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Turning Turmoil into Triumph

Updated: Jul 2

The Tower card is often regarded as the most daunting in the tarot deck. Yet, when used not for predicting the future but for personal growth and self-awareness, its symbolism can be profoundly enlightening. Instead of fearing its imagery of a collapsing tower struck by lightning, we can see it as a catalyst for positive change. The fall of the tower doesn't always signify disaster; it can unveil hidden insights, present new opportunities, or liberate us from constraints we hadn't realised were holding us back.



Drawing this card invites reflection


Consider what structures in your life feel unstable or are built on weak foundations. Just as a leaky roof demands immediate attention to prevent future damage, relationships may harbor unresolved issues that could worsen during turbulent times. Addressing these issues together, discussing concerns about upcoming challenges, or nurturing emotional bonds can strengthen resilience.


Reflect on how destruction or upheaval can lead to personal growth


While change is often resisted, disruptions can pave the way for unforeseen opportunities. What initially feels like a setback might, in hindsight, reveal itself as a pivotal moment for positive transformation.


For instance, over a decade ago, my parents' dispute with neighbors prompted them to sell their home of 22 years. Despite initial challenges and setbacks in finding a new home they loved, their eventual move led to a happier life in a better location with kinder neighbours. What seemed like a distressing upheaval turned into a blessing they hadn't anticipated.


Consider how you react to unexpected changes


Like having a rug pulled out from under you, everyday "Tower moments" can destabilise us—be it an unexpected bill, computer crash, or health scare. Instead of succumbing to panic, cultivating a mindful response is key. Seek professional support when needed and focus on what you can control. Regular health check-ups, backing up files, and managing finances can mitigate unexpected shocks.


Embrace The Tower as a teacher and inspiration. Learn from challenging experiences to fortify foundations and cultivate resilience. See each upheaval as an opportunity for growth, planning more robust strategies for navigating future uncertainties with grace and wisdom.

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