|©Ricardo Minetti & Anna Lazzarini|
Here we see a golden-winged, feminine angel with a sword. She looks intent as she flies from left to right - moving towards the future. She has a pink body cuirass, protection overlaying her enlightened nature. There is no sign of humans, rising out of graves or otherwise. However, we look up at the angel from below, as though we are seeing her flying above us, leading the charge into a new day. She is not focused on us, on judging us, but on where to go next. Perhaps she is encouraging us to join her...
Yesterday, before my godchild's christening, I meditated on Judgement. For me, it is often a card of hearing a calling, and responding to your higher self. There is an aspect of speaking your truth, and yet what I see here is more about acting from that truth, that higher self. Certainly, during the christening, I acted from my conscience, without doing or saying anything obvious. I found a way to speak the words asked of me without feeling they were lies, and of balancing up some of what disturbed me with my own words and images. It made me think about how staying with our own spiritual truth doesn't have to interfere with someone else's spiritual truth - I feel no need to evangelise!
I am grateful for both the strength and the gentleness of my beliefs.