The Tower – Seriously Not a Love Thing

The Tower (Vampire Tarot, Deviant Moon, Rider-Waite, Gilded Tarot

Yesterday’s card was The Tower.  And I have to tell you, The Tower is not a card I’m in love with!  Pretty much no matter what tarot deck you look at, The Tower is a very serious card! It speaks of epiphanies that come suddenly and shake the very foundations of our beliefs.  It may even refer to events that are way outside the realm of our control.  Lightning bolts that knock us on our proverbial arses, and sometimes require reconstructive surgery of our lives!  No, The Tower isn’t one of my favorite cards to get!

Having said all that, though, The Tower is sometimes a necessity.  It’s that sudden push the Universe gives us through a door we’ve been kicking and screaming about.  It forces us to see things as they really are, rather than as we’d ideally like to see them.  And sometimes a harsh dose of reality is just the ticket we need to get us moving again in the right direction.  Sometimes it’s exactly what we need to get our creative juices flowing, our minds on track again and our wheels moving.  It’s said necessity is the mother of invention, well, The Tower is that necessity.

When this card shows up, it’s time to take a hard look around, and try to see those shadowy areas we’ve been avoiding.  Trouble is brewing there, and somewhere in the back of our minds, we know it.  If we are willing to be flexible, and mutable, the things that are about to bubble up might not shake us so hard.  And remember, we always have everything we need at our disposal to handle such shake-ups.  That doesn’t mean we have unlimited financial resources or anything of that nature, but it does mean we have the internal fortitude to weather the storm that’s coming.

Cathy Lynn

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