XIII THE DEATH
Death in tarot cards is indicated by the number 13 and is the greatest mystery of tarot cards.
The thirteen as a number from ancient traditions is thought to be a bearer of misfortune, but in some cultures the thirteen number is a symbol of good luck.
Death is on the whole a disturbing figure, especially when you notice the details of parts of the body or skulls as in our representation, all affected by the scythe.
Contrary to what one might think, Death is understood as a just and equitable figure, because it is shot down without disticiating the social class and wealth.
Meaning of The Death in the Tarot
Death symbolizes a phase of what is the cycle of life, a tumultuous period but which then leads to a new birth.
Contrary to what you can imagine a figure like this does not imply that it is a paper bearer of misfortune, in fact, its meaning is mainly that of change, closure of a cycle and subsequent renewal.
Death means the end of the current situation, perhaps in a traumatic way, and the new situation that follows.