The Aeon: Weekly Tarotcast™ – Free Tarot Reading
12-22-20 through 12-29-20
The Aeon is this week’s Tarotcast card. Named “Judgement,” and also “The Last Judgement” in many Tarot systems. The Aeon signifies a spiritual awakening. A final decision made. We release the past, pay off old debts (both material and karmic), and start a fresh chapter in our lives. We have a new (or renewed) sense of personal responsibility and self-direction.
Many people wonder why Crowley changed the name of this card (as he did several others) in his Thoth Tarot. Some Tarot systems depict the world destroyed by fire on this card. Others depict a heavenly angel; blowing his trumpet to resurrect the dead. The ancients believed that once in every age, souls reunite with the divine. New souls seed the world and the process starts over. Crowley believed these were obsolete concepts.
On the Tree of Life, The Aeon card travels path 31. It joins sephiroth or sphere 8, Hod (Splendor) with sephiroth or sphere 10, Malkuth (Kingdom). Its Hebrew letter is Shin, written in Hebrew as both three headed and four headed. In Kabbalah, the three-headed shin is the shin of this world while the four- headed shin is the shin of the World to Come. One meaning of Shin is “change;” it also means “tooth.” In the state of transformational flux, a rush to judgment – or an error in judgment – can “bite” us you-know-where.
The Aeon is the Elemental trump of Fire and of Spirit. The Thoth Tarot card depicts the Egyptian God Horus. He is the God of Force (Spirit) and Fire. Horus takes his place as the Lord of the new Aeon after spiritually destroying the old world by fire. This only looks like the end of the world. And it is, to those who can’t accept that old points of view can be – and are being – replaced by or integrated with new ones.
In real-time astrology, The Sun is transiting Earth-sign Capricorn. We continue to feel the effects of the Jupiter-Saturn conjunction. This energy complements that of this week’s card. With the right approach, we accomplish constructive goals. Taking a practical and realistic approach leads to good judgement. We simplify our lives. We place a high value on freedom balanced with meeting our responsibilities.
“(I was dreamin’ when I wrote this – forgive me if it goes astray)
But when I woke up this morning, I could have sworn it was judgment day…”
“All the stars, your eyes… Raining just for me…Oh aeon will set me free…”
Focus is on humanitarian goals, friendships and collaborative causes. This alignment helps us look to the future. Developing systems and structures that work in innovative ways brings success.
On December 29th we experience a Full Moon in Water-sign Cancer. We’ll have a strong desire to connect with our families. This can either be our biological relatives or our family of choice. We connect with our deepest hearts as well – emotions are intense.
Misuse, darkening or the shadow energy of The Aeon includes self-delusion. Egomaniacal obsessions, megalomania and limited, ego-based perceptions of reality.
Let’s focus on rebirth, renewal and awakening. These are the best and most positive manifestations of this card’s energy.
Power colors: scarlet, orange, gold, crimson and emerald (for Fire). White, violet and the colors of the prismatic spectrum (for Spirit).
Power stones: diamonds, carnelian, ruby, garnet and fire opal. Wear these as jewelry or carry them as power stones to awaken the energy of both Fire and Spirit united.
Power metals: gold and brass are this week’s metals – wear gold (especially yellow or rose gold) if you can!
Power fragrances: hibiscus, red poppies, thistle and juniper. Unite the positive, dynamic power of Fire and the transcendent energy of Spirit in your life!
Power foods: foods prepared with bay leaf, allspice, basil, cinnamon and garlic. Limes, oranges and red peppers. Hibiscus tea. Tasty, herbaceous gin infused with juniper berries (in moderation please!) All provide the same beneficial effects already described.
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