The Tarot is 78 cards but three of them seem to be the worst of the worst. Those new to the Tarot or unfamiliar with the intricacies may shudder at drawing the Devil or Death or the Tower. Let’s examine one of those cards today.
The Tower is most often seen being struck by lightning. The top flies off while people plunge to their death. The top of the tower sometimes is seen as a crown.
A commonly accepted meaning of the Tower in a reading is unexpected disaster. But, if you study this card, you will find that it is often what happens when lies are revealed by undeniable truth. The tower comes down taking everyone inside along with it.
This spread by Stephanie Arwen Lynch is posted on Aeclectic and posted with her permission. You might like to try this spread out when you feel as if you are trapped in a situation.
Fairy Tale Spread #3: Rapunzel's Tower
Rapunzel was trapped in a tower, but what if she put herself there? She would have a choice then to stay or go.
First we want to know why we are in a trapped situation.
1. How did I get here? What actions of my own led me here? This is not about being a victim,
but it is about identifying patterns that lead you into this type of situation.
2. What happens if I remain? What will you lose or gain by staying?
3. Reasons I need to leave. What will you lose or gain by leaving?
4. How must I grow to leave? Just as Rapunzel had to grow her hair, what do you need to grow/
foster within yourself in order to leave?
5. What will I have to sacrifice to be free of this tower? Rapunzel had to cut her long hair at the
end to escape her captor. What will you be forced to give up?
6. Who will aid me? Who will be there at your side to assist you?
7. Who will deter me? Who will do their best to keep you in the tower?
8. The door to freedom... the next step. Once you are free, what is the next step you should take?