In this image, a man stands on a high rock. Holding scales in his left hand, he stares up at his sword, which he holds to the sky. The sword stands for truth and the scales represent balance.
As a card of the day, Justice represents fairness. The man in this image assesses the facts and administers both reward and punishment accordingly. His rulings are always just and their origin stems from those things we have said and done.
I remember something I heard in a lecture at The Kabbalah Centre many years ago. It was about cause and effect and labelled The Suddenly Syndrome. We were reminded by the lecturer that we will not wake one day to find a mature Oak tree in our front garden which had not been there the day before. Things take time to grow and do not turn up unexpectedly. Similarly, we do not suddenly fall out of love, or suddenly lose a client, or suddenly get out of shape. Every effect in life has a cause, often disguised by time.
For today, think about where you are at. Did you arrive here unexpectedly or is your ‘lot’ a result of those things you did or didn’t do? Are you celebrating a wealth of some kind, due to the effort you’ve put in? Or are you feeling the pain of a dispute you are actually the root-cause of?
Think about those seeds you can plant in life today and take responsibility for them. What action or word will make a difference to your future for the better?
© Steven Bright Tiferet Tarot 2015
Illustration by Steven Bright