|©Raffaele De Angelis|
In the Dark Fairytale Tarot, a woman faces right, towards sunshine pouring in between elegant, ornate columns. She stands on a dark, cobbled floor, her white wings catching some of the sunlight, as she holds a sword up to the radiance. In her left hand, we see a small scales, but her focus is all on the sword, as she looks directly at it and the light that flows over it.
There's a real feeling of divine justice to this image - she is guided by the light and wields the sword to cut through the darkness, rather than in an angry fashion. She doesn't focus on the exact balance, as expressed by the scales, because her focus is on the intent rather than the prosaic detail, the soul behind the action rather than its outward consequences.
What is justice to a Dark Angel? She has made her own choices, not following the rules laid down for her by another. Does she judge others by her own standards, or by whether they live up to the standards they each make for themselves?
Perhaps, in the end, both versions of Justice are judging people by their own higher selves, by their intent and their inner light.
I may have a tough choice to make tonight. I am going to supervision, and will tell the group that I am stopping work over the summer. I should probably have told them last time we met, but it all felt so far away at the time. If my client doesn't show up tomorrow, a distinct possibility after failing to attend last week, then theoretically I wouldn't have to make the two hour return journey again til Autumn. That two-hour journey might not sound like a big deal, but it means I miss bedtime with my son, and that I get home horribly late, often after an early morning start. However, if I didn't go, it wouldn't be much closure for the group. So, I need to weigh up the pros and cons carefully.
I am grateful for the reminder to assess what's right for me carefully.