the fourteenth card in the major arcana and it's numbered
is probably among the most feared of the cards in the tarot and is also the most
well known. In the Rider waite series death is depicted as a skeleton in armour
riding a white horse. People swoon or even die and a child kneels
pleading. Death carries standard bearing the image of a Tudor rose.
It's a very powerful image.
If you draw this
card in a reading it doesn't mean you or anyone else is going to die.
Death in this instance can be a joy as it represents the death of an old way of
life to make way for the new. It could be that you are about to retire or
to give birth. You could be moving to different area or even emigrating.
You may have a career change or decide to leave a club or organisation in order
to do something new. Whatever it is that's happening in your life it has
been building up over a period of time and it won't come as a surprise.
Whenever your life changes course like this there are bound to be moments of
grief for the old ways. Death is after all the end of an era and when
something comes to an end we will be a little upset. This is perfectly
natural. Accept it and understand that your life is taking on a new and better
pattern and while you may have a few regrets you need to move on and welcome in
the new. It's time for you to look forward now and to be happy.
There are times when all of us feel that we need some guidance in life, especially when we feel unsure about the path we're taking. A daily tarot card can often help you to see things a bit more clearly. There is no magic in this. What you are doing is drawing on your inner resources and strength. You are using your intuition and the illustration on the card to help you to see things in every possible light. I find that rather than relying on a computer to draw the daily card for me it's best to have an actual deck that I can draw a card from myself. The deck I'm using here is the Universal Rider Waite deck which is easily available online. Some of the auctions are shown below, or for more information visit our