Self-Care with Death

Welcome to Self-Care with tarot! Each week we will go over one tarot card and explore how it can be used to inspire a self-care activity for the week. This week is Death.

Introduction and Meaning of the Card


If you haven’t already, you can explore the basic meaning of this card here, from my Exploring Tarot series, and you can explore the emotional meaning here, from my Emotional Tarot series.

With that said, in the context of self-care, I take this card to mean that it is time to prune your life.

My Suggested Self-Care Activity for the Week

Based on the meaning of this card, the activity I would suggest to try doing each day until next Wednesday is examine each area of your life and decide what needs to be pruned.

We all can use some weeding every now and then. A good garden only flourishes when it isn’t being choked out. Do you have clutter piling up that needs to be addressed? Have you been too busy lately and need to re-prioritize your time? Are there people in your social circle that you’d rather not be around anymore? Do you need to make changes with your job or career? These are all questions to consider. Anything that is “dead” in your life and no longer growing needs to be removed.

Do You have any Self-Care Activity Ideas to Suggest?

Based on the theme of this card, do you have any additional ideas for self-care activities to suggest? I would love to hear them in the comments below!

~ Legacy of the Divine Tarot by Ciro Marchetti (Illustrator and Author) © 2009
~ Credit for 3D model and assets used in this rendered image can be found here.

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