Fool's Journey Day 12
With The Vice Versa deck the original side is called This Side and the added side is called That Side. There is no good side or bad side or right side and reverse side. It simply another aspect of the card.
The next step on our journey is 11 - Justice
This side: Here Justice sits, blindfolded to stay subjective, on her throne. Her diadem is a solar symbol just over her third eye, illuminating insight. She is sitting in Ma'at's temple, the Egyptian Goddess of Truth. Those at death, come to Ma'at, who will place a feather on one side of the scales and the heart of the dead on the other. If the heart is light, they move on, if not, they are thrown to the jaws of Ammit, the Devourer. Justice's scales are impartial, her only duty is to the truth.
In a reading: Right now a situation demands the truth. How does your heart sit on the scales of Justice? There will be no pleas, but she is not cruel. Justice embodies fairness but whatever needs to be done in this situation to make it fair and balanced will be done. Delaying it will only bring hardship to you.
That side: On the back of Justice's throne is a carving of Ammit. Like Ma'at, Ammit is fair and just, she only devours those whose heart has determined the outcome. But it looks as though the scales of Justice have been broken here and the sword of truth she holds is trapped. Without Justice, Ammit is free to devour whom she chooses, regardless of innocence or guilt.
In a reading: You cannot sneak around Justice. You may get away with it for awhile but the truth will come out eventually. Face it now of your own free will or Justice will cast her verdict for you. This situation is fragile and fraught with danger.
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