The Tower – XVI – from the Rider-Waite tarot deck
OOOOOOO The Tower card. It usually freaks everyone out when they see it. However saying that, if someone is having a tarot reading and this card pops up, they are probably in the throws of the tower energy, just experienced it, or can feel it looming.
So what is it about?
As you can see by the picture, people are leaping from a burning tower, screaming, plunging to their death. Lightening and flames surround and break down the tower. The structure will crumble and die, along with the inhabitants. Oh dear.
When I was learning tarot, something about this card stayed with me. The fact that this seems to be happening as an “act of God” via lightening, is an illusion. It is actually something that you have probably created yourself, but are unaware of the fact. For example: feeling that you hate your job and really need a change but don’t do anything about it. You think these thoughts over and over again but don’t take any steps to change. Then “all of a sudden” you are fired and completely freak out as your regular job and wage – your stability – is ripped out beneath you plunging you into change and fear! The same could be said of any situation like a relationship breakdown, sudden illness or death.
Don’t fear “The Tower” – just use some essential oils!
The Tower represents dismantling of your current circumstances whether you like it or not. And we all know that when something crumbles, we learn how to survive and create new ways of approaching life. We may be awakened, when prior the the event we were blissfully unaware. The universe is demanding that we evolve. Our subconscious is doing the same. It’s our ego that doesn’t like it!
The Tower forces us to confront situations, thoughts and emotions that do not serve us, but that we hold onto as a security blanket. You may be being asked to let go of outdated structures in your life so you can spiritually evolve.
So what essential oils and essential oil blends could represent this card, and it’s meanings for you in your day? Try these recipes –
1. Nourishing Body Oil Blend
For a coat of your body use 3 teaspoons of carrier oil in a little dish and, add 7 – 8 drops of essential oil.
***** Always put the drops of essential oil into the bottle or dish first, then add the carrier oil. It gives the scents time to create a synergistic fusion.
For a 50ml bottle of oil add 25 drops and see my article “Aromatherapy – It’s Easy as 1 2 3”
To de-stress –
German Chamomile 3% 9 drops *see my article for more info on 3% blends in jojoba
Melissa 3% 9 drops *see my article for more info on 3% blends in jojoba
“Get it Together”
Help your major anxiety –
Vetiver 1 drop
Bergamot 5 drops
Lavender 2 drops
Anoint yourself with pure essential oils – but test first!
2. Pure Pulse Point Perfume
In a little dish mix these oils and anoint your pulse points or chakras – 3 drops of essential oils and dilute with a few drops of carrier oil – always patch test first!
“Angels Please Help Me”
Help your heartbreak –
Rose 3% as many drops as you need
“Guides Give Me Strength”
Open your crown chakra to receive help and guidance –
Petitgrain 2 drops
Basil 1 drop
essential oil diffuser
3. Scent Your Space
In a traditional oil burner with a candle or a diffuser add 25 drops of oil
“I’ve Got the Power”
Be your own cheerleader in hard times –
Juniper 10 drops
Sandalwood 5 drops
Mandarin 10 drops
Try and get a good night’s sleep to restore your energy –
Rosewood 8 drops
Lavender 8 drops
Marjoram 8 drops
Vetiver 1 drop
Happy mixing and remember to use your intention when you are blending.
(See my article about intention)