The Tower (La Maison Dieu)
The Lord of the Hosts of the Mighty
Card Number: 16
Key Number: 27
Hebrew Letter: Peh
Numerical Value: 9
Story - On the way I come across an old tower in my way that seems to serve no purpose other than to house arrogant men who block my path. Suddenly and without warning a bolt from the blue sky strikes the tower, shattering everything that it once stood for. Within minutes it is reduced to nothing but a pile of rubble from such a momentous moment of drama. A man scurries forward and says 'I built that tower many years ago but it was flawed, I am glad that it has gone and I can rebuild it better than it ever was.' With my path now clear I continue on my journey.
Upright - Disruption. Conflict. Change. Sudden violent loss. Overthrow of an existing way of life. Major changes. Disruption of well worn routines. Ruin and disturbance. Dramatic upheaval. change of residence or job sometimes both at once. Widespread repercussions of actions. In the end, enlightenment and freedom.
Ill Dignified or Reversed - Negativity. Restriction of desires and imprisonment. Less sever forms of the above. Drastic change that may rob the individual of freedom of expression. Sometimes bankruptcy and imprisonment. more usually imprisonment within a set of circumstances which cannot currently be altered. Sudden changes out of one's control. Less sever forms of the above.
The Celtic Cross Spread
Twelve Card Spread