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The Tarot's Tower Card: Not So Scary

Updated: Mar 4, 2022

The Tower card, the 16th major arcana of the Tarot is the card I find the most interesting. It's the card where the images can look scary the to the first time Tarot reader and for clients. For me there is a powerful energy to read from this card.

Why is this card a little scary for some? It's probably card's image of the tower structure struck by lightening, flames shooting out of the tower's windows and people falling to ground. The background of the card is bleak and/or barren and there are objects falling from the sky that look like rocks. It looks like destruction and disaster. But is this really the message that the card is trying to give us?

The Tarot consists of 78 cards: 56 minor arcana cards and 22 major arcana. The Tower is the sixteenth card of the 22 major arcana cards. Arcana, which means secrets or mysteries, contain information that use to examine our situation, issue or path.