The divine law prevails as we slide along the sword of Justice. Faith is reminding us that we can steer, but we cannot rule the flow.
Recently I was staying in a hotel, and woke to news that there had been a fire in the building across the street in the middle of the night. I was talking with one of the bellman about it, and he shared his fear of how scary it is to live in a building of apartments because it just takes one person who you don’t know to do something that can destroy your home. He waxed that at least when you are in a single home you have more control. To which I replied, “Well, I suppose we never really have control. All we can do is have faith.” He smiled, took it in, agreed and I saw his fear visibly dissipate.
This is it, every single ounce of feeling in control is an illusion. It doesn’t mean we won’t feel it, or crave it, or at times count on it, but true faith asks us to know that, even when we rely on a sense of control in a certain moment, it is an illusion. We are allowed the illusion as long as we keep the truth in perspective.
It’s like the fun one can derive from a magic show. We know it’s illusion, but it feels good, and can be a wonderful source of comfort because it helps us believe in something that doesn’t seem possible. Life offers the same opportunity, yet to get there we must have faith beyond what we believe to be real.
Justice presents us with the ability to ease into the flow and find the sweet spot that reveals the truth. Once the truth is revealed, then we respond. Any other approach leaves us flailing like an erratic balloon contorting through the air as it releases its gas. Instead, perhaps we can meet Venus for a lovely gondola ride, and allow the beauty of the ride to be our driving force.
May our sense of balance be precise, and our surrender to it be swift.
** card image from Astral Tarot.