Death – Card 13


If you have been following my Chaos Pen Challenges over on my sister’s blog the Writing Hallow, then you are familiar with the artwork and artist of this card on DeviantArt. And yes, you can still purchase this amazing Tarot deck from this online store.

Today we’re featuring and exploring the fourteenth card in the Major Arcana, Death.

Additional Card Images

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So take a look at these three cards and compare them to the first one I presented. How are they the same? How are they different? What do they say to you?

Take your time. Let them “speak” to your soul and mind.

Feel free to click on each one to visit their page on DeviantArt to see a larger image and read what the artist had to say about it.

Themes of the Card

Death is Card 13 in the Major Arcana and the twelfth step in the Fool’s Journey. Here is where The Fool learns that transitions are a natural part of life and in order to grow, he must eliminate the old and ineffective ways from his life.

According to the Learning the Tarot website, the keywords associated with the card are:


You can read more about this card in detail on their website here.

What This Card Means to Me

A garden that is well tended grows best. This means it needs to be pruned and weeded properly on a regular basis. Our lives are the same way in order for us to flourish and blossom. Otherwise our lives will become choked with dead, useless, and ugly bramble that no one wants to deal with.

The Music Playlist

In the spirit of all this, these are the songs picked out thus far for this card.


Do you have any songs you think should be on this list? Suggest them in the comments!

The Writing Prompt

Now as a writer with everything we’ve gone over with this card what comes to mind? Start writing! Doesn’t matter what it is. Stretch your mind and let Death speak to you.

I would love it if you linked or pinged back what you wrote so I could see where you went with this.

Happy writing!

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