Today is Halloween, so it’s perfect timing to talk about none other than the DEATH card, right?

Here’s something important to remember: the energy of death is impartial, and really doesn’t care how you react to it. However, examining your relationship to the concept of death (both literal death and metaphorical death) is a transformative process.

In this episode of the podcast, we’re talking about all kinds of ways to consider what is probably the most famous (or infamous?) tarot card. We’ll cover:

  • Four potential ways to respond to Death
  • How to navigate the heavy and difficult energy of Death
  • Why the death card isn’t just about transformation
  • How various artistic depictions of the Death card convey different interpretations
  • Journaling prompts you can use to examine your relationship with Death

I hope you enjoy listening to the podcast. If you do, consider leaving a review on iTunes. That would really help me feel like I’m not just talking into the void here! New episodes of Key Finding come out every other Tuesday, and you can subscribe on iTunes or Stitcher or wherever you find podcasts. Or listen via Soundcloud here:


78 Degrees of Wisdom by Rachel Pollack
Rider Waite Smith Tarot Deck
Tarot of Marseille
Shadowscapes Tarot
Osho Zen Tarot
The Wild Unknown Tarot

Journaling prompts:

What three things do you REALLY want to do before you die? Not just things you say you want to do, but things that really, really beckon to your soul. Like, if you were on your death bed right now, what would be the 3 things you’d wish you’d have done?

What are your beliefs about the process of physical death? What are your beliefs about what happens after physical death? How do these beliefs influence how you live your life?

What personal impacts has physical Death had on you? IE: who have you lost, and how have your experiences with Death affected your worldview, personality, and actions?

Where do you still struggle in your relationship with Death? How can you hold space for yourself as you process those things in your own way?

What has helped you find some sense of understanding or peace in the face of death?

What was the last major ending that transpired for you? How did you react to that ending?

What is an example of a time when something had to end in your life in order for something new to begin?

What might you be clinging to right now that actually needs to die? How can you begin the process of ushering in that death?

When all of the trappings of your ‘ego’ die, what is left? In other words, who or what are you beyond your name, occupation, and other such identities?

If you were to choose to be ‘reborn’ right now, what would that look like? In what specific ways would you be transformed?

In what ways can change be painful for you? And in what ways can change be beautiful for you?

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