Death & Tarot: What Does The Death Card Really Mean?
Oh No! Not DEATH!
This is probably the first card that pops into most querrent and new readers minds. The word Death carries an awful lot of linguistic baggage, and many assume that the death card is some sort of bad omen or sign of bad luck.
A Good Omen
For most experienced readers, the Death card is actually a very good omen, especially in upright. It doesn't mean that you are going to die, or anyone you know or care about is going to have something bad happen to them. All it means is that a change is coming, and that there is probably going to be a part of yourself that you no longer find is necessary, that is going to "die".
This is a very good thing, because with a little death, there won't be room for more life and more growth. Just as you get a hair cut when you no longer like or need the length, you also cut out negative patterns, behaviors or attitudes you no longer need, when the time is right.
All the death card is telling you, is that now is the best time to make these changes. Or that these changes are coming, and you should prepare for them.