The Meaning of the Tower in the Tarot 16/7
Good morning everyone. Today we are looking at the last of the "scary" cards which you will see is sometime just what we need to get back to reality - The Tower 16/7
The visual image of the Tower is of lightning striking a tower with people flying out of the windows to their deaths. The Tower represents our ego and the small windows our narrow view of the world or our situation. When the Tower turns up we are forced to re-evaluate things. There is often something that comes to us as a shock and sometimes it can manifest as a physical accident that causes us to rethink our lifestyle and situation. We may feel that whatever we think about ourselves or our relationship or career seems to suddenly feel like a lie. Change is forced upon us, we have to face things head on and need to rebuild our lives from the ground up. This can be a huge event or even something small like just a bad day of a mishap or series of them such as my day yesterday. I was running late and couldn't find the right clothes, nearly got collected by a car coming out of side street and when I got to where I was going I couldn't find a parking spot. It can also be a shocking truth that comes out such as a partner having an affair or the sudden knowledge that you have been defrauded financially. In the two serious cases I just mentioned this is not a card of blame but rather of blindness to the facts and perhaps carelessness. This is the taking responsibility aspect of the 6. There is a need to evaluate your part in events (1) and your own responsibility for it (6) (In my case -plan better, prepare the night before, don't rush and pay attention on the road!) to find the lesson and to hopefully learn something! (7). When the Tower turns up, what appears to be bad luck or misfortune can actually be a blessing in disguise forcing us to face up to things with a new awareness so that we can move forward. You cant block the rest of the world out and not deal with things - eventually your walls will crumble.
Keyword upheaval, shock, awareness.
Reversed. The situation has been there for a while and a problem could have been avoided with action. Sometimes the misfortune can be of your own doing and can be avoided. Tomorrow we look at The Star! - not so scary
If you choose the Tower for today expect upsets or that things wont go to plan – what you may think was a rock solid plan perhaps you forgot some detail or things aren’t quite what they seem . The surprise or upset may be very small on the daily scale but nevertheless there may be some unpleasant surprises. Look at your own responsibility in the situation. Did you forget to attend to some particular detail? Did you ignore the possibility of things going wrong or what was staring you in your face? Now you need to deal with the reality, learn from the situation and move on.
Take care and have a great day! 🦉🦉🦉🙏♥️