©2011 L. Ciacco, XVI The Tower, Tarot Series, acrylic on paper, 7 x 5 in.
The Tower indicates that our ego defenses are no longer serving us. All our old ways of coping aren't doing the trick. Everything upon which we built our belief system is discovered to be flawed or false. This is a time of desperation but not despair. From this "crack up" will come rebuilding and renewal. We will open to the true self and, with this knew knowledge, create a firmer foundation upon which to build our lives.
I am basically writing this "off the top of my head," having glanced at descriptions of this card in a couple of books. However, as I imagined this image some time ago and have been carrying it "inside my head" this is what I feel the card represents.
There will be a pause of some months in the creating of my Tarot Series. In two weeks time I'll be heading to Vancouver and staying there for an extended period. As I won't have the supplies and books I need to work on this series, I'm going to set it aside, yet again, until I return to my home studio.
Meanwhile, I hope to keep the Maxim of the Week going, and whip up a regular batch of treats to serve on Ragzedge while I'm away. And I'll be checking in to see what my creative blog friends are up to.
Please stay tuned!