Tarot Card of the Day

16 The Tower (Deck: Tarot of the Divine by Yoshi Yoshitani)

The Tower. The most dreaded card in the Tarot Deck. It signifies change of a significant magnitude is coming into your life. Your world will be shaken, not stirred, and life as you know it will change. However, change can be a good thing. We all need to have our cage rattled from time to time to make sure we’re still on the right path. When The Tower falls, the foundations are still there, ready to be rebuilt, in a bigger and better way. Use your Tower moments to rethink your life and where you’re going. Are you still on the path you started on? How have you deviated? Do you need a new plan? How’s your self-care routine? Taking care of yourself during Tower moments is even more important than when things are going well. You need to nourish your body and spirit so it can handle these potential crises.

The Tower card in the Tarot of the Divine deck is represented by the well-known German fairy tale Rapunzel. In this version, the prince who comes to rescue Rapunzel is thrown from the tower by the witch who imprisoned her and he falls into the thorns below and is blinded. He wanders the Earth, unable to see, until he hears Rapunzel’s beautiful voice singing again and they are reunited. Her tears heal his eyes, and they return to his castle and live happily ever after. The main connection this fairy tale has to the card is that there is a Tower. Granted, their plan to escape fails when the witch catches the prince and throws him into the deadly thorns at the base of the Tower, so there is a disappointment and a trial to overcome. Rapunzel grows up living in the tower, away from friends and family and society. So she experiences a long-term trial, not a sudden moment of change as is usually the case with the Tower card.

When a Tower moment is upon you, it may feel as though the rug was pulled out from under your feet. You may land on your feet or on your head, depending on how you handle it. Take good care of yourself, and make a new plan. It’s not the end of the world, just the end of a cycle. Time to start over, and that can be a good thing. Just roll with it!

-MAJK Mom (majkmom.com)
(Resource: Beneath the Moon by Yoshi Yoshitani)

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