“As Above, So below, As within, So without, As the Universe, So the Soul…” -Hermes Trismegistus
JUSTICE is the archetype that represents cosmic balance in the Universe. Justice energy points out that every action or force must have an equal and opposite counterforce.
Likewise, in the midst of Justice moments, we can see clearly how all of our past decisions have created a cause-and-effect chain of events leading us up to where we are now. We see clearly that we create our reality not only by the quality of the actions we take, but by the level at which we are aware and conscious of the consequences. With Justice energy, nothing happens in a vacuum. We know that we will pay for our misdeeds and be rewarded for our beneficence, but it goes far beyond “good” and “bad.” At this level, all things are basically neutral and boil down to this:
We know that the state of our inner world will ultimately be reflected in our external one.
It’s not punitive but rather based in common sense. By understanding Justice, we can become the true creators of our own lives.
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Day 12: What am I attracting based on my attitudes and actions?
Eight if Pentacles and Two of Swords
I am attracting inspiration. I can do or have anything, even if I don’t know how to achieve it.
Eight of Pentacles is inspired work, the work of self-expression and experimentation. It is taking concrete actions toward a goal, and gaining gifts of insight and connection to a Higher Power through the process. It is being content with what I have and where I am in life, while being on the edge of greater material gain.
Two of Swords represents two choices, perhaps a crossroads. The figure wears a blindfold, so she may not see the outcome. While normally the Two of Swords usually means indecision, the figure in the card today feels like a warrior and is sitting calmly , waiting for the answer. She does not appear worried about the mystery.
When I think too much about the outcome, it becomes difficult for me to make a move. I can think all day about the actions I can take, and in the thinking, become overwhelmed. Overwhelm stops the flow of prosperity. The trick is to find peace in not knowing what will happen, being in the moment, and proceeding with steps toward the desired outcome. Trust.
More prolonged and inspired steps happening today are:
- Painting *
- Writing this post
- Ordering lights for photography and video
- Practicing my guitar and memorizing lyrics
- Working out
- Meeting a friend at Kickstand Cafe for a co-work session
- Sitting in meditation, embracing the mystery
I will use the gift of Two of Swords like antennae, sending the energy of the heart or the vision of my life’s dream as it is today out to the universe as a gift, and let the loved energy of the universe come back to my heart. The blindfold tells me I may not get an answer right away through my regular senses, but something will come to me in a dream, an inspired thought, through a feeling, or through the words of a friend, or a book. Likely, it will come through solid work – as the Eight of Pentacles tells me progressive disciplined labor will bring me wisdom and abundance.
*The image above is a detail from the current sky pixel series painting I am working on.