The Tower: Taking On Tarot

XV1. The Tower

My self-study of Tarot continues with The Tower. Or, as I just heard, "the fall of the old regime."Taking On Tarot: The Tower ~ A self-study of the Universal Waite Tarot deck.

First Impressions

Nosedive; abandon ship; shortfalls; momentous change; forced to move after ignoring signs, symbols, and guidance to do so; take no prisoners; storms of life; forced change as a consequence of oversight; the fall of the ego.


Crown; fire; lightning; rain; clouds; cliffs.It's the crown that stands out in all its glory (for all it's been thrown off the top of the tower). The crown symbolized prosperity and great potential. It was most likely misused, which necessitated its fall. Even cast off and in mid-air, its potential and power are clearly seen.


Yellow, gold, orange, red, blue, gray, black, white.It's all about the gold, which is mostly seen in the crown although there are bits of it in the flames, too. The gold reminds me of the solar plexus chakra and its impact. It's the seat of our personal power and intuition. When it's out of whack, the rest of the "tower" of our chakras can "fall," as can our lives.

What the Guide Says

"Misery, distress, ruin, indigence, adversity, calamity, disgrace, deception; Reversed: According to one account, the same in a lesser degree, also oppression, imprisonment, tyranny."

What Spirit Says

We see a person whose life is turned upside down.We see a person who must make great changes in their life.We see consequences of acts of ego.We see a need for shake-up which comes when a person ignores all attempts of angels and guides to create change.We see an illness or loss which creates extreme change.We see a creation which is no longer of benefit and must be stopped.We see a creation which will create great change.We see an organization which has concerned others coming to a close.We see politics in an election year changing members.We see countries in civil unrest and political upheaval.We see relationships in ending stages.We see companies and countries restructuring.We see economies crumbling and restarting.We see the ego dying.

Other Impressions

Act of God.The person behind the curtain is exposed.No place to hide.The point of no return.Total paradigm shift."Final countdown" to new life.

Essential Energy

For me, the energy of this card resonates with Transformation essential oil blend.What came up for you around The Tower?

The Transformation

The Angels Speak, Message 3