The Tower shares that situations will change rapidly now.  Prepare your mind for the change – consciously choose to release your old way of life now.  Do not cry about the past, just accept the changes and make new plans.  Look forward to the new and wonderful opportunities that will be presented.

Your understanding will be awakened by the forceful removal of “wrong” thoughts.  Sudden, unforeseen events will overthrow your existing “material” conditions and from this will come rebuilding and understanding, as your lessons are learned and your perception is developed.  If you fear your emotions or repress your aggressive drive too long – it will eventually release itself through a violent action – the expression of your aggressive power and drive toward new experiences.  Allow your imagination freedom – it is your window of perception through which flashes of insight, intuition and the sudden solutions to your problems arise.  Move away from your daily world of habitual living and you will see yourself with new clarity.  The unstructuring of your thought allows for the falling away of “limiting” beliefs and creates a breakthrough into new dimensions of awareness, where you become the philosopher using your wisdom to defuse the turmoil within yourself.

The “Devil” is not responsible for your “self – control” – your ability to never exceed the limits or take things beyond what your “reason” permits.  However, when you seek only to satisfy your material “ego” or indulge yourself in excess and offer no resistance to it – the “Devil” seizes the opportunity of your offence to tempt you and urge you on.  If you choose to continue the excess – you begin to build up pressure inside as your unconscious Higher Self strains to be free.  Your dreams become disturbed and you become depressed – if not released an explosion will soon follow.  Explosions result from long neglected or mishandled situations which strike you at the moment you become vulnerable.

The tearing away of these situations is not punishment – but GODs grace, for He will not allow you to stay forever imprisoned in your “illusions” and repressed emotions.  When you can not free yourself peacefully – the forces of life arrange that freedom for you through external explosions.  If you seek unity with life – then you will need to learn to bring out the life energy which is normally repressed by your conscious personality.  When you continually block the flow of this life energy – you leave no other way for it to go beyond the barrier of your conscious mind and break free from that which is cutting you off from the pure life energy contained within yourself.

Truth comes all at once or it does not come at all.  Release your life energy and you will get past the barriers of repression.  Open yourself to the transition – allow your life energy to releases you from the “illusions” and move forward into the light – where the speech of God replaces human speech and revelation replaces the step by step knowledge of your senses.  Explosions release you from the “tower” you have created…they lead you to the light of freedom, clearing away situations which have built up intolerable pressure and leading you to new beginnings where enlightenment replaces your limited view of life.

You “work” in order to experience growth.  You think and then await the growth of your thoughts.  You dare to know – then remain silent so that you might hear.  We are all confronted with a choice; we can choose to grow without knowing how or we can choose to “do” instead of waiting.  To attempt to take our evolution into our own hands and direct it towards a specific aim – choosing the role of “builder” rather than that of “watching over”.  A “tower” represents “specialization.” What you have “built” through the efforts of your lower “ego” self will sooner or later be confronted by divine reality.  You will be required to undergo the effects of your comparison with it and you will be allowed to “see” clearly and distinctly your own impurities.  Look at your beliefs and values and remove the ones that are confining or limiting – the ones the “block” you from experiencing the feelings of joy.  As you come to acknowledge your unworthiness before God – the power of His love purifies you and spiritually refines you.

To meditate is to “think” in the presence of God.  To pray is to “speak” in the presence of God – it is the honest and courageous effort of your “ego” to think together with the “higher” self.  Commit yourself to your spiritual growth.  Concentration always precedes meditation which leads to contemplation – your union with reality.  Complete silence produces union with God.  It is the three vows which render concentration, meditation and contemplation effective.  The vow of “obedience” – sacrifice of the will, the vow of “poverty” – sacrifice of thought and imagination and the vow of “love” – the acceptance of Gods grace.  Suggests that the major lesson involves someone else, someone most likely close to you, but you are involved in them getting this message and/or in the lesson itself.

