45 Nighttime - Dream Inspirational Cards
What Do You Need To See Today?
Dream inspirational is one of my more bizarre and intriguing decks. It is supposed to be based on Sigmund Freud's dream analysis and it's suggested that you can use these tools to interpret your own dreams, however it does have a number of spreads as well. The deck comes with this little tiny booklet in a multitude of languages that does not give you much information on how to do the spreads other than showing you the layouts and it gives you very brief definitions for what the cards mean. The upshot to this is that the images on the cards are very rich which leaves them open to all kinds of interesting interpretation.
So, now that I've given you the background on this deck, today's card is Nighttime. Nighttime shows you many of the kind of crazy things we might experience in dreams like flying, angels, weird masks, animals, etc. It's definitely a surreal scene. The figure who is prominently featured has many holes in her clothing and because of this you can see that she is covered in eyes! She has eyes on her legs, on her belly, the palm of her hand and where her breast should be. However, she is masked and cannot see with the eyes on her face. Another figure directly behind her has an eye sprouting from her shoulder, but other eyes are not visible. Perhaps she has not evolved enough yet or perhaps this is a disability, requiring her companion “angel dog” leading her through space.
I really love the winged dog The way his collar loops about his neck almost frames his head like a halo and his tail is curled like a shepherd's crook. Yet, there's something about the star shining in the middle of it that is evocative of an ankh. The dog feels like a messenger and a guide!
Down below them is a younger figure, also masked. Her clothing fits more like armor. At first I thought she had an eye on her shoulder as well, but it looks more like a jewel set in the shoulder of her armor.
Around them it is the dark of night and yet in the center is this very very bright eight-pointed star star. It pierces the darkness, literally enlightenment. It also brings to mind lucid dreaming. Consciousness shining through the veil of sleep.
So which character in this card do you identify with? How sharp is your vision? How much clarity do you have? Or do you need to see a situation from multiple angles to make an important decision? Do you just float in the night and trust that things will work out? Are you stumbling around and bumping into things? Are you falling? Have you blinded yourself? Do you need guidance? Are you the guide?
All the booklet will tell you is that Nighttime represents: Inner clarity, important decisions and hopes or reversed: Lust for power, unresolved problems, mistakes.
*I drew the card reversed, but take it all into consideration and decide what resonates with you!