Sasha Graham’s Tarot Card a Day Blog – Death Tarot Card

The Death Card

 

The Death Tarot card’s meanings are easily graspable and intuitive. An old-fashioned understanding of the Death card meant physical death. A modern interpretation is that the Death card is about transformation. The Death card marks a boundary where your life is altered. The Death card also means something is finished for good.

But there is a subtle understanding of the Death card too – if you have the stomach for it, hold my hand and we’ll gaze at it a while.

Have you ever experienced the Death of a loved on? Think of the emotional state it puts you in. I’m not talking about the grief you feel. I’m talking about the strange quality your life then takes on when in the company of “Death”.

Discovering someone who knew has died puts you in a strange, murky place – I know, understatement of the year!

The moment you are informed a person you love has passed away – normal time ceases. Your 12:30pm lunch appointment looses all importance. Suddenly, colors, people, life – everything looks different. You move through the grieving process and hours, days, weeks, or months later you return to your normal state of being.

It is that odd – stepping out of time quality that interests me in regard to the Death card. The Death card in a reading can explain the ending of something so major that it throws everything off kilter for a while before balance is resumed.

I was disconcerted when the Death card appeared for me yesterday. Death was also the card we studied last night at The Tarot School.

The full moon mocked me while walking home last night. “What moon? What do you want?” I kept asking. Today at 1:00pm, I found out what that moon and the Death card were portending. Due to random economic factors – my husband and I lost what was responsible for 70% of our income.

Hello Death.

Howdy Change.

How are you Transformation?  My name’s Sasha and the pleasure’s all mine.

I know everything will be okay. Money comes and goes. We’ll bounce back – we always do. I’m writing about our finances because at the moment – I’m in that sweaty, itchy, uncomfortable place where my life looks vastly different than it did this morning when I woke up.

In the days, weeks and months to come, my life will regain its even keel. But when balance resumes – I get the feeling I’ll be sitting in a vastly different place.

And Death has a habit of doing that doesn’t it?

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4 Comments

  1. dovelove said,

    September 18, 2008 at 7:40 pm

    Potent, how you got the Death card/message so much right before this major change. That’s the way it happens with me too. Last year, a few months after having had a major change (delivered after several Tower messages, including one on the morning it happened in the future position of a 3-card spread), I was hoping (eagerly waiting) for a “death” (major change) to rectify the situation (after wringing my hands for over two months).

    And, at that point, I did begin to get “death” (change) messages. Several lightbulbs had gone out in my apartment over a few days, I was getting Owl totems (often represents death/transformation), including an owl hooting outside my window the night before “the phone call” … note, I don’t live in the country) and other “death” messages.

    But those messages didn’t comfort me, because my life was hanging in the balance — it could have gone either way. Thankfully, that phone call was about wonderfully good change — a most welcome “death” message (the end of hard times, and the beginning of things getting so much better). At that point, I kinda wished I could have given that owl a big ole smooch, ha

    So, bless your heart, I know it’s kinda devastating right now… Here’s hoping it won’t be long before you’ll be hearing that sweet Owl hooting (about much nicer change) outside your window too 🙂

    Peace,
    Dove

  2. tarotgirl said,

    September 20, 2008 at 3:56 pm

    Thanks so much Dove! You are amazing.

    I know it is all good and all part of a bigger movement forward. I just get a touch of motion sickness sometimes. Okay – honest – that day I wanted to heave!

    But, I’m looking out my windows today, and it is pretty gorgeous out there! And I’ve thrown the Dramamine out the window too!

    Hope you have a fabulous weekend!!!! Thank you for your beautiful words.

  3. Danielle said,

    September 23, 2008 at 11:58 pm

    I really liked this post about the Death card. I have heard many meanings about it, and I like yours especially.

  4. tarotgirl said,

    September 26, 2008 at 4:18 pm

    Thanks Danielle.

    That’s the lovely thing about Tarot isn’t it? There are always deeper meanings, understandings and labyrinths beneath the surface of the cards. It never ends.


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