Today we find The Tower. Anytime this card appears in a reading it signifies change or upheaval. The change represented by The Tower is not a subtle, slow, or gradual change. This is a dramatic and sudden change. Most images of The Tower are a literal tower being struck by lightning. In most images we are shown the instant after the lightning strike. We can’t see where the pieces have landed or what it was before, all we see is the moment of upheaval. The Tower of the Druidcraft Tarot, pictured here, is no different.
There are times in our lives where things suddenly happen. Sometimes they are expected, or at least we know the potential for the changes. Other times they are sudden, unexpected, and dramatic. This isn’t always a negative thing, though. Sometimes life needs to be shaken up. Changes, both good and bad, can result in a better direction or a more negative direction. Many times the outcome of such shakeups are entirely dependent upon our reactions to them. In instances of extreme change many times the natural response is to just react. Reactions of this kind typically don’t help us. We react in panic and with emotion. Times like this many times require us to step back and take an objective look at what is happening in our lives, as difficult as that may be. What is the best course of action? What is still possible and what isn’t?
The Tower doesn’t have to be feared. Change can be good. It can be hard, and typically is. That said, we can use that change as a catalyst to push ourselves somewhere we’ve never been before!
When reflecting on this card this be vigilant for all things in your life. The Tower can manifest differently for different people. What’s dramatic for me may not be for you and vice versa. When these things happen, try not to act on emotion. Instead, try to center and ground yourself and act based on careful thought.