Questions to Answer:

  • How are you improving and restructuring yourself and your environment?
  • What are you angry about?
  • What structures in your life are breaking up?
  • What has shattered your complacency?
  • What sudden realization or insight have you had?

Special Messages based on card position:

In the first position: You have been provided a strong constitution for many will reject the messenger as well as the message.

In the second position: Physical health or work, building on a profound event in the past that brought fundamental change, such as the prison experience of Malcom X.

In the third position: Spiritual awakening.  Listen closely to your inner voice.  This reading itself is a profound part of your revelation.

In the fourth position: Here was identification at an early age of a voice, a source of inspiration and guidance within.  Love for a spirit guide.  Strong relationship with self from a past life.  Also strong identity with group karma and therefore some members of the group.

In the fifth position: Your mind has been jolted.  There has been a mental breakthrough.  A creative rush.  Things are beginning to add up.

In the sixth position: This is a jolt in your Emotional Plane in the near future in order to get things where they really want to be.  It will be a welcome shakeup.

In the seventh position: This could be the mental breakthrough you have been waiting for.

In the eighth position: You are having to temper your actions, saying and doing less (or more as the case may demand if you have been too passive).  Reconciliation may be underway.  Redistribution of material resources with high emotional content.

In the ninth position: Your heart has been jolted and one of the possibilities is love at first sight – emotions are intense as a result.  The nature of this revelation is to cause a change in your emotional house.  After this, there should be little doubt as to what the change is, if it hasn’t already taken place.

In the tenth position: This is The Tower in its home position and its main message is – listen to your intuition.  Do not fear information and shut it out before it can get to you.  Let the mind and heart go to work with their processes of validation when you have the message in hand.  Every message from God is both specific to your personal needs and general to universal needs.  The Tower delivers the messages you have missed and need most to hear.

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  1. diana Post author

    I answered your text last night – I hope you received it. Jessica, you are doing just fine … the answers have always come to you, you are just now learning to truly HEAR them and TRUST them. Diana

  2. Jessica

    Oh! now that I’ve sent you a sort of “retraction” of my comment, I see the you not only approved my comment, but replied to it. You are very kind, Diana. Thank you so much, and much love to you.

  3. Jessica

    Diana, it wasn’t until I clicked, “post comment,” last night that I was able to see how much I’d written about Mouse and me–as much as your excellent page on The Tower contains!
    So, this morning, upon reflection, I want you to know that I didn’t mean to put you in awkward position. I can’t imagine you’ll want to “approve” a lengthy comment like mine, or want to decline its acceptance. I think it’s as long as it is because of how I feel about Mouse. Please feel free to not “approve” my comment. I would completely understand. I can do what I do, 99% of the time, and that’s commune with myself and God, and write in my journal to let the answers come…as well as reading your wonderful work on each of the Tarot archetypes. You are truly gifted, Diana.

  4. diana Post author

    Jessica, not having the degree and medical knowledge to save a new born baby mouse is not something you need to forgive yourself for – unless of course, you are wanting to get that degree and knowledge…then I would say, “Go for It” Yes, you were sensitive enough to your spirit to feel the need of the baby to be held – but would that have saved it – probably not. It is OK to morn – but set a limit and then focus on other areas where you are needed. Pet loss (even if it is only momentary) is a huge emotional experience for anyone who has any sensitivity at all – because we give them our love. How can we not – they love us unconditionally! Yes, you will now be more aware of your spirit messages – but it was not a sacrifice, but rather a new understanding and awareness of that which speaks in silent whispers to guide you to your best and true self. Blessing – Diana

  5. Jessica

    Diana, a mama mouse left one of her babies for me to take care of. My dog found it in the living room, and got me to come and look. It had an abrasion along one side, and its eyes weren’t open yet. I had never held a mouse before, and 3 or 4 years ago, in my old house, a mama mouse left 3 babies for me. They were practically newborns. Instinctively, I knew that what they needed most, was to be held and kept warm, but I was afraid to pick them up. I tried to keep them warm and hydrated, but they died within a day. I was grief-stricken and so ashamed.

