Adjustment: Weekly Tarotcast™ – Free Tarot Reading
8-18-20 through 8-25-20
Adjustment is this week’s Tarotcast card. The Adjustment card represents balance. It is impartial and objective. It is karmic justice in the highest sense. It shows us karma for what it is – a balancing and harmonizing force in the Universe. This card depicts the Egyptian Goddess Maat. Maat judged the souls of the dead by weighing them against one single ostrich feather. Ostrich plumes were her sacred symbol.
In the Tarot deck I use (Thoth), the Adjustment Tarot card is number 8 of the Major Arcana. But, in many decks the card is Justice and is number 11 of the Majors. Confused yet? Don’t be.
On the Tree of Life, the Adjustment card travels path 22. It joins sephiroth or sphere 5 Geburah (Severity) to sephiroth or sphere 6 Tiphareth (Beauty). This card’s Hebrew letter, Lamed – means an ox goad (or whip). That’s a pretty strong symbol for justice and the meting out of punishment, wouldn’t you say? This is one of the reasons that Aleister Crowley swapped this card numbered 8 with card number 11 – the Strength card. Which to further confuse and confound you, Crowley calls “Lust”. I won’t go into more explanation or I’ll need to write a dissertation.
Adjustment is the zodiacal trump of Libra, with Venus as its ruler and Saturn exalted. Again, this is in keeping with the idea of Justice. The Libra Scales balance Saturn’s highest energy. The fulfillment of obligations and responsibilities, both practical and karmic.
In real-time astrology, The Sun completes its transit of Fire-sign Leo. It enters Earth-sign Virgo on August 22nd. We enter the season of the harvest. We focus on work and practical matters. We are detail-oriented and organized. Avoid perfectionism and worry to make the most of this energy.
“Just open your mind and you will find the way it’s always been…”
With the New Moon in Leo on August 18th we explore our creative powers. Venus is transiting Water-sign Cancer. We are the mother to our inner child. We nurture ourselves and heal our wounds. We know who we are, what we want, and what we value. This applies to love and relationships but extends to other aspects of our lives as well. Saturn continues its long and currently retrograde transit of Capricorn.
Misuse, darkening or the shadow energy of the Adjustment card includes hypocrisy. Self-righteousness. Unless we’ve walked a mile in the other person’s Gucci loafers, better to hold off on a condemnation. Also, we shouldn’t expect from others what we don’t expect from ourselves. “Do as I say, not as I do” is a formula for failure under this week’s influences.
Let’s focus on balancing out various areas of our lives this week. Are we overworking, overeating, or otherwise “over” indulging? Time to work in some healthier harmony. Choose the middle way rather than the extremes – we’ll be happier, better-rested and more refreshed if we do.
Power colors: emerald green, pale green and deep blue and deep blue-green.
Power stones: sapphire, lapis, emerald, opal, jade, garnet, onyx and obsidian. Wear these as jewelry or carry them as power stones. They will enhance our sense of fairness, balance, good judgment. They will help us fulfill our responsibilities and obligations.
Power metals: copper and lead. Copper is the better choice for wearing. Meditate on the idea that lead is very heavy, but also soft and malleable.
Power fragrances: violet, rose, bergamot, apple, strawberry and vanilla. Also, beauty products made from hempseed, olive and grapeseed oils. These are natural, luxurious indulgences. All will help us channel the beauty, pleasure and luxury of Venus. At the same time, they will balance the responsible, pragmatic sobriety of Saturn. Justice – or rather, Adjustment is the natural, positive result.
Power foods: foods prepared with apples, strawberries, vanilla, figs, grapes, dates, lentils, thyme. Also, olive or grapeseed oil. All provide the same beneficial effects already described. All provide the same beneficial effects already described.
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