One of the biggest misconceptions about Tarot is that Death is the scariest card. Sure, in the Rider-Waite-Smith deck it looks like a horseman of the apocalypse. But really, Death just means the closing of a chapter. It isn’t necessarily bad. There is a bad card though, it’s the Tower.
The Tower is the card you never want to see. It means that something in your life will fall apart. If it comes up in your readings, call a psychic.
Because it’s the card that people don’t want to draw, people often misunderstand the Tower. While we all wish for an easy life free of turbulence, the Tower has a lot of lessons for us. Let’s take a look at this scary card, and discuss what to do when it shows up in readings.
What Does The Tower Mean?
The Tower’s imagery is pretty striking. The popular Rider-Waite-Smith interpretation of this card is a tower being struck by lightning. A crown that once rested atop the tower is falling and two burning people are falling out. It’s an intense card. The Tower represents the destruction of hubris. It is a card of upheaval and disaster.
The Tower gets its imagery from the biblical tale of the Tower of Babel. As the legends go, Humans were working together to build a tower high enough to reach the heavens. However, this angered the heavenly beings. So they struck down the Tower of Babel and forced them to speak different languages so they couldn’t rebuild it.
This card is the best laid plans crumbling. It’s the tarot’s version of the Saturn return. Ideals and false hopes are dashed by this card. While no one wants to get this card, we all face our own personal Tower.
What Does The Tower Reversed Mean?
The Tower reversed can have multiple meanings depending on context. It can either indicate healing from trauma, or it can mean denial and delaying the inevitable. How to interpret the Tower reversed really depends on the question you’re asking and the other cards in the reading.
Because the meaning depends on context, we recommend you ask a professional tarot reader for their input on the tone of the card. The Tower reversed could mean you’re doing fine and there’s nothing to get worked up over. It can also mean change needs to happen now. It’s best to get a second opinion on confusing readings. You don’t want to potentially miss something important.
What Should I Do If I Keep Drawing The Tower?
If The Tower keeps showing up in your readings, it’s best to hunker down. You are about to face a storm– it’s best to get ready. It’s good to go in for a psychic reading when you’re getting omens. Your advisor can help you navigate the upcoming challenge.
Remember, while The Tower is scary, that’s not where the Major Arcana ends. After The Tower comes The Star. This serves to remind us that challenges lead to bigger, brighter, things. Say yes to the challenge, embrace The Tower.
While no one wants to face the Tower, it has a lot of important lessons for us. It teaches us what is and is not important. The Tower strips away our ego. It will rip open spaces in your heart that were not there before. This process is indeed painful, but those who embrace it enjoy immense spiritual growth.
This card represents both a crisis and an opportunity. When you keep drawing the Tower, it’s a great time to call a psychic. They can both help you through this period of painful loss and figure out how to make it an opportunity for growth.
Embracing The Tower
We all have to face the Tower at some point in our lives. The Tower closes the second act of the three-act story of the Major Arcana. You cannot reach The World without facing The Tower.
You will have to face The Tower when it comes up in your readings. But you don’t have to face it alone. A psychic reading can help identify what you need to do to face the disaster, and how to grow from it after.
The Tower can be a scary card. Remember, after the Tower comes the Star. By clearing away the illusions and ego, we make space for our spiritual growth.