This was meant to be posted yesterday, but for some reason, I am not sure what, my internet kept dropping every time I tried to post it, so here it is today – on the 2nd of March 2022
Today’s Card – Le Judgement – taken from Blood & Ink (The Devil Made me do it ) by Elise Oursa 2021 (Major Arcana)
Anything I pull today will be not so much be clouded with what is going on in the world today but will have, of course, that filter on it. How can it not?
I didn’t ask a question, I just asked the cards to show me.
As I look at Le Jugement I see a light shining down on the situation. On the World that lies below.
The light is coming from the heavens. It could be, if I am being negative, a bomb being dropped and around it an explosion, but the more I looked at it, the more I felt that it was a light for the whole world to see, a light on the situation.
On the top right, just to one side, I see a figure. This figure looks like Le Bateleur. I have to say that in this deck Le Bateleur always feels like a ‘She’ to me.
I can see Her long red skirt, her hat, and she is holding Her wand or baton. Batons/Wands in Tarot are associated with the element of fire. I see her holding the Ace of Wands, high above, the primordial energy of the divine manifesting matter. It is partly responsible for the light that is illuminating what is going on below.
To the right of the card and Le Bateleur, I see within the dark cloud, who we would expect, The Angel of Judgement, be that Metron – The Angel who is the Voice of God,
or Israfil –
the Islamic Angel who blows the Trumpet at the Day of Judgement blowing upon their trumpet for us to rise, to come forth. An Aeon of Horus, a call for those who will listen, to pay attention, to see what is going on.
Below that light, upon the earth, I see an Eye, the Eye of the world upon what is going on, to the situation, to the pain and suffering. There is no hiding here, as painful as it is to look and see.
We can see that from the eyes there is dispersal, a moving away by multitudes. These could be those who are fleeing, the women and children who are trying to get to some form of sanctuary. I also feel that these are the invaders as they are moving left, back towards the east. The light is shining upon them and they are being shown for who and what they are. Yet all around them is blood and destruction are laid upon the earth for them and for the land.
To the left of the eye, is Le Pape, holding aloft his Triple Cross like a sword, showing his authority over the spiritual and the temporal. He is the Orthodox Bishop and stands with his people. He is claiming his right to be.
There is so much that could be said about the religious landscape of Ukraine and Russia, but here is not the place.
Behind him there is another man, who looks to me like Le Fol, holing his pitchfork, or even his staff as a sword to defend, he holds it aloft, defending not just the Le Pape as they stand back to back but also that land itself. Together they hold immense power. Le Fol is no fool, he has faith in Le Pape and the future.
So where does that lead us, what is the card saying other than what I have stated above. I don’t really know, except perhaps we need to have ‘faith,’ (I’m not talking about religion here), be prepared to fight for what we believe in and watch each other’s back.