Death is the thirteenth card of the tarot de Marseille.
She is one of major arcana.
Hidden Symbols of the Death Card
Summary of symbols of Death: death, rebirth, birth, initiation passage, transformation, newness.
Skeleton representing Death has colored bones in pink. It represents the flesh and all that is human.
The scythe, grabbed by his left hand, draws the Hebrew same. The handle of the scythe is yellow: it is the color of the Earth.
The body and the head at the foot of Death do not seem to have lost their vitality and their expressions: it is the sign that everything never dies entirely, and that what seems lost is in fact transformed. Death transforms material bodies into dust but cannot reduce what Man has thought, done, thought or dreamed to crumbs.
Note that the ancient Siberian populations buried the skeleton of the bear after eating it and watered it every day, thus ensuring the revival and fertility of the totemic blood consumed.
Most of the time, on other tarot decks, it is rare that ” The death “Is written on the Arcane of Death: this protects the consultant from bad luck. The fact of not putting the name of the arcane falls under the superstition. However, in the Marseille tarot, his name is inscribed there. Especially since Death is already the arcane n °13…
The Arcane of Death refers to Saturn, which, like the skeleton, grabs the scythe and level everything.
Flowers and leaves pushing between the bones symbolizes the continuity of life and reassures.
Let’s see for example Jto his, which sows between the pieces of the dragon’s bones in order to obtain armed men.
* At 13.
* With the Hebrew letter same.
Season : Beginning of fall and winter.
Month : /
Day of the week : Tuesday and Saturday.
Zodiac signs : Scorpion and Capricorn.
Death is associated: with cemeteries, mausoleums, crypts, caves.
The effect of the card is durable, however, its completion time is rapid: it corresponds to three / four weeks.