Disillusionment, Awakening, Renewal
“Heaven is not content with a body of fixed dimensions and form, nor any heavenly force with the limitations put to it by physical authorities or architects.” – A.E. Thierens
The Tower is one of those cards notorious for some type of misery or catastrophe. But thankfully there’s a happy ending.
Whatever the crisis, it’s intended to awaken us to the fact that temporary, material things are unreliable. They come with faults, weaknesses, or problems. Or they don’t always work.
Therefore, we can’t lean our full weight upon them. The material realm appears solid, stable and permanent. But just when we think our possessions and physical relationships can keep us healthy, whole and safe, something goes wrong. You can count on it!
It’s time to become disillusioned and disenchanted with something material you’ve trusted for security. It’s time instead to trust and follow your intuitive higher knowing, and know that no matter what happens from the physical perspective, your eternal soul is a whole different story.
When The Tower Shows Up In A Reading
Health: You might find yourself in a sudden health crisis, big or small, which is your body’s way of ridding itself of toxic damage. Something may rupture, so you might want to avoid a certain cause, or a food or chemical that’s toxic to you personally. There’s also a message here of renewal, so your body may be in a healing phase. Remember that your body wants to survive and be healthy. You can trust its natural healing methods.
Occupation: Your persistent dedication and trust in tradition might be the usual way of doing business. But it will inevitably fail at some point along the way. Let go of antiquated methods to find inspired motivation to work passionately and creatively from the heart.
Relationships: Is your relationship stuck in a rut? The Tower card seems to think so. And that’s why things seem to be falling apart. But this is a good thing.
Hidden Meaning: Refusing to let go of what no longer serves you – even if it’s something pleasurable – only prolongs misery.
Reversed: A reversed Tower signifies oppression, imprisonment or coercion to obey overly-controlling forces. Some type of tyranny, which could sometimes be our own unrealistic expectations, is indicated here. Watch out for absolutism which can lead to distress, ruin or a breakdown. Remove the chains and trust your higher aspirations to lead the way.
Advice: Focus on higher truths and insights to get through a present calamity, which is occurring to help you awaken to a more stable and permanent security – your eternal, core Self. Use a crisis as motivation to let go of vanity, dogmatism, separativeness, material illusions and meaningless formalities. Know that your Guides beyond the veil are guiding and supporting you as you bravely accomplish your life mission and create your dreams. Also, remember that any occurrences in the physical realm are only temporary.
Astrological Association: Uranus
Timing: “Major Arcanas mean that no timeframe is specified but instead the issue indicated by the card must first be resolved. Reversals should be noted, as with this system they represent obstacles that must be overcome before the event can occur.” – Barbara Moore
Yes or No: Yes and no