16. THE TOWER

Love



Single

This is one hell of a wake-up call. Perhaps you have been mooning over someone that you thought was dreamy only to be abruptly come to your senses due to finding out something you rather hadn’t, or self-reflection has made you understand your own failings and you’re ready to combat them.

This is a time for throwing the old out and building the new.


Couple

This is not the best card to draw when in a relationship. The foundations may have been rocky to begin with and now lightning has struck revealing weaknesses in your partnership. But don’t despair! Think of this time as an opportunity to rebuild what needs patching or consider the opportunity to completely start a new.

Career & Money

If it looks like it’s falling apart, it probably is. Employment may not be steady, investments may be influenced by uncontrollable outside factors and the forecast overall isn’t too bright. Take note of the little hints that say you might be careening towards catastrophe, and before it happens, plan a good exit strategy.

The best time to start saving for a rainy day was yesterday, the second is today.

As a person

Known for being a walking talking demolition derby. Their phone screen is cracked, they’ve broken more bones than they care to admit and they perpetually seem to be in a situation where something of theirs is falling apart.

On a positive note, they always seem to find the stamina and perseverance to rebuild what is broken, no matter how long it takes. They don’t fear chaos, they expect it and are always ready to face it head on.

Talisman

The Tower is an excellent talisman to invoke:

  • a radical change
  • the collapse of facades
  • movement in a standstill
  • fresh ground to build on
  • resilience in the face of chaos
  • motivation to start over

Numerology

The number 16 is often associated with knowing thyself, and through it acquiring wisdom. It calls us to be analytical in our approach and to take a philosophers outlook on things that unsettle us. It takes a scientific outlook to distance oneself emotionally from a personal crisis, so we can deal with it in the most efficient manner.

Don’t be cold, be cool and collected.

Combinations


  • The Fool
    To have one’s whimsical nature cause destruction.
  • The Magician
    To make miracles happen in a time of crisis.
  • The High Priestess
    Self-reflection leads to ground-breaking epiphanies.
  • The Empress
    For a woman to rock your world.
  • The Emperor
    For a man to upset everything you have built.
  • The Hierophant
    Divine intervention.
  • The Lovers
    To find a partner that changes everything.
  • The Chariot
    Crisis leads you to finding a different path.
  • Strength
    To find strength in the face of destruction.
  • The Hermit
    Having what one has built collapse, poverty.
  • The Wheel of Fortune
    A radical change of fortune.
  • Justice
    To be at the mercy of justice.
  • The Hanged Man
    Difficulty in making a decision due to many dynamic influences.
  • Death
    The collapse and death of a situation, no resurrection to be found.
  • Temperance
    Creation and destruction, a collapse leads to rejuvenation.
  • The Devil
    Destruction leads to egocentrism and self-indulgence.
  • The Star
    To hit rock bottom and bounce back better than ever.
  • The Moon
    When things may not be as bad as they seem.
  • The Sun
    To have a situation fall apart only to result in a better overall outcome.
  • Judgement
    Bad judgement leads to destruction.
  • The World
    A personal/local crisis leads to a world of opportunity.