Key 16- The Tower:
The universal principle of renovation and restoration.
This card is often misunderstood and seen as a doom and gloom -Armageddon end of an Aeon symbol. It's more about your own man-made personality, which is static and has crystallized thought to the point where you repeat the same thoughts and expect different results. There is insanity in such a process. The tower is a hallmark image of the Tower of Babel brought down by God the Destroyer (Shiva). In less archaic language, the personality de-constructed and reconstructed by enlighten thought. The fire breathing dragon at the base, is the Spiritual and/or Life force that transforms life constantly in order to keep evolving the living. The four figures falling out of the tower symbolize the crystallized thought of the "wanna-be", i.e. yesterdays' thought formed people who seek only comfort and fear change. These are thoughts that hold us back from our impeccable performance in life motion. Evolutionary Life is all about performance rather than conformance. Essential Self is progressive thought; not enslaved thought.The open eye at the top represents the Eye of Horus, the Egyptian god of perception; the perceptive state of awakening and seeing the deeper/inner authentic self that is not human defined but is God made. Awakening people are required to come into alignment with the Greater Self, which is symbolized by the Oriental fire breathing dragon. We are Dragons! ( the union of Angel, animal and daemon---i.e. "those who are not bound by laws but expand and liberate laws from states of stasis by transubstantiation.). The haloed serpent, reminds us that by shedding old ways of thinking we become expanded and liberated. Expanded consciousness requires expanded definitions of self. The dove represents the inner peace that we have when we become the authentic god-made being which comes from shedding the outer definition of man-made being. When this card is thrown it usually means that the querent will be experiencing an ego- personal process of eliminating all that is artificial, false-to-fact, and no longer useful to them; usually in a 16week or month process. Healing, and restoration comes from this process. This is much like a doctors axiom of ,"This is gonna hurt a bit, but it will feel better soon". There is much greater depth to this card that just can't be explained in this brief. If you want more information about your "Tower moments" call Eli @ 253-2471-0129 or email <firstname.lastname@example.org> . Thank you for your interest and may you live long and prosper!