The tower loves to haunt me, as it’s one of my tarot birth cards (the other being the Chariot). And it called out to me when I was shuffling, but I ignored it, so it decided that it just HAD to come out. Thanks, spirit.
But first, we have the 7 of Wands. And I especially love the depiction of this card in this deck, the lone flame burning with all others cast aside. In my very first deck, the 7 of Wands was portrayed by a shy girl hiding behind a large and solid tree — insecurity. And in other decks, the imagery is typically a man standing among his opposition trying to stand his ground, but with off footing, struggling to keep his place. But to me, this bright fire shouts: Security! Confidence! Pride! Self esteem! It shows a flame that is able to stand among its “opposition” by lighting itself, by shining brightly. And opposition then turns into others that are cast into the light. Light casts shadows sure, but it also illuminates the way for others to see. So this month, my message to you is to shine brightly in yourself. Do what you love and set your soul aflame. And in doing so, you also illuminate a path for yourself, you connect to spirit, and clearly see what you want to do as well as how you’re supposed to get there. And all else will be shoved into the shadows, out of your way.
But seeing that Tower card, we also have the message of risk! Of leaps of faith! Sometimes we gotta jump and leave all that is no longer serving us behind. This card makes it seem like New Years is coming a bit early this year — we need to be willing to take that risk, to start new, with a fresh perspective, rather than lugging our baggage behind us. We need to leave the past in the past to be able to follow that little light of ours. And that is scary. We humans become attached — attached to possessions, to ideals, to beliefs, to labels, to our perception of reality, our perception of our SELF. We need to rebearth ourselves into a new creation, a new life, just like Earth is rebirthing her self into her new reality. We need to be willing to take that step along with her, and in doing our part, we help her transition as well.