The Tower


The Tower card often causes feelings of fear and anxiety because it depicts upheaval and change. The change brought on by the Tower is often unexpected, quick and profound. Tower energy frequently appears dramatic and out of control.  The Tower energy is cataclysmic, not catastrophic, change.

Upheaval, destruction, transformation
The structure of my life is revolutionized
Show me the pieces of truth and wisdom
To rebuild new foundations in my life

In Tarot of Empowerment the Tower card illustrates the destruction of a bridge amidst the background of fireworks. The destruction is about the false hopes and broken promises represented by the bridge. The fireworks in the background represent the celebration of sudden enlightenment about how to reestablish a new foundation built on truth and wisdom.

This card often comes up in a reading when you’ve chosen to stay in your comfort zone rather than to make choices to enhance your growth. You often know that a change is necessary, but are reluctant to take the next step. When the Tower comes up, the choice to make a change is no longer yours. You have put yourself in the position to receive a cosmic kick-in-the-ass.

You will find yourself in a position to question your security and your beliefs. The Tower card usually represents an event in the physical world, but it can cause a spiritual crisis because the change is so unexpected. Recognize that you can create new opportunities from the destruction. Take action before action takes you.