Summary of the Tower Tarot Card Meaning
After the Fool meets and integrates with their shadow, they are liberated of their guilt, shame and self-made prisons. They come to another striking realization. In their past life, they lived within and perhaps even helped build structures, processes and rules in service of upholding and protecting ideals that no longer reflect the totality of the Fool’s self. This once shining Tower that carried all their lofty ambitions and hopes now feels more like yet another jail. The Fool realizes that this structure that they took for granted as always needing to exist - simply because it has always existed - must be dismantled. The destruction is fearsome, vicious, ugly and violent. But without it, nothing better can be built.
Light: Collapse, upheaval, disaster, reckoning
Shadow: Delaying disaster, endurance, avoidance
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When to Use This Tarot Spread
- When you recognize you need a change, but need help uncovering where.
- When you realize shifts must be made, but are having a hard time having the courage to put them into action.
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The Tower Tarot Card Spread
- Rage - What is the source of this destruction? Where is your anger? What is the motivation?
- To Break 1 - A thing, attitude, feeling or belief that no longer serves you.
- To Break 2 - A thing, attitude, feeling or belief that no longer serves you.
- To Break 3 - A thing, attitude, feeling or belief that no longer serves you.
- Void - What hole is now left? Where am I feeling empty? What does this emptiness feel like? Can I sit with it? What does it mean?
- To Save - Something that can be recovered or salvaged from the wreckage.
- To Uncover - Something that was previously unknown, that can be given space to bloom once the wreckage is cleared.
A Note on the Fool's Journey Tarot Spreads: This is part of a series of tarot spreads inspired by the lessons of the Fool’s Journey, represented by the major arcana of the tarot. Since each major arcana card embodies a stage in one’s life journey, a lesson, or an archetype, we can use them as the foundations to explore moments of our own personal journeys. They also happen to be great ways to explore the meanings of each of these tarot cards in a very personal way.
For more of these spreads, please head here.