Meaning of The Tower Card No 16 in the Major Arcana
This is another card feared and misunderstood. The Tower brings sudden change and a destruction to all that is established represented by the tower itself. The little windows are our narrow view of the world. This is like having the rug pulled out from under us but with this comes a new truth and enlightenment. It does bring upheaval but allows us to start on firmer, more realistic foundations with no self delusions. The Tower represents flashes of wisdom and knowledge or "enlightenment". Numerologically the self or number 1 receives insight through honest introspection and acknowledgement of deep self truths. (7) Growth in wisdom and understanding is the result as a new beginning is forged based on honesty and firm foundations.