Tarot Readings

The Tower Tarot Card

Judgement Tarot Card
What does the Judgement Tarot Card mean?
  • By Gemma Irias
  • Published: 08/07/20 1:53 AM EDT
  • Updated: 11/09/20 6:21 PM EST
What does the Judgement Tarot Card mean?

Tower Tarot Card Meaning

The Tower is the least fortunate of the major arcana cards, in fact, it’s the most unfavorable of all the tarot cards. The tower is both tall and narrow, and to make things worse, on top of a mountain, the ideal scenario for attracting lightning. As lightning hits the top of the tower, people fall from the burning windows in an attempt to save their lives.

In some ways, it is a representation of the Tower of Babel. The tower breaks through the sky towards heaven but as it burns away, the people inside are thrown to the hard ground of Earth. This architectural beauty created by man is destroyed in minutes.

It is the king and the peasant who fall from the tower, a message that nobody can stop the supernatural, or God’s power. If you draw this card be warned, something you have built will soon be destroyed.

When you look at the land that the tower is built on, it is almost no surprise that the tower has fallen to the ground. The ground is weak and crumbling. If your foundations are not strong, your metaphorical towers will too fall to the ground.

Despite the logic, you won’t see this coming. You will feel like God is out to get you or that the universe hates you. Even though you know the foundations weren’t strong, you still keep asking yourself why this has happened to you.

Some may see the bolt of lightning as a sign from the angry heavens, your instant karma. The sudden removal of the people in the tower means you are going to experience a great disturbance or a severe identity crisis.

Regardless of what will occur, you need to learn how to welcome the change when the Tower is received and not to be dramatic about it. Those who land lightly are the ones who fall with grace. Now is the time to start fresh, using the knowledge you have gained along the way.

If you have experienced a loss, you need to take the time and space necessary to mourn your loss and allow yourself to feel grief. You can cope with the tragedy of collapse but not your emotions that eat away at you.

When Reversed:

Disaster is still present when the Tower is reversed. It just means that you are probably not dealing with the problem and this is making the situation worse. You need to put things behind you and start preparing to rebuild.

You could be missing out on the chance to learn from your experiences or become wiser because you don’t like what you see. By burying your head in the sand, you are making things more painful than necessary. Why would you want to run towards a burning tower?


You may have experienced a situation that has caused you great pain or has changed your life. Though you are probably wiser now, your guard is up when it comes to doing something similar again.


You are suffering from a huge personal turmoil. You are in pain and you will have to make serious changes that you may not like. All is not lost though; this experience will make you a better person.


You will receive warning of the major change you are about to go through. Take advantage of the warning, embrace the change that is about to happen and learn from it so that you can grow.

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