The Tower – Wild Unknown Tarot
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I. Image description on The Tower Wild Unknown Tarot
Deck Creator’s Keywords: sudden volatility, crisis, change, breakthrough, collapse, chaos.
On The Tower Wild Unknown Tarot, there is an evergreen tree standing in the dead quiet of the night. Two yellow rays of light fell from the sky, hitting the tree at two points. The top part has been ripped off and engulfed in flames, and the bottom looks like it is about to fall, too. This image alludes back to The Emperor card, where we also see a solid evergreen tree. The Emperor Wild Unknown Tarot seems to be very magnificent, strong, and invincible. But in The Tower, there are volatile forces that can suddenly strike even the strongest among us. Sometimes unexpected events seem jarring or even violent. But there is often a universal intelligence at work, forcing us to erase certain aspects of our lives to make room for something new. Wildfires speak to this truth. Although flames can be completely destructive, they can also be beneficial in clearing the way for new growth.
The Tower Wild Unknown Tarot shows moments that are tough at the time, but looking back, we can say “thank goodness it happened”. It is like when your partner leaves you, but then you find a relationship that is more suitable for you. Or when you got laid off but ended up finding a new career path that unexpectedly gave you greater fulfillment. When change is needed but our ego does not allow us to make that change, we experience The Tower. If we don’t listen to the whispers of our lives, an explosive series of events will force our attention. On the other hand, if we would listen to the whispers, we could encourage the dismantling of the tower. But even if we choose a sweeping change, it will still be intense!
The Tarot reminds us that life is always active. One minute you are the Emperor, strong and steady, and the next thing you know you are the Tower, going through the chaos. When we look at the bigger picture, we see order as disorder and necessity in the chaos of The Tower Wild Unknown Tarot. When this card appears, it is time to give your all for a change. The old tree with solid roots that has grown strong over the decades is now collapsing on you. Your world literally seems to completely fall apart and you don’t even see it coming. Even though this phase is fraught with pain and turmoil, it will pass soon enough. Eventually, you will look back and be grateful for the things that have changed. You may even end up seeing it as a personal “breakthrough”.
II. The message of The Tower Wild Unknown Tarot in a reading
The image in this card usually shows a literal tower, a man-made construction in the process of falling into disrepair. Human figures are sometimes shown falling freely in the air. What these people once thought to be true – the structure of themselves – has suddenly changed dramatically. Thus, The Tower Wild Unknown Tarot is sometimes associated with “ego death,” the loss of the “masks” that people wear. The card removes your false sense of self and gives you the experience of radical reality. Striking light onto the structure can be thought of as representing a wide range of insights. As such, this card can be associated with unexpected breakthroughs. As difficult as Tower energy can be, it is releasing. It offers you discoveries that may not be welcome at first, but will eventually lead you to a more immersive experience of self-actualization.
In a reading, The Tower Wild Unknown Tarot often appears in times of intense change and upheaval. Remember that this applies as much to the inner shift as the outer shift. You may encounter a lot of resistance to these changes. This card asks you to consider what significant changes in your life can be valuable, even if at first glance, it just seems destructive. Remember that in the middle of it, things can be chaotic. However, fighting and resisting this chaos only makes the shot harder. At times, the energy of The Tower can make you feel as though you are running low. Let’s look for ways that what might be labeled a breakdown can actually be an innovation. You may be going through a reorganization so you can then experience a new, stronger level of awareness.
The Tower Wild Unknown Tarot also represents the fall. When this card is drawn, the real challenges are coming. Depending entirely on individual bravery, you can either be defeated or overcome. Fasten your seat belts to take on this challenge. The Tower card is like a giant tower, once collapsed, it will bring incalculable danger. This collapse is something you do not want but still happens and carries with it consequences. The card indicates your rebellion and struggles after a period of overwhelming endurance. Your protest actions will surprise and shock many people. On the other hand, it also has a positive meaning. The card’s message is that the storm in life is passing, you will live with a stronger and more optimistic spirit.
III. Meaning of The Tower Wild Unknown Tarot in the upright position
The chaos taking place in The Tower Wild Unknown Tarot represents the fluctuations and the desire to get out of the bondage of life. In the upright position, the card shows your transformation, sometimes in appearance or personality, you will quickly become stronger and more assertive than before. The image of the big tree standing tall in the thunderstorm is a sign of the fire of passion in you, you can achieve surprises in life in a positive sense if you know how to express yourself at the right time. However, The Tower also warns that your disclosure can have consequences if not restrained.
How many times have you settled into the constraints of life, comfortable in your current thoughts, beliefs, and expectations? Then suddenly something very “shocking” happens that completely destroys the image of peace and harmony you are seeing. It takes your mind away and puts you in a vicious circle. Suddenly you feel as if the comfort you are experiencing is based on a distorted base of perceptions, beliefs, and actions. This is a self-deprecating, fearful but necessary experience.
When you see The Tower Wild Unknown Tarot in your reading, you may feel fear, shock, and insecurity. You feel confused when you want to find out how wrong, naive, or blind you are about a particular situation right now. Now, what will you do and how will you manage in this unexpected reality? You may be experiencing sleepless nights, stress, grief, anger, and conflict. These are normal reactions to major changes in your outer and inner worlds.
An experience of The Tower Wild Unknown Tarot will be one that shakes your current sense of security and/or forces you to reflect on your own beliefs, perceptions, attitudes, and behaviors. It could be a divorce, the departure of a loved one, financial failure, health problems, job loss, or any event that can penetrate your inner core, deeply affecting your mental and physical state. The card in the upright position often describes turmoil, division, emergency, crisis, and has the ability to bring chaos to the final outcome of an event. When you see this card, ask yourself, “What structures in your life are weakening?” You will immediately recognize where the chaos and breakdown are happening, but sometimes this sense of awareness is fleeting or just on a subconscious level.
