Lightning blasted this card tends to make us all twitch a bit when it shows up. In this deck, it symbolizes the death of hope, ruin of our constructions and a lack of balance. It also points out that these things are caused by our arrogance and presumption.
It also says "prison," and that is the meaning I like to go with when I see this card. Something is keeping us in a prison of our own building. Whether it is our own arrogance or a lack of balance, something needs to be blasted away and the Tower energy is perfect for that. Once the prison door is open, we are free to move forward -and if we had strayed - we are now back on our path again.
My Tarot Card Practice. I have been studying Tarot for over 20 years now and am still learning new things daily.