Radical change. Rebirth. New phase of life. Endings. Not a card of physical death.
In spite of the less than cheerful nature of the Death card, I want to jump in here right now and tell you that NO, the Death card is not all bad! A lot depends on what else is in the spread!
Paired with The Lovers or The Two of Cups
For a single person, this means the end of loneliness!
Paired with the Wheel of Fortune
The end of bad luck!
Paired with The Magician, The Fool, The Five of Cups, The Eight of Cups, The Seven of Swords, The Ten of Swords, The Two of Swords, The Nine of Swords, Okay, Pretty Much All of The Swords
The end of the unhappy relationship you are trying really hard to make work in spite of the fact that it’s really, deep down, a poor fit.
I hear you now!
“NOOOO! I want this relationship to work out! Why can’t this happen?! I want it! I love them! If I just make myself really, really tiny and don’t take up any space, and just, you know, have no needs at all, for like, ever, then it will all work out!”
No. It’s not going to happen. And my dear Reader and Querent, you don’t want a different outcome than that, because you have something interesting and new just around the corner. That isn’t a platitude. It is quite literally what the card means, traditionally. (Also, that relationship is BAD and it needs to GO and you deserve BETTER, my friend.)
And that is the best part about the Death card: in its finality, in its absolute change, comes a promise of new beginnings.
Just not with Chad. That guy’s a dick.
Here you go! Off on a new adventure! Not with Chad!