The most important thing about The Tower Wild Unknown Tarot is that with any destruction, the card generates creations. Moreover, it represents awakening and implies inspiration, freedom, reality, and liberation from dependence. This is a real and true card, appearing like a lightning bolt hitting you through a certain event in your life that frightens you and has a strong impact on your soul. It implies a necessary experience that forces you to get out of your comfort zone and go beyond your current level. The Tower’s sudden destruction demonstrates the immediacy of change and its disorienting effects. Once you fall into despair, the choice is yours.
You can return to the Devil’s destruction and the sense of bondage or reach the transformative and inspired stage of The Star. When you can reach The Star, you will realize that your true security and strength lies in who you are and in your relationship with All Things, not in the direction of false beliefs or in a world full of illusions. Through the experience of The Tower Wild Unknown Tarot, you can be sure that you will become stronger, wiser, and more at peace as you begin to develop a whole new perspective on life that you don’t even know if it exists or not. These moments are essential for spiritual growth and enlightenment. Truth and honesty will bring about a positive change, even if you experience pain and anxiety during the process.
The Tower Wild Unknown Tarot also represents the internal and external structures you have just built. These structures represent the personal shields of yourself that make you a “socially acceptable person” by hiding your true inner thoughts and feelings. It is like smiling politely when your boss jokes around, or on a deeper level, covering up your sexual feelings, especially if you feel that they are inappropriate in the collective environment. Through times of stress and tension, these structures will be challenged and at risk of destruction, revealing your true inner nature to those around you. So you need to be careful about how you try to hide, remember that one day all will be revealed.
The Tower Wild Unknown Tarot in the upright position will require you to break the existing structures around you. It can be a painful and difficult process if you resist external forces pushing you to reveal more about yourself. Breaking this overlap can be frustrating, but remember that despite whether you like it or not, the tree in The Tower will fall because you have reached your limit in this area and can no longer afford it. Similarly, the card can refer to your ego and the illusion that you consider yourself better than others. When The Tower card has the meaning related to ego, deception, and illusion destroyed, you will be free to face the truth and reality without getting caught up in false passions. Are you suffering from a shift in awareness? Are you starting to look at things in a new way? Take the opportunity to accept change and move into a positive state of mind where individual freedom will prevail.
In terms of love, The Tower Wild Unknown Tarot in the upright position reminds you to transform yourself radically, both your appearance and your personality. The fact that you accept to let go of the old things and accept the new will help your love sublimate more. If you are in a relationship with someone, this card is not a good sign. The two of you will have arguments and do hurtful things to each other, the long-lasting disagreements make it almost impossible for both of you to continue. If you boldly end the relationship, you will feel liberated. However, all problems will be resolved if one of the two compromises or takes a step back.
In terms of work, The Tower Wild Unknown Tarot in the upright position does not bring good signals in your career. Things you think are harmless can actually affect your current job. The most important thing to do now is to stay calm, every step you take needs careful calculation. All hastiness does not bring good results as all your endeavors in work can be shattered right now. The Tower means this is a sensitive time for your work. If you are looking to invest in a certain field, you need to be careful because external factors will have a bad influence.
In terms of money, at this time, the troubles surrounding work and the costs incurred will make you economically tight. If you are looking to invest in a new product, you should consider it carefully because this is not a favorable time. If your career is in a flourishing period, you should prepare mentally and financially because The Tower Wild Unknown Tarot in the upright position predicts upcoming treacherous waves that will put you in challenging circumstances. The achievements you build can be wasted, so be ready to deal with these problems.
In terms of health, breakups and breakdowns will make you lose your inner and outer strength, you are almost depressed and want to give up everything. The Tower Wild Unknown Tarot in the upright position announces the breakdown not only in terms of physically but mentally as well. This is the time to do nothing but rest, if your health declines, everything else will be meaningless. Instead of sitting bored at home, you can go out for a walk, eat a meal and enjoy some types of entertainment like watching a movie or purchasing an item in your wishlist in order to regain your energy and mood. Stimulants and addictions should be avoided as this period of depression can easily lead you to engage in vices and bad habits.
IV. Meaning of The Tower Wild Unknown Tarot in the reversed position
The Tower Wild Unknown Tarot in reverse predicts crises in life, you struggle to make the situation not worse, but it almost gains no effect. Sometimes, The Tower in reverse foretells financial loss. It also represents the breakdown in relationships. The most important thing is your attitude towards things. You have to accept that the downfall is painful, but when you overcome it, you will have a stronger spirit and a more positive attitude to life.
The upright Tower indicates a period of great chaos and destruction that will eventually bring about change and rebirth. However, when in the reversed position, The Tower Wild Unknown Tarot implies that you are delaying some necessary “destruction”. You need to get through these tough times to learn an important lesson. Don’t resist it. No matter how shocking and difficult to deal with, it is an important part of your life’s journey.
Similarly, the reversed Tower Wild Unknown Tarot also shows that although you want to consciously change and transform, you still seem to be afraid to face these things. You feel they can bring destruction and hurt, and so you resist them. You may realize that in order to make the huge change you are looking for, you will need to overcome discomfort, but you also seem to dread the existential stage of the feeling. This is not comfortable. Now is the time to think big and not be afraid to face it. The risks are certainly high, but if you really want to achieve the change you desire, you need to accept some of these risks.
The Tower Wild Unknown Tarot in reverse can also reduce the extent or impact of a change that is about to enter your life. You may be forewarned or you may have an intuitive feeling that something big is about to happen, and you can plan ahead to avoid this destruction. You may be lucky enough to prevent this calamity, although it will be quite strenuous.