As stated in yesterday's blog, Adjustment, is at work continuously in the above, The Greater Universe, and the below, our individual soul/personality. In other decks this is Key 11 Justice; However it is numbered,, this powerful, natural, equilibrating function occurs in our bodies, as they balance nutrition continuously to maintain proper operation as power tools for Spirit. And Adjustment is also an equilibrating function that occurs in our personalities, making sure there are no constant extremes of behavior that keep us from operating effectively in our environments. In the Personality Adjustment is done by natural force and reason.
To go forward, the Soul is measured when it "stands"in the Divine Light of the Solar Logos, that is , Tiphareth, the sixth Sephiroth on the Tree of Life, often called the "Christ Light". Only in this Light (bright and warm intelligence) does the dual- edged Sword of Geburah, do its work; pruning away the perspectives which are not worthy of Her Divine Child. This image of Maat
as presented on the Thoth card, (see yesterday's blog) is a suggestion of the Maat
legend as the "Daughter of Ra", relating her to the Sun God (Tiphareth-Solar Logos). Her Qabalistic name is "Daughter of the Lords of Truth" while the Egyptians also called her the "Queen of Heaven".. all of these names pointing to the fact that this Severe Faithful Intelligence
is the regulator of the Path of the Sun
; as the Egyptian texts suggested,
the Sun subsists, for Ra is said to "rest upon Maat" and/or to"live by Maat". In Qabalistic terms, this means that the principles of the Path of Adjustment maintain Tiphareth---The Bright and Warm intelligence of the Solar Logos. Since Ra is known to the Egyptians, as the source of all Light, the Qabalists know Ra as the Fool or the Path of Aleph, who is the Source of All Light . This makes it possible to say, that Aleph rests upon Lamed and that Lamed is the regulator of the Path of the Divine Life Force. That is also why I teach that "The Solar Husband is invoked by the Great Womb'". This may startle some men who objectify women as an object of sexual desire for it is well known to both Tantrics and practicing Qabalists that the Life Force, and/or "Sex Energy" is invoked by the Great Female, to regulate and establish her Forms. The Form of Him came from the Womb of Her,,i.e. "Ra is said to live by Maat." The Lord of Lightning servers the Great Mgnetic-Ocean Mother. To put this simply, The Great One (Kether) became Two, by the process of Adjusting Knowledge (Chokma) and Understanding (Binah), thereby, realizing He/She....and thereby established the equilibrium that produces and maintains all things. (The Tree of Life illustration is from the book: THE QABALISTIC TAROT, by Robert Wang).. The downward pointing Phallus and testes headdress on the female figure of this card....attests to this understanding. Those who Skry this card will not be unhappy that they did so, even if Geburah wields her sword in quick bright strokes.the discomfort of emotional burdens, the burdens of perspectives, just fall away and the skyer feels all "Warm and bright".
There are a large compliment of Planets involved in this card. First is Venus,which rules Libra. Mars is related because of the purging forces of Geburah. The Sun, as stated above, is involved not only because the Path of Lamed runs from the Sun to Mars, but also because Adjustment (Justice) must take place in the clear bright light of Truth. Saturn is exalted in Libra and finally Jupiter which is the planet of Chesed (Mercy). By acknowledging that Libra is ruled by Venus, is also to acknowledge that behind Adjustment stands the Empress, the primary path of Venus,which is the perfect equilibrium between the forces of Chokma and Binah. It is interesting to note that the planet Venus refers to all of the Sephiroth and encompasses every single Sephira on the Tree of Life. The implications being that Love is the Ultimate Power of the Universe.
The imagery on this card is all about "law and limitation", as symbolized by the throne of spheres and pyramids in groups of four,behind the Female figure, She is best described in Crowley's book: 777, as "The woman justified. By equilibrium and Self-Sacrifice is the Gate." He goes on to state; "She is the ultimate illusion which is manifestation: she is the dance, many-colored, many-willed, of Life Itself. Constantly whirling, all possibilities are enjoyed, under the phantom show of Space and Time; all things are real, the soul is the surface, precisely because they are instantly compensated by this Adjustment. All things are harmony and beauty; all things are truth because they cancel out." Crowley understood, that the Soul, is the Mirror that our image is reflected in and it is by the Adjustment of perspectives, that our healing comes from. This may be why when the medical journals state, "83% of all healing, is by placebo".... Something to ponder,
When this card is thrown during a reading, the querent is experiencing or will experience, the making of a final decision. Judgment and sentencing by a determination of an issue without appeal on this plane.. The querent is experiencing "What you put out, you get back". The Law of action- reaction, where the natural forces of nature reach a balance within the individual, setting things right. The balancing of opposites.
Thank you for your interest and comments. May you live long and prosper!.