Tarot Card ~ May 12

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.

 

We last saw this card in October.  And it’s a very interesting card for Mother’s Day in the US.

 

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.     “Ummm…  Mr. Ryan?”

 

Simple, really.  

 

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

 

‘Kayso:

 

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.  Chomp!  [And an extra bit for Mum.]

 

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