The Death card is probably the most feared and misunderstood of all the cards in the Tarot deck. In general, people tend to take the meaning of this card far too literally and fear that the indication is for the death of either themselves or others. The card of Death can be one of the most fecund and positive cards in the deck.
Death stands for the end of a major stage or aspect of your life that may produce the beginning of something more valuable and important. You must close one door in order to open another. It may be hard to let go of the past at times but you will soon see how important it is so that you can bring renewal and transformation into your life. If you hold off these necessary endings, you may experience both emotional and physical pain but if you use your creative imagination and visualize a new possibility, you allow more constructive patterns to sprout.
Death is an indication that you need to learn to get rid of unhealthy attachments in your life to blaze a trail for a more fulfilling life with more profound meaning and significance. This is a perfect card to break a bad habit or pattern of behavior. This is a time of eliminating excess and getting rid of what is not necessary in your life. This may be a good time to cleanse old memories, belongings and ‘baggage’ that is getting in your way.