Things change. This is one of the most simplistic and basic statements of truth that can be said. Think about yourself. Are you right now as you were a year ago? Two years ago? Ten? How did you transform from what you were into what you are now? You really had to let go of old thoughts and ideas to achieve complete metamorphosis. To become the best version of yourself, you must be able to let go of what does not serve you, and embrace those things that do. The death card of tarot reminds us of this. Don’t think of the death card as literal death. Think of it instead as transformation. For what is death but a transformation from one sate of being to another?
Consider the metamorphosis of the caterpillar to a butterfly. When you look at a caterpillar, it is hard to imagine that such a creature will one day become a butterfly. But it happens. The caterpillar commits itself to making this change, and it happens. At some point in the transformation process, the caterpillar officially crosses the line and becomes a butterfly. It has stored up its energy. It has undergone the stress and the pain of changing itself at its core level. Then it emerges.
Think about this in your own life. What goals have you set for yourself? How close are you to achieving them? When you picture the greatest version of yourself, what do you see? What are you willing to endure to become what you most wish to be? At some point, you will reach the point of no return on this endeavor, and you will be this new thing. Are you willing to devote yourself to it? Do you have it in you to do what it takes?
It’s easy to remain a caterpillar. It takes determination and an ability to endure to become a butterfly. Can you shed your inner caterpillar in order to become something more grand? More significant? Don’t fear death. It is simply a releasing of old ideas and old processes that have served their purpose. Let them go so that you may fly as you are meant to. Don’t let them weigh you down, and don’t let them become excuses.
When the death card comes up for you in a reading, consider this. Consider what you are holding onto that you can let go of to transform into what you are able to become. What blocks are you creating for yourself? What excuses are you making? What actions can you take to get past these things and be who you are meant to be? What can you do to become that being you are programmed to become if only you can get past your own limitations? Think about these things and put a plan into action.