To me, The Tower stands for a sudden change, upheaval, a wake-up call, a fall from grace or the seat of power, dramatic movement. Some of the negative examples of such events could be being demoted, being fired, divorce, having to move because you can’t pay the mortgage.
Some positive examples could be stumbling over your life’s purpose, a solution to a problem landing in your lap. In opposition it might be about being stuck in a bad situation, feeling trapped. I interpret the fact that Bifrost is intact in this picture as a sign that there is hope.
What meaning do you attribute to The Tower? Leave me a comment below.
The Vikings Tarot is by Lo Scarabeo, and the graphics are by Sergio Tisselli.
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Linda, good comments on the card. You may want to tell people that you’re doing an interpretation of the symbolism in a tarot card that may be thrown in a reading so they know what’s you’re communicating in the blog. I liked that you gave both positive and negative examples.
What is Bifrost? You may want to define that for those of us who are not familiar.
Thanks 🙂 I guess I assume too much of my readers 🙂 Bifrost is the bridge used by the Norse Gods. Here symboized by the rainbow, but it has also been theorized that it was the Northern Lights.
I do love that it can mean any big change, positive or negative! But I think, when positive, it’s the kind of change that takes getting used to, and is even unsettling at first. That’s a beautiful picture! I haven’t seen that deck before.
Yes, it is something that takes some getting used to, that you might not see as positive at first. I chose this deck because I couldn’t feel any intuitive connection to the symbols in decks like the Rider-Waite.
I see the Tower as a sort of shake up, to get you on track but perhaps things just have to be rattled a bit to shift up the energy.
That’s also a good interpretation 🙂 So many people see this card as much more negative than it needs to be.