What today teaches: The Tower.
When we are struck with peril we can run in fear and let terror overcome us. It is easy to submit to such harsh emotional energy that’s seeking a way out of us faster than we can provide for. This creates a state of panic. We have various ways of coping with tragedy or times of intensity.
This is not the only option. If we have kept ourselves fit and done well to prepare, these times can be welcoming. They test our will and resolve. Step into the frey and taste it. If you manage well then you are a warrior indeed.
The Rider-Waite-Smith Tarot (1910, A.E. Waite and Pamela Colman Smith)