A few days ago, I had an intuitive sense that I need to meditate for the next while on one of the Major Arcana. I asked the cards, “What is the best approach to this?” and the answer was the Hanged One — wait. Not my favourite piece of advice, but oh well, time to wait.
The next night I had a dream in which I was reading a large red book with gold letters on the front of it, half in Hebrew, half in English. I remember that the first Hebrew letter on the cover was Shin. For me, Shin corresponds to the Judgement/Aeon card in the Majors. Shin begins the word shofar, the ram’s horn blown at the new year, just like the angel in many versions of Judgement blows a big trumpet to wake us up. Shin also begins shalom — peace, wholeness, perfection. One of the dream characters said it’s good for us to strive for peace and joy.
Shin/Judgement, for me, connects with the planet Pluto, our instinct to transform and to express our personal power. What transformative process can lead me to my true power within? Judgement/Aeon is known as the Spirit of the Primal Fire. How am I that? If not, in what way am I called to be that spirit? Translated, Shin means “tooth”. What might I need to chew on? bite off?
I suspect that the dreamweaver within responded clearly to my question about which tarot trump I need to integrate through meditation, contemplation, and action. Trump 20 it is! A different version of this card will go on my shrine every two or three days. I began with the Thoth version. Today, I put up the Shining Tribe image, called Awakening in that deck. In a few days, I’ll replace it with the B.O.T.A. version of Judgement.
Who can I become by doing this? What new good might I contribute to myself and to my community/world by becoming Shin/Judgemen/Aeon/Pluto/Spirit of Primal Fire? Let’s find out!
On March 19th, I’ll offer a session on Tarot and Dreams in my space here in Toronto. What a great way to lead into it!