THE TOWER REVERSED
Thoughts on: "The February 24th Mass Ritual: A Spell to Bind Donald Trump and All Those Who Abet Him" ✨I've been hearing quite a bit of buzz around this topic. I personally have never used magic to bind anyone else, nor do I have a desire. Trump is an entity that represents deeply engrained beliefs, thoughts, and shadows of our collective culture. So it makes me ponder, how might binding one person help bring about change, when half our country is backing him? ✨The real magic work to be done is in our backyards, in our families, and within ourselves. Setting out an intention to bind a prominent figure perhaps is a metaphor for taking an Advil to ease a painful migraine. (Which may temporarily ease the pain). But if you choose to partake in this ritual, I too believe in the power of our words being amplified by collective intention, and support you, but remember, there's way deeper work to be done in conjunct to spellbinding. Instead of taking a pill everyday (or every waning crescent), how might we fully feel how excruciating this pain may be? Just with all physical discomfort, how might we listen to the hidden desires for health underneath, so that we may take preventative measures to bring more balance and healing in the future? What are we doing TODAY, in our community, in our homes, and in our personal lives to alleviate the symptoms of oppression? ✨
The Tower Rx paired w/ Copal invites you to bring forth whatever is within you. What are you gripping or holding on to? You may be blocking yourself from the truest expression of your soul. Let go! Whatever fear you're feeling right now revolved around the next phase of your life, honor the feelings. Then, as lovingly as you can, push your fear aside. Take ownership of your right to evolve and take up space. Plant seeds of expansion and you will burst forward as your truest self, inspiring a deeper sense of connection and meaning, inviting flashes of sudden inspiration into your everyday.
The Tower Rx paired w/ Rectangle inlaid w/ Pyrite indicates you've been storing up quite a bit of momentum towards unleashing a wild desire to expand and be free. Keep trusting that the life you are building and working so hard on achieving, even though at times may feel like it's closing you in, is aligning you with a deeper sense of connection to Source. By showing up for yourself everyday, and committing to your practice (aka your life), you create a solid foundation for your heart to truly expand, wider than you can even imagine. Stay calm. Keep showing up. When you sit still and breathe into this desire for freedom, what you'll find is your heart is on the verge of a magical eruption, opening you up to a deeper sense of compassion and joy. Stay put. This is the true adventure you've been so longing for.
If you've studied the tarot, you know in order for us to reach the liberation and enlightenment of the World, we must travel through the dark murky shadow realm of the Devil, Tower, and Moon. Remember this isn't a step backwards, just the up and down ride of the Fool's Journey. Buckle up babies! We're going in deep. Stay positive. Take a deep breath. Drink lots of water.
What is ready to be harvested in my life at this full moon? The Tower Reversed ✨ Whatever difficulties you've faced with the physical world in the last year have been sent to you to reconnect you with your Truth. If you've unexpectedly lost something (or someone), know a piece of its essence always lives on in your heart. If you've felt unsettled, know what you're moving through isn't permanent. All of these interactions with mundane reality help to connect us with that part of us that transcends this earthly realm. This Aquarius Full Moon, harvest what you know to be true, the essence of your being. Breathe this magic into you.
The card is titled "The Tower," not "Lightning Striking," "Destruction" or "Catastrophe." And it's def not titled "People Flying out of a Building." The emphasis is on the actual PHYSICAL STRUCTURE. Think of the bricks of the TOWER as the physical manifestation of safety + protection. These bricks = our job, relationships, home, body (things that keep us grounded; the PHYSICAL MANIFESTATION of the life we know + have created). We also form bricks out of non-physical reality: BELIEFS, PAST EXPERIENCES, IDEAS, + EXPECTATIONS. Again, aspects of life that root + ground. All of these bricks form together to create our HUMAN EXPERIENCE.
But what's inside the TOWER? If you slow down, you may find yourself exploring this inner-world. The TRUE SELF isn't defined by anything physical. Here, behind the walls you build, you will find your ever-evolving, fully-expanding self. Inside this tower a creative potential swells + gains so much momentum, that when the time has come, it will crack open, breaking you FREE from that which contains this ABSOLUTE TRUTH.
When you are moving through a Tower experience, your world turns upside-down. The life you once knew crumbles. But these bricks forming the tower are outside yourself: barriers you build to protect your heart, the job you keep for security, the relationships you stay in for comfort, the expectations you live up to. When the TOWER occurs in, the SPIRIT contained w/in, the ESSENCE that is YOU, can no longer exist w/in the confines of the walls you (and others) have created. The Tower, on a surface level, is DEVASTATING (a hidden secret revealed, divorce, a sudden injury, loss of a loved one, home, or job, etc.) But if we can breathe through the DISCOMFORT, we will find: DESTRUCTION breeds CREATION.
We are given room to re-discover our creative potential + re-evaluate our physical reality. We learn to rebuild our lives, to be CREATORS. Which bricks no longer support your journey? Know that from this experience is birthed a new ever-expanding expression of the TRUE, INEVITABLE YOU. Creativity strikes like lightning and if we let her, she has the power to dissolve all fabrications.
The Tower's biggest lesson: destruction breeds creation. The barriers we build to protect our heart block us from our true creative potential. Have you ever wanted to express yourself, but blocked yourself out of fear of what others might think? Fear of being punished, banned, laughed at, judged, killed? Creativity strikes like lightning and if we let her, she has the power to dissolve all the fabrications we've created about being human. True creativity is a sudden flash of inspiration without thought to the way we look, sound, or are perceived by others. Creativity is messy and devastating to structure and establishment. That's why corrupt governments and corporations ban and discourage thinking outside of rules. Creativity means dismantling the king from his throne (see the crown like a cork popping off the top of a tower like an exploding champagne bottle?) True creativity shatters all hierarchical ideology. Creativity like the Tower doesn't give a FUCK how much money you have, where you come from, who you're connected to, or how many followers you have on Instagram. WE ALL HAVE A RIGHT TO CREATE AND DESTROY. Take a moment tonight to close your eyes. Center yourself by breathing into the crown of your head. Ask yourself in what ways have barriers and walls built by society blocked you from truly expressing your divine nature. Then say to yourself as many times as you want, "I HAVE A RIGHT TO BE HEARD." Then go watercolor paint or something.