It is often assumed that the Death card in a love tarot reading signifies the sorrowful end of love or a relationship. While this may sometimes be the case, this is definitely not always true nor does it represent the complete meaning of the Death Tarot card.
The true meaning associated with the Death card is one which represents the completion of a life cycle or pattern, where one stage is coming to an end and a new one is beginning. Although Death is often interpreted as destructive, it is in truth, an opportunity for something new and much greater. It is not only an ending, but it is also a rebirth. Death is the card of transformation. It represents the commencement of profound change at one’s deepest core. Death can be an act of generosity as it cleanses and purges the remnants of our old lives and brings hope for a better future. Death plants the seeds for the growth of tomorrow.
In a love tarot reading, the Death card often indicates that one cycle of a relationship is ending. It is in essence a metaphorical death, not a literal one. It does not necessarily mean that a couple may fall out of love, break-up or have a divorce. It can also refer to the completion of important life stages in a relationship or a major metamorphosis in how a couple relates to each other. While this signifies the ending to one cycle, it also signifies the start of a new one where old beliefs or ideas are discarded for new ones. It can be the rebirth of one’s psyche or even a fresh start that brings about a new understanding in an old relationship.
In relationships that have come to a standstill, Death can be a wake-up call. It is reminding us to open our eyes and embrace the world around us. In this regard, it may refer to our own lack of perspective. In a love tarot reading, the Death card encourages you to take a good look at your relationship. It’s quite likely that your old methods of communicating have become outdated. It’s important to acknowledge the areas that you are feeling stuck. The goal is to find a new perspective, a new way of seeing, that will enable the relationship to merge and grow into something new.
In some cases , the Death card can signify a need to let go. Relationships that resist change tend to get lost and lose momentum. It is at this point that a relationship must either come to an end or, be willing to let go of its old identity to form a new one. Major change is inevitable. To be successful, it may be time to broaden your perspectives and explore new areas and interest that bring you together on an entirely new level.
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