The Tower - Number 16 in the Major Arcana
Good morning everyone. Today we are looking at the last of the "scary" cards. The Tower No 16 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 even 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 suddenly seems 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. It can also be a shocking truth that comes out. There is a need to evaluate your part in events (1) and your own responsibility for it (6) to find the lesson and 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 can’t block the rest of the world out and not deal with things - eventually your walls will crumble. Keyword upheaval, shock, awareness. If you choose the Tower for today expect upsets or that things won’t go to plan.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 the face? Now you need to deal with the reality, learn from the situation and move on. . Tomorrow we look at The Star! - not so scary!