Where the ToL extends across the landscape (meridian system) the Tree may face into the Earth or to the stars.
My limited observation is that where the Tree faces downwards, the humans tend to be introspective and not so active in the global community.
Occasionally such a downwards Tree can turn over.
One such event was about 1990 in New Zealand. The downward tree (there is a trick to drawing it on the map of NZ) turned over quite slowly as the Queen visited various sephira cities. For part of that I was following a day or two behind her in a campervan and had a close look.
After 1990 NZ became much more active in global politics.
The Tree Of Life