The Golden Dawn magical title of this card is 'Daughter of the Firmament, Dweller Between the Waters.' Her path on the Tree of Life is Yesod to Netzach, 'The Victory of Fundamental Strength. Venus acting through Aquarius upon Luna. Hope'. She is said in GD tradition to be a synthesis of Isis, Nephthys and Hathor. When I think of these three goddesses, I think of rebirth, death, life (mother, lover, joy)--they are like the Maid-Mother-Crone. 'This path forms the portion of the Astral Triad of the Tree that is most concerned with the act of meditation. This is the conscious searching for Divine Light by employing meditation--a combination of knowledge and imagination. The initiate here casts the fish hook of the Hewbrew letter tzaddi into the Waters of Creation (pure consciousness) to catch a bit of Divine Knowledge.' (The New Golden Dawn Ritual Tarot).And so, a dream that at first seemed to me to be about eating too many cookies and getting fat, really seems to be about stagnation and complacency on a much higher plane. Why was I lying on my back contemplating the beautiful pattern above me? Why was there a feeling more of forgiveness than recrimination, even though I was taking no action when I knew that I should be? True, there were physical manifestations of the lack I was experiencing, but they were not the end of the matter. The patterns on the ceiling were a calling, the spreading flesh a result of stagnation.
Ding dong - Goddess is calling? Calling me back to the dusty corner of my neglected meditation space, to spiritual practices, ritual, observation. To even thinking about my spirituality at all, which I have not done much of late. What a gentle call, to show me the beauty above from the deep comfort of a bed, but to let me know by the soft spreading of that flesh in my dream (a thing that would really get my attention, as it is a deep fear of mine) where my excesses and my complacency may lead.
Om namo bhagavate vasudevaya.