I was afraid a part of the homework for the course this time would have been too confronting. They were asked to reach out in meditation to a shadow of themselves (or from the sacred) and take it’s hand (it belonged to the Lovers) in order to acknowledge it and take a step to accept it. I need not have worried. They did a great job, and I could have known that, seeing how they participated earlier. In some cases it was very moving what they had discovered and done with their shadows. To round it up each made a 'three card drawing" in this last lesson which had the chariot as its theme (I nearly succumbed under the tools that I had taken with me), and by writing a prayer (or wish). As always we ended by saying these aloud.
What I really liked about this course was its ‘step’ character. Each Major Arcane Card and each stanza symbolized a step on an individual spiritual way. We did seven cards in three lessons and we did not pull many cards. The steps invited to look back and relate the cards that were pulled, and that was made possible because there were not so many cards.