Death XIII

Possibly the most feared, hated and misunderstood cards in the Tarot, Death represents change.
It usually does not mean physical death, though it can. It is about transformation, renewal, breaking free of old patterns and structures, metamorphosis, letting go and growth.
Most decks illustrate this card with a skeleton, riding on a horse looking like the grim reaper. When you get this card in a reading, it means that you are about to experience a change of some sort. It is time to move on, to let go of the past and start fresh.
This is not a card of sudden, cataclysmic change, it is a slower, more gradual and natural change. This change comes becomes you have been headed in this direction for some time. It is the right way to go or thing to do. Change is often frightening to us, but it is a necessary and natural part of life. I view this as a positive card.
I think of it as a butterfly emerging from it's cocoon, or the cycles of the seasons; each has it's own time and it's own purpose and beauty. The sign associated with Death is Scorpio (intensity,commitment, depth), the color blue-green, the musical note G.