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The Tower :: Wild Unknown Tarot
Creator’s Keywords: unexpected upheaval, crisis, change
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An evergreen tree stands in the dead quiet of night. Two bolts of yellow lightening descend from the sky, striking the tree at two points. The top portion has already been violently ripped off and engulfed in flames, and the lower portion looks about to topple as well.
This image alludes back to the Emperor card, in which we also saw a solid evergreen tree. The Emperor seemed to be magnificent, sturdy, and invincible. Here we see that there are forces of upheaval which can unexpectedly strike even the strongest of us.
Sometimes unexpected events seem jarring or even violent. But there is often a universal intelligence at work, forcibly clearing away certain aspects of our lives to make room for something new.
The Tower shows moments that are difficult at the time, but when we look back we say ‘thank goodness that happened.’ Like when your boyfriend leaves you, but then you find a partner who is a much better match for you. Or when you get fired, and find an unexpected new career path.
When a change is necessary but our ego won’t let us make that change, we experience the Tower. If we don’t listen to the whispers of our life, an explosive turn of events will force us to pay attention. On the other hand, if we DO listen to the whispers, we can encourage the tower’s dismantling. But even when we choose a sweeping change, it will still be intense!
Tarot reminds us that life is always dynamic. One minute you are the Emperor, strong and solid, and the next you are the Tower, experiencing chaos. When we look at the bigger picture we find order in disorder and necessity in the Tower’s jolt.