Tarot cards are a form of divination, which literally means working with the divine, or your higher self, which is the ultimate purpose of tarot cards, just like yoga. The tarot is in essence a soul map, a deep psychological guide to self-empowerment. Playing with Tarot cards is a conversation with your higher self. The cards always work. It’s not magic—tarot cards are a sacred mirror. There are now thousands of types of tarot decks. A traditional deck has 22 Major Arcana (or trumps) which are the archetypal images. There are 56 Minor Arcana cards, sixteen Court or Personality cards; the Kings, Queens, Princes, and Pages. There are four elements or suits: Fire, Earth, Air, and Water, with 10 cards in each. Above all, there are no inherently negative cards. Below is The Tower Tarot Card Meaning: love, health, money, and Yoga. See also Guide to Tarot Yoga.
The Tower Tarot Card DESCRIPTION: illustration, colors, and symbolism
- The Tower Tarot Card has a black background and shows a burning tower of terror nestled on top of the rocky mountain. The fiery tower is several stories tall. The head of the tower is missing, replaced by a lightning bolt and flames. Two people leap from the windows, head first and arms outstretched. The people are desperate to escape from the burning building, not knowing what awaits them as they fall. Flames are also circulating out of the three windows and fragments of fire fill the sky. It is a scene of chaos and destruction. The Tower itself is a solid structure. But because it has been built on shaky basics, it only takes one bolt of lightning to bring it down. The tower represents ambitions and goals made on false premises. The lightning represents a sudden flow of energy that leads to a breakthrough or revelation. It enters through the top of the building, symbolizing energy flowing down from the Universe, through the crown chakra. Around them are 22 flames, representing the 12 signs of the zodiac and 10 points of the Tree of Life, suggesting that even in times of disaster, there is always divine intervention. The destruction of the tower must happen in order to clear out the old ways and welcome something new.
- Numerology: number 16 is a number of introspection. It is a number that represents a blending of the spiritual and the material, an analyst, philosopher, and guru. Numbers 1 and 6 complement each other’s energies, so 16 resonate with independence, willpower, overcoming obstacles, and being proactive. In Tarot, the 16th card exemplifies great change, likely a great change of faith or beliefs. This number is always giving you hope that even amid challenges and problems, you will always emerge victoriously.
A statement that represents The Tower Tarot Card: I am ready to evolve!
The Tower Tarot Card -IN GENERAL
- The Tower Tarot Card is a sign that things are about to change drastically. It is one of the most feared cards, besides the Devil and Death cards. But, the Tower has both positive and negative aspects. You might be wondering if a loss is around the corner. One of its meanings is release and tragedy. But it could be, also the possibility of a fresh start. Just do not try to resist as this is necessary. Everything is about to shift. And when it is all done and the dust settles, peace and enlightenment come. The Tower can also indicate violence or assault. So, it can be a warning to be mindful of your personal safety when getting out there and meeting new people. Do not be overly cautious. But take appropriate safety precautions.
The Tower Tarot Card meaning – UPRIGHT
- The Tower Tarot Card signifies total destruction. Prepare for things to be leveled and pull apart. It is the card of sudden upheaval and unexpected change. This change is usually life-changing and unavoidable. This will probably be a painful process. But, it can also lead to a fresh new start. Before you are able to make positive changes, you’ll have to face the truth about a situation. Letting go of what you wish things to be is the very first step. Later you will realize that while it was a difficult thing to go through, it has made you into the person you are. The Tower can represent a divorce, a bad breakup, assault, rape, violent abuse, stillbirth, child abuse, bankruptcy, a drug overdose, a car crash, or job loss. The positive aspect of the card is that the destruction it brings is directed at something that was built on false beliefs and foundations or unrealistic dreams. Depending on the surrounding cards, The Tower can simply represent a big change, like going to live in another country. It can also warn of natural disasters such as earthquakes, tsunamis, hurricanes, etc.
The Tower Tarot Card meaning REVERSED
- “Reversed tarot card” is a card that appears to be upside down from your angle of vision. The Tower Tarot Card indicates that you are clinging on to people, places, and things that are no good for you because of fear. Many times, we know that it is time to let go, but instead, we hold on tighter. The card advises you that it’s time to release and accept. Doing so is difficult, but it will free you to contribute to the positive parts of your life that bring you true satisfaction. You cannot move forward if you keep holding on to your old thinking and old habits. You need to let go and refocus your perspective. You will be surprised that the hardship and heartaches that come with it will be worth it. Also, The Tower Tarot Card reversed can be a sign that you have narrowly avoided a disaster. You will need to learn from the experience in order to prevent the lesson from coming back around again. If you have already experienced your Tower event, card reversed warns you not to rebuild what you had. You need to seek something new and better to build in place of what was destroyed. as it was destroyed for a reason.
