Friday, February 11, 2011
Atu VIII - Adjustment
Respresenting the sign Libra, this card is a perfect picture of the goal we should all strive to attain, perfect balance between extremes. But as with the balances (scales) on the image, often balance is achieved by going a little too much one way, then the other in order to come to equilibrium. The call of the card is to balance our thoughts (the Ace of swords upon which she is poised) with no concern for either extreme (the blindfold). In many ways this card is an energietic mirror of the two of swords (moon in Libra) requiring either/or to shift to both/and. Additionally this card calls for Justice (as it is known in other decks) having to do with legal issues, fairness, in which the blindfold represents a lack of bias, or "blind justice". A call to get your affairs in order.
from the original website:
VIII - Adjustment.
"it always appears in a spread as a reminder that balance is tenuous, and always in motion. It is not a static ideal that we can achieve, rather a constant state of flux. I always see the image of a sailor on a plank with a can beneath it. Trying to get one's sea legs. If you were to stop focusing on balance, then you would fall. Being attentive to the spinning plates. Deliberately applying energy to maintain momentum, and develop a rhythm".
Making continuos modifications and sacrifices to remain at a balance with relationships which are very important to you, weighing out pros and cons systematically to retain a balance. harmony and equilibrated flow through life."
"Attempting to maintain a balance amongst numerous obstacles,responsibilites or demands placed on you."
"The queen presiding upon the brink of the abyss! Her sense of balance and justice is absolute, and will always find you wanting. You are judged and struck down with immense force as you are not truly innocent. You must follow the prescribed course, and this means driving your chariot over the edge! Ahead is loneliness, striving and the deeper mysteries of the interface of I and O. In short, the 'mysteries of the 8th and 9th grades' of the OTO... so dont complain!"
"Are you being fair? If you have not been fair in the past, guess who's coming to dinner? Are you struggling with a decision? Do what's fair and right. Weigh out all of you options, use process of elimination to decide most rational, fair, honest decision."
"Things are not as they once were. While a period of evolution is involved, it means a change for in the direction of the positive. Through compromise, a positive change in relationships or aquaintance. Moving forward yet putting the past to rest. Making the adjustment to a new love with and old love. New fire to an old idea."
"Justice,tolorance and matters of the law. divorce, or leagal seperation."
"A movement made in your life leading to stability and balance for you...a change in how you view things or in how you will deal with things....possibly a change in consciousness."
"For me it means you must make a change or changes in your life to maintain a healthy ballance."
"This is KARMA. Seeing harmony. Artistic. Going overboard to keep peace. Can mean divorce/separation. Her challenge in life is that she sometimes forgets to listen and she is always trying to do for everyone."
"In order to keep things balanced certain things must be sacrificed - this naturally calls for evaluation and decision making, now."
"For me, this card represents the struggle to maintain equilibrium, and to make changes in your life accordingly. The fact that she is balancing her feet on the sword highlights the fact that sometimes in order to maintain that balance, you might get cut."