It’s quiet now, and almost full moon. The candles are lit, the deep blue reading cloth is laid out and I’m about to draw the first card in the 12-cards circle of the Sacred Days of Yule spread.
To night it is about dreams and dreaming:
1. Mother Night of Dreams: – Dec 20th This card reminds us to look for a particular message in our dreams tonight. The ancients believed that our dreams on this night foretold some of the important events in the coming year.
I drew the Magician – a very powerful character.
He is standing in the circle of Stonehenge, at Summer Solstice, the exact opposite time of the year from now. At Stonehenge the union of the Divine feminine and the Divine Masculine was celebrated, and now the Magician is ready, with all his tools and power to make that union possible. He is reaching his right arm towards the sky, while pointing his left arm to the ground to channel the energy.
So what should I look for in my dreams tonight? Strong, impressive, frightening, masculine energy – Animus energy. Animus as the Wise man, the Magician, the healer. Interestingly, last year I drew Knight of Cups, a softer, romantic energy. A knight, though – but the Knight of the Heart.
This one is about magical power, about acknowledging the darkness and the shadow sides of life, that I must face and endure if I am to be creative and whole.