Saturday, November 18, 2006

The Tower of Destruction

Buyavowel.Tarot cards have long intrigued me. When I was 17, these folks moved in next door, and I spent a few afternoons listening to the lady of the house run her mouth about different things. She was a Jane of all trades, and could expound on music, drugs, politics, alcoholism, and the occult. One day, she produced a set of Tarot cards and asked if I would like a reading. I cut the deck in half (I think that is how it worked, this was 34 years ago) She picked up the cards, and started to lay them out. She had asked me to think of a question, but did not say whether she would ask me what the question was. I thought of a question, but I tried to think of another one in case she asked me, so my concentration was not the best.
She looked at the cards one by one, and said different things about what they meant. Then she picked up a card and freaked out. She said I was heading for disaster, and that she didn’t want to continue with the reading.

Tarology.I haven't really thought much about Tarot in the intervening years. Like the book of changes and astronomy, I neither believe nor disbelieve. I did buy a deck of cards once, the "Tarot of Marseilles". I also know the difference between Tarot and Tara. Tomorrow is another day.
So tonight, I saw this website. The idea of "what tarot card am I" was too good to pass up. As you may suspect, I was "The Tower".

Pledgedrive.As for the neighbor...she moved on, and I moved on. I was answering the phones at a public television fundraiser in 1998 when I talked to her. She had a third baby, to go with the two she had when she was next door. Her husband had departed for parts unknown. She was driving a Mercedes, and was surprised to hear that my mother and brother were still next door. We did not discuss tarot cards.

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.

What Tarot Card are You?
Take the Test to Find Out.


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