Upright meaning: Sudden upheaval, chaos, revelation, awakening, liberation, sudden change.
Reversed meaning: Fear of change, personal transformation, inner disruption, resisting change, delayed disaster.
The Tower Description
The Tower card depicts a tall tower struck by lightning, the top of which is being blown off, and people are leaping from the windows, as if trying to escape from the havoc within. The Tower itself is a symbol of ambition and goal-setting, while the lightning bolt represents a sudden surge of energy or insight leading to a breakthrough or revelation.
The lightning, the ruptured tower, and the falling figures all represent the destructiveness of sudden change and the downfall of old ways of thinking, making way for something new. The Tower card signifies a time of great turmoil and destruction, which will eventually bring about change and transformation.
RootAstro's Tarot expert, Emma Brown, combines her Ph.D. in Religious Studies with a deep understanding of astrology for spiritual development and self-discovery. Known for her compassionate and inspirational approach, she uses Tarot and astrology to provide profound insights into life's complexities, making her an invaluable part of our team.