Archive for September 21st, 2012

Daily Tarot ~ September 21

September 21, 2012


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.

We last saw this card five months ago almost to the day.  And as today is the first day of Autumn (as of 10:49 am EDT) this is ALSO the card for the entire season to come.  So, please give it some extra attention.  PLEASE?


As ever, I like to begin my interpretation 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.

Simple, really.  

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




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. And I continue to be grateful.


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. At all.]


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


And 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. You must not discount your needs and hopes, but neither may you let your goals be overbearing, overweening or overwhelming. Overandout.


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, spiritually, 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:    No one is to be called an enemy, all are your benefactors, and no one does you harm. You have no enemy except yourselves. ~ Francis of Assisi



Today’s Weather: A mild presumptuous spumoni-like incantation.  Wrinkly cumulowampeter fronts all along the back. And sides. 

On This Date: 1937J. R. R. Tolkien‘s The Hobbit is published.

 Texts from Last Night: …you screamed, “no, YOU put some pants on” at a cop …I pretended not to know you

Note: Daily Tarot will disappear until October 2.  Working on some house stuff.  BLESS!