When I am Teaching the 'Tarot' - I always remind the Practitioners that no matter what the Deck is they hold - or the format of Images, and what is said in the little 'Creator's Guide' - each card stands for some quality or experience that we must incorporate before we can realize our wholeness.
We ALL travel this road to self-actualization, though our trips more often than not involve detours, backups and restarts than smooth progression!
Each, and everyone’s specific Path is Unique, but the Milestones are Universal. The 22 Higher Secrets are markers on the Path of Inner Development, leading from earliest awareness (0) to integration and fulfillment (21).
These ‘Secrets’ hold all the patterns of growth, whether they occur within one segment of a life or in stages of a whole life span. It does NOT matter what the Pack is that you hold - the formula for each is the same – understand the basics, and then enrich that with what is symbolically surrounding the design.
Tower (16) – Represent Release through the sudden change.
The Number 16 denotes 'Divination' (16) as well as 'Time' (7) - so the value of the Tower speaks in its first moment of Divined Time - That which is Foreseen - BUT can be Changed as Time has no adherence..it is manipulative...
The Tower is the Ego Fortress each of us has built around our beautiful inner core. Grey, cold and rock-hard, this Fortress seems to protect, but is in Truth really a prison. The Lightning strikes - the Dark despair is blasted away in an instant, and the Light of Truth is free to shine down.
When the Tower presents itself it reminds One that in many ways they are concealed from a Truth - the Tower has few WINDOWS - and those that are not denied Occupants are high up - small and limited to what can be perceived... Anything built on a Lie will not remain standing for long. It will be torn down and rebuilt with the Truth.
In its destruction - it reminds the Practitioner/Reader, that in fact many Times before there has been small nudges along the way preparing you for this moment. However, as is with all Mortals - there is that defiant need to ignore the "signs" and so the Tower is Dedicated to Saturn...who in many ways has been trying to get the 'Ego" to recognise that Change is about to occur.
The Knight of Wands, is the Protector, One who serves the Higher Authorities with out Question - the Wand is the Directive for how that Flow is applied... Wand is the Tool that serves the Energy in its Flow...what you Desire; how you Desire; and the force behind that Desire is all directed.. Wand is the Extension of Self's own Power - Force..
Six of Pentacles - Six is the Number for the strength of the Provider - often the Masculine Force that serves to Protect and Provide. Here the Pentacles indicate that in this action - such a Provision etc comes at a Cost - nothing is Free - One pays a Price.
'Light' aka Lise