Tarot Card ~ October 6

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.”   

And then, I offer a picture of the

Code Of Hammurabi   (one of the great milestones, no pun intended, in earthly law) 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.

  “Uh-oh.”

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. Over and out.

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:    Almost every wise saying has an opposite one, no less wise, to balance it. ~ George Santayana  [So ignore this.]

 

Today’s Weather:  Pestilential ceilidhs, yoiks and oye!  Presume mild geese and peremptory danutas.  

 

On This Date:  1600Jacopo Peri‘s Euridice, the earliest surviving opera, receives its première performance in Florence, signifying the beginning of the Baroque Period.  [But you knew that.]

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3 Responses to “Tarot Card ~ October 6”

  1. Donna Allen Says:

    Great “play” with the quote. I’ll have to think about all that. But not toooo hard, as my brain might turn into a pretzel.

  2. shamanspath Says:

    I fid that brain pretzels are best acoompnaied by beer. I’m just sayin’.

  3. Donna Allen Says:

    🙂

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