‘5 of Wands’ under ‘The Tower’

Under The Tower I seem to be getting a lot of this card, the Five of Wands telling me that this is a time of strife and struggle. There is also something to be said about “playing the game” rather than “playing to win”.

In the past, I’ve always been of the mind that it is “all or nothing”. If I don’t see a way to win, I attempt to negate the game itself. All games are a “sham” in a way, but it is not good to abandon the game all together just because you see/feel that there is no way to win. Only a poor loser tries to flip the entire table if he/she is losing. The right way to get through a loss is to congratulate the winner and prepare for the next round, the next battle. If you lose a battle and then flip the table, you will never win.

Even if you are sure to lose, there is no need to simply “give up”. Play the game with detachment from winning and focus on learning and growth. Focus on the things you can’t lose which are more important than winning itself; like experience. There is never a real win or loss. Don’t fool yourself and think that a loss is somehow fatal. You always have a good chance to play again and eventually you are sure to find success. In-fact, the longer it takes, the more powerful the “win” will be.

If an argument or challenge comes your way do not rashly fall into the game. Sit back for a second and find the best path for both parties involved. That often requires that you have fortitude in your own strength and a firm grasp/understanding of the rules. Know your place in the battle and you may just find the key without even fighting.

Two of Wands

Today I received the “Two of Wands” under “The Tower”. Just before getting “The Tower” I received this card on 8/11 which was my wife’s birthday. It was also the day that Jupiter goes direct in Sagittarius as well as Uranus going retrograde. Right now, there is a serious need for looking out on our future and what we need to do to get there. “The Tower” is a card I’ve been getting lately and it tells me to “be careful” as well as that “the mighty have fallen”. The mighty may be in the external world but in a very real and more important way it is the ego inside of me.

Basically, “keep your eyes on the ball” and “don’t block yourself”. It is amazing to realize just how much we sabotage ourselves out of fear. Often we never even get a chance to start because we have convinced ourselves that it is “too hard” or impossible.

In the past, I often thought that if I started to be happy, I would die. Like me having a happy life was somehow fatal. Now, I understand what I thought was not from me but was, in a very big way, put into me by my family. There are many, many people across the world who are ‘trapped’ in their ‘local’. I should write more on ‘localization’ but it is basically having a narrow view. The “Two of Wands” is about the “bigger view” that may remove you from the stuck position you may think you are in.

There is a great secret: Every maze is navigable no matter how complicated or “impossible” it may seem through a single method. Touch one hand to the wall and follow the wall all the way without stopping. Then you will find the exit (or the entrance) without even having to think about it. Heck you could do it with your eyes closed! That is the secret of the left/right hand paths.

Om Namah Shivaya!

The Tower

This is not my favorite card, but it is one that is very powerful and honestly it is at times very needed. In the most simplistic of terms it is “release”. The release of what?

When a spring is pushed down on, it stores a certain amount of energy within it as tension. When the “weight” is removed, the pent up energy is released and the tension is removed. At the same time, the spring, because of its built up energy, is able to jump and fly around the room possibly causing havoc. Just like a spring, it is not always the case that it will result in havoc, especially if you understand the amount of pressure that has been built up.

“The Tower” is the natural change that cannot be stopped. The crown is the ego who thought it was above the laws of nature. False ego and pride are the wrong perceptive that must be toppled. The ego, because of its miss-perception creates disaster by its misuse of natural energy for its own ends. It creates the havoc by resistance of the inevitable. The Tower shows people falling from a lofty place. The false position. Instead of grasping onto a false security and sense of pride, it is far better to simply work with the universe and submit to its correct and incorruptible will.

In a way, The Tower is the removal of the ego from its “throne”. It is the victory of time over all, even the demi-gods. If done right, it is an opportunity for great insight and revelation.