Have you ever picked up The Death Card, The Devil Card or the 8 of Swords? Did it blow your mind? Let’s take a close look and bring to light THE TRUTH of these cards!
The Death Card
On this Tarot card, Death is often portrayed as a skeleton riding a white horse. The Death Card is perhaps the “scariest” card, because when people see it, they automatically think they or someone they love is going to die. But the truth is, The Death Card is about change and transformation. If you get it, it means it’s time to free yourself from what no longer serves you. It’s telling you to begin the letting-go process and asking you to realize that there is something better and wonderful for you out there. Death is a metaphor for rebirth—out with the old and bad and in with the new and good. Have courage and be open to change.
The Death Card should get your excited. Know that the worst is over and now you can enjoy the release that comes with change and new experiences. If you have an issue that is truly bothering you, getting The Death Card is great because it means you can move on. Don’t fear this card. Embrace it! You can’t live in the past and be happy.
On this card, The Devil or Pun is often centered between two souls or behaviors. It looks like he captured them and they are helpless to get away. The truth is that The Devil represents temptation and if you get this card during a Tarot reading, it means you need to address the temptation that is holding you back. Is it an addiction, certain people or behaviors? Are you codependent?
If you look at the card carefully, you’ll notice that the souls are held loosely. This suggests that you need to take notice of what is that holds you back and tempts you to stay put. Ask yourself: Where in my life am I suffering from an unhealthy, even additive behavior? Where is there negative thinking and behavior that’s causing the life force to seep out of my soul? Are the people and/or environment in my life giving me energy or are they draining it from me? If you get this card, it means that you have allowed someone else to have control of your life. But, you don’t have to let it continue this way. You have the ability to take the noose off from around your neck and walk away.
The 8 of Swords
This is one of my favorite cards! In it, a woman is often standing bound and blindfolded, surrounded by eight swords with her head hanging in worry and dismay. But her worries are mental; they aren’t real. Note that no one guards her. Her feet are not bound. She can move with just a little bit of faith in herself. This means that she is free to do what she wants and is in control of her own destiny!
If you get this card, it means that your own fears are trapping you. But if you face your fears, you can continue on your journey. Remove the blindfold of confusion and walk away between the swords, as the lady in the card can do. You have more control than you realize! Have faith in yourself. Just stop over-thinking and take back control of your life. You can do it!