The Death card shows the Messenger of Death, who represents the part of the body which survives long after life has left it; his dark colour is that of mourning and the mysterious. Death carries a black flag decorated with a white, five-petal flower, reflecting beauty, purification and immortality, and the number five representing change. Together, these symbols reveal that death isn’t just about life ending. Death is about endings and beginnings, birth and rebirth, change and transformation. There is beauty in death, and it is an inherent part of being alive.