Most people cringe when they see the Death in a reading. And, I reassure my clients there’s nothing to fear. The Death card does not indicate physical death, but is instead metaphorical, representing death and rebirth of something (not someone!).
In the Morgan-Greer deck, the white rose (purity) represents rebirth, while the black (mourning) clad skeleton with the sickle signifies it’s time to cut something off—a project or plan, a way of thinking, a relationship—and harvest the good it has brought you. No matter how difficult or seemingly foolish a situation might be, once it ends there is always something to be learned.
This harvesting season (Halloween-Oct 31, All Saints Day-Nov 1, All Souls Day-Nov 2) is the perfect time to reflect on endings, transformation, and change, so new life can flourish.