13-Death – Reversed Rider Waite Deck

Your Chosen Card – Death Reversed Rider Waite Deck

When reversed, the Death card suggests that you may be avoiding necessary change and transition. Clinging to the past is not productive in the long run. Aspects of your life that are stagnant or outworn must be discarded so that new growth can take place. Are you creating conditions inimical to the sprouting of new seeds in your life? If so, now is the time to summon the courage to face the unknown.

Keywords Reversed: Refusal to let go, stagnation, decay, procrastination, failing to sprout, clinging unproductively to the past, resisting necessary change, fear of the unknown.

Key XIII: Death
Myths/Archetypes: Osiris. Dionysus. The Angel of Death. The Eleusinian Mysteries. The phoenix myth. Transfiguration. Easter. The Resurrection.
Dates of Scorpio: 23 October–22 November (tropical); 16 November–15 December (sidereal)
Astrology: Scorpio, the Scorpion (a Water sign ruled by Mars and Pluto)
Numerology: 4 (Emperor) = 1 + 3 (Death) = 2 + 2 (The Fool)

13. Death: A New Chapter Begins

When Death is reversed you can pretty much take it that life is going well but that’s when life takes us by surprise.  If Death is unclear it may help to choose a card from the Major Arcana to provide more insight into what it is Death is trying to tell you.  If you had a particular issue in  mind, or want to seek clarification on something else, you can also choose again to get more guidance.

This chosen card is part of your reversed card reading for Death using cards from the Rider Waite Tarot Deck. You will find many more tarot pages that will be of great help if you need tarot card meanings. Use the search at the bottom of the page. We have some amazing tarot books for you to browse. Please see below.

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Complete Book of Tarot
Book Details
Complete Book of Tarot: In the latter half of the eighteenth century, amidst the burgeoning interest in ancient Egypt, French occultists began to publish wild speculations about the influence of Egyptian mythology on the tarot’s development. In 1773, the French pastor Antoine Court de Gébelin claimed (without a shred of evidence except his vivid imagination) that Egyptian priests coded the Book of Thoth into the images of the tarot. Occultists took this fanciful theory and ran with it as if this unsubstantiated conjecture were established fact.

Tarot Books

Complete Book of Tarot: Myth 8: The Death card means that you or someone close to you is about to die.

Development for Beginners: desires are manifested. At the time of death, the astral body permanently leaves the physical body.

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Development for Beginners: desires are manifested. At the time of death, the astral body permanently leaves the physical body.