The Tarot Tower card is a card of ‘sturm und drang’ for sure. You don’t just turn this card over and smile serenely unless you’re Jesus or the Dalai Lama. This card indicates that something is about to hit us like a ton of bricks whether we (think) we deserved it or not (there can be a pretty big lag between cause and effect sometimes)… It’s a card of massive and often aggressive energy.
1. The Tower card’s phallic shape may or may not make you think of a penis but the Mars Planetary correspondence makes this a card of pure testosterone. This is the card to look out for reversed or ill-dignified to indicate impotence or male sexual issues. Mars and testosterone are both associated with aggression.
2. Is an accident waiting to happen? If it is, hopefully you will be warned in advance by The Tower Tarot card, so that you can proceed with caution. Sometimes it can be something really small like dropping a plate when you are doing the washing up and other times it can be a complete force majeur, affecting many people. Some readers have seen this card show up for earth quakes and 9/11.
The thing about the Tower showing up is that it is a bit like watching the weather forecaster tell you that big lightning storms are about to hit your area. You can take precautions but you won’t know exactly where lighting will strike or how it will affect you. There is always an element of unpredictability
3. RED is colour to wear to harness the positive energy of this card to help you remove obstacles and limiting circumstances that have been holding you back in the past (as per The Devil card preceding The Tower). Red boosts us in situations when we need the competitive edge.
4. The highest spiritual potential found in The Tower is a complete realignment with the true/divine self after the Tower has cleared the constructs of the false self away – a lesson in humility. None of us can entirely avoid Tower life lessons. We need them because of the inherent pride that is associated with the separate/false self represented by The Devil card. In the Bible, we find the moral story about the Tower of Babel teaching us the lesson about man’s pride being struck down by fire from Heaven. When we finally graduate from our Tower lessons, we know to co-create everything in our lives with the Divine instead of allowing the ego and separate self run the show.
5. When the The Tower shows up as the challenge, you really need to stop and think. Questions for self-examination that may be helpful are: ‘What am I currently creating/manifesting in my life for purely selfish motives?,’ ‘Is pride preventing me from moving forward with love?,’ ‘What do I need to do to stay safe and avoid accidents today?,’ and ‘How am I really doing concerning my anger issues?’
6. The Tarot Tower card corresponds with Archangel Camael, ruler of the Planet Mars and Tuesdays. To invoke the assistance of Archangel Camael work with red crystals/candles. He is the Warrior Angel and ruler of Gevurah the 5th Sphere on the Kabbalistic Tree of Life.
7. On a day full of Tower card energy you could…
- Experiences minor breakages and/or accidents
- Have your car break down
- Have travel plans interrupted
- Get caught in a storm
- Feel really angry
- Be super horny
- Suffer from impotence (Rx)
- Be humbled
- Be in a car/train or plane crash
- Experience or have news of earth quakes
- Be extremely competitive
- Fly off the handle (happens to the best of us)
- Have a flash of insight
- Experience a crisis or upheaval
- Strike someone (but seriously don’t)
- Break something
- Suffer from male hormone related issues
- Be extremely courageous
The Frideborg Tarot Tower Card
“Pride gets no pleasure out of having something, only out of having more of it than the next man… It is the comparison that makes you proud: the pleasure of being above the rest. Once the element of competition is gone, pride is gone.”
― C.S. Lewis