Tarot Card Interpretation & Meaning - (16) The Tower Reversed

The Tower Reversed
Introduction: Whether reversed or upright, the Tower is a card about change. Just as with the cards “the Devil,” and “Death,” the Tower is not nearly as frightening or ominous as one might think from the depiction on the card in most decks. This is a time to roll with the changes. Holding on to tightly to things or people could well create serious difficulties for you and for your loved ones.

General: When the Tower shows in reverse, it is unfortunately still a possibility that some people/situations that you have counted on as being “there for you” may no longer be there in quite the same way. Try not to over-think this, it doesn't have to indicate a major, horrible change in life. It’s just some change. Stay mindful of the reality that you either already have – or can get - all the resources you need, to deal with life and to do what you need to do.

Work: When the Tower appears in reverse, people around you may be unusually stressed, and arguments and misunderstandings are going to be happening a lot. It is important that you don’t take these personally, and that you don’t involve yourself in conflict unnecessarily or let your ego take over. With the reversed Tower, it’s especially critical to think before you speak.

Love: When you draw the Tower in reverse, generally the concerns for a love relationship are not as intense as they are when the card appears in an upright position. However, it is an indicator that the relationship needs more work and more communication if it is to survive. Think positively and don’t focus on “changing your partner,” consider how you are contributing to the situation and ways in which you can improve your own part of the relationship. Take one step at a time and don’t lose your cool.


Finances: As with the Tower in the upright position, this is still not a time for risky investments, gambling, or expecting a lottery win. In general, in this context, the reversed Tower points to the fact that your financial life/financial future is probably not as dire as you may be fearing. Even so, you wouldn't be making anything any better by avoiding the issues. Deal with any problems in a straightforward manner. If you need help figuring things out financially, don’t hesitate to ask for it.

Health: Again, the Tower reversed indicates a somewhat milder version of the upright interpretation. Still, it is important in the next few days for you to be careful and to pay particular attention to what you are doing in situations which could be dangerous, like, perhaps, driving, or mowing the lawn! Stay steady and know that this too will pass.

Spirituality: As with the upright meaning, the reversed Tower tells us that this is a time to keep a positive attitude as much as possible, regardless of what is happening around you, count your blessings, and don’t take things personally which are not personal. New understandings and insights may come to you in the blink of an eye.


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