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The Tower Tarot Card

The Tower is a symbol of sudden change, disruption, and upheaval. Though often uncomfortable, these disruptions can ultimately lead to positive transformations and awakenings. The Tower can represent unexpected events, loss, shattered illusions, or a wake-up call that forces you to rebuild your life on a new foundation.

The Tower Tarot Card of the Major Arcana

Tarot Card Number: 16

Tree Number: 27

Ruled By: Mars

Hebrew Letter: Peh

Numerical Value: 9

The Tower Tarot Card Description

A burning tower is the most important symbol of this card. The top of the tower, a golden crown, is falling of as a bolt of lightning strikes it. Two persons, a man and a woman are falling from the tower and there is despair in their faces.

Primary Meaning

The card is one of the negative cards in the Major Arcana. It symbolizes changes, conflict and over all disruption of life. Bad news and calamity are quite often following this card. As a card that signals an end of a cycle, this usually means difficulties in relation to it.

Secondary Meaning

This card being negative in nature has little to add to it. The secondary meaning quite often represent drastic or more sudden changes than the primary meaning indicates. A generally bad card and a difficult one to interpret in a positive way.

Further Reading

There are e-books or guides that offer the beginner some guidance.But no matter what is promised, you should always remember that true knowledge of the Tarot Cards comes with time.

Learning to read the Tarot Cards takes time, a lot of time and the virtue of patience is of high value during that time. Just this fact automatically filters out the ones that are not ready.

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