These are twoÂ of the most difficult cards in the tarot deck yet they also hold the unique position of something being totally and completely done, which is some-times a good thing.
Our fear of Death; both in the card and in life is our fear of the unknown. However hearing accounts of near-death experiences opens up a new vista of possibilities. In this Death card the skeleton travels through a vast cellular tunnel toward the light. In the skeletonâ€™s hand is the key to unlocking the greatest of all mysteries. From all endings, there is the possibility of something new beginning. Death is necessary to make space for a new start, a fresh approach.
The Ten of Swords is the end of a tired, worn out way of thinking. The figure floating face-down is also a reflection of the figure rising up towardÂ the new moon which promises a new cycle.Â We can rise above our old, unhealthy victim mentality, supported by the lessons learned.