Upright Keywords: hubris, sudden fall, ego, catastrophe, sudden change, upheaval, chaos, revelation, awakening, loss of stability, abandoning old relationships, transformation, moving into the unknown, inevitable change, liberation, new beginnings
Reversed Keywords: oppression, cataclysm, Personal transformation, fear of change, averting disaster
The Tower depicts a tower being struck by lightening and a male and female figure falling from the tower. The lightening seems to comes from the sky above, out of nowhere. The top of the tower features a crown, representing the material realm, which is being thrown off of the tower by the lightening.
The Tower Tarot Card Meaning
The Tower is a card of change, sudden change. When it appears, something big is going to change in your life. This may be expected or unexpected. There is no escaping this change. But this card isn’t all bad. This change will be releasing things that you may be holding onto for security that are keeping you tied down to though patterns or habits. This is not happening to you, but FOR you. The universe has a plan and it knows what it’s doing when it send you these changes.
This card is not about pain and suffering because of the change, it’s about renewal after the change. It talks about what you have opened up in your life to allow better things to come in. For example, you may have lost a job, but that hobby that you’ve been wanting to turn into a business may now be where your income come from because you have some time to dedicate to it.
This also may be a time of spiritual
awakening. You are shedding the old you and becoming a new version of Highest Self. Sometimes when you begin to awaken spiritually, you realize all of the things in your life that no longer vibe with who you really are and it’s the time to shed these things, no matter how hard. It can remove the unnecessary things from your life that you have clung to.
The Tower Reversed Tarot Card Meaning
You may be going through a personal transformation right now. The upright tower is change that happens externally, when reversed, the energy of the tower is focused inwards. this is a time of deep spiritual learning and healing. You are connecting to you highest self and stepping into your power.
This can be seen as an existential crisis, where you question everything that you thought you believed about life and death. you will come to find new meanings and new beliefs. When you resist these new ideas, you are causing yourself to stay stuck where you are not move forward.
Now that everything has been stripped away by upheaval and catastrophe, you are able to see things more clearly.
Gemstones: Hematite, Prehnite, Serpentine