What Does the Tower Card Mean?

sudden change ~ destruction ~ upheaval

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Tarot Card Meanings for the Tower Card

Sudden & unexpected change, upheaval, destruction, ruin, catastrophe, release, revelation, breaking down of old forms, renovation, an accident or damage to the home, bankruptcy, redundancy or loss of work, being overthrown or ousted, house repossession.
Prolonged & continued upheaval, disruption, obstacles, difficulties, losses but milder, a disruptive person, a volatile situation, fearing the worst, illness, the calm after the storm, blockages now removed, difficulties resolved but still feeling the effects.
As People
Demolition workers, explosives experts, house renovators, house clearers, emergency services, disaster relief/workers, hurricane hunters, miners, quarry workers.
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The Tower Card Correspondences

Key 16
Element Fire
Hebrew Letter – Pe
Astrology Mars
Timing: abruptly
Related to The Chariot 16/1+6=7
Count 9 – planetary trump
Yes/No No


The Tower as a Daily Tarot Oracle Card

Oracle Message: Expect the unexpected


It is perhaps, one of the most dreaded cards in the Tarot, worse than the Death card, worse than the miserable 10 of Swords… The Tower’s reputation precedes it. And for good reason.

If you’ve been kicked by the Tower, you’ll understand those words precisely. Those that haven’t, talk of it’s wonderful, liberating and spiritual greatness without knowing what it really means. A kicking is a kicking, there’s nothing wonderful about a kicking – until it’s over and the dust settles and you begin to wander your way out of the carnage.

I know, dramatic as ever, but I’ve lived through the Tower and it kicked my ass good and plenty and it hurt each and every time. Yet here I am to tell the tale. I survived and that is wonderful. I have new perspectives on things and that is wonderful too. But it wasn’t wonderful at the time. Things may fall apart around you, people may kick you when you’re down, but you’ll get up because you’re a survivor. The Tower kicks you, it doesn’t kill you – just don’t underestimate its power or efficiency.

Shadowscapes Tarot by Stephanie Pui-Mun Law


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