10/02/13: Instant Judgment?

judgement legacy of the divine tarotThis version of Judgment seems a fitting prelude to the upcoming Libra New Moon, even though Justice is the card officially associated with Libra. This angel is Plutonian energy, thank you very much!

I’ve been reading one of those books I voraciously devour on all topics magical and metaphysical, and there was a meditation involving the Angel of Judgment that struck me the instant I saw it as potentially being very, very powerful and very, very serious.

And it also struck me, were someone to opt in, the New Moon might be a very good choice.

The meditation involved appearing before the Angel of Judgment and asking for your fate to be balanced in this lifetime, clearing the “karma” slate and rebalancing the scales, as part of a life of service.

It’s a very interesting notion, and not in the artificially polarized “Good versus Evil” way. I suspect there is not a single one of us who would not be surprised by the outcome, if were were truly to rebalance the scales in the course of a single lifetime.

My advice for the day is to live as if the “Karma”is instant—whatever that notion means to you without the moralistic reward/punish baggage attached.

What would true “judgment” feel like, you think?

Legacy of the Divine Tarot
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Calling Stuart Smalley for the New Moon in Virgo

“Because I’m good enough, I’m smart enough, and doggone it, people like me.” -Stuart Smalley

I’ve been noticing a whole lot of self-doubt in the wild recently. “I suck, I suck, I suck, ” boom, boom, boom. Like that. And it just now struck me, maybe this is related to the New Moon in Virgo that’s upon us.

People are quick to point out how Virgo is so damn critical. The un-evolved Virgo can indeed be harsh, I know. But far more than Virgo criticizes you, Virgo criticizes Virgo, man! A Virgo that feels ineffectual, unhelpful, or just plain lacking is the Virgo that heaps nitpick upon  fellow humans with a shovel. This is a classic defense mechanism. When people are uncomfortable with themselves, they become extra critical of others. Whatever stirs up a sense of inadequacy tends to make us cranky, man. With precious few exceptions, a person that says you’re not “enough” is one who isn’t feeling like enough him or herself. That doesn’t mean you’re golden; the criticism may be valid but the way it’s delivered is more about them than you. And vice versa.

If you are feeling unusually dissatisfied with yourself or the people around you…well this New Moon in Virgo provides an excellent opportunity to declare a whole new game. You can check to see where it falls in your chart if you want. Or not, I’m not going to quiz you on it.

The point is, New Moons are a great time for fresh starts, do-overs and new beginnings. Use what you’re unhappy about as intelligence, laser pointing areas for overhaul. List it out if you like. Make a plan, break it down, organize or categorize to your heart’s content. Virgo approves! And if you don’t have much Virgo and have no patience for that approach, okay. Just pick up the biggest, brightest threads of discontent, resolving to taking specific action to make manageable strides.

The details are always what turns things around for Virgo. Because you know what? Those details add up. That’s the “new plan” part of riding the New Moon energy.

And the feeling better about yourself bit can be delivered via details as well. Channel the spirit of Stuart Smalley and remind yourself of specific reasons supporting the conclusion that you ARE good enough, smart enough, and many people that like you. Doggone it!

Because you know what? Stuff to feel good about is there. You will find it if you start looking. Use this simple plan as a 1-2 punch to beat the I-Suck Blues.

You have use for Stuart’s philosophy?