“Thunderbolt and lightning, very very frightening…”
The Tower energies strike suddenly and the impact often feels devastating. What we thought we had is gone in an instant and we are stood in a heap of rubble with no clue what to do next.
To the relationship, The Tower often means a break-up out of the blue but it really does depend largely on surrounding cards. Yes, together with for instance the 10 of Swords or the 10 of Wands, it signifies the ending of a relationship… but together with the Ace of Cup it means being hit by the arrows of Cupid… again, out of the blue.
What the Tower always brings is the need to go back to the beginning and start over. You realise that you have been building something that couldn’t last – much like the Tower of Babel in the Bible. The force of lightning comes from your Higher Self, clearing the way for a creating something more in alignment with Source.
Because of the association with the Planet Mars, The Tower can also signify the male libido, aggression and any physical condition associated with fluctuations of testosterone levels.
For instance, The Tower reversed can signify impotence and The Tower together with a Court Card can warn you of someone with anger issues.
Together with the 3 of Cups, you’re in for some amazing sex, bells and whistles included. Together with The Devil, it could turn into a bit of a marathon affair where one of you needs to say ‘enough’ or agree on some kind of ‘safe word’ beforehand.
This is raw masculine force and vitality, so to a single lady it could mean that she needs to work on owning and integrating her male qualities in preparation for meeting the one.
Third chakra issues in general could be indicated when the Tower shows up in a reading.
To a couple, it doesn’t have to mean the end of the relationship. Something earth-shattering could be happening regarding home, work or children which will also impact the relationship.
In general it could be said that The Tower energies cause rapid and sharp change but much like a good thunderstorm, it leaves the air fresh and clean, and easier to breathe.