Adjustment: Weekly Tarotcast™ – Free Tarot Reading
6-29-21 through 7-06-21
Adjustment is this week’s Tarotcast card. The Adjustment card represents balance. It is impartial and objective. So, 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. Known as Strength in many decks, Crowley calls that card “Lust”.
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. So, the fulfillment of obligations and responsibilities, both practical and karmic.
In real-time astrology, The Sun is transiting Water-sign Cancer. We take a deep dive into our emotions during this transit. We are nurturing. Because we seek security and comfort, we may draw inward now.
“Instant karma’s gonna get you – gonna knock you right on the head…”
But don’t forget that Cancer is a Cardinal sign. It seeks positions of leadership. It is an initiator. Combined with the energy of this week’s card, our efforts may focus on home and family harmony.
“Karma karma karma karma karma chameleon…”
Love is grand, expressive and expansive as Venus transits Fire-sign Leo. We can be generous with our praise and with money as well. We look for attention, validation and acknowledgement. Whether we get it or not may be another story. In contrast, we may exaggerate or overdramatize. And we may also overspend on extravagances. The balancing effect of this week’s card can help us stay the course.
“Just open your mind and you will find the way it’s always been…”
On July 3rd Jupiter is quintile Uranus. This is brainstorming energy. Technological innovations are possible. There’s also the possibility of self-indulgence. Weirdness and eccentricity. Here again, the balancing energy of this week’s card can reduce our tendency to go overboard.
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. Thus, 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.
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- Lyrics quotes: “Instant Karma” ~ John Lennon (John Lennon)
- “Karma Chameleon” ~ Culture Club (Boy George/Jon Moss/Mikey Craig/Roy Hay/Phil Pickett) and
- “The Balance” ~ The Moody Blues (Graeme Edge/Ray Thomas)
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