Fool's Journey Day 17
With The Vice Versa deck the original side is called This Side and the added side is called That Side. There is no good side or bad side or right side and reverse side. It simply another aspect of the card.
The next step on our journey is 16 - The Tower
This side: A bolt out of the blue hits the Tower and knocks the two people out of it. They thought it would be indestructible. Whatever illusions they held about their own power and permanence was wiped out with one bolt as they tumble to the waters below. A dove, the holy spirit, does assure them that they haven't been abandoned but they probably cannot hear that at the moment.
In a reading: No matter what you do, there is no way to prepare for a Tower Moment in life. You can prepare as best you can by looking for weaknesses in your own foundation. Where are you vulnerable and do you have the inner and outer resources to deal with it when it happens? It is a very alarming card to get but it is also a great wake up call. You need to pay attention to what is happening here, no more denials. You need to deal with it.
That side: Here we see that The Tower was only a facade. Notice that the Chariot's sphinxes are swimming away from the empty shell and the Chariot itself is crashed upon the rocks. Each of the sphinxes are going in different directions now because there is no will, powering them to drive in the same direction. A huge vanity mask hangs from the top of the Tower and from that pile of rubble grows one tiny green tree.
In a reading: That broken mask my seem familiar as it is the same one from behind the Hanged Man's gallows. How did the Sphinxes get there anyway? Now you need to look back over your life choices and the events past that led you to now. Did you trust your own intuition? Or did you rush down the wrong roads not paying any attention to what was going on? Learn from you errors and move forward more carefully.
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