The soul journey through the Thoth tarot cards: Adjustment

Posted on Jan 24, 2013 in Tarot

Thoth Adjustment Tarot CardContinuing my journey through the spiritual development meaning of Tarot cards, specifically the major arcana of the Thoth deck, we reach number 8…..

Adjustment Tarot card

This card shows the lesson of the Chariot well-learned, in that you have perfected that state of inner calm and centredness so well that you’re literally able to balance on your toes on the tip of a sword!

It is at this point that you can begin to understand and work with the idea of karma – universal justice. You recognise that the energy you put out into the world is given back to you, whether positive or negative. Everything you think, say or do has an effect and whatever you think, do or say to others will have the same impact on you eventually because, in truth, you are not separate from “the other”. It is the working out of Jesus’ teaching (although it is more ancient than that) “Do unto others as you would have done unto you,” but not only that it suggests that your motives are important too. To use a topical example, you can give a cartload of money to charity but if it’s purely for tax avoiding reasons then the results for your soul will be different than if it was a genuine gift of generosity and a desire to help. It is also an acceptance that whatever happens to you is a direct result of your own thoughts and intentions because you create your own reality. What you choose or decide on is what you get!

When you are living within universal justice and karma, you feel no need to wreak revenge or burn with desire to see someone being punished for what you may think of as a wrong-doing, for two reasons. First, you know that they will be dealt with fairly at the spiritual level even if it’s not in this lifetime but the next. So it’s much easier to let go of perceived hurts or injustices because you are also taking more responsibility for shaping your own experiences. Having said that, I’m noticing that karma no longer takes so long to work itself out and I’ve seen it act in minutes if the person is aware enough to notice it – instant karma! The second reason is that you can see both sides of an issue, an action or a person so you can remain detached and non-judgemental about people and the things they do, knowing that they are simply making their choices and learning the necessary lessons on their own soul journey.

Of course this doesn’t mean you have to ignore injustice and unfairness – far from it. Now is the time you may choose to support groups and organisations that work to prevent this kind of mistreatment of the planet and its inhabitants, such as Amnesty International or Greenpeace, but you take part in these activities with a peaceful, loving heart and not aggressively, violently or vengefully.

Traditionally other decks call this card Justice, but I like the extra meaning that the name Adjustment brings to this aspect of spiritual development. That is the helpful suggestion that as we learn and grow we constantly need to reassess where we are, whether beliefs and ideas we have accumulated still apply or work for us, and actively adjust our position and our belief systems to allow our consciousness to expand even further. Otherwise we become stuck, stagnant and too rigid in our thinking, living by the dry letter of the law and not by the vibrant, living truth of our hearts and souls which inevitably changes over time. Your inner voice and intuition will keep you perfectly poised and always ready for soulful thought, word and deed.

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