The deck threw me another curveball today. It’s interesting to see exactly how each pair can both contrast and complement one another, often in ways, you wouldn’t think when viewing them at face value.
Like I said for me it seemed like an odd pairing at face value.
Justice: Karma, Balance, Decisions.
Father/King of Wands: Stillness, Creativity, Control.
A pair that certainly caught me off guard, to say the least, but together they form an interesting message. While justice is normally associated with reconciliation or being given what’s owed/due or even karmic laws, the energy given by the king who is settled in compassion, creativity, and charisma seems to offset this, or at least redirect its intent. Every action is often met with an equal or opposite reaction, but the king offers stillness, a time for you to think and collect yourself, reminding that you also have control, no matter what the situation may be. Even if you can’t control an outcome you can control how you react, justice in this scenario may be the will of others or universal energies, what we’ve “earned” if you believe in karma, and these forces can often disrupt our lives if we allow them, the king of wands also flows into creative energy, so in turn with its calm approach to any conflict that may arise, he offers you a moment to gather yourself and to use the tools at your disposal to make the best of any given situation.
A: There is always a way out. You place yourselves in a prison of your own making, control and direct the energies life places at you with full confidence knowing that you will always have power. Do not allow the actions or will of others to shape your universe, to know your strength and yourself is to know true power. Use all that you’ve obtained to topple any obstacles that would stand in your way.
Stillness and confidence in the face of personal or universal adversity will aid you in paving the way to victory and success. Transform the energy around you so that it serves your greater purpose, don’t let the wills of others decide your outcome in any situation.
That’s another odd one, but I can see where it stems from, I’m thinking that the energies from justice were reversed in this scenario, which explains a lot. The energy from it was off, and the King seemed most adamant to quickly follow from the deck when I pulled. I’ll also note that The Priestess followed soon after, but I took that as a sign to trust my instincts, so I did. Astaroth also instructed me to see past my expectations of each card, which allowed me to reach a more fluid reading in the end. An interesting read again, one I’ll certainly keep in mind.
Thank you again to Astaroth for the guidance, and I’ll look forward to the next one.