3 Towers: Do you pick up the pieces
Three Cards explores how different decks create different meanings in tarot. This month we look at the Tower! This is one of the oh crap cards that people groan when they see pop up in their reading. The Tower brings in the energy of large scale change in your life and encourages you to surrender to that change. It also challenges the urge to pick the pieces up and glue them back together instead of creating new parameters and boundaries.
Animalis Os Fortuna
This has to be one of my favorite depictions! The use of the ant mound is brilliant and if you have ever seen an ant war you know how appropriate the use of the ant is. Ants are busy creatures they make their own mounds and destroy others. They take slave from other ant colonies. As much as they create they also destroy things in a frenzy of activity. When this card comes up it brings to mind what’s being torn down willingly and unwillingly. There are times the Universe goes to work on you just because you need it.
What is being torn down in your life and are you a participant in that? How can you use the destruction to your advantage? What needs to go?
The Mythic Tarot 80’s version
Poseidon is out in a stormy sea with his trident destroying a tower. This version brings in the out of your control feel this card can bring in. That horrific feeling that it is all crumbling and there is nothing you can do to stop it. You crave control and have none which is an uncomfortable place to be. It asks you to trust that The Tower is being destroyed for your good and not out of spite. It brings in that need to simply trust the magick in the process.
How do yo react when things feel out of control do you lash out or pull in? What would happen if you trusted the process and let it happen?
Starchild Akashic Tarot
There’s lightening from the sun and moon, the tower is tumbling but here sits a woman who is not afraid looking over her shoulder. She knows that things are changing and she can’t avoid the storm that is coming her way. But what she can do is let it happen, let it all fall down. Once the dust has settled she can see what has changed and start to know where she is and figure out what she needs to do. She has an empowerment that most Towers do not give you.
How can you be in control by surrendering? Do you have to the fight the process of massive change?