Seeing Protection in male genitalia made them erect phalluses on houses and you will find these images on buildings in ancient Roma, Greece, or a hint of erected phalluses, like pillars... The Tower in Tarot is an obvious portrayal of the Phallus, to protect the inhabitants from evil and it also representing “House of God.” (Does that mean religion is worshipping the phallus?).Universal Reality, Transferred into Human Life:
The card speaks of protection, and even though the Old Man might look fragile, he is a portrayal of strength, energy, revelation, who possess vast knowledge. In personality, the card is a symbol of patience, life experience, and acceptance. In reading the Old Man focuses on awakenings of new thoughts, spiritual enlightenment, peace within yourself and also with the world at large. The card speaks of emotional balance, contentment and spiritual fulfillment.
In Universal Term:
The Old Man is a personified character of tA-la-akSA in Sanskrit, who is known as Talos in Greek mythology.TA translates as Earth and womb, la means 3 dimensional and akSa means axis, referring to the core of the Earth and its protection from harmful radiation. tA-la-akSA or Talos representing a guardian. However, the main meaning is three-dimensional or Euclidean space. It is commonly portrayed by the symbol R3, its ancient symbol represented with pr-3, changed into Pharaoh (from Prarohati in Sanskrit). It's meaning is the same, representing the head of the household, Protector.
tA-la-akSA is connected to Sanskrit 'b'el- "to inflate, swell' and ApI enlarged, reaching to, increased, and all these words are referring to Protection. Yet because the ancients had a very dirty mind they interpreted it accordingly, becoming the knowledge of Phallus, erection. Whatever preoccupies your mind, that's what you see in a word or an image. They saw in the Phoenician letter I as 'erection', instead of 'protection', an erected penis of Phallus, instead of the protection of Earth's magnetic field and a compass which helped navigation:
There are many theories what the term Tarot defines, yet none of them traces it back to the most obvious source, Sanskrit language. Tarot derived from Sanskrit Taras; i.e. voyage, referring to life as a voyage, a guide, how to continue on your journey in life. The other word is Tara, which is translating to asterism, passage, knowledge, communication between man and the universe, the sacred text and science of the ancient Phoenicians known today as the Romani people or Gypsies.