Tree of Life: Hod into Malchuth – Path 31

Planet: Pluto

Number: 20

Hebrew Letter:  Mother letter “Shin” meaning tooth

Light: rebirth, absolution, reflection

Shadow: self-doubt, refusal of self-examination, fear of change

Key Themes of The Aeon Thoth Tarot Card

The Aeon card in the Thoth Tarot deck signifies the entrance into a new aeon, specifically the Aeon of Horus. This represents a significant phase in one’s life, a time of transformation and rebirth. 


The Aeon card combines the mysteries and properties of the Aeon of Isis, which emphasized the powers of the feminine and birth, and the Aeon of Osiris, which introduced the concepts of seed, fertility, and the mysteries of the masculine. We are now in the Aeon of Horus, which harmoniously integrates both masculine and feminine aspects.

The Fool's Lesson from The Aeon

Filled with the powers of The Sun, The Fool begins to ascend into the sky above. He is faced with a new Aeon before him as he lifts above Earth, finding a sacred gateway at the end. He embraces this gateway with open arms as he ascends into this new Aeon, knowing he is about to experience rebirth.


The Fool suddenly notices Earth trailing behind him in his ascension, for his experiences have incredibly affected the world beneath him, just as the world has affected his journey. The Fool learns to accept these experiences of his journey with an open mind and heart in order to undergo spiritual rebirth brought to him by this new Aeon.

Joe’s Divine Guidance: The Aeon in a Tarot Reading


When the Aeon card appears upright, it signifies a significant phase in your life, a time of transformation and rebirth. This card encourages you to embrace change and the potential for renewal. It’s a time to reflect on your past, absolve yourself of any regrets or mistakes, and look forward to a new beginning. 


If the Aeon card is reversed, it may indicate a period of self-doubt, refusal of self-examination, or fear of change. This card encourages you to confront these fears and doubts, and to embrace the transformative power of self-examination. Don’t be afraid of change, but rather see it as an opportunity for growth and rebirth.

Mystical Symbolism: Decoding The Aeon's Symbols

The card represents major change, the end of an era, and the potential for renewal. It’s about cycles, beginnings, and endings in our daily or spiritual life.

Image of The Aeon (Judgment in some decks) major arcana card from the Thoth Tarot deck.

Star Goddess Nuit: Forms the dark archway, symbolizing unlimited potential.



Hadit: The winged globe of fire, symbolizing Kether on the Tree of Life, activating Nuit’s potential.



Horus: The invisible result of Hadit and Nuit’s union, symbolizing innocence. His head dress has two sideways horns like the Egyptian God KHNUM.



Ra-Hoor-Khuit: The active side of Horus, throned, holding the double wand of power, symbolizing the crushing of the universe.

Path 31 on the Tree of Life: Hod into Malchuth

On the Tree of Life, The Aeon card signifies the path from Hod to Malchuth. This path represents the application of Hod’s logic to the physical world of Malchuth. It signifies the use of reason in our physical existence and the inspiration that arises from such thoughtful engagement with the world.

The Aeon’s Hebrew Letter - Shin

The Aeon card is associated with the Hebrew letter “Shin,” which means “tooth.” This symbolizes the process of breaking things down, much like how teeth chew food, which is the first stage of metabolizing and transforming one form into a finer form.


Shin is also the symbol of spirit, illustrating the infinite power of the mind beyond the limits of the physical body. It is the fire of Shin that burns away the matrix, symbolizing the infinite universe realizing itself.

Astrology Insights: The Aeon's Associations

In astrology, The Aeon card is primarily associated with Pluto, the planet of profound transformation. Pluto governs significant collective shifts or deaths, such as the death of the Aeon of Osiris. This association further emphasizes the themes of transformation, rebirth, and the ushering in of a new era that are central to The Aeon card.