The Tower Tarot Card and LOVE
- Upright: The Tower Tarot Card signals great fundamental changes. If you are in a relationship, the card usually predicts the ending of a friendship, break-ups, separation, or divorce. The ending is often connected to the deception of some kind and uncovering of the truth. Relationships that have weak or crumbling foundations won’t last much longer. Angry outbursts and emotional collapses may occur. It can also represent either you or your partner or both, going through a traumatic event. If your relationship survives this upheaval the relationship may come out completely changed but with a more solid and honest foundation. However, getting to that point will be one of the most difficult things you will go through as a couple. This can be a painfully humbling experience. But if things aren’t meant to be, this will be a necessary transition. While initially painful, these clear the way for new experiences. Remember, it is much better to accept the truth and move on than to live a lie. If you are single, you may find that you suddenly have to face an uncomfortable revelation about why you are single. While this will not be a pleasant experience, it will teach you humility and improve your chances of a healthy relationship.
- Reversed If you are in a relationship, The Tower Tarot Card reversed can signify that while you know your relationship is as good as over, you are avoiding ending it for fear of the pain it will bring. You need to face facts. You need to understand that as long as you hold onto something that is broken you are preventing yourself from moving onto something better. Your relationship has changed because it needed to, you can’t go back. Also, If you see any problems in your relationship approaching in the distance, this is your chance to deal with them now. Slowly, these things may turn into big issues. If you are single, the card can indicate that you have avoided a disastrous relationship with someone who was possible, abusive or violent. Also, the card can suggest that you are avoiding dealing with a painful breakup. While you may think this approach is easier, it is actually stopping you from moving on. The card advises you to face whatever you’re running from, and then draw a line under it and leave it in the past.
The Tower Tarot Card and MONEY
- Upright: The Tower tarot card equals insecurity when it comes to career and money. The card indicates the loss of a job, a long period of unemployment, or a very stressful work environment or failure out of nowhere. The Tower often symbolizes financial ruin, legal trouble, or bankruptcy. Unless the card has fallen in the past position, this isn’t the time for frivolous spending. So, just embrace a conservative attitude until this period has passed. Thankfully, even the powerful changes the Tower brings won’t last forever. However, it may also indicate a big change in your current position which will bring you unwelcome stress and may prove difficult but could ultimately lead to a better position or more security. Financially, The Tower Tarot Card warns you to be careful with money. Avoid risky investments. If you haven’t put any money aside for a rainy day, you’d better do so quickly.
- Reversed: The Tower Tarot Card reversed can indicate that you may be managing to hold onto your job in difficult circumstances. This can be a sign that you are avoiding a job loss. If you are avoiding something you perceive as a career tragedy and rather than feel relieved you find yourself unhappy or dissatisfied, consider that this outcome may not actually be the best thing for you. Sometimes being out of our comfort zones can inspire us to do amazing things. Financially, The card means the same. It can indicate that you are avoiding a financial disaster but it does not mean that you should. It may be worth considering allowing a negative event is, to just happen. So you can deal with it and move forward. Sometimes, the Tower is the card that we all need to kick us out of our own stupor and be motivated to leave the comfort of a monotonous job. This may be the chance you needed to open your eyes to what else could be awaiting you.
The Tower Tarot Card and HEALTH
- Upright: The Tower Tarot Card embodies bad health. So, be mindful of your safety and well-being. The card often appears in a reading before or after a sudden illness. It can also be the loss of a pregnancy, a difficult pregnancy, miscarriage. The Tower can also indicate mental health problems. Feelings of grief, sadness, and discouragement are often associated with this card. You can come to accept where you are right now in this moment. Now, instead of focusing on what can’t be changed, think about what you can do to make things different. The health issues are usually followed by a period of renewal. If health problems you are experiencing are forcing you to make changes in your life, try to go with the flow as these changes may prove to be for your best. So, you should try to embrace them with a positive attitude.
- Reversed: The Tower Tarot Card in a health context can indicate that you may be ignoring an illness or a warning sign of an illness. You may be hoping it will just go away. The card advises you that you need to face this head-on to give yourself the best chance at recovery. The Tower Tarot Card may also suggest that a health scare may turn out to be nothing serious, and as such, you have averted disaster. In conclusion, burying your head in the sand will not do you any good in the context of health issues.
Yoga is an expression of body movement, breathing, meditation, and philosophy. Yoga and tarot heal the body by intersecting in multiple realms. They both create a bridge between your subconscious and conscious mind, use archetypes to reveal life lessons, work with the elements, serve as a guide for the appropriate practice, and help us cultivate our intuition and accomplish our life true self. Tarot cards are a divination tool made up of 78 images and qualities, split into 22 major arcana cards representing karmic lessons and 56 minor arcana cards representing day-to-day choices. Read GUIDE GOR TAROT YOGA.
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