The collapse of your dreams can be the start of something better.
The tarot card of the day is the The Tower Reversed.
The Tower tarot card displays a striking image of total destruction. We see a burning tower with flames coming out of the windows as a lightning bolt strikes dangerously close to the building. The people trapped inside are hopeless and forced to jump to their deaths. This card feels like a long, horrible nightmare.
Interestingly enough, a reversal of this card means the opposite. In reversed readings, The Tower signifies a period of recovery and renewal.
This is a time to rebuild and move forward. Whatever problems you face, there is always a way out, and it does not to be risky. You certainly don't need to jump out of a burning building to start from scratch.
Still, there is emotional fallout that you have to deal with, which can be very challenging, especially at the start of your healing journey. The Tower reversed can help you grow in the aftermath of self-destruction.
When Things Don't Go According to Plan
The Tower is a symbol that no matter how solid or secure a plan is, it could still fall apart. That is because nothing is ever certain. No matter how smart you are or how prepared you are, sometimes things can change unexpectedly.
The good news is that you are stepping out of a danger zone into a safe house. Everything here is good. The water is clean, the gas is safe, and everything is secure.
When the Tower is reversed, it is usually because there is no longer anything standing in the way of the change. Whatever was holding you back is gone, and you can move forward freely.
Give your time and energy to the future. Think of a version of yourself who is stronger, healthier, and smarter. They are waiting to meet you. Because no matter your mistakes, as long as you are willing to learn from them, you still earn the right to be happy.
Be Strong and Begin Again
If a major change has taken place in your life, the Tower reversed may be telling you to start building again from zero. For example, if you recently changed jobs or moved home, you may want to rebuild your life from the ground up.
Alternatively, if you are about to make a significant investment, such as buying a house or starting a family, you may need to build your infrastructure from scratch.
That may sound a bit overwhelming. However, if a change is needed, the Tower reversed can suggest taking a softer, less drastic route. You don't necessarily need to force everything; sometimes just doing what feels good is enough. Set yourself free from fear or doubts and follow your heart.
You may feel anxious every time you leave the has, is your gas safe? Did you switch things off at the mains? Go back and access why you feel like this so you know your house is gas safe.
A Second Chance at Building a Better Life
The Tower represents a moment of transformation where you must decide whether to resist the current or embrace it. You may have to give up something dear to yourself in order to make that decision. But this is just a part of learning how to hold yourself accountable.
This is not the first time you have made mistakes and it will not be the last. But when you're accountable for something, you take ownership of what happened and you accept responsibility for making sure it doesn't happen again.
Accountability requires honesty with yourself and others. If you don't feel confident that you can handle the consequences of your actions, then you won't be accountable.
The aftermath of a tragedy can be overwhelming, so try not to dwell too much on the past. Clear out your drawer of old tools and equipment and donate them to charity. Another option is to donate some of the newer things you own but have stopped using, such as gadgets or athletic equipment, to make space for your transformation. This can help you look toward the future with optimism and hope.