the Daily Tarot Card
for May 25, 2020
How to interpret the Daily Tarot
This tarot card gives insight into the forces, people, events or spiritual states that will have significance today. The relevance of this particular tarot card may reference a general trend for the entire day, or a news event or something specific which occurs at some point within a 24 hour period.
NOTE: All tarot cards selected for Tarot of the Day are always in the upright position and do not use inverted positions. Need an inverted meaning? Check our complete tarot reference.
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The Meaning of "The Tower" Tarot Card
The Symbolism of the Tarot Card:
A monastic tower, built on the summit of a tall mountain presumably to reach higher into the sky, is being destroyed by lightning. Small "Yod" symbols appear in the sky, signifying both destructive fire and the divine origin of the destruction. A golden crown adorns the top of the tower. It has been "lifted" off of the top of the Tower by the lightning bolt which is destroying it. Two figures fly from the tower, their fall somewhat cushioned by the "Yod" symbols.The Meaning of the Tarot Card:
All of the traditional interpretations of this card have it down as being a card of ruin. While it is that, this is far too simplistic and catastrophic a view of this important card. The ruin in question is the ruin of a set of ideas built up by man by the revelation of the Divine, here in the form of a lightning bolt. Whoever built this tower was striving for the experience of the divine, forgetting that as man, we cannot "build ourselves up" to the same level as the divine. The catastrophic imagery in this card only serves as a reminder of what can happen if we get too high on ourselves - it isn't necessarily what will happen. Yod is the Hebrew letter "Y", and is considered divine as it is the first letter in the unspoken Hebrew Name of God. Here, there are twenty-two Yod symbols, one for each of the tarot trumps. Through destruction, a new world is being borne in spiritual fire. Ambition and ego are no match for the spirit, and the unconscious will win out over the conscious in any struggle. The appearance of this card is meant as a reality check, not as a harbringer of certain doom. This is a period of violent upheaval in the individual's life. Something must be destroyed in order for something to be created. A breakup of a relationship, or the end of a friendship or career. Also could be a sign that the individual is about to receive divine enlightenment of some kind - despite all of the destructive energy, signs of divinity are omnipresent throughout this card.
NOTE: The Tarot of the Day card is intended to be read in a general sense and is not meant to address any specific questions. You can think of this card as representing a universal or widely-shared event. A daily tarot card is not the same as a card pulled individually as part of a personal reading.
So what is a daily tarot card?
We sometimes get asked "what the point" of the Daily Tarot is. After all, with our ever popular ZodiacTarot tarotscopes which are far more specific to each individual's zodiac sign, what's the less-specific "daily tarot card" for anyway?
The short answer is: We all live in the same universe. Not 12 different universes. iFate has dozens of other oracles, divination systems, horoscopes and tools for expanding personal insight. All of these tools offer unique and specific guidance. The daily tarot card isn't one of them.
The point of the daily tarot card is to unify our experience around just one important facet of foresight. It's not an Aries, Libra or Capricorn "thing". It's a humans thing. From that perspective, the daily tarot should not be taken as 'personal' guidance per se -- but as a blunt tool for understanding (or predicting) something more general.
A daily tarot card might represent:
- A more general trend.
- A large event.
- An important announcement.
- The significance of some high profile person.
What to look for in a daily tarot card
We would never suggest a 'right way' or a 'wrong way' to interpret the daily tarot card, but we do pay attention to what the cards are telling us:
When minor arcana cards appear in the daily tarot, we look for the message in more mundane, ordinary things. When major arcana cards appear in the daily tarot, they tend to speak to large, "macro" forces at work in our lives or on the world stage.
Likewise, when court cards (Pages, Knights, Queens and Kings) appear in the daily tarot, we look for the significance of a corresponding person in our day.
Needless to say, the Tarot of the Day doesn't replace more direct, user-specific readings. But since we've been pulling daily tarot cards on iFate.com since late 2007, we've always felt they add a framework for every day -- a theme which more often than not becomes apparent as our day progresses. We hope you agree.
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A daily tarot card for your horoscope sign
iFate also draws daily tarot cards for every horoscope sign. Select your sign from the list below to see which tarot card applies to you today.
Unlike the daily tarot card, which sets a more general theme for the day, these tarot cards meld astrology with tarot and seek a shared influence for each zodiac sun-sign.
Choose your zodiac sign: