You may consider the Demise card as symbolizing a extra metaphorical loss of life, in keeping with creator, tarot reader and founding father of Witchy Wellness Leah Vanderveldt. “This can be a card of massive modifications, transformation, and, sure, endings,” she says. “It is a large piece within the course of of non-public evolution, during which we launch outdated patterns. It is a shedding of the pores and skin (aka your ego), to develop into a brand new model of your self.”
Demise represents the shedding required to proceed progressing alongside one’s path, Vanderveldt notes. “There is a feeling of grief current, together with a concern of the unknown that is tough to make peace with within the second, however in case you can stick it out, there is a new starting on the opposite aspect.”
Different playing cards within the tarot deck carry an analogous message, Vanderveldt provides, explaining that the 10 of Swords is sort of a mini Demise card: “This card says: It is time to do it otherwise. When you resolve to let go of a harmful unfavorable thought loop, you’ll be able to start a brand new path.”
Moreover, the playing cards on both aspect of Demise, The Hanged Man (XII) and Temperance (XIV), are additionally a part of the “loss of life journey,” during which we put together for an ending by surrendering and releasing fears of judgment (the Hanged Man), after which undergo a rebirth by transmuting our previous ache (Temperance).