Adjustment: Weekly Tarotcast™ – Free Tarot Reading

2-08-22 through 2-15-22


Adjustment is this week’s Tarotcast card. The Adjustment card represents balance. It is impartial and objective. So, it is karmic justice in the highest sense. It shows us karma for what it is – a balancing and harmonizing force in the Universe. This card depicts the Egyptian Goddess Maat. Maat judged the souls of the dead by weighing them against one single ostrich feather. And Ostrich plumes were her sacred symbol.

In the Tarot deck I use (Thoth), the Adjustment Tarot card is number 8 of the Major Arcana. But, in many decks the card is Justice and is number 11 of the Majors. Confused yet? Don’t be. Because there’s more.


On the Tree of Life, the Adjustment card travels path 22. It joins sephiroth or sphere 5 Geburah (Severity) to sephiroth or sphere 6 Tiphareth (Beauty). This card’s Hebrew letter, Lamed – means an ox goad (or whip). That’s a pretty strong symbol for justice and the meting out of punishment, wouldn’t you say? This is one of the reasons that Aleister Crowley swapped this card numbered 8 with card number 11. Known as Strength in many decks, Crowley calls that card “Lust”.


Adjustment is the zodiacal trump of Libra, with