48. Surrendering to The Tower

Today I want to approach The Tower as a holy tree in the Tarot. This is one of the most feared and perhaps most misunderstood cards in the Tarot, so I’m shedding some light on the medicine it can offer if you’re willing to surrender to it.

“The Tower is ultimately an initiation. It’s a cracking open and a clearing of something—a belief system, a structure, a relationship—that is not true for us.”

We’ve all been through The Tower—whether or not we had the archetypal vocabulary to support us—so let’s talking about how The Tower acts as a loving force to keep us in alignment, how it relates to the High Priestess and The Hermit, and the different levels and layers of how The Tower might hold deep medicine for us.

“The Tower is the intensity expressed in what happens when we live out of alignment with our soul’s truth.”



  • Coming out the other side of eclipse season and Mercury Retrograde (0:27)

  • Approaching the sacred mountain / holy tree of The Tower in the Tarot (1:29)

  • The Tower as it relates to the High Priestess and The Hermit in a Maiden, Mother, Crone dynamic (3:54)

  • The Tower as an initiation (15:49)

  • Examples of big Tower moments (19:00)

  • The different levels and layers of The Tower (30:15)

  • Top Tower (30:37)

  • Mid-Level Tower (34:00)

  • Foundational Tower (40:43)

  • Sub-basement Tower (44:06)

  • Making peace with The Tower and surrendering to the discomfort (48:10)


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