Ideas: Bias, preference, result
Traits: Adaptable, considerate, dishonest, flexible, intuitive, irrational, one-sided, irresponsible, kind
Emotions: Caring, compassion, relief, tenderness
Ideas: Impartiality, law, scale
Traits: Conscientious, fair, honest, neutral, objective, orderly, precise, rational, responsible, upright
Emotions: Contentment, eagerness, optimism, satisfaction
Ideas: Harsh criticism, inaction, perfect option
Traits: Authoritarian, critical, hesitant, inconsiderate, indecisive, rigid, strict, stubborn
Emotions: Annoyance, frustration, irritation, nervousness, uneasiness
Everyone faces limitations of some kind. Learn your own limits. Rather than allow them to define you, use what you know to better position yourself for success. Learn when to say yes; know when to say no.
Relationships are rarely 50/50 propositions, but the closer you come to an even division of responsibility, the better. What do you really need to be satisfied? Knowing your standards empowers you to evaluate your feelings more clearly.
Work towards a more equitable division of labor. Learn to delegate. Evaluate your own work using the same standard you bring to bear on the work of others. Know what matters most, and prioritize accordingly.
In all things, seek balance. When faced with a decision, quiet your mind and allow your heart to weigh the moment. Trust in the law of karma; avoid personal efforts to mete out universal justice.
Swords symbolize decision-making and clarity, along with the responsibility such talents bring. (Ask Damocles!) What information is crucial to your decision? What are the pros and cons?
Scales have long been a symbol of balance and evaluation. The Egyptian god Maat weighed souls to determine purity of heart. What needs to be evaluated or weighed today?
Themis does not wear a blindfold, emphasizing her ability to foresee the future; Justitia does, emphasizing her objectivity. How can you enhance your own objectivity?
The Temple Columns
In Rider–Waite–Smith-influenced decks, we once again see the pillars from Solomon’s Temple. The veil now represents human law. What would a judge or lawyer do in your situation?