A word from the creator of the Linestrider tarot:
Disturbance, upheaval, change, liberation, divine intervention, drama, pride, disaster.
The tower is a powerful card, a harbinger of great change, turbulence, and even destruction. But with destruction comes creation. Change brings new possibilities. The tower represents truth and honesty, upsetting or unpleasant revelations or events that shake the very foundation of your belief system or routine. It often describes a significant change, upheaval or disruption and the potential for growth that follows. Visually, this map shows a tall tower standing on a mountain. In itself, the tower symbolizes structures built on artificial or fragile terrain. I designed this tower as a tribute to Japanese architecture, images inspired by Akira Kurosawa's great films, which are always vivid in my mind, especially his wartime epics depicting great upheavals and battles between empires. . The destruction of the tower represents the immediacy of change and its effects. On the map, we see lightning flashes and people falling or jumping from the tower in a gesture of desperation. Lightning evokes a sudden flash of truth, a revelation that changes the way you see and understand things in your life. The characters, in free fall, are associated with those of the traditional card of the devil. He falls head first towards a new understanding or revelation. The gray clouds represent bad luck, which befalls everyone indiscriminately. Mars is the planet ruling this map.
Upside down, the tower heralds change, turmoil, revelation and destruction, as well as the growth and regeneration that will follow.
The tower is one of the most powerful cards you can draw in a reading. Some believe that the positioning of the tower in a draw is less important than other cards because its energy is so strong that it tends to influence the present no matter where it lands. The first thing to understand about the tower is that this card is about great upheavals, life changes, drastic revelations, losses, gains, death, birth; in short, important events that change the course of a life. Usually, the mighty tide of this map cannot be stopped, but you can activate your warning system to be prepared for any eventuality for the road ahead.
For many people, the tower is an inherently negative card, as it indicates that your comfortable life may soon be completely turned upside down. Worse yet, it is not so much a change that you can predict, but a change that comes impelled by outside forces and over which you often have very little control. For some people, this is the very definition of a nightmare. You may resist the upheaval that is necessary in order to avoid the pain, discomfort or humiliation which is inevitable if you are to continue on your way. Even upside down, this card conveys an important message: do not resist the beneficial changes in your life. It will probably be difficult and painful, but you have to go through it to grow up and become the best version of yourself. "