The ruling planet of this card is Mars. The card depicts the picture of a tall tower perched on top of a rough and uneven mountain.

It shows that the tower has been struck by lightning and that flames are coming out of the windows. People leap out of the tower in dire need to save themselves from the destruction and chaos.

The darkness and destruction in this case is however related to physical state and not spiritual condition. The tower itself is a representation of ambitions built without solid foundation of truth.

The bolt of lightning breaks the existing norms to make way for new ones. It gives a momentary insight to truth - a little inspiration that is enough to break the walls of ignorance falsehood.

The lightning is directed from the heaven to earth - from the spiritual world to the material world. There are 22 flames each representing the Hebrew Yods are the 22 Major Arcanas. The grey clouds personify misfortune that may befall anyone at any time.

Upright Position: In a reading, the Tower card represents a catastrophe of unexpected nature - something that is bound to cause a lot of turmoil and upheaval.

It suggests that the stability in the life of the subject may be at stake taking with it comfort and even confidence. It may also say that necessity will force the subject to break out of the comfort zone in search of something new.

Reversed Position: Reversed, the card does not bring much of positivity. It says that if the subject thinks that the problem she/he has been facing are to be resolved, then that is just an illusion.

Tarot Horoscope Tarot Card Decks Tarot Card Meanings

Major Arcana
Chariot Death Devil
Emperor Empress Fool
Hanged Man Hermit Judgment
Justice Lover(s) Bateleur (‘Magician’)
Moon Pope (‘Hierophant’) Popess (‘High Priestess’)
Star Strength Sun
Temperance Maison Dieu (‘Tower’) Wheel of Fortune

Minor Arcana
Ace of Coins Ace of Cups Ace of Swords
Ace of Batons Eight Coins Eight Cups
Eight Swords Eight Batons Five Coins
Five Cups Five Swords Five Batons
Four Coins Four Cups Four Swords
Four Batons King of Coins King of Cups
King of Swords King of Batons Knight of Coins
Knight of Cups Knight of Swords Knight of Batons
Nine Coins Nine Cups Nine Swords
Nine Batons Queen of Coins Queen of Cups
Queen of Swords Queen of Batons Seven Coins
Seven Cups Seven Swords Seven Batons
Six Coins Six Cups Six Swords
Six Batons Ten Coins Ten Cups
Ten Swords Ten Batons Three Coins
Three Cups Three Swords Three Batons
Two Coins Two Cups Two Swords
Two Batons Valet of Coins Valet of Cups
Valet of Swords Valet of Batons