ADJUSTMENT(Libra)“Even if I wander from Thee, Thou art there. Thy pleasure ever leads me into the depths of Thee; thy chastening hand is the caress of reclaiming me. I walk through the alleys of Hell, in the byways of my deeds, and the stifling heat is the clasp of thine embrace – yea, of thy holding me tight unto Thee.”MEDITATION COLOR:
Lamed, ox-goad: that which drives and steers the ox (Alef). Also means, “to instruct, train, discipline, chastise” (cf.
Alef). Greek Lambda suggests balance by its isosceles shape.CARD NAME:
Probably the best standard definition for adjustment is “to bring into proper relationship,” It stems from the Latin ad-
(“toward”) + iuxt
comes from the Indo-European root yeug-,
meaning “to join” (Lamed is the “yoke” of Vav). Important derivatives of this root include yoke, join, junction, conjugal, yoga, subjugate, joust, junction. Compare this to the older title, Justice,
which means, “being honorable, fair, righteous, morally right, consonant with law.” It comes from the Indo-European root yewes-,
“law,” as in just, jury, jurist, judge, conjure, perjure, injure, prejudice. (Both “conjure” and “perjury” come from the Latin for “to pronounce a ritual formula, or swear an oath.”)ESOTERIC MEANING:
The Faithful Consciousness. Through it, spiritual powers are increased. All dwellers on earth “abide in its shadow.”TREE of LIFE:
Tifereth to Geburah. (Links ‘Beauty’ with ‘Strength,’ the Ego-center with Volition. The “righting” effect of true volition on the equilibrated ego-center, from which place one easily moves in one’s own direction by the HGA’s goad-force that rightly drives one there.)ESOTERIC TITLE:
The Daughter of the Lords of Truth, the Ruler of the BalanceTANTRIC & ALCHEMICAL SIGNIFICANCE:
The Woman Satisfied: the Scarlet Woman fulfilled by directed application of Iudex
Eternal justice; or, rather, justesse,
equilibrium, the act of adjustment, balance by opposites, internal compensation or adjustment within the whole, pending decision. Karma. In material matters, may mean law, legal actions, prosecutions, trial, etc. Socially, marriage or agreements; politically, treaties.
"To advance—that means Work. Patient, exhausting, thankless, often bewildering Work. Dear sister, if you would but Work! Work blindly, foolishly, misguidedly, it doesn’t matter in the end: Work in itself has absolute virtue." -Magick Without Tears