Accident or damage, Destruction, Unexpected/Sudden change, Trauma, Chaos

Ruling Planet: Mars

Element: Fire

Destruction

Destruction

Number 16, The Destruction card.

The Destruction card is our interpretation of "The Tower" card. We have a Pixie who is tearing themselves apart. They are decaying and burning in the fire under them. Ultimately, they will be completely destroyed.
However, amongst all the chaos, we see butterflies escaping from it's body. These butterflies represent change and rebirth.
While this card may not always be a lovely card to receive in a reading, in the end, sometimes we need to completely break down in order to become something new.
This card can represent trauma and destruction, but radical change does not always have to be negative. Perhaps in the moment it can feel negative. It can feel like the worst thing in the world. But maybe a few days, months, or even years later, you will look back on it and see that it was actually one of the best things that could have ever happened for you.
It's natural for change to strike fear in us and make us feel upset and uncomfortable. This is normal. However, sometimes old ways that we once thought benefited us, may no longer be serving us in the best way. Maybe we need to find and develop new beliefs and habits.

Reverse:

Upright:

Obstacles, Illness, Loss, Resisting change, Delaying the inevitable, Averting disaster

Card in Reverse:

The Destruction card in reverse can suggest tension and some sort of negative forces in the distance. Perhaps there is something you're trying to avoid.
Sometimes that difficult conversation, that hard choice, that thing that could ultimately hurt someone else, is actually the decision that will prove best in the end. What may feel like a loss, isn't actually a loss. What feels like an obstacle, is actually a needed lesson.
Breaking down can be a good thing. We can't continue to build and grow on soft sand. We'll just keep sinking deeper into the ground. Rebuilding on a stronger foundation will help hold us up higher, we can stand with confidence knowing that the ground will not collapse beneath us.
Take some time to think about your situation and ask yourself what the best approach will be. Let's not avoid it any longer if we can help it.

Destruction

Upright:

Love

Breakup, Views on love changing, Weak relationships falling apart

Reverse:

Ending a weak relationship, Making changes in love/a relationship

Career

Upright:

Sudden loss of job, Sudden loss of money, Chaos in the workplace

Reverse:

Avoiding difficult decisions in work/finances, Getting through a layoff

Upright: The Destruction card in love shows us that the foundations of a relationship may be crumbling and wont last much longer. This may be hard to accept at first, and it may feel incredibly painful... but past the heartache, your path will be clear and ready for new experiences.
If single, The Destruction card can tell us that perhaps your views on love and everything you once believed is being challenged right now. Maybe your feelings on love in general are shattering. This doesn't have to be a negative thing. Old beliefs that no longer serve us can be replaced with new beliefs.

Reversed: In reverse, The Destruction card reminds us that change is inevitable. We may resist it and refuse to acknowledge it, but it will always come. Are there any problems in your relationship that you're struggling to face? Be it romantic or platonic. Perhaps you're feeling some resentment? It may be uncomfortable and difficult to face, but if you speak up now, it will save everyone a lot of heartache and grief.
This card can also tell us that perhaps it's time to leave a relationship that is no longer working for you.

Upright: In Career, The Destruction card shows us that there may be a lot of stress in relation to your job and/or finances. Perhaps a sudden loss of a job, or maybe there have been changes in the work place that are just too much for you right now. Just remember that, though things may be difficult right now, it's possible that whatever may be a burden now, will lead you to something much better down the road. Be it a new position at work, or even an entirely new job that suits you even better.

Reversed: In reverse, The Destruction card can remind us of the positive side of stressful situations. Although things may be stressful, perhaps something happened that benefited you in some way.
Alternatively, The Destruction card can also give that motivation you've been looking for to leave a job or position that no longer benefits you.