Prepare for sudden catastrophic change and upheaval when The Tower shows up in a reading. This is an event that will shake you to your core. Your sense of security will be undermined and what you took for granted in life will no longer be certain. What happens will change you forever.
The Devil can represent our bad habits, negative thought patterns, harmful behaviours, addictions, dependencies, pessimism – anything that harms us. You may feel that you can’t control these behaviours, or that you’re stuck in a relationship even though you know it’s harmful to you, but The Devil card is telling you that you do have a choice.
Sometimes called the ‘healing card’, Temperance represents balancing, tempering, and moderation. It is the mixing and balancing of the spiritual and material aspects of your life. Your conscious and subconscious will be aligned. In fact, all levels of consciousness are being brought into alignment and balance.
Death is a skeleton, dressed in black armour and riding a white horse. He holds a black flag depicting the Rosicrucian Rose which symbolizes life. There are skulls and crossbones depicted on the horse’s reins and his eyes glow red.
Here we see a man accepting his fate. There is no struggle. His face is serene. This man has been hung up by the mob, perhaps for what he has done, or for what he believes. But even though it’s others that have hung him up, it’s a form of self-sacrifice as he allows them to do this for the greater good. He’s not struggling against the injustice. He accepts his fate. When you see The Hanged Man in a reading, you may also be going through a situation where people around you don’t agree with what you’ve done, or don’t agree with your outlook.
Balance and equilibrium are at play when you draw the Justice card. There is balance in the situation you’re reading about – you might experience it as a sense of fairness, or balance is about to come into your life. Equilibrium is being restored. This balance is man-made and external to yourself. For this reason, it can sometimes relate to legal situations. If so, Justice will be served, and the outcome will be fair and impartial. This is the card of human justice and external balance.
The Wheel of Fortune appears when we’re at a turning point in our lives. Upright, the wheel indicates a period of good luck. Things will go your way. Higher forces are at play and you will be surprised at how events unfold. The wheel has turned and you’ll feel it as a turning point in your life. It will come as a surprise. This is a time of good fortune for you and you’ll feel changes in the energy surrounding you.
The Hermit offers wisdom and guidance. I find that, most often, you’ll be the one receiving advice and guidance from someone wise. You should listen to this advice. It’s what you need to hear and it’s the right advice for you at this time. However, it may also be you that is guiding someone, sharing your wisdom and experience.
The force depicted in the Strength card is inner strength. It’s the strength of your spirit and character. No matter what difficulties you’re face with, you have the strength to overcome them.
Pamela Coleman Smith, 1909. The Chariot Keywords: Victory, Willpower, Control, Success The Chariot Tarot Card Description A charioteer stands tall beneath a blue canopy decorated with stars, which represent divine influences. He wears an eight-pointed star on his crown. Placed, as it is, on his crown, it may represent knowledge the charioteer has received from …