“Blue” America is in a state of shock right now. In our household here, and via emails from friends in faraway places, we are stunned and shocked and grieving. The atmosphere is not unlike the aftermath of the unexpected death of a loved one.
I have really just begun to use my own Gaian Tarot majors for readings. A little while ago, I sat on the couch with my friend Cedarwind and asked: “What can progressives and Democrats and cultural creatives do to heal? What is our next step?” I shuffled and felt the energy move through the cards. I cut with my left hand. I turned up: Justice.
Zing. Wow. The same card Diane Wilkes wrote about in her Tarot Passages review of my deck (see yesterday’s entry).
Here’s part of the commentary I wrote in the booklet (it’s not on the website):
When you get Justice in a reading, it is time to deal with the consequences of your past actions . . . You may be coming to an understanding of your place in the web of life, and of how far-reaching the consequences of your actions can be. It may be time to take a stand for social or environmental justice in your own neighborhood or on a global level. Each of us has a responsibility to leave the world in better shape than the way we found it.
I think we need to start preparing for 2008 now. And I think we — all of us, half the country! — needs to start making activism more of a priority in our daily lives. As Cedarwind says, we need to make standing up for Justice an act of daily devotion.
Let it be so.