The Tower – Kindness Untamed

The Tower


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The Tower is the seventeenth card in the Major Arcana. When it appears in a reading, it is probably best to expect a big change. The upheaval it brings is likely to be swift, sudden, and dramatic. The Tower usually implies a degree of ignorance and denial. Upright, it may mean you have ignored the cracks that have been appearing in a situation. You refused to take action, so something has forced your hand. Reversed, you may be suffering because you are refusing to change a situation that no longer serves you well. Until you change, things will continue to be against you. The Tower wants you to embrace change whether you like it or not, and reminds you that, in the end, you probably have little other choice. The rain will always fall, so you might as well bloom and grow.


Bobo as The Tower


Whether he appears as Robert Svane or Bobo Del Rey, chaos and drama seems to follow him in his wake. Bobo seems bound to destabilise every situation, and seems to ‘shake things up’ on a near continual basis. As Robert Svane, Bulshar Clootie forces change upon him when he uses him as a human shield, just as the Tower reminds us that we cannot fight the tide. As Bobo, he initially wants to set revenants free so that they can wreak havoc far and wide. But the cracks are always there - disloyalty from others, Constance Clootie’s influence, the Black Badge Division’s interference - and ultimately Bobo always tends to meet his downfall as the odds stack up against him.
 

00_thefool
 
0
Upright:
new beginnings, innocence, spontaneity, a free spirit
Reversed: holding back, recklessness, risk-taking, inconsideration
FULL TAROT MEANING


 
01_themagician
 
I
Upright:
action, power, self-empowerment, manifestation
Reversed: manipulation, poor planning, untapped talents
FULL TAROT MEANING


 
02_thehighpriestess
 
II
Upright:
intuition, the subconscious mind, higher powers
Reversed: need to listen to inner voice, withdrawl and silence
FULL TAROT MEANING


 
03_theempress
 
III
Upright:
femininty, motherhood, beauty, nurturing, abundance
Reversed: creative block, dependence on others, neglect
FULL TAROT MEANING


 

04_theemperor
 
IV
Upright:
authority, structure, solid foundation, father-figure
Reversed: domination, excessive control, lack of discipline, inflexibility
FULL TAROT MEANING


 
05_thehierophant
 
V
Upright:
group identification, conformity, tradition, beliefs
Reversed: personal beliefs, freedom, challenging the status quo
FULL TAROT MEANING


 
06_thelovers
 
VI
Upright:
love, union, relationships, value alignment, choices
Reversed: disharmony, imbalance, misalignment of values
FULL TAROT MEANING


 
07_thechariot
 
VII
Upright:
determination, control, will power, victory, assertion
Reversed: lack of control, opposition, aggression, powerless
FULL TAROT MEANING


 

08_strength
 
VIII
Upright:
strength, courage, patience, influence, compassion
Reversed: self-doubt, low energy, lack of self-discipline
FULL TAROT MEANING


 
09_thehermit
 
IX
Upright:
soul-searching, introspection, being alone, inner guidance
Reversed: isolation, loneliness, withdrawl, misfit, lost
FULL TAROT MEANING


 
10_wheeloffortune
 
X
Upright:
good luck, karma, life cycles, destiny, a turning point
Reversed: bad luck, breaking cycles, resistance to change
FULL TAROT MEANING


 
11_justice
 
XI
Upright:
justice, fairness, truth, cause and effect, law, responsibility
Reversed: unfairness, lack of accountability, dishonesty
FULL TAROT MEANING


 

13_thehangman
 
XII
Upright:
pause, surrender, restriction, letting go, sacrifice
Reversed: martyrdom, indecision, delay, stalling, resistance
FULL TAROT MEANING


 
12_death
 
XIII
Upright:
endings, beginnings, change, transformation, transition
Reversed: resistance to change, unable to move on, delayed endings
FULL TAROT MEANING


 
14_temperance
 
XIV
Upright:
balance, moderation, patience, purpose, meaning
Reversed: imbalance, excess, lack of long-term vision, self-healing
FULL TAROT MEANING


 
15_thedevil
 
XV
Upright:
shadow self, attachment, addiction, sexuality, materialism
Reversed: detachment, breaking free, power reclaimed
FULL TAROT MEANING


 

17_thetower
 
XVI
Upright:
disaster, upheaval, chaos, sudden change, revelation
Reversed: avoidance of disaster, spiritual growth, resistance to change
FULL TAROT MEANING


 
16_thestar
 
XVII
Upright:
hope, spirituality, renewal, inspiration, serenity
Reversed: lack of faith, despair, discouragement, inner child
FULL TAROT MEANING


 
18_themoon
 
XVIII
Upright:
illusion, fear, anxiety, insecurity, subconscious
Reversed: release of fear, repressed emotions, unhappiness, confusion
FULL TAROT MEANING


 
20_thesun
 
XIX
Upright:
fun, warmth, success, positivity, vitality, joy, enlightment
Reversed: temporary depression, lack of success, overly optimistic
FULL TAROT MEANING


 

 
19_judgement
 
XX
Upright:
judgement, rebirth, inner calling, absolution, awakening
Reversed: self-doubt, refusal of self-examination, inner critic
FULL TAROT MEANING


 
21_theworld
 
XXI
Upright:
successful conclusion, possibilities, accomplishment, travel
Reversed: lack of completion, lack of closure, delayed success
FULL TAROT MEANING


 
 

 

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