Although this card is called Death, it is Life beneath the Waters. This is the alchemical state of putrefaction. Death is a sign of formidable power. You are being guided past and through an initiation phase; this is exaltation beyond physical matter. You are being called to transcend Body. The suffering you experience serves a greater divine purpose. You are about to embark on a journey deep into a personal underworld, but if you make it out on the other side, following the Light, you will know the Mystery. Changes that you know in your heart are imminent and yet you have been denying to yourself will become the very changes that you will face. The Death card appears to you when your circumstances call for this gentle reminder: All is not fair to the human perception. You toil until sweat seethes from your brow, and yet fruits of your labor are denied to you anyway, no matter who you are or what you have done. Ashes to ashes, dust to dust. That is the purpose and the absence of purpose to human Genesis. Endure through the difficult changes to come and when those winds of change have settled, you will find yourself better for it. There will be rebirth after this death.