The Tower

Another quite scary image, this card is sometimes called the Tower struck by Lightening or, on a more positive note, the Tower of Liberation.

This card indicates sudden change (rather than the slower process suggested by Death). It's when something goes “bang" in your life and you are thrown out of your comfort zone and forced to confront change.

This change may be pleasant or unpleasant, but this all depends on your perception of what is pleasant or unpleasant. It can indicate that you get a shock to the system you weren't expecting – it's not what that shock was but how you deal with it from now that is important.

This card can indicate violence or even an accident of some kind, but that is in very extreme circumstances and you need to look to the surrounding cards and the question posed for verification.

In a love/relationship reading the appearance of the Tower can show either the abrupt ending of a relationship or, in fact, the experience of love at first sight where eyes meet across a crowded room and BANG, instant attraction. In an established relationship the Tower can show a fight or argument, but also indicates that this needed to happen in order to clear the air.

This can also be true in family situations where issues have been simmering under the surface and then suddenly explode. Coupled with the Devil and positive emotional cards this can indicate a passionate encounter or even making up between partners.

Whatever the circumstances when the Tower turns up, there is usually a need for somebody to be thrown out of their comfort zone – if things don't change then we cannot grow.

In a career / business reading you may be in for a shock. Your project might suddenly be rejected or your financial deal turned down. Be prepared to have a contingency plan in place – this simply might not happen for you at this time. There could also be disagreements with colleagues – look to the surrounding cards for resolution of this.

As an addendum, this card can sometimes indicate fire, particularly one of an electrical nature. It might be wise, if asking about your home or premises to check out fire precautions and electrical wiring.