Tarot Card for the Day ~ February 22

Justice

Lady of the Lake

Fortune Cookie: Know what is just, equitable, honorable, hopeful and balanced.  Use that as your guide. Work firmly, calmly, directly but in a balanced way toward that today.

I always begin my intepretation of this card with Richard Pryor’s famous quote, “You go down there looking for Justice; that’s what you find: just us.” 

And follow it with Lenny Bruce’s, “In the halls of justice, the only justice is in the halls.”   

But you must be getting bored with those little tweaks.  So, today only (so far) I’m offering a picture of the Code Of Hammurabi.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Code-de-Hammurabi-1.jpg

   along with one of my favorite laws from the code, verbatim in translation:

If anyone brings an accusation against a man, and the accused goes to the river and leaps into the river, if he sinks in the river his accuser shall take possession of his house. But if the river proves that the accused is not guilty, and he escapes unhurt, then he who had brought the accusation shall be put to death, while he who leaped into the river shall take possession of the house that had belonged to his accuser.

Simple, really.  

Okay.  So.  For those of you who actually NEED an explanation about a card entitled Justice , let’s just take a little look together, ‘kay?

Many readers would say something to the effect that Justice betokens equity, “rightness,” and justice in the consequences of past actions.

However, as Hamlet noted, “Use every man after his desert, and who should ’scape whipping?”  Fortunately, most of my clients STILL don’t own whips.  I’ve asked.

Other readers would say the card portends that a fair decision will be made in your favor.  Or they might encourage us to remember that justice is intended to foster peace and order, not revenge. [Not an easy concept to keep in front of us these days.  Let’s all head for that river!]

Anna-Marie Ferguson, creator of the Legend deck I use, writes of the card bespeaks total honesty, just rewards, equal partnership and coming to agreement, among other things.

Me? When Justice turns up for a client, I usually say something like,

Regarding the situation, first of all, be sure you treat all justly – including and especially yourself. 

Work toward a truly equitable solution or situation. Don’t discount your needs and hopes, but neither may you let your goals be overbearing, overweening or overwhelming. 

Remember the ancient symbol of Justice is a scale weighing the balance of things. 

So this is one of those cards that counsels:

 

Do what is necessary to keep yourself in balance, physically, emotionally, financially, etc.  And seek outcomes that are balanced, harmonious, bringing peace of mind to all.  Be confident such is possible, because it is.

Know what is just, equitable, honorable, hopeful and balanced.  Use that as your guide. Work firmly, calmly, directly but in a balanced way toward that today.

Bright, happy and balanced blessings!  

Quote for the Day: 

A woman in a hot air balloon realized she was lost. She lowered her altitude and spotted a man in a boat below. She shouted to him, “Can you help me? I promised a friend I would meet him an hour ago, but I don’t know where I am.”

The man consulted his portable GPS and replied, “You’re in a hot air balloon, approximately 30 feet above ground elevation of 2,346 feet above sea level. You are at 31 degrees, 14.97 minutes north latitude and 100 degrees, 49.09 minutes west longitude.”
 
She rolled her eyes and said, “You must be an Obama Democrat.”
 
“I am,” replied the man. “How did you know?”
 
“Well,” answered the balloonist, “everything you told me is technically correct. But I have no idea what to do with your information, and I’m still lost. Frankly, you’ve not been much help to me.”
 
The man smiled delightedly and responded, “You must be a Republican.”
 
“I am,” replied the balloonist. “How did you know?”
 
“Well,” said the man, “you don’t know where you are or where you are going. You’ve risen to where you are due to a large quantity of hot air. You made a promise you have no idea how to keep, and you expect me to solve your problem. You’re in exactly the same position you were in before we met, but somehow, now it’s my fault.”  [Thanks. Rosalie!]

Today’s Weather:  Withering clouds of antediluvian b-button fuzz going hither, thither and whither.  I’ll have a karmic marmot, please. 

On This Date: 1983 – The notorious Broadway flop Moose Murders opens and closes on the same night at the Eugene O’Neill Theatre 

And: 1732George Washington, First President of the United States is born.

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