With Mars squaring Pluto today, you may feel like your carefully constructed world is falling apart all around you.
The Tower card refers to abrupt and unsettling changes that can take you outside of your comfort zone, through the sense that everything happening around you is completely outside of your control.
This version of the card — called the Phoenix in this deck — puts some of those challenges into perspective. The references here are less about destruction and more about transformation.
The destruction is evident — and necessary — but the focus shifts to what is accomplished and gained by letting go of all that ‘s been holding you back.
There are trial by fire connotations here, in addition to the obvious alchemical references. Notice that the Phoenix is not just rising out of the ashes, but also rising above the tumultuous waves of emotion.
It may be that your belief systems are being challenged by others. Or maybe you’re witnessing the people and things you’ve held onto so desperately are now being be ripped from your grasp. The message behind the Phoenix card is the same for both scenarios: it’s the Universe’s way of showing you what you don’t need by removing it from your life.