Your Chosen Card – The Prisoner Reversed Salem Deck
When reversed, the Tower implies that you may be avoiding necessary change or failing to learn from a traumatic situation. We cannot avoid the fact that bad things happen to good people, but we can take advantage of the opportunity to grow in wisdom from whatever we experience in our lives. Consider the parable of the house built on sand: ‘ a foolish man, which built his house upon the sand, and the rain descends, and the floods came, and the winds blew and beat upon the house and it fell: and great was the fall of it’ (Matthew 7:2627, KJV). In what ways have you built your house on sand?
Keywords Reversed: Sudden upset, breakdown, crisis, ruin, catastrophe, shock, disturbing news, overthrow, destruction, elimination, trauma, defeat, distressing change, being left speechless.
Key XVI: The Tower
Myths/Archetypes: The Tower of Babel. Thor, the Norse god of lightning. Zeus of the thunderbolt. Buddha under the Bodhi Tree. Hades abducting Persephone.
Astrology: Mars, the god of wars, bloodshed, destruction. (Mars rules Aries and Scorpio)
Numerology: 7 (Chariot) = 1 + 6 (The Tower)
When The Prisoner is reversed you can pretty much take it that life is going well but that’s when life takes us by surprise. If The Prisoner is unclear it may help to choose a card from the Major Arcana to provide more insight into what it is The Prisoner is trying to tell you. If you had a particular issue in mind, or want to seek clarification on something else, you can also choose again to get more guidance.
This chosen card is part of your reversed card reading for The Prisoner using cards from the Salem Tarot Deck. You will find many more tarot pages that will be of great help if you need tarot card meanings. Use the search at the bottom of the page. We have some amazing tarot books for you to browse. Please see below.
Here are some snippets from a few of my favorite books
Complete Book of Tarot: Astrology: Earth of Fire. According to Crowley in The Book of Thoth, the Pages (Princesses) have no zodiacal attribution but represent four types of ‘elemental’ people.
Complete Book of Tarot: These are my impressions of the upright and inverted tower displayed on this card. As an exercise, try turning the Tower card upright and then inverting it. Note how your perception of the card changes as you alter its orientation in space. Over time, do the same experiment with each card in the deck and jot down your impressions in your tarot notebook. If you use inverted cards in your readings, record how the meanings of the reversed cards play out in the life of the querent. Eventually you will amass a useful collection of upright and reversed meanings for each card.
Tarot for Beginners: Reversed, this card can point to hidden agendas on the part of others, or even hidden from yourself in your own subconscious. Either way, be careful about whom you entrust with emotional truths at this time.
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Elements of the Psychic World: Smoke ghosts have been reported in both Europe and the United States for many years. A famous story is that of a girl in the United States who was burned to death during the seventeenth century and her ghostly presence has ever since been recognized by the pungent odour of burning wood. In 1954 a sentry at the Tower of London reported a smoke cloud that moved on its own, changed shape and did not seem to diffuse or drift like ordinary smoke. When the man tried to follow the smoke it disappeared instantly.