The meaning of The Tower Tarot card is ‘destruction.’ What you previously held as accurate is now about to be challenged. Everything will fall apart. Strap on your seatbelt, because your Tarot cards predict you’re in for a bumpy ride!
The breakdowns like the ones foretold by The Tower are often life-changing. Bankruptcy, divorce, infidelity in love, death, and serious illnesses are frequent Tower events. Once all is lost in this way, you will need to work hard to rebuild your life.
The Tower General Tarot Meaning
The collapses that come from The Tower appear out of nowhere. Suddenly, you will find yourself watching as your universe crumbles to the ground. This destruction will not be something you expected.
In some cases, The Tower can represent rebellion and revolution. Perhaps you have or will go through a time when your attitude and actions will come as a shock to others? In this case, non-conformity should be warned against, as the results of such an approach will not be pretty.
It’s uncommon (but not unheard of) for The Tower to symbolize an actual building that causes issues. For example, house fires or floods can occasionally be predicted with The Tower Tarot card.
The Tower can also predict time spent in prison, especially if there are other legal cards in your Tarot reading (Justice, The King of Swords), or Tarot cards traditionally associated with persecution (The Hanged Man depicts Pittura infamante so it is also a legal Tarot).
Although The Tower is up there with one of the worst cards you can pull, there’s always hope for a better tomorrow. When The Tower appears as a positive in a Tarot reading, it can mean that once the storm passes, you will rebuild your life into something stronger. Your ‘take no shit’ attitude will work in your favor. You won’t be surprised that way again.
The Tower Love Tarot Meaning
When it pops up in a love Tarot reading, The Tower can represent two things; the end of your relationship or the death of your partner. There’s also a possibility that your partner will spend time in jail, but this is not as likely as death or divorce.
Obviously, The Tower marks the conclusion of an important relationship. This ending will be unexpected and painful. The Tower predicts that you won’t be the one to walk away – instead, your partner will leave you without giving a reason why. One day, they’ll be here, the next, they’ll be gone.
The Tower can symbolize the untimely death of your partner. This will not happen after a long, drawn-out illness; it will be something that takes you by surprise. If your partner doesn’t die, The Tower can represent the death of someone close to you both, usually another relative.
Have you separated from your lover? Are you curious to know if there’s a chance of reconciliation? Unfortunately, The Tower means that your ex will not be back or, if they do return, that the reunion will be short-lived. Either way, this relationship has no future.
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The Tower Feelings Tarot Meaning
Sadly, The Tower is also not good if you’re asking your cards what your lover/potential lover is feeling toward you. The Tower card can indicate that they are somewhat tired of you. The way they felt about you previously is not the same now.
In some cases, The Tower can appear in a Tarot reading as a feeling to indicate that the person you’re interested in will never have romantic feelings for you. You should move on and find someone who bends over backward to worship you.
The Tower Career & Business Tarot Meaning
Just like in a love Tarot reading, The Tower’s meaning for business and career is pretty straightforward; it symbolizes failure. In this case, your company, or the company you work for, will be demolished seemingly out of nowhere.
The Tower can be associated with very specific catastrophes, many of which are out of your control. There may be a horrendous flood that will destroy your office space. There could be a recession. The company you work for might be taken over, resulting in you losing your job. These are all Tower events, so prepare for the worst.
It’s very common for The Tower to symbolize legal trouble or time spent in prison. Are you a business person? Then make sure all your accounting books are up to date. Don’t bend the truth when you’re dealing with the taxman!
The Tower will be pulled by people who put all their finances into their business and then lose everything. Going bankrupt is a frequent theme for Tower situations. Therefore, if The Tower appears in the future of your Tarot reading, be very cautious with your finances.
The Tower Future Tarot Meaning
The Tower will land in the outcome position of your Tarot reading to predict that the future of this matter is going to be a disaster. By the time this situation ends, your life will not be the same.
Yes or No with The Tower
General – Without a doubt, The Tower is a definite no for most types of Tarot readings.
Do they like me? – This person does not feel the way you want them to feel. If they have romantic feelings for you now, they will not have them in the future.
Am I pregnant? – I would not interpret The Tower as a card that represents pregnancy and conception, even if pregnancy is something you don’t want.
Is this relationship going to last? – No, this relationship has no future.
Does the future of this look promising? – No, the future of this matter doesn’t look good.
Am I going to reconcile with my ex? – No, this is the end of your relationship, and your ex will not return. Even if they do come back for a short time, they will leave again.
The Tower as a Negative, Weakness, or Obstacle
When The Tower appears in a Tarot spread as an obstacle, negative, or weakness, it means that what you’re striving for does not look likely to succeed.
The Tower can also appear as an obstacle when unforeseen factors that are outside your control will have an impact on the matter you’re reading about. Remember, The Tower is a reminder that not everything can be avoided or predicted.
The Tower as a Positive, Strength, or Advantage
Most of the time, The Tower will appear as a strength, advantage, or positive in a Tarot spread when you have developed a thick skin and a take-no-shit attitude. You’re not likely to let other people walk all over you.
Closing Thoughts on The Tower Tarot Card Meaning
The Tower’s meaning is rarely positive. However, keep in mind that even the worst of storms end in a rainbow.
How do you feel about The Tower? Do you dread it appearing in your Tarot reading? Feel free to share your thoughts with our community in the comments section below!
(Please note that I do not interpret other people’s Tarot readings for them.)
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