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You are The Tower


Ambition, fighting, war, courage. Destruction, danger, fall, ruin.


The Tower represents war, destruction, but also spiritual renewal. Plans are disrupted. Your views and ideas will change as a result.


The Tower is a card about war, a war between the structures of lies and the lightning flash of truth. The Tower stands for "false concepts and institutions that we take for real." You have been shaken up; blinded by a shocking revelation. It sometimes takes that to see a truth that one refuses to see. Or to bring down beliefs that are so well constructed. What's most important to remember is that the tearing down of this structure, however painful, makes room for something new to be built.


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I find this disconcerting.

There are a lot of things that need fixing. I suppose "throw it all out and start over" is one way to make that happen.
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Oooh, you are cryptic. Also, I am extremely nosy. Do I get to hear the story sometime, too? ^_^

It could apply to a number of things! The one that is most, um, palatable is my job. Cause that... that needs to be replaced.

Online quizzes - proof that you get what you pay for. This kind of reminds me of horoscopes; at some point, it will return an apt answer to someone out there, but that person might not necessarily be you.
Could you draw a card and have it be the Tower reversed? Conversely, I'd just say "ooh, online quiz recognizes my life is a tad chaotic."

This kind of reminds me of horoscopes

Also fortune cookies! I do find the sort of "here is a random perspective from which to consider your life" found in tarot cards, or I Ching, or runes, or what-have-you useful, ever so often. But they're just random things for my subconscious to work on, not anything with intrinsic meaning.

Also tarot card spreads are good for inventing plots.

This one was surprising because there weren't really enough questions to determine that there is, in fact, major chaos at the moment, so it was a very random suggestion indeed. I only post these things when they are both (1) accurate and (2) amusing or instructive or otherwise interesting, so there's a major selection bias.

*hugs* "Um," indeed.

I don't think it means throwing it all out, necessarily. Just the parts that are wrong and false and need to be thrown out.

Not that I suspect that's much comfort, really.

I don't think it means throwing it all out, necessarily.

It means "I am a silly internet quiz; have a semi-random Tarot card to consider."

It is tempting in a throw-it-all-out way, because that is what I am tempted to do when I am badly stressed. Intellectually, I'm pretty sure that's a bad idea.

It is useful because, since I know intellectually that throwing it all out is a bad idea, I may overcorrect and not throw out things I should. It has been handy to consider a few things from the perspective, not of fixing the broken thing or of immediately replacing it with a not-broken thing, but of removing the broken thing, having a pause with no thing, and then putting in the non-broken thing. Basically, considering the question of whether the broken thing is better or worse than nothing in that space. And that's an interesting perspective.

It means "I am a silly internet quiz; have a semi-random Tarot card to consider."

Point, yeah.

Yay for useful, in any case.

And I guess that revising interpretations of such things to be comfortable (as I was trying to do) is entirely missing the point; they are useful largely insofar as they are uncomfortable. Or something like that.

I guess that revising interpretations of such things to be comfortable (as I was trying to do) is entirely missing the point

Oh, I don't know. That's mainly what I do with them, is try to figure out to what extent they can be usefully applied. I guess that's not exactly the same as deliberately making the interpretation comfortable, but it is fiddling with the interpretation until I like it.

Argh why can't you edit comments?

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