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Tarot Card Meanings - The Tower

Steven Wagenheim

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Whenever I see The Tower come up in a spread, I want to hide under the table. Unlike Death, which really is nowhere near the worst card you can pull in a spread, The Tower is the one that strikes fear in the hearts of anybody with any sense at all. Yes, this is a bad one. . . all the way around. This article is going to give you the straight scoop on just how bad this card is.

First of all, in order to really understand the destructive power of this card, you need to look at the photo, which is brilliantly depicted in the Rider deck. It doesn't get any more destructive than this, what with lightning coming out of the skies and setting The Tower ablaze. No, this isn't something that's good. You don't have to be a rocket scientist to figure that out, thank you.

The Tower indicates that drastic change is about to take place. Perhaps your whole life is about to come unglued. Everything from relationships to business will break down. Anything that you consider permanent in your life is at risk. It doesn't matter how solid the foundation is. When The Tower comes into play, everything is up for grabs.

The card is basically telling you that what is in the past is in the past and you need to move on. There is no point in sifting through the rubble and trying to salvage things. You have an opportunity to start new, so take it. If you try to hold on to what is lost, you'll be living in a world that no longer exists.

In reverse key, things aren't as bad but they're still not good. The change has begun but has not yet been completed. You're actually in the process of things beginning to crumble. If you are made aware of this soon, and that usually happens when this card falls in the sixth position in a Celtic Cross spread, you can take the needed steps to prepare for what's going to be. You need to see the writing that's on the wall and not wait until the last minute to do what needs to be done.

The key is not to hang on. . . This will only make matters worse.

As I said, this is not a pleasant card, but if you're fortunate enough to get it before all heck breaks loose, you can minimize the damage and salvage what's left while at the same time moving on to a better future.

To YOUR Divination Success,

Steven Wagenheim

Please visit my Squidoo Lens on the World Of The Occult located at where you can learn a little bit about me and pick up some tips on just about every form of divination that there is including a brand new form of divination that took me 25 years to develop.


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