Celtic Dragon Tarot
Together with the Devil, this is probably the most feared card in the deck, but it shouldn't be. It hardly ever points to physical death, and usually suggests merely an ending of something of significance.
Without endings,we don't have beginnings, so one can look upon this card as a card of new opportunity rather than as a card of loss.
Whilst The Death card can represent rather shocking or unexpected events or changes, they usually clear the way for a brand new start and a greater value for life itself.
It's a time of transformation, but again, the flip side can represent stagnation and refusal to change.