The Tower of the Tarot probably refers to the Tower of Babel, which was built up majestically by men to reach the sky, in an attempt to rival God himself.
God punished them for this, striking the Tower with a lightning bolt that set it on fire, causing it to crumble.
It is the symbol of punished pride, arrogance, conceit and presumption.
In ancient times, Horace told us that the highest towers fall the heaviest, and the highest mountain peaks are the preferred target of lightning.
The Tower card represents a collapse, a failure, a negative conclusion, often caused by ourselves or in some manner by our actions. It may simply represent the collapse of our convictions that are destined to change.
It represents a false altar on which we are placed, a wrong goal, or a correct goal achieved by the wrong means.
It may represent envy, to which we must pay close attention because it is insidious. Through our happiness and our lives, we have created a desire among people close to us to see us fail.
Having right on one’s side, being in the right, but losing sight of the way, becoming arrogant.
Lastly, the Tower card can indicate the necessity to destroy old structures in order to evolve.
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