I was in a weird space and decided I needed some direction to help me through something and this is the card I pulled. This is NOT the terrible, horrible, very bad day card, that it has a reputation for. It is a powerful energy that blasts through the issues we have. It only hurts when we fight it. It was so spot on for me - Lightning bolt to the head LOL
Break down the fortress of thine Individual Self, that they Truth may spring free from the ruins! (BOT)
Crowley describes this card as the manifestation of cosmic energy in its grossest form. It is the planetary trump of Mars and there is a lot of energetic destruction going on here. Flames blast from a mouth (the Hebrew letter Pe means mouth) and there is a huge Eye blasting out lightning. Crowley says the Eye refers to either the Eye of Horus or the Eye of Shiva. ..
Shiva, God of destruction (goes well with Mars) and for him to destroy the Universe, he only needs to open his eye. ..
What destruction/inner work/issues we need to work on, we start here in the Tower, we finish The Aeon. This is a natural process that shouldn't be a massive cataclysm. It can FEEL like one but it is necessary to let go of things that no longer serve us or may be holding us back. In the main definition of this card we see "danger, ruin and escape from prison."
Escape from prison. That is a great way of seeing this card. Whatever is holding us back from growing and moving forward needs to be destroyed. Trust this process.
My Tarot Card Practice. I have been studying Tarot for over 20 years now and am still learning new things daily.