What greets this week is Justice
Justice (card number 11, drawn on the 11th day of the 11th month)! She counsels us to look at our life with fairness, bearing in mind the law of cause and effect (also known as Karma). Lady Justice reminds us that our current situation is the result of the previous decisions and actions we have taken in our life. If we are not satisfied with the situation as it is now, she reminds us that our future can be changed if we are willing to learn the lessons that we are currently being presented with. In her right hand (conscious side) she holds a double-edged sword, a sword that represents impartiality and balance. An alternative interpretation of her sword can be that it represents right thought and right action. In her unconscious left hand she holds the scales, reminding us that logic must always be balanced by intuition. She asks of us that we evaluate where we are now, exposing the truth and bringing to light those matters that require our attention. She is the reminder of our own responsibility and accountability for where we are now, the voice of our conscience as well. In practical terms she may also deal with legal matters, court cases, divorces, contract matters and all things that are regulated by the legal system. If you are currently involved in legal matters, then she indicates that the result you will get will be fair and just.
What meets us is The World (card 21)
It is a time of integration and completion/accomplishment. Involvement in community and contribution and giving back to the community – sharing our success with others – is the way forward. The World card is not just about individual success, but can also talk to us about universal understanding and global awareness. There is infinite reward for the positive efforts we make to improve ourselves (and those around us). Remember that as life is cyclical, a time of completion of necessity also means a time of new beginnings, as there is never a time when there is no motion. It may be time to join with others of like mind and undertake a project that is a win-win situation for all involved. World-wide issues are likely to be extremely important this week, and need to be looked at in an impartial and balanced way.
At the end of the week is the Hierophant (card 5)
The function of the Hierophant is to bring initiates into the ‘mystery’ so that they can take up their roles. He speaks for the status quo, education, the pursuit of knowledge. He also represents a Gateway to higher consciousness, usually reached in a ritualised manner. It may be time to revisit rituals from our childhood, or start some rituals of our own as a framework for how we want to plug into divinity. It is time to examine our beliefs and maybe clarify them to ourselves. What is it you believe, does it serve you, are your beliefs helping or hindering you? If they are not helping you, is it possible to change your beliefs, maybe not radically but within an acceptable (to you) framework? Do you respect the beliefs of others, no matter how different their belief system is to your own?
Overall – this week asks that we re-examine our concrete situation, and accept responsibility for where we are now. We can have ‘success’, only if we accept our own responsibility and move forward in the world with impartiality, balance and using our intuition. If you don’t like where you are, you can change it. Share your resources and abilities with others, for the good of everyone – aware that infinite rewards are the result of our positive efforts. The week ends on a more introspective note – looking at our belief systems, weeding out those elements that are not helping us and working out a system that does feed our spirit in the most meaningful way.
Have a great week everyone.