The Tower

Additional deck interpretation:

The Tower points you towards a path of unexpected upheaval as you continue your journey through the seventy-eight passageways of growth. This is the level on your continuous cycle of change where you are suddenly knocked off your axis by swift, dramatic, life-altering circumstances.

You are being encouraged to abandon an unstable lifestyle and forge a new path supported by bedrock and leading to the realization of self-esteem.

The Tower indicates a shocking experience that is out of your control and sometimes impossible to avoid, an experience that takes you way out of your comfort zone. Your Tower of Babel might explode to release you from a relationship that is not right for you and everything will suddenly change. The change is positive, even though it does not feel very positive.

For example, your partner's temper may have exploded and they called you every filthy name they could think of, which came as quite a shock to you. Or it's possible that your partner had a violent outburst and hit you or pushed you around. Sometimes you end up walking on eggshells because you are afraid of your partner's temper.

Abusive relationships have their ups and downs, but one day your Tower will explode to save you and the universe will release you from a bad relationship.

The Tower breaks down foundations that are not stable, totally destroys the foundation, and makes you clean up the rubble and build a new foundation. You are forced to pluck out the weeds (the old foundation) and plant a new beginning (a new foundation) that is right for you.

Remember, the most important revelation of truth is tearing down the old structure because it makes room for something new to be built.

Numerical Number 16: This number is related to karma and unforeseen events that will make you feel defeated and off-kilter. Spiraling downwards brings independence and sends you into a higher level of learning when you overcome whatever tested or defeated you.

The Tower's 16 consists of: 1 (a new beginning) + 6 (making a decision) = 7 (sorting out your options to repair a relationship or end it).

The Element of Fire: The Tower is associated with the planet Mars (burns down the foundation).

Probable Outcome: You might experience a sudden shock regarding: your home, job, severing of a friendship, a discovery that your partner is having an affair, divorce, bankruptcy, an unexpected accident, illness or job loss - anything that catches you by surprise and is out of your control.

It's possible that your partner exploded and called you filthy names, or your partner had a violent outburst and hit you or pushed you around.

Maybe you are the one who destroyed a relationship because you did not respect your partner and you were ready to build a new foundation.

Possible Outcome: You and your partner are fighting all the time over stupid things and cannot agree with each other. Every conversation seems to become a recipe for disaster.

You are stuck in a bad situation and unwilling to move on or are staying in a relationship that is making you miserable. You are unwilling to change or alter your path and remain stagnant because you fear that you cannot make it your own.

Then again, you might not be able to channel the Tower's energies into your life at this time. If this is the case, you or your partner are holding everything inside and may be ready to explode. There is a very uncomfortable feeling about your relationship and how the future is going to play out.

Timing: The Tower predicts that an important event may occur within the next 30 days.