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The Tower


I've been waiting until I finish the deck before I started posting my studies, since they're not in order, and I've only done 31 cards so far. I do about 6 - 12 cards a day, and been working on this for only 3 days. This card had a lot of meaning to me and I thought I'd share it anyways.

I should note: I've had this deck since Dec 2012, but the book was lost shortly afterwards due to very sudden changes and quick decisions. This deck, and another are the only surviving tools next to my sword that managed to come with me. I've never used this deck really at all, and just beginning - and without a solid foundation, they're very personalized.

The Tower

Colours: bright flashes of white and fire, dark gloomy sky, bleak

Symbols: Lightening, explosions, fire, burning towers, strong tree, destruction

First Impressions: I don't like this card. It's devastating endings. It's heartbreak. It's the inability to control a situation and watching it come apart. It's starting from scratch and rebuilding, hopefully better.

Number: 16 - great potential for spiritual growth (Numerology.com) <-- Numerology is next on my list to learn

Clothes, Gender, Facial Expression - not applicable

Time of day - Sunset, a time of endings

What do you think this card is trying to tell you?: This card is one of the most negative cards in a Tarot deck. Even reversed, I have mixed feelings. There are many times already in the past year and a half this card could be related to. From my leaving my ex of 8 years, the sudden leaving of my home town with nothing but a backpack and a carry on bag (that happened to have my Tarot in them), and all my moves from one place to another looking for a foundation I could settle. In April 2014, a special program I'm part of was destroyed by a flash flood; which happened just shortly when we moved into a new building, only to lose everything and start from the very beginning. The nature of the program made that very difficult for many of us who needed that stability. This card is a painful reminder there is so much we can't control that is brutal when we lose it, and it can be caused either by explosive and abusive emotions, natural disasters, or just the unpredictability of people, situations and circumstances.

It's a sign of starting again at the beginning and learning from your mistakes. What went wrong? What can you do differently? How can you rebuild? Was there anything that you could have done to have prevented it? Was it completely out of your control, or did you decide to just let it happen? (Prime example, do you jump off a spooked horse and risk injury, or do you wait until it throws you and potentially hurts both of you? I jumped, broke both my wrists - but it's better than being thrown on a barbed wire fence which she wanted to do) Where can you start again? Who and what survived? So many questions that you need to ask yourself, and so many things to remind you all is not lost. Look, the foundation is still standing, there is still hope. There are always survivors.

In a reading: This can be an early warning system. Do you know the situation? Can anything be done now to prevent it? Is this a situation where you go now while you can?
This could be a result of a certain action. Beware and think hard
This could be where you are right now. Where do you go from here?

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I'm really sorry if this isn't how you do these, like I said, I've had this deck for awhile, but I've never got into Tarot. This deck was a surprise on Yule, and there has to be a reason why it's still with me. This deck has spoken to me on a level that I had no idea existed, and I'll admit I've cried at some of the cards, like this one - Knight of Swords as well. So yeah, hopefully this made sense?
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