Some frequent keywords used by tarot readers for the interpretation of Death are:
- Ending of a cycle — Loss — Conclusion — Sadness
- Transition into a new state — Psychological transformation
- Finishing up — Regeneration — Elimination of old patterns
- Being caught in the inescapable — Good-byes — Deep change
it is unlikely that this card actually represents a physical death. Typically it implies an end, possibly of a relationship or interest, and therefore implies an increased sense of self-awareness—
not to be confused with self-consciousness or any kind of self-diminishment.