Keywords: Something being put to rest, slow endings, illnesses, depression, death, a coffin.
General Coffin Meaning
The Coffin is the card of endings. It is for this reason that it is often interpreted by Cartomancers as representing death. When the card takes on a morbid flare, usually the death has been expected and after a long drawn out illness. In fact, the card is also associated with long term, serious illnesses which can threaten life but don't necessary cause death. Therefore, it is important to look at mirroring or surrounding cards before making any controversial predictions!
Coffin also signals something being put to rest after a long, drawn out ending. Finally, Coffin can symbolize leaving a job or a relationship your seeker lost passion for long ago.
Coffin rarely takes on a pleasant meaning even if the change is welcome. In general, the card can represent a dark spot and negativity. It is the card of mental illnesses and depression, so take these meanings into consideration when interpreting this card.
Specific Coffin Meanings
Love Meaning: Coffin can represent the illness of a lover or a relationship which is doomed to fail.
Career Meaning: Coffin means that your seeker will lose their job or catch an illness at work.
Business Meaning: In a business reading, Coffin will say that your seeker’s business is in danger. Take a look at surrounding cards to discover why this may be.
Positive: Coffin rarely has an appealing meaning, but it can represent an end to suffering, but the process will be rather painful.
Negative: For negative readings, Coffin is pretty self-explanatory.
Coffin + Rider: A slow illness arrives. Could represent the seeker catching a contagious illness
Coffin + Clover: An inheritance
Coffin + Ship: An end to travel plans
Coffin + Home: A death around the home, in the seeker's town etc.
Coffin + Tree: Taking care of health after a serious illness
Coffin + Snake: Negativity which attracts negative people
Coffin + Bouquet: Dead flowers
Coffin + Scythe: One death after another, the later being unexpected
Coffin + Whip: Strife which keeps resurfacing
Coffin + Birds: Death of grandparents, death of twins
Coffin + Child: Death in youth, death of a child
Coffin + Fox: The end of a job
Coffin + Bear: A highly negative boss, critical parents
Coffin + Stars: Dashed hopes and dreams
Coffin + Stork: Running away from the past
Coffin + Dog: A sick pet
Coffin + Tower: Government assistance such as disability allowance
Coffin + Garden: A funeral
Coffin + Mountain: A chronic illness
Coffin + Ways: Choices to make after endings
Coffin + Mice: A deteriorative illness
Coffin + Heart: Death of a loved one
Coffin + Ring: The end of a contractual commitment, divorce
Coffin + Book: End of term at school, university or collage
Coffin + Letter: Wills and inheritances
Coffin + Man: A negative man
Coffin + Woman: A dying woman
Coffin + Lily: Death of an older man
Coffin + Sun: Good news regarding health
Coffin + Moon: Menopause
Coffin + Key: A significant death or illness
Coffin + Fish: A drowning
Coffin + Anchor: Bad health which is chronic but under control
Coffin + Cross: A death which results in increased responsibilities for the seeker
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