What does the Tower card mean?
Here is a pithy meaning for the Tower card:
If your anger roars out of control often, other people aren’t making you angry; you are a Rageaholic.
In a conversation with a friend about growing up with an abusive parent, my friend used a term I’d not heard before: Rageaholic. (My term for it is “adrenaline addiction.”) Although I’d not heard that term before, it instantly resonated for me. That’s what my childhood was like: I grew up living with a Rageaholic.
There are several cards that may represent that condition, one of which is the Tower card, with its implications of unexpected, explosive energy. Another might be the Ten of Wands due to its associations from numerology (10 may indicate overload) and suit/elemental meanings (Wands/Fire can indicate energy). In any case, this meaning, when it comes up in a reading, can be a warning to the querent to address this problem in themselves or to understand that someone else around them (either now or in their past) suffers this sort of problem.
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