This is such a very vital and important card and it is never to be feared! The alchemy that this card brings us is pure magic and invites us to dance! (much like our skeleton friend in the card.)
The Universe is Change; every Change is the effect of an Act of Love; all Acts of Love contain Pure Joy. Die Daily! Death is the apex of one curve of the snake Life: behold all opposites as necessary complements, and rejoice! (BOT)
Death is about putrefaction - and while that sounds absolutely disgusting, it is not. It is a vital part of the Great Work - putrefaction is the chemical changes which develop the final form of life from the Orphic Egg. ..
This Death is nothing to fear - this one is happily stirring up the sea bed, churning up new life. "So also the formula of continued life is death, or putrefaction." Crowley. If we want to continue to grow and thrive, to finish our own Great Work, we need Death. ..
Don't fear the reaper.
My Tarot Card Practice. I have been studying Tarot for over 20 years now and am still learning new things daily.