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Tyldwick - Justice

What I notice in the Justice card:

a set of scales
an ornate mirror
animals at the top of the mirror - strange bug-eyed birds and a lion's head (possibly)
unknown "dust-around" in the shape of a cottage
two vases of fresh flowers

One item that always seems to be in most Justice card is a set of scales, which for me imply fairness, equality and balance. It makes me think of trying to see-saw with my young grandson. He is so much lighter than I am, if we try to do the regular way I end up doing all the work because I am heavier. But if I make an adjustment - either put both grandsons on one end or move myself up the board toward the center point - the weight is more balanced allowing us to move more freely.

The mirror is a direct indication that before I go try to straighten out the rest of the world, I'd best take a good long look at myself. Where am I being unfair? What is in my life that is unequal or unbalanced? I need to correct the imbalances in my own life first.

I'm not exactly sure what the animals are that decorate the top of the mirror, but there appear to be four bug-eyed bird like animals and a lion's head at the center. The lion symbolizes that courage will be required of me for this task. The four strange birds might represent the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual aspects of my life. Rumer Godden once wrote, “There is an Indian proverb that says that everyone is a house with four rooms, a physical, a mental, an emotional, and a spiritual . Most of us tend to live in one room most of the time but unless we go into every room every day, even if only to keep it aired, we are not a complete person.” I can easily get comfortable in one "room" of my life and forget about the others; this card reminds me to do otherwise.

I have no idea what the "dust-around" is on the table, so I'm hoping to hear from someone else who might take a guess at what it might be.

The two vases at first appear very similar, but on closer inspection I see they are slightly different. For me this means fairness might not mean giving exactly the same thing to each person or situation. For instance, if one grandson wants to toss the football and the other wants to play with Legos, it wouldn't be fair to just do one activity with both and ignore the other. Plus, one thing might be appropriate for one situation but not for another. Sending heavy coats and snow boots to needy children in a cold climate would be useful, but not to needy children who live in the tropics.
The fresh flowers are lovely, but in a few days they will wilt and lose their beauty. I am reminded by the cut flowers that readjustment is not done just once, but something I must be alert for on a daily basis.
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