The Death Card No 13 in the Major Arcana
Good morning everyone. Today we are looking at probably the most feared card in the deck - the Death Card 13/4. I say - bring it on! The Death card is just a timely ending to a situation, habit or pattern of behaviour. This change is necessary to move forward to a new way of being. It is the card of change and transformation, endings and completions. The 1 represents the self (1) which through reasoning process and thoughts (3) leads to a new state of firm foundations and stability (4) = 13/4 For most when the Death Card turns up the person is well aware that something is coming to an end. No matter what area of life this change relates to there is an element of leaving the past behind and a new beginning is ahead.
The appearance of the Death Card can be a warning of the need for radical change to deal with a situation. For example an alcoholic needing to make drastic changes in the habits and way of life in order to recover. The death card here says - let the old ways be gone and start afresh. The sunrise in the background shows that a new start is ahead. The child and the pope in the scene have special significance. The child represents the innocence and unbiased nature of a child' s spirit in relation to the cycle of life of which death is a part. The pope reminds us of the wisdom of religious faith in god and the afterlife. Change can be difficult but it is a timely ending to a situation, habit or course of action.
In the Fools journey here he learns to eliminate old habits and patterns. He is aware of endings and the need to move on from the past.
Keywords:major change, ending an old way of being.