It’s the afternoon leading into New Year’s Eve. I’m preparing food for this evening’s small gathering chez nous. A bean and tuna salad; another salad of roasted peppers, capers, and pomegranate seeds; muttachar (spiced eggs) with rice; and some romaine with cucumber. Of course, there’ll be champagne! I’m looking forward to crossing the threshold into 2009 with some of my close ones.
2 + 0 + 0 + 9 = 11. For me, the eleventh Major Arcanum is Justice. So, 2009 invites us to lead a life of balance, equilibrium, fairness, equal give and take, peace, harmony, and objectivity. In the Komyo Reiki Kai, we say, “Go placidly in the midst of praise or blame.” The motto is all about remaining in our centres even amidst the extremes that we perceive all around us. This feels very Justice card-like to me. What might that feel like for you? How might each of us contribute to a society of harmony? Where do you need more balance? What would it look like to be objective enough to experience things as they are rather than as we think they should be? With whom do you need to be more fair? Where in your life could reciprocity be improved?
Some of you will think of 11 as Strength. If so, what questions about 2009 emerge for you?
A very happy and balanced new year to you all!