Many people feel scared or uneasy about seeing the Death card, thinking it means the worst possible outcome of dying or somehow coming to complete ruin. This is reflective of death being almost taboo in Western society, where it is rarely spoken about and conveniently kept out of sight. For most of us, death is only confronted in isolation when someone close passes away or when we have to finally face our own mortality.
However, death is part of life and it should be embraced and celebrated, resistance to its meaning goes against the grain of a natural process that is as wondrous as birth and life itself. Death symbolises that no matter how hard we try to push away inevitable change, if it is meant to happen, it will happen. In this context it is better to go with life’s flow and surrender to go change, so that we can be enriched by its experience of learning and growth.