Saturday, November 10, 2012

Towering thoughts

Rider Waite Version
The tower is one of the most powerful cards in the tarot, and often when people draw it they are scared, something is going to break… change is coming.  

Valentina Plishchina version
 But recently I’ve seen people draw the tower reversed – something should break but it isn’t, people are clinging to relationships, jobs or situations that should have ended months if not years ago. And that always leads to unsatisfactory outcomes.  Sometimes we need things to break, for the new to grow, and if we hunker down in the tower, and refuse to leave, we start living in the rubble, without even noticing it.
Buffy Tarot version
There are lots of versions of the tower out there.  I like the one showing Buffy swaning diving out of her constaints. (I'm a huge Buffy the Vampire Slayer fan)  but my favorite is still Rapunzel – through her story we can see that the woods are scary and there may indeed be wolves there, but that’s still better than the sterility of remaining in the tower. 

Inner child version
I do so love that there are so many beautiful versions/interpretations of all the tarot cards on line.

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