The Tower is the major arcana that bears the number 16
The Tower is another of the cards that causes an impact when revealed in a roll and its meaning is certainly decisive. The Tower when it comes out vertical indicates us, among many other things, Disasters as something positive, internal turmoil, sudden change, revelations. When the tower goes in reverse, it signals to avoid taking risks, fear of disaster, of change. Let’s see its full meaning:
Kabbalistics associates this card with the planet Mars, with the letter Hain and with the number 70 .
Esoterically it is associated with the astrological sign of Capricorn , the Earth element and the autumn season.
In numerology it represents the number 16 : 1 (God) + 6 (double trinity) = a happy number for some and for others it is disastrous. It can also be associated with the number 7 (16 = 1 + 6 = 7 ).
The Tower: Card Description
The Tower in its figure presents a high construction, built on top of a very steep mountain.
Flames erupt from the building’s windows and a gigantic lightning bolt destroys the building’s golden dome .
People jump from the tower in despair, wanting to flee from the destruction and chaos that has been unleashed.
The Tower signifies darkness and destruction on a physical scale, as opposed to a spiritual scale, and the tower itself represents ambitions built on false premises.
Lightning breaks existing shapes in order to make room for new shapes. It represents a sudden momentary vision of the truth, a flash of inspiration that breaks the structures of ignorance and false reasoning.
The ray falls towards the earth representing the appearance of the spiritual.
The people falling correspond to the fall of the prisoners chained in the Diablo card. They fall headlong , due to the sudden influx of spiritual consciousness represented by lightning, totally upsetting all our old ideas about the relationships between the subconscious and self-consciousness.
The flames are actually the Hebrew yods or Iods. There are 22 flames , representing the 22 Major Arcana. The gray clouds are the clouds of misfortune, which the rain spreads throughout the world indiscriminately.
The Tower (Reversed) – In Love Tarot Reading
The explanation of The Inverted Tower is quite similar to its version on the right, although much less drastic. Here deep changes are also announced, they will happen, but it is about you delaying those changes.
The fear and sometimes panic that they cause you make you not want to see reality. You delude yourself and comfort yourself, trying to push away the inevitable change as much as possible.
You may sense that this change will be positive, perhaps necessary for you, but you are very afraid of letting it happen. You should be encouraged to take those big steps now.
In another aspect, this card tells us that this change will be less shocking or drastic since you are somehow prevented, you see it coming or you sense it, therefore when it happens, you will be repaired and the impact of the surprise will be much less, something that does not happen with the card in vertical position.
The Tower (Reversed) – In Love Tarot Reading
In love it can also signal breakups and convulsed times, but it is much less serious in this inverted position. Things are not so violent nor are the stakes so extreme. Things can still get better if you put effort into communication and dialogue.
It is not the best time to try anything new or start a new romance because you are in a phase of much criticism and questioning. If you are in the process of divorce, get advice on legal issues, find out so as not to suffer negative consequences.
The Tower (Reversed) – In Job or Profession Tarot Reading
At work, this card indicates minor complications or of less impact than in its vertical version, but the questions continue. You can go through a period of depression or a lot of anger because of your work.
Things don’t go your way, you don’t do what you like, you don’t earn what you expect. All these issues are going to make it difficult for you. There is not so much risk of losing your job, but rather you can leave it yourself, based on your proposals.
Remember what the card tells us about the ego, it is likely to be a time of little understanding with people at work. Don’t take things strictly personally. People often speak without foundation.
The Tower (Reversed) – In Money Tarot Reading
For money and finances, this card tells us that you may have unforeseen and high expenses because of the family or children, perhaps necessary repairs at home, the car that breaks down and those things that alter our economy.
He also goes on to point out that this is not the time for investments or startups just yet. Save, tightly control expenses, plan. It is possible that you are not very comfortable with the money you receive and that you are afraid of losing it, to situations of poverty.
You must calm down. It is a hectic time of questions of all kinds. Already the clouds will dissipate and you will see the sunlight again.
The Tower (Reversed) – In Health Tarot Reading
As for health , it’s a bit more reassuring in an inverted position. However, as you go through a period of serious confusion, you need to stay in control, paying attention and care in what you do. Being distracted can lead to all kinds of accidents.
The Tower (Reversed) – In Spirituality Tarot Reading
As with the vertical sense, the inverted Tower tells us that this is a time to stay positive as much as possible, regardless of what is happening around you, count your blessings, and do not take things personally. they are.
Major Arcana (Reversed) Card Meaning
The Fool Reversed , The Magician Reversed , The High Priestess Reversed , The Empress Reversed , The Emperor Reversed , The Hierophant Reversed , The Lovers Reversed , The Chariot Reversed , Strength Reversed , The Hermit Reversed , Wheel of Fortune Reversed , Justice Reversed , The Hanged Man Reversed , Death Reversed , Temperance Reversed , The Devil Reversed , The Tower Reversed , The Star Reversed , The Moon Reversed , The Sun Reversed , Judgement Reversed , The World Reversed