Get rid of the old to make room for the new.

Meaning of the tarot card «Death»

The death letter is not about the literal death of any person. Can represent the death of something else, like a project, a plan, or a relationship. This card also marks a harvest time, symbolized on the classic covers by the harvest skeleton.

If the fruits of summer are not harvested, they are lost in the harshness of winter, and people do not eat. As the scythe cuts the ropes that bind us to the past, it frees us to move forward without fear, because we have nothing to lose. Everything that is pruned is recycled for the fertility of the future, so nothing is really lost, despite the seasonal cycles of profit and loss.

In the most modern Tarot decks, we see Death mounted on a horse and in black armor. The emphasis on these covers is in the punishment of sin, as in the way in which the medieval Plague (on which the image of Death was based) was used to explain The God's anger. Fortunately, in modern times, we are not so overburdened with such a guilty philosophy.

Free yourself from a past that no longer serves you well and move into the future.

Suggest a course of action that will harmonize what you want with what is currently possible.

The death letter advises you to separate from the old order. You may want to close accounts, complete unfinished tasks, and collect your harvest. It's time to keep going forward. If you cut the ropes that have bound you to old customs and old-fashioned conventions, you could free yourself to join the sweep of incoming light. This is not an excuse to reject others or hurt them in any way. It is simply a time to move towards your ultimate interests.

Don't let nostalgia and worn-out loyalties stop you. Be willing to do whatever it takes to get where you really want to be.

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