The Death card is often misunderstood in tarot readings. People think, oh now, someone is going to die!
In fact, the Death card is a positive, and often essential card for people who feel stuck or trapped in certain life situations. Think of a job you don’t like, a relationship that no longer serves you, or some other circumstance that makes you feel hopeless, unmotivated or stale.
When the Death card shows up in a reading, the most significant and powerful message it conveys is that of transformation.
I mentioned in this video that I pulled some wand cards the other day.
So first, I had this deep, long chat with a friend. I wanted to sit down and make some notes but yada yada it didn’t happen right away. Before I walked away from everything to exercise I took my deck of tarot cards and shuffled while asking this question:
“How do I re-center myself so I can focus on my tasks?”
Two of the three cards that appeared were the Seven of Wands and the Ace of Wands. (The third was the High Priestess but I will leave her this time.)
A funny thing happened while I was shuffling. One card flew out! My instinct was to pick it up and shove it back into the deck, but every professional tarot reader would have my head if I did that. They say the universe, or spirit, are communicating with me and that the wayward card fell out for a reason.
I picked it up and saw it was the Four of Swords. The other cards behaved themselves, so I pulled them from the deck myself.
If you want to see or hear me talk about the cards, click on this post which has a 5-minutes youtube video of me talking about these cards briefly.
Disclaimer: I am not religious, and my observations and interpretations of this somewhat religious tarot card may sound a little crass to those of you who follow a deeply Christian worldview. Comments are welcome but will be blocked if they attack or otherwise offend me or my readers.
The Lovers card in upright position in the classic tarot deck irritates me. At least at first glance.