The Tower Tarot: 2020 and the Spirit Weapon Magicians

The Tower Tarot XVI 20-20.The Tower XVI is the 16th trump or Major Arcana card in most Italian-suited Tarot decks. It is used in game playing since the 15th century as well as in divination since the mid-19th century. The XVI should not be dismissed so easily X meaning 7, V meaning weapon and I meaning magician all of which can also have the same meaning The only 3 symbols of the lord of time, and this card also follows immediately after The Devil in all Tarots that contain it, and is associated with sudden, disruptive, revelation, and potentially destructive change. Some early, painted decks, such as the Visconti-Sforza tarot, do not contain it, and some Tarot variants used for game playing omit it. Early printed decks that preserve all their cards do feature The Tower. In these decks the card bears a number of different names and designs. In the Tarot of Paris (17th century), the image shown is of the Devil beating his drums, before what appears to be the mouth of the underworld; the card is called La Fouldre, -“The Lightning”. The Tarot of Marseilles merges these two concepts, and depicts a burning tower being struck by lightning or fire from the sky, its top section dislodged and crumbling. Two men are depicted in mid-fall, against a field of multi-coloured balls. A variety of explanations for the images on the card have been attempted. For example, it may be a reference to the biblical story of the Tower of Babel, where God destroys a tower built by mankind to reach Heaven. The Tower is sometimes interpreted as meaning danger, crisis, sudden change, destruction, higher learning, and liberation. 2 vs 4 the scales of truth suggest the former is the case In the Rider-Waite deck, the top of The Tower is a crown, which symbolises materialistic thought being bought cheap. The Tower is associated with the planet Mars…Everything is connected. Manchiate Deck: Although no divination system using this pack of cards ever existed in previous centuries, and because of this allegorical and cosmological content, in recent years tarot occultists have proposed systems of divination and cartomancy that use the minchiate deck. In Charles Godfrey Leland’s 1890 book Aradia, or the Gospel of the Witches, an incantation is given that mentions the use of “40 cards”, which are renamed in the spell as 40 gods who are being invoked to compel the goddess Laverna to do the caster’s bidding. Paul Huson has speculated that these 40 cards are the 40 trumps of the minchiate deck. He has also pointed out that Leland’s book Etruscan-Roman Remains -in Popular Tradition (1892) contains a spell that is cast with tarocco cards, to invoke Janus. God of beginnings, gates, transitions, time, duality, doorways, passages, and ending…XVI; I hope you enjoy this M7Documentary

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