Does the artwork on this card make you feel uncomfortable? What do you see when you look at this card? How does it make you feel?
Do you see the chaos represented here in the Tower card? Do you see the human figures falling? The fire? What other symbols can you see? What comes to mind as you look at this card?
This is a card depicting demolition and destruction. Here, the demolition process is expressed in the destructive power of the painting itself. The card has a jarring effect through a mix of different styles. It reminds me of dissonant notes in music – it really ruffles the brain and creates a feeling of unease.
When the Tower card appears in a reading, you can expect the unexpected – normally in the form of huge change, upheaval and destruction.
However, change is good. Sometimes change is needed. Sometimes the world you know must come crashing down – so you can rebuild the life you were meant to live.
When the Tower appears in your reading – you have no choice but to submit to the forces of change around you. Easier said than done right?
After you have journaled your thoughts around this card and how it makes you feel, I want you to think of a Tower moment in your life. It may have been a split second in time, or it could have been something that unraveled over the course of a few months.
What huge change was thrust upon you? Write about this time in your life when life, beliefs, ideals were destroyed. Did you decide to embrace this change or did you fight against it with all your being?
Can you look back and identify if there was something you learned from this situation? Did the chaos and destruction make way for something better? Write about your experience and file it away so you can refer to it during future moments of chaos and change. You survived then – and you will again.