The Tower - Tarot Card Meaning

Upright: Destruction, Abrupt Change, Lightning

Reversed: Warning, Fear of Change, Avoidance

Planet: Mars

 

Upright Meaning

Flash! Fast as a bolt of lightning, your world has instantaneously shifted before your eyes. The Tower is a card of sudden change—one that shakes the foundations of what you have built. It can be subconscious, like beliefs that have been established by your parents, or it can be literal, like a fire that has burned down the house. Regardless, the turn of events has split you wide open, cutting to the core of your being. This card is a rude awakening for you to transform your attitudes about previous beliefs. Salvage what you can from the wreckage and make a game plan to move forward. This is also a card of rebuilding after loss. Build yourself from the ground up. How will you handle this chaotic time? With grace and ease, or raw emotion? The choice is yours. With destruction comes creation, so all is not lost.

Reversed Meaning

Whew! You’ve managed to avoid a disaster, getting out of harm’s way just in time. The Tower Reversed is a warning that drastic changes are on the way, however you are given time to prepare before the storm. This is an opportunity to take preventative measures to soften the blow, so to speak. There is also an indication that you are resisting change and you are doing everything in your power to avoid these unfortunate but necessary occurrences. Prolonging the situation will not help. Face your fears and accept change as a start to a new beginning. Contradicting thoughts and actions make way for a confusing outcome. Actions speak louder than words, communicating your innermost thoughts. Take risks, be bold, and put yourself out there. As they say—go big or go home. 

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