The Tower reversed—better than the Tower upright, I think? Eh. Although I repeat over and over, “There are no ‘bad’ cards,’ I’ll acknowledge the Tower as one of my least favorites. It’s not that I am uncomfortable with Mars energy on the whole (association of the Tower card), but more that when it shows up, there tends to be significant disruption and stress. That Tower is always coming down!
Inverted, though, the impact is going to be less severe. Think of it as either more minor disruptions or the period of disruption coming to an end. I like that better. In my work, I do find that the Tower is a card of integrity, in the sense that whatever revealed by it’s fall is always TRUTH. Those caught in it’s fall have tended to avoid hard facts, either consciously or unconsciously. That is helpful to know.
Truth trumps deception. The Tower is a reminder sometimes the process is sudden, startling and harsh. Reversed, though, I’m inclined to say it probably wasn’t unexpected. Perhaps the warning gave you enough time to step back a little from the party that ended so badly? If not, back away now, because delays or no, the Tarot Tower is never a permanent structure.
Think “house of cards.” Because this is what the Tower energy is like: an impressively high house of cards that people inhabit with the assumption it will always be what it appears to be today. Inverted, maybe the collapse is finishing, less severe than it could be, or just delayed. Either way, be wary of the house of cards. All houses of cards are inherently instable.
Are you seeing the disruption of a House of Cards?
|Shadowscapes Tarot |
by Stephanie Pui-Mun Law