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The Tower Art and Meaning

Alleged Tarot Deck

About the Deck

A modern digital cartoon deck featuring traditional symbolism in a whimsical stick-figure style.

Provenance

Damian Cugley. Web, 2002. Used with permission of the artist.

Meaning of The Tower from the Alleged Tarot Deck Deck

Upright

shock, revelation, accident

Reversed

preventable misfortune, disappointing blow

According to Many Schools of Thought

A. E. Waite's Secondary Meanings

The Tower struck by Lightning. Its alternative titles are: Castle of Plutus, God's House and the Tower of Babel. In the last case, the figures falling therefrom are held to be Nimrod and his minister. It is assuredly a card of confusion, and the design corresponds, broadly speaking, to any of the designations except Maison Dieu, unless we are to understand that the House of God has been abandoned and the veil of the temple rent. It is a little surprising that the device has not so far been allocated to the destruction Of Solomon's Temple, when the lightning would symbolize the fire and sword with which that edifice was visited by the King of the Chaldees.

S. L. MacGregor Mathers's Divinatory Meanings

Upright

Ruin, Disruption, Over-throw, Loss, Bankruptcy

Reversed

These in a more or less partial degree.

Papus's Divinatory Meanings

Ruin. Deception.

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