Weekly Tarotcast™: 8-27-19 through 9-03-19
Tarot cards – Adjustment
The weekly Tarotcast card is Adjustment. In the Tarot deck I use (Thoth), this 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.
In the Tarot cards Adjustment is balanced, impartial, detached and objective. It represents karmic justice in the highest sense. It shows us karma for what it truly 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.
On the Tree of Life, this 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 many reasons that Aleister Crowley swapped the number of this card, 8 with the number 11 of 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.
This card 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 balancing Saturn’s highest energy. The fulfillment of obligations and responsibilities, both practical and karmic.
In real-time astrology, the Sun is transiting Earth-sign Virgo. Venus (ruling planet of Libra) entered Virgo on August 21st. Mercury enters Virgo on August 29th. We also experience a New Moon in Virgo on August 30th. These energies complement the power of balance and correction in this week’s card.
With the New Moon, we have the opportunity to improve our lives. We organize and refine our work. We pay more positive attention to our health. We can enjoy a period of fertility and productivity.
The earthy, pragmatic energy of the planets in Virgo brings healing and resolution. Avoid judgmental attitudes. As a cardinal Air sign, Libra needs to to take action. The goal here is that those actions are fair and unbiased.
Misuse, darkening or the shadow energy of this card includes hypocrisy and self-righteousness. Unless we’ve walked a mile in the other person’s Jimmy Choos, 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 – will come naturally and positively this week!
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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