Death Tarot Card Meanings – upright and reversed – Major Arcana

Death tarot card meaning upright and reversed

13 – Death Tarot Card Meanings – Upright



The Death tarot card is about transformation and endings of cycles. It doesn’t have to mean that it is the end of your job or your relationship. It can indicate that a period in your job or relationship is about to end and that it is time now for a new cycle.

Bad periods will end and it is time for a fresh new period.

The tarot card death as feelings could represent that someone feeings are changing. This could be for better or for worse depending on the tarot cards that are nearby in the reading. For example when the death card shows up together with the 10 of cups this could indicate feelings are changing into happiness.

The Death tarot card is not about physical death, it is about transformation because a period has come to an end.

The number 13 can be reduced to 1 + 3 = 4. The number 4 is about stability, security, safety and need to keep your life in balance and the number 3 in the Death card is bringing growth. The Death tarot card brings change in order to realize your goals. Read more about tarot & numerology.

  • letting go of old habits and outdates ideas
  • moving to another place
  • natural ending of a cycle
  • a bad situation is coming to an end
  • moving forward, being open to growth
  • embracing change and transformation
  • overcoming something
  • closing a period and starting a new

13 – Death Tarot Card Meanings – Reversed


The Death tarot card reversed can indicate that the querent wants the change a bit too much. In this case it can be that the querent is running away from a situation. The Death tarot card represents a natural change and it is important to live this period out until it is time to leave.

Reversed the Death card can also symbolize that the querent is resisting change. For example when you are still in contact with an ex boy or girlfriend even though it is over. The advice of the Death card is to accept change in order to move on.

For feelings death reversed indicates upcoming changes. Also feelings that you had for someone could be still present. Changes are hold back because of it.

The Death card reversed can also be a sign that an ex is in the picture again and it doesn’t mean a natural reconcilation but indicates a resistance to change. The advice of the Death card is to accept change in order to move on.

  • resisting change can lead to suffering
  • premature leaving (a job or relationship)
  • forcing an end to a period
  • running away from a situation
  • something that you thought it was done is not over yet, it will probably end later
  • resisting transformation and growth
  • resistance of closure of a period
  • allow transformation, change and growth


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All Major Arcana Tarot Cards


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Suit of Wands:

Ace of Wands 2 of Wands 3 of Wands  4 of Wands 5 of Wands 6 of Wands  7 of Wands  8 of wands 9 of Wands 10 of Wands Page of Wands Queen of Wands Knight of Wands King of Wands

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