16-The Tower – Reversed Mage Deck

Your Chosen Card – The Prisoner Reversed Mage 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 7:26–27, 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)

16. The Tower: Sudden Enlightenment

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 Mage 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
Book Details
Complete Book of Tarot: Waite (1911): Fruitfulness, action, initiative, length of days; the unknown, clandestine; also difficulty, doubt, ignorance; (R) light, truth, the unraveling of involved matters, public rejoicings; according to another reading, vacillation.

Tarot Books

Complete Book of Tarot: Let’s do an experiment. Take the Tower (trump XVI) from your tarot deck. In Llewellyn’s Classic Tarot, the scene depicts a tower struck and shattered by lightning. Two occupants of the tower fall headfirst toward the rocks below. In mythology, the thunderbolt is a favorite weapon of the gods who evidence their displeasure by hurling bolts of lightning at mortals below. The Greek philosopher Heraclitus believed that the sky god Zeus represented the ordaining pattern of the universe and that Zeus’ thunderbolt symbolized divine force steering the course of events.

Angel Encyclopedia: In the name of Shaddai, who created heaven and earth, and in the name of the angel Raphael, the memuneh in charge of this month, and by you, Smmel, Hngel, Vngsursh, Kndors, Ndmh, Kmiel, S’ariel, Abrid, Gurid, memunim of the summer equinox, and by your Price, Or’anir, by the angel of the hour and the star, in the name of the Lord, God of Israel, who rests upon the cherubs, the great, mighty, and awesome God, YHVH Zebaot is His name, and in thy name, God of mercy, and by thy name, Adiriron, trustworthy healing-God, in whose hand are the heavenly and earthly households, and by the name YHVH, save me by this writing and by this amulet, written in the name of _________ so of [mother’s name]. Protect him in all his two hundred and forty-eight organs against imprisonment and against the two-edged sword. Help him, deliver him, save him, rescue him from evil men and evil speech, and from a harsh litigant, whether he be Jew or Gentile. Humble and bring low those who rise against him to do him evil by deed or by speech, by counsel or by thought. May all who seek his harm be overthrown, destroyed, humbled, afflicted, broken so that not a limb remains whole; may those who wish him ill be put to shame. Save him, deliver him from all sorcery, from all reverses, from poverty, from wicked men, from sudden death, from the evil effects of passion, from every sort of tribulation and disease. Grant him grace, and love, and mercy before the throne of God, and before all being who behold him. Let the fear of him rest on all creatures, as the mighty lion dreads the mightier mafgi’a. I conjure [name], son of [mother’s name], in the name of Uriron and Adriron [sic]. Praised be the Lord forever. Amen and Amen.

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