The Archetype of the Tower: A tower struck by lightning explodes into fire while the sea rages underneath. Just when you least expect it your world undergoes vast destruction. This is the catastrophic birth of a new era.
The old foundation is ripped away and the new structure will change the environment forever. All illusions are gone and any defensive amour has crumbled away. There is nothing to be done, but to wait for the storm to subside.
The appearance of the Tower heralds swift, shocking change in your life. You are experiencing an awakening and a transformation. Your old way of life is gone and all of its delusory flaws lay exposed.
When the Tower has finally passed through your life you will begin again and build without false illusions. You can replace inadequate life structures with new foundations that foster the development of what you truly value.
The Archetype of the Hierophant
This black cardinal represents the judicial authority and theological doctrines found in traditional institutions and organized religion.
Throughout time man has identified with these figureheads and dogma for validation of his belief system and to structure his code of behavior within society. Their presence represents convention and social conformity as well as a direct connection to God.
The ceremonies and symbolic rituals performed by these Holy men and authority figures impact both the conscious and unconscious mind and give credibility to intangible beliefs. They are pillars within the community of the world. Each of you, in your own time, will seek to find your own truth. You may look in a number of directions for your answers.
When you draw the Hierophant Tarot card you are being shown that you will receive advice from a Hierophant. This person will help you to find your way whether it is simply to answer your questions about god or to actually represent you legally.
The appearance of the Hierophant card can also herald an actual ceremony like a wedding or a court session that you will attend. Regardless of its nature it will be based on traditional codes of behavior within society.