative interpretation is depression due to neglecting that a cycle has come to an end, breakup of relationships, obsession, and stagnation.