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A Study of the Fool’s Journey 6

This post was written by Barbara Moore
on July 18, 2013 | Comments (1)

For an overview of and foundation for this series, see HERE

There has been a lot of focus on the self. This journey has required a lot of work on our part, what with all the self-mastery, making decisions, and living our own truths. You would think that the purpose of all this work would be to create a good and easy life. If we do all the right things, then things should go well for us, right? Hmmmm.

The challenge of this row is Justice, to always do the right thing, to always be just, to always live in a way that reflects your code of ethics. That shouldn’t be so hard, right? They are your beliefs, you picked them, so it should be a piece of cake.

But life isn’t a cakewalk. The flanking cards remind us of this and show why living our beliefs is not always easy. Both flanking cards, the Wheel and the Hanged Man, reflect the idea of lack of control. Things will happen about which you can do nothing—except be true to yourself. That is not always easy when things are not going your way. But this is the challenge of the second row.

How do we know when we’ve been successful and what will be the result? We’ll find out next time.

Reader Comments

Written By Ty Bevington
on July 18th, 2013 @ 11:28 am

When I look at this, I have traditionally have though that a change in the Wheel may bring about Justice or ‘righting’ of the journey/situation, and the Hanged Man as reflecting on the results…of course I could be grim and se it as medieval justice…broken on the wheel, taken to trial, & hung upside down as a traitor! But that’s the pessimist in me…on a more positive note, it’s a chance to re=adjust our views in reflection…take stock and maybe realize we are holding on to outdated, outmoded or false believes, things that no longer serve a positive purpose in our lives. What does everybody else think?

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