One of the most beautiful versions of the Death card I’ve seen is from the Shadowscape Tarot (upper left). Note the portrayal of the Phoenix, the expression of evolved Scorpio.
Scorpio is the astrological correspondence for the Death card. Most people forget that the flip-side of massive transformation (which results from ultimate endings) is the potential for resurrection. If you get the Death card, you’re being informed that a door will be closing, or you’ll have to let go of something. But there is always new life on the other side. Remember that as you move through Scorpio season.
If you need more encouragement, take a look at the 6 of Cups (lower right) from Aleister Crowley’s Thoth Tarot. It corresponds to the Sun in Scorpio and is called “Pleasure”. It’s true…says so right on the card. It refers to the deep pleasure that comes from knowing loss, then gaining something afterwards. This is not about denying the devastation that loss can bring. Losing part of your life, or a loved one, can crush you. But if you want to keep living, there has to be something to look forward to. If you pull this card, rest assured there’s something better coming up.