Responsibility, Decision, Cause and effect, Justice
Major arcana card number 11 Spiritually sensitive, independent, charismatic
Zodiac sign: Libra Planet: Virgo Elements: Air
As we enter August 2021, the tarot card Justice rules events, law and order to be precise. This card functions between worlds also; in such the temporal world or physical world and the non physical world, including the mind and sub conscious.
Law and order, peace and harmony, being unbiased and fair , reminding us that we will be held responsible for our actions. Justice is not just the law that we live by but also cosmic or spiritual law. The universe after all is governed by cosmic law and everything is connected in our reality. Humans live in a sealed unit, not just body, mind and spirit; but also within what is a sealed integrated unit between the physical and the spirit realms. The lemniscate or to the layperson; the infinity symbol alludes to this reality. This cannot be broken unless one is spiritually awake and at the end of the individuals life cycle, decides to leave what they believe to be the reincarnation cycle, to move on spiritually to higher learning.
Notice the to pillars in the card; representing law and order as well as duality and also Jachin and Boaz. Now see the woman ( Justitia or Lady Justice) depicted in the card has a line near her throat, the white line is very distinct, which reminds me of the alleged murder of Mary Magdalen, however Mary Magdalen was supposed to have been stabbed on her left hand side, as opposed to Jesus who was pierced on the right hand side by the spear of destiny or a lance, this reminds us of duality and cause and effect. However there are other possibilities here, this could symbolise the voice and wanting to say something or going back to mysticism perhaps it has a connection to John the Baptist, given that he was beheaded. Some mystical art depicts such strange symbolism.
The hand positions of the lady are depicting the adage; As above, so is below. In this tarot card the lady is slightly different to Arthur Waite’s card in which Justice holds scales in her left hand and a sword in her right hand in the upright position. In this Mystic Dreamer tarot card, in her left hand she holds a sword, the left hand side of the human body as you may be aware; represents intuitive female energy. The sword is justice, but it also covers spiritual law too. Penetrating energy from above and bringing justice down to the physical world. That also covers thought in action; becoming physically manifested, thus creative energy.
Now in the lady's right hand, which as you would imagine represents male energy. She is holding what looks like a sceptre. This is a royal symbol that represents, god or spirit and divine rule over humanity. It is very difficult to make out the symbols on this sceptre, but it has something on the top also unlike the Rider Waite tarot card in which it is scales in her hand.
The woman on the card bears a lot of responsibility as a law giver and issues justice. She stands on the edge of reality and is looking down into our world in judgement. Behind her there is a light; representing enlightenment, spirit and perhaps consciousness. On the pillar to her right is a black bird, the bird is a messenger from spirit which has come to impart news or a message.
The card continues to warn us of what will happen if we do not act in peace and harmony and also honestly. We collectively or individually reap what we sew. Please remember duality is always at play here. and at times things seem very unfair and wrong. Harmony is very out of balance in this world; and not every single person gets to be held accountable.
No; it is not fair but that is the way that it is. Why? you may ask; well there are those that know how to circumnavigate their way through cosmic law and know how to balance it; in order to avoid punishment. Again that is just the way this world operates. We; however do not have to take sides or get involved in something that has a cause and effect attached to it. Please bear this in mind with current world events, because there will be fallout, as this card reminds us.
The male versus female energy discussed here has nothing to do with one's gender. This is spiritual energy and all humans have both male and female energy within us; the same as we do genetically. That is a good example of, As above, so is below. Because the energy is non physical, but in the physical body it becomes physical in our genetic makeup.
Keeping our spiritual energy balanced and harmonious in the physical world is indeed a very difficult task in this world. We have a divided consciousness which leads to spiritual decline unfortunately, unless we actively work on it. So we must strive to be better human beings and take our rightful place in the universe when we advance spiritually.
As I already said, we do not have to take sides with anything or anyone. We can have a third and better option, which is more spiritually aligned, we are not responsible for the actions of others and must not act in similar manner or we become defeated spiritually.
Looks like this month will be a month of having to think very carefully before we respond or react. Can we rise above the challenges we face or should we cancel August and just stay in bed?
Keep emotions under control and don't believe everything in the media, and please remember the media play a dualistic roll always.