The Tower: Predictive Tarot Card Meanings

The Tower is the Tarot card meaning destruction. What you have previously held as true is now about to be challenged. Everything will fall apart. Strap on your seatbelt, because your Tarot cards predict that you’re in for a bumpy ride!

The Tower Tarot card meaning for love, romance and relationships.

The breakdowns like the ones foretold by The Tower are often life-changing. Bankruptcy, divorce, infidelity in love, death, and serious illnesses are common ‘Tower’ events. Once all is lost in this way, you will need to work hard to rebuild your life.

The collapses which come from The Tower often appear out of nowhere. Suddenly you will find yourself watching as your universe crumbles to the floor. This destruction will not be something which you have expected.

In some cases, The Tower can represent rebellion and revolution. Perhaps you have or will go through a time when your attitude and actions will come as a shock to others? In this case, non-conformity should be warned against because the results of such an approach will not be pretty.

It is rather common for The Tower to symbolize an actual building which causes issues. For example, house fires or floods can all be predicted with The Tower card. The Tower can also predict time spent in prison, especially if there are other legal cards in your Tarot reading (Justice, The King of Swords) or Tarot cards which are traditionally associated with persecution (such as The Hanged Man).

Although The Tower is up there with one of the worst cards you can pull, there is always hope for a better tomorrow. When The Tower appears as a positive in a Tarot reading it can mean that once the storm passes, you will rebuild your life into something stronger. Your ‘take no shit’ attitude will work in your favor. You won’t be surprised that way again.

The Tower Love & Relationship Tarot Meaning

The Tower can represent two things; the end of your relationship or the death of your partner. There is also a possibility that your partner will spend time in jail, but this is not as likely as death or divorce.

Obviously, The Tower marks the conclusion of an important relationship. This ending will be unexpected and very painful. The Tower predicts that you will not be the one to walk away, your partner will leave you without giving a reason why. One day they'll be here, the next they'll be gone. 

The Tower is also not good if you’re asking your cards what your lover/potential lover is feeling towards you. The Tower card can indicate that they are somewhat tired of you. The way which they have felt about you previously is not the same. 

It is common for The Tower to symbolize the untimely death of your partner. This will not happen after a long drawn out illness; it will be something which takes you by surprise. If your partner doesn't die then The Tower can represent the death of someone close to you both, usually another relative.

Have you separated from your lover and are curious to know if there is a chance at reconciliation? Unfortunately, The Tower means that your ex will not be back and, if they do come back, the reunion will be short-lived. This relationship has no future. 

The Tower Business & Career Tarot Meaning

Just like in a love Tarot reading, The Tower's meaning for business and career is pretty straight forward; it symbolizes failure. In this case, your company will be annihilated seemly out of nowhere.

The Tower can be associated with very specific catastrophes, many of which are out of your control. There will be a horrendous flood which will destroy your office space. There will be a recession. The company you work for will be taken over, and you will lose your job. These are all Tower events, so prepare for the worst.

It is very common for The Tower to symbolize legal trouble or time spent in prison. Are you a business person? Then make sure that all of your accounting books are up to date. Do not bend the truth when you’re dealing with the tax man! 

The Tower will be pulled by people who put all of their finances into their business and lose everything. Going bankrupt is a frequent theme for Tower situations. Therefore, if The Tower appears in the future of your Tarot reading, then be careful with your finances. 

The Tower Friends, Family & Social Media Tarot Meaning

The Tower will appear in a friendship or family reading when you will no longer support. The people which you have previously counted on will be nowhere to see when the going gets tough. 

The Tower can also symbolize a friend or family member losing their home, livelihood, or marriage. Although you will try to support them, the dynamic of your relationship will eventually change. All will not be the same in the future as it is in the present. 

The Tower Health & Wellbeing Tarot Meaning

The Tower will pop up in a health-related reading when a major change in the status of your health is predicted. The Tower is not the greatest Tarot card to receive in health-related readings. 

Sometimes, The Tower can also indicate that you will feel a prisoner of your own body/mind at some point in the future. There is no telling how long this state is going to last, but you’re in for a bumpy ride. 

Is The House of God The Tower, or is the outside of The Tower the true House of God?

Is The House of God The Tower, or is the outside of The Tower the true House of God?

The Tower Psychic & Spirituality Tarot Meaning 

In historical times, The Tower was called The House of God (La Maison Dieu). If you look at the image of The Tower, you can see that the characters are escaping The Tower as the lightning strikes. Is The Tower the House of God? Or is the House of God in nature, the space outside of the walls of The Tower? 

In spirituality readings, The Tower, therefore, has two meanings. First, it symbolizes your escape from religious dogma which you have previously been taught to you. The Tower marks your liberation. 

Secondly, The Tower represents your realization that true spirituality is not found in superficial places such as buildings, texts, or even Tarot cards and sage incense. God can be found surrounding you all of the time. God is in everything. The Tower predicts that you will form a relationship with the true nature of God, especially this card it appears in psychic development Tarot readings. 

The Tower as a Positive, Strength or Advantage

The Tower will appear as a strength, advantage, or positive when you have developed a thick skin and a take-no-shit attitude. You’re not likely to let other people walk all over you. 

The Tower as a Negative, Weakness or Obstacle

When The Tower appears in a Tarot spread as an obstacle, negative or weakness, this means that what you are striving for does not look likely to succeed. 

The Tower can also appear as an obstacle when unforeseen factors which are outside of your control will have an impact on the matter which you’re reading about currently. The Tower is a reminder that not everything can be avoided or predicted. 

The Tower as a Yes or No

Without a doubt, The Tower is a definite no.

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Tower Tarot card meaning. An illustration from the Major Arcana with the Rider Waite Tarot deck. Post by divination and fortune-telling with Tarot for love, romance and relationships. Ideal for readers who are just learning the interpretations.

Tower Tarot card meaning. An illustration from the Major Arcana with the Rider Waite Tarot deck. Post by divination and fortune-telling with Tarot for love, romance and relationships. Ideal for readers who are just learning the interpretations.