16. The Tower

The Tower is a symbol your ego. The Artist with a capital A. Enjoying the lofty elitism and relating your values and sense of self in a dependency on materialism and a constructed prestige.

This is the energy of Mars. Creating through the deconstruction and pulling apart of things.

The Tower may have been flattering to your ego. But this card introduces a culture shock and abrupt destruction to your ego’s idealism. In other words, a violent wake up call.

This presents an opportunity to re-establish the top priorities and core values in your art.

Journal Prompts

Is there an area of your creative process where you’re ego is oh-so proud and entitled?

If you lost everything- where would your creativity start at again?

What is the biggest materialistic distraction in your creative process?

Self Portrait Prompts

Yourself stripped of your ego.

Yourself behind your mask.

Yourself with the bare minimum of what’s most important to your creativity or sense of creative self.

Image Credits

Illustrations from the Borderless Smith Waite Tarot Deck reproduced by permission of U.S. Games Systems, Inc., Stamford, CT 06902. c. by U.S. Games Systems, Inc. All rights reserved. The Smith-Waite Tarot deck is a registered trademark of U.S. Games Systems, Inc. Photographed by me.