The Answer Is Blowing In The Wind. When the Tower Tarot Card shows up in a Reading, it speaks of a dramatic change in your life. And there is nothing you can do about it…
How many times can a man turn his head
And pretend that he just doesn’t see?
The answer, my friend, is blowing in the wind
The answer is blowing in the wind
How many times must a man look up
Before he can see the sky?
How many ears must one man have
Before he can hear people cry?
(Peter, Paul, and Mary: The Answer Is Blowing In The Wind)
The Answer Is Blowing In The Wind
The Answer Is Blowing In The Wind! When the Tower Tarot Card shows up in a Reading, it speaks of a dramatic change in your life. And there is nothing you can do about it…
It is not your fault. You did not do anything bad. This storm is not of your making. Nor are you getting punished for some reason.
From time to time in everyone’s life, the winds of change blow in our direction. When you wonder why this is happening to you, the answer my friend is blowing in the wind! The Air Element is taking over your life for a little while; you are powerless over this kind of storm.
Feeling Powerless to do anything about it
Feeling Powerless to do anything about it can be one of the worse feelings ever. You may feel anxious, even panicked. Your brain says “let’s get the Hell out of here!; your heart says: “are you kidding me, I ain’t going nowhere – this is scary”.
When you feel powerless over the Element of Air, all you can do is to stop fighting it. Consider the Wind. A strong wind does its thing relatively quickly, during a relatively small amount of time. This, while making its way to where it is heading out.
During the time that it does go on, the Wind does its ravages. You are powerless to make it turn around and make it go towards somewhere else. You cannot “Will” the blowing of the Wind.
All you can do is to drop both arms to both sides. Wait till its all over. Assess the damages in your life. Pick up the pieces of what is left; and then go forward from there.
Assessing the damages
Assessing the damages is the worst part. After the storm has moved on, there will be feelings of confusions and amazement at first; you are still alive and kicking. You will have to look around and pick up your broken pots, sort out your possessions, and repair what you can.
The good news is, after the storm, the Sun will always come out and shine above again. You will be able to see a rainbow up in the distance. Family, friends and neighbors will come over to see if you are OK and what help they can give you.
It may very well be that you will feel discouraged for a while, but that too shall pass. Keep encouraging yourself by repeating the following Tarot Affirmation. “Things can only get better from now on!”
A Dramatic Change In Your Life
A Dramatic Change In Your Life always occurs rather suddenly. It will feel like things are happening way too fast. Like as if, events are spinning out of control; like time itself is fast forwarding.
Acceleration is the Key Word for this Major’s Card. However, Crowley insists upon it being: War! It is the Element of Fire that makes this a “dark card in the Magick Arcana. However, “it is less realistic with the mental and spiritual realms.”, Jodorowsky.
In particular, consider this Tower Card in the Llewellyn’s Tarot Deck. Notice that the Wind and Lightning are in the dark of the night, and the upper North areas of the rectangle (squares 8, 9, 10 and in some parts of 6 and 7). Again, according to Jodorowsky, this kind of change that is blowing in the wind, indicates that this storm is a – sudden “strong action.” An act of God, if one may express it this way.
Both in the Tarot de Marseille and Thoth decks, the Tower Tarot Card depicts the garrison guards either falling or having been ejected from the Tower. These represent your inner guards you put up against the reality of your inner life. How we feel about something, is not necessarily how it is in reality. Our feelings are but subjective.
This card speaks of an inner war going on within yourself. Some may prefer to call this inner war, a war between our good conscious and our bad conscious. A war between our sense of doing right and doing wrong. This inner war mainly occurs within yourself, “when we become aware of the perfection and the imperfection with us”, Crowley.
A Matter of Life and Death
A Matter of Life and Death is about mentioning a deep, dark event brought on by the storms of the war within our inner self. Normally, when a swift change takes place in our life, we humans are resilient!
A Human Being has the basic instinct of survival. Either we adapt to changes or we will die. This said, just because we have survival instincts, it does not go to say that sometimes we do not struggle with wanting to put an end to the changes we undergo in our life. Changes such as a divorce, the death of a spouse or a child, the loss of a job or even a new job, etc… Some people go through all of these changes within a few months even. This is when there is a struggle between wishing to die versus wishing to live on.
If we think that one sudden, unexpected change in our life is hard enough, just imagine undergoing four or five major life changes coming at you all at once. This can be devastating for the average person. It causes a series of major stresses all at once!
This is when there is a struggle between wishing to die versus wishing to live on. A depression accompanied by a major disease is often the outward manifestation of misadapting to a major change in our life. A change about which we simply can not stop ahead of time before it happens to us; like a hurricane, for example.
The Anwer is Blowing in The Wind of Acceptance
The Answer Is Blowing In The Wind of Acceptance, letting go, and letting our very nature do its thing. When the Tower Tarot Card shows up in a Reading, it speaks of a dramatic change in our life that makes us question our very existence. And there is nothing you can do about it, but to accept, let go, and place your trust in your survival instincts.