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Nefertari Tarot: Justice (8)

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Visual Card Description:  Isis/Aset is seated at the hall of judgment, to provide divine protection to those who have proven themselves innocent and justified.*  In her right hand she holds a lotus staff*, and in her left hand an ankh.* (with which to give life)  Behind her, Thoth/Djehuti weighs the deceased’s heart against Ma’at’s feather, and writes the results. 

Free Association:  Judgment, Morality, Consequences

Rider-Waite/Traditional Associations:  Justice deals with the idea of karma and the law of cause and effect, stating that all events, and all people, are connected. It’s important to remember that not everything you are dealing with, however, is a direct result of your own actions or karma. Sometimes you will be called upon to deal with the results of the actions of someone you care about, and this can sometimes be as difficult and demanding as it is when you’re up against something that is completely of your own making. Don’t blame yourself unnecessarily.

This card evokes the need for fairness, balance, and harmony. Operate in as balanced and reasonable a fashion as you can. This includes in how you think about and treat yourself. If you are directly involved with a court case, it is likely to be resolved, at least in large degree, in your favor.

Meaning from the lwb (little white book that came with this deck):  Law, balance, fairness, harmony, justice.  Fatality, submission to consequential logic.  Respect of hierarchy and natural law.  It is here represented by Isis, goddess of the moon and bride of Osiris, symbol of merciful judgment.

My interpretation:  The justification of one’s heart is one of the most, if not the most, important part of one’s existence.  If your heart is heavy with evil, then it will weigh more than Ma’at’s feather, which is the symbol of justice, equality, balance, harmony, etc.  One does not have to be perfect, but one must have done more good than bad in one’s lifetime.  If one’s heart is too heavy, their ba is eaten by Ammit, and they will be erased from existence.  However if their heart is light, they are given new life by Isis/Aset, and allowed to live on in various forms of existence in the afterlife.  Isis/Aset had the power to reanimate her husband, so your ka would be in good hands.  She is also a very cunning sorceress, having tricked her father Ra into giving her his true name.*  No amount of lies or cunningness will change your fate- the scales never lie.  This card reminds us that in all situations, we must try to live in Ma’at, or do the right thing, as much as we can.


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May 12, 2013 at 9:48 am

The Meddler

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A friend of mine once told me, “There is a certain point where a confluence of coincidences turn into synchronicity,” and I couldn’t agree more.  I first thought that Djehuty had something to do with that calling I mentioned before.  I recently did a free oracle reading with the Anubis Oracle cards, and my question was whether I was on the right path.  One of the three cards told me I had some Cosmic Influences, namely Djehuty, Khephera and Ma’at, and that they are helping me to take the next step in the path of my destiny.  Trippy!  Especially since Helmsman of Yinepu wrote this little bit on Djehuty in the KIN forums soon after:

With Djehuty, I didn’t really connect with him until I got past the "Lord of Wisdom" aspects. He’s always meddling with things, trying to bring about balance. He’s the one who gambled with Khonsu to create the extra days so Nut could deliver her children. He’s the one who made a new eye for Heru, and new testicles for Set, and got them to stop fighting. Djehuty’s the one who went to talk to Het-hert when she was in the desert, and persuaded her to return to Kemet. He’s the one who sticks his beak into negative situations, sometimes at great personal risk, to fix things.
Thinking about that made all the difference for me. And I think the wisdom and Heka just flows out of that, naturally.

The other interesting thing I’ve run into is that he is sometimes described as the Son of Set and Heru. ( !!!!!!! ) Two male parents, but if Atum can create things all by himself by spitting, sneezing, and ejaculating, then why not? That brings a whole new dimension to the conflict between Set and Heru, doesn’t it?

That would make Djehuty the male equivalent of Ma’at. While Ma’at is the center of the balance, Djehuty is the balance of the two extremes, combined into one. That’s why he’s in the Hall of Double Ma’at!

I didn’t go into it much more than saying Djehuty intimidated me on the forums, but I will explain.  Djehuty to me is a sage, a master of knowledge.  He takes students when they’re ready for him.  Even though I’ve been researching and learning for years, I think my reactive attitude and natural skepticism had impeded me from learning more.  When I put aside my biases and gave KO a try, I ended up learning a lot more, and it has ended up adding some gushes water to some streams of thought that were starting to run dry.  I’m not saying that Djehuty favors KO, but I think he noticed that I pushed past my own blocks for the sake of pure knowledge itself, and he appreciates that.  This is why I thought he might have something to do with taking the next steps in my development, and I felt even to the point that he may be willing to take me on as a student now.  I have no idea if he will show up in my RPD lineup, but I have a feeling that I wouldn’t be too surprised if he is one of my beloveds.  Even if not, I plan on setting aside a special little treat for him next time I do Senut, as a thank you for guiding me.  Even just a little bit of nudging has led to a shift into a new cycle for me, and that is just how amazing he is.  Nekhtet!

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August 5, 2011 at 11:48 am

Conceptions of God

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I’m going to be condensing this from a 10 page essay I wrote for my Ancient Egypt class. If you feel like there are some things that aren’t explained, let me know and I can add more stuff in.

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January 13, 2011 at 7:53 pm