Today’s topic for the Spiritual Badass Magic-Up Your Blog Challenge is my favorite tarot card. My favorite tarot card is The Tower.
“Wait, what?” You might by asking. “That card looks HORRIBLE! I mean there’s FIRE and lightning and people plunging headfirst onto craggy rocks and into the blackness! How in any way can this be your favorite?”
This card is all about the big shake-up. Freedom. Liberation through destruction. This card was my life at age 27 when I bottomed out on drugs and alcohol and turned my whole life upside down to get sober and find out who I really was. It was painful, it was dark, it was scary, it was exciting and full of the unknown. I felt totally alone in the world and like someone stripped me of my armor and thrust me out there with nothing but my birthday suit. Yes, it was horrible.
I learned so much when I was totally alone in the world – like it’s okay to go to the movies alone, to go to a museum alone, to take a train ride out to the ocean by myself, to walk around the city like a tourist by myself. I learned what I really liked and really didn’t. I found myself out there once my armor was off. I was free.
When I do readings people usually gasp when I turn over The Tower but I always say, “Oooh, LUCKY!!!!” Of course it’s a little scary but what’s on the other side is PURE MAGICAL AWESOME.
Do you have a favorite tarot card? Or least favorite? Let me know!