Lately, I’ve been seeing a lot of posts about disappointment and people hitting low places, so I wanted to throw in my two cents keeping in mind the lessons of Tarot.
Tarot, whether or not you have any investment in “divination”—I put this word in quotation marks because of the frequently misguided connotation of the word—, tells a story. While I don’t want to go through the whole Major Arcana right now, I want to focus on two particular cards that I feel represent a lesson that should be remembered (even though it’s often difficult to do): The Tower and The Star.
The Tower is a card that represents quick upheaval, chaos, and that knock-you-flat-on-your-butt stuff that passes through all of our lives at some point or another. On a lot of images that go with this card, you’ll see a lightning bolt striking a tower (duh) and some people jumping from the windows as the tower catches on fire. The images behind the tower are often very dark and ominous. However, while not being someone who sweeps things under a rug and refuses to tell everyone to ”just be happy” (as I believe that emotions frequently have to be confronted and worked though), I frequently liken