    This time, I didn’t hesitate to pick this tiny, wonderful baby up, and hold him for an hour at a time, and feed him goat’s milk (kitten formula). Despite his wound, he was very active, and liked to drink the milk out of the palm of my hand, fall asleep in my other, not-sticky hand, snooze for awhile, wake up, climb around on my arm and lap, back into my hand, and eat some more. Then I would help him to pee and poop, and he’d go back to sleep. We did this several times each day, the last time being around 11 pm.

    I had a box for him right near the bed so I could make sure he was okay. In the morning, I would take him out of the box even though he was sound asleep, and he’d sleep in my hand a little and then notice the drops of milk I’d put next to him. Being summer, I would take him out, curled in my palm when my dog and I went out late in the afternoon, and he would just sleep in my hand in the fresh air. His wound was healing, and yesterday, he just started to open his eyes.

    This was our life together for 7 days, and then last night, it was almost midnight, and I decided it was time for everyone to go to bed, but when I gently lowered him into the bedding in his box, and put him down, and was stroking his back and saying goodnight, he climbed back into my hand, which he hadn’t done the previous nights. I held him for a moment or two, still in the box, and then put him down again. He tried again to climb back into my hand, but i nestled the bedding around him and said goodnight and closed the box (with air holes, of course). Immediately I felt really bad and worried about him because for the first time in our week together, it had grown cool in the late evening.

    This morning, I checked on him when I got up, and he appeared to be sound asleep, so I made a cup of coffee, sat down on my bed and drank some of it. Then I took him out of the box, but he was almost cold. I started sobbing immediately and pleading with him not to die. I had my hands cupped around him, and was trying to warm him up and I kept telling him how much Loki (my dog) and I love him. He was moving a bit, but then he stopped. i kept trying to keep him alive, but he wasn’t coming back. I’ve been crying, sobbing almost all day and evening. I did a 3-card “heartbreak” spread this evening, and it was Leave Behind: Knight of Cups, Take with You: King of Wands (a card that came up for me yesterday–the day that ended with Mouse trying to stay in my hand, and my basically rejecting him in his need–and How to Heal: The Tower.

    As I’m sure you’ve gathered, Diana, I’m absolutely grief-stricken. Maybe he would have died anyway, but a tiny baby like that doesn’t have the reserves to go for long when he doesn’t get something he desperately needs. How could I be so cruel? Did Mouse sacrifice himself so that I might finally learn that whatever it is that prompts me to not listen to a crucial, crucial, message, that little voice inside me that said, you know he needs you to keep holding him tonight and if you don’t you’re going to lose him. And then to decide not to wake him up, but go make coffee. Oh my God, I might sound like a fool, but I don’t think I can ever forgive myself. I could have stayed up with him, all night if need be, and he might have have been just fine.

    I know this was a lot of reading. Do you have any thoughts about that reading I described? Thank you for all the compassion in all of your card descriptions, and the wealth of references to God.

  6. diana Post author

    The Tarot in any position is simply telling you that you will be assisted spiritually in making some needed and necessary changes in your journey. Ask for guidance and it will be given.

  7. francis

    Hi! I got the tower in 8 (th position), what does this mean?? ‘ Redistribution of material resources with high emotional content.’ any help would be lovely. thank you!

  8. diana Post author

    Each person understands the meanings in a different way – your higher spirit is the best guide for clarification. Ask and it shall be given …

  9. Evelyn

    What an empathic and spiritual look at the meaning of the Tower card! Going through the description has helped me immensely during my initial Tarot studies.

    The only thing I don’t understand is it’s meaning in the eighth position, which happens to be exactly the same for the Temperance card. Is the message indeed the same? Or does the Tower mean something like a blow to the reality of the other through my actions?

    Thanks in advance!

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