The Tower - Lenormand Card Combinations and Meanings

19. The Tower

“The first thing that an architect must do is to sense that every building you build is a world of its own, and that this world of its own serves an institution.”

- Louis Kahn

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  • An Institution

  • Bureaucracy

  • An Organization

  • Alone

  • Formalize

The Tower Card Meaning

When I think of the Tower, I think of an old, stoic building that has been standing for centuries. Just like the above quote, a Tower should be built to last and to house an institution or organization.

In a work context, the Tower often represents a large institution or organization. It can also represent the bureaucracy or red tape that comes with a large institution especially when the Letters are nearby.

In a love or relationship context, the Tower can also symbolize solitude or isolation.

So did the Tower appear in your reading? Let me know what you got in the comments below!


The Tower Card Combinations

Did the Tower card show up in your reading? Check out the card combinations below. Please note, there are almost infinite meanings for Lenormand combinations. These combinations below are interpretations I have discovered over the years. The context can change EVERYTHING so use these meanings as prompts for your intuition to sing with the context of your question. I can't stress enough how important context is!


  • Rider (1) = Organizational activity

  • Clover (2) = A lucky institution

  • Ship (3) = A solo trip, organization transitioning

  • House (4) = Alone in home matters, a homey institution

  • Tree (5) = Growing organization, a hospital

  • Clouds (6) = A gloomy or confused institution

  • Snake (7) = Deceptive institution

  • Coffin (8) = End to an institution, end of being alone

  • Bouquet (9) = A beauty salon, positive organization

  • Scythe (10) = Sharp cuts to an institution

  • Whip (11) = Organizational conflict

  • Birds (12) = Office gossip/communication

  • Child (13) = A small or new institution

  • Fox (14) = Place of work, a strategic organization

  • Bear (15) = A strong institution

  • Stars (16) = Organizational expansion/spreading, hopeful institution

  • Stork (17) = Institution moving in a positive direction

  • Dog (18) = A friendly/loyal organization

  • Tower (19) = An institution’s loss, stability after loss

  • Garden (20) = Workplace, social scene associated with an organization

  • Mountain (21) = Institution is blocked

  • Crossroads (22) = More than one institution, decisions about an organization

  • Mice (23) = Institutional erosion, stressful organization

  • Heart (24) = Single

  • Ring (25) = Marriage, formal commitment

  • Book (26) = Higher education, educational institution

  • Letter (27) = Bureaucratic paperwork

  • Man (28) = Phallic symbol, single man

  • Woman (29) = Single woman

  • Lilies (30) = An old organization

  • Sun (31) = Happy alone, positive organization

  • Moon (32) = Creativity in solitude, recognized institution

  • Key (33) = Successful organization, success in solitude

  • Fish (34) = Abundant organization, abundance in solitude

  • Anchor (35) = Remaining single, a solid institution

  • Cross (36) = A burdened organization, burden in solitude

Example Spreads with the Tower


What does my dating life look like over the next month?








You are likely to remain single over the next month.


What line of work will my next job be in?






Higher education or an educational organization.