The Tower ~ Transformation Time!
Tarot Tuesday! The card for the week is The Tower, representing: Fundamental change, growth, and surrender. This is an oft feared card, because it indicates extreme change, even destruction! But if we keep in mind, the world is in a “tower” state, that the established, patriarchal structures we have relied upon for eons are crumbling before our very eyes (hello—Election 2016), then we can begin to embrace the transformation of The Tower in a new light.
I use this quote, by Choquosh, a Native American Storyteller to describe The Tower: “The elders have sent me here to tell you that now is like a great, rushing river. And this will be experienced in many different ways. There are those who would hold onto the shore—there is no shore. The shore is crumbling. Push off into the middle of the river.”
From the ashes rises the phoenix. Although this may be a universal condition, we all are experiencing The Tower in our own ways. I hope this divination from my book Essence of the Tarot proves insightful: “You are experiencing an extreme cycle of change requiring you to let go old old structures that no longer serve you. Do not try to control or manipulate this change. Instead, trust that by letting go the old, a new sense of order will arise. You will find it easier to go with the flow.
This could be an unsettling time and you may feel like you have nothing to hold onto. Still, you must let go. When overwhelmed, pray for grace. During this period, you may experience sudden flashes of insight or perception, like a flash of lightning in a thunderstorm, clarity with glimpses of what is to come.
This not the moment for rebuilding. Rebuilding will come later. For now, cry the tears of the Phoenix and heal your wounds. This healing is an important part of the process, of you making way for the new.”
This week, let go and let god. Surrender into change. Although at times this may be scary, trust the universal flow. And remember, renewal and rebirth is ahead!
This image of The Tower is from my collage Tarot and Oracle deck, to be published in 2017.