The beginning of your journey...
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Symbols or Images in the card: A fortress is struck by lightening. It has a raised section, a tower, and it has causes massive devastation and people are falling out of the building.
Do you know how I pick cards for the Card of the Day? Most of the time I do a hand over hand shuffle and my gut says when to stop. Sometimes a card will fall out. If multiple cards fall out, I put them all back, because it's not just one. Today, one single card fell out and it's the Tower. Today is an anniversary of 9/11. And the image on the card is an awful lot like what happened that day.
But, the Tower is not just 9/11 and buildings on fire. It's a cataclysmic event in a person's life that brings tremendous change. For me, it was being diagnosed with Hodgkin's Lymphoma (which you can read all about here). I had been an English teacher for a number of years at the time of diagnosis and it took some time after being cleared by oncology before I was able to go back to school, but I am now a social worker. I left teaching of 12 years, a profession I never loved to do something I love quite a bit more. I met Mindfulness as a result of going back to school. I stopped believing in God because of getting sick. I am now studying tarot because of no longer believing in God, but wanting to use my intuition in ways that I missed. I don't ever want to be diagnosed with cancer again. I never want to go through a Tower moment - who does?? But there is so much that comes out of these moments, so much good, that ultimately, we need Tower moments if we are not willing to change without them.
Greeting Card Message: What were those devastating moments in your own life? What did you learn from them? What was the amazing good that came from them that wouldn't have happened without them? Tower moments are rough, but they aren't inherently evil. They create such beauty in our lives.