This week’s Harrow card, The Vision, hits like a bolt from the blue. Quite literally, in fact. A hand is forcefully directing said bolt directly into the head of a shocked man, who has dropped his tools. The man is in obvious pain, and the force of the bolt is so great that it appears that he may have been struck blind.
Knowledge is both a dangerous and wonderful thing, as is inspiration and wisdom. For this reason, the Vision is aligned Chaotic Neutral. Wisdom is not bound by rules, and certainly not by human laws. At the same time, it is neither inherently good or evil. It just IS. It’s the implementation that has a morality attached to it. The Vision is a card of tremendous insight, but it is not concerned with how or if we can handle that insight. The 12th-century abbess and mystic Hildegard of Bingen was known for her vivid, inspirational visions, but these same visions also took a tremendous toll on her health.