Q: What time is it?
A: It’s about 11:30.
∆ These are the first words exchanged by Jack and Wendy in their first scene alone together ‘One Month Later' from 'Closing Day’. Interesting, as the time, 11:30, is also the date: 11/30, or November 30th. Ullman explains in the interview that closing day at The Overlook Hotel is October 30th, making one month later November 30th.
∆ 11:30 resonates in the canopy behind Jack’s desk with 30 photographs on two columns, the columns forming a giant 11 … in a room filled with 11’s.
∆ We also see 11 associated with 30 under the canopy as Danny drives past 11 chairs seated around 3 tables.
∆ A pattern of 11 chairs around 3 tables is repeated in the Games Room.
We would expect 12 chairs … where did the missing chair go?
∆ And note that the single overturned chair in the Twins Hallway scene is missing a leg.
∆ At 42m0s, Danny stands on his left foot, leaning towards Room 237 and away from Room 236, the hidden open door screen right.
11:30 is halfway between 11 and 12, and here is Danny halfway between 12 (2+3+7) and 11 (2+3+6).
∆ Here is the last frame of the last time we see Danny in the hexagon hallway, moving the ‘11’ of his Apollo sweater towards the ‘12’ of Room 237. (2+3+7=12)
Note the elevator also features an 11:30 with two dark columns forming the ‘11’ and three red spaces providing the ‘30’.
∆ When we next see Danny, Wendy tells him to go to his room, pointing in the direction of Room 237, which is located up the stairs, behind the mural.
∆ If we superimpose the Kabbalah Key Scale over Wendy, 11 and 30 correspond to the upper-right path and lower-left path, connecting her hand on Jack and her hand pointing towards Room 237.
Tarot correspondances to Kabbalah Key Scale 11 and 30 are respectively, The Fool (0) and The Sun (19). As we’ve seen the Fallen Balloon Party, the narrative of The Shining syncs the descent of Jack with the reduction of daylight at Winter Solstice.
∆ Behind a table and with an arm upraised, Wendy recalls the Magician (1) of the Tarot. Note in the two Tarot cards above, the Magician (or, Juggler) holds his wand in different hands. Does the Tarot change over time?
∆ When Wendy is at the Magician’s table, her wand is always pointing north.
∆ 11:30 is halfway between 11 and 12, and in the Tarot, 11 is Strength (or Force, or Lust) and 12 is The Hanged Man (or, Pendu.)
Wendy’s relationship to Strength is clear as she holds Jack, The Beast, at her waist. In fact, there is a pattern of Wendy holding Jack below her.
∆ There’s something about Pendu’s jacket similar to the multicolored jacket worn by the man bending over to load two suitcases into an elevator, just as Wendy and Danny enter the Kitchen for the first time.
∆ Is it because the clock reads 1:30? (1:30 horizontally flipped on an analog clock is 11:30)
∆ The last time Wendy is in the Kitchen, she holds Jack upside down as now he has become The Hanged Man, having been knock unconscious by her in the Colorado Lounge confrontation.
∆ The ‘Fall of the King’ is seen in the history of the Kabbalah. One of the revelations received by Aleister Crowley in transcribing The Book Of The Law (1904) was to switch the Kabbalah path assignments of Tarot 4, The Emperor and Tarot 17, The Star.
∆ The fall of The Emperor perhaps explains all the missing chairs in Jack’s throne room. The rise of The Star perhaps explains Wendy and Danny’s motion toward the north-east corners of the Hotel and escape via the night sky.
∆ This magician’s card trick of Crowley of switching the star is commonly referred to by the hippie singing youth of 1969 as 'The Dawning of the Age of Aquarius'.
∆ 11:30, halfway between 11 and 12, and according the the Kabbalah Key Scale, halfway between 11 and 12, is 13: The High Priestess pathway across the eleventh sephiroth, Daath, commonly referred to as The Abyss.
∆ Crossing The Abyss … a central action in Kubrick films: our hero, cut off from the world, takes a perilous leap of faith across the darkness.
∆ The Ritual Of The Hexagram.
∆ The Babalon Working.
∆ As the 11:30 Colorado Canopy dissolves, Dick Hallorann crosses The Abyss.
∆ At exactly 11m30s into The Shining, we cut to Danny’s first vision, the bloody elevator.
∆ A second before, we see Danny looking at himself in the mirror, the distorting edge of which is lined up against the far right of the screen.
∆ A few seconds after Wendy announces it’s 11:30, Jack looks at himself in the mirror. Again, like the Strength Tarot, Wendy appears to hold the beast-like Jack at her waist.
∆ The Bedroom Mirror into which Jack is staring is in the north of the room and has a toilet to the south of it, just like Danny’s bathroom at The Boulder Apartment.
∆ Just to the north of the bathroom mirror in the Boulder Apartment is a sewing room with a light blue green reminiscent of the color of the Room 237 Bathroom.
∆ The room just north of the Bedroom Mirror Jack looks into at the Overlook is Danny’s bedroom. Hallorann tells Danny to stay out of Room 237. Wendy points at Room 237 and tells Danny to go to his room. Wendy later asks Jack to go into Room 237.
∆ In the second of Wendy’s Four Visions, after seeing Hallorann’s body and being frightening by the “Great Party” man, she runs north along the eastern hallway towards a door ringed with a familiar green light. After turning the Overlook Lobby blue and the Green Hallway red, Wendy returns to the eastern hallway to face south, and see what Danny saw in the mirror at 11m30:
∆ The final frame inside The Overlook, completing the circuit and closing the loop.
∆ Or does “Just about 11:30” refer to the 1132 enigma of Finnegans Wake?
∆ Are the events of The Shining simply the imagination of a boy playing with himself in the bathroom? Is this the Colorado Lounge, with the shower curtain forming the canopy to the west? Is Danny facing the Colorado’s own magic mirror, the mural?
∆ The mural being Jack’s favorite target in his ball bouncing in the scene immediately after the 11:30 time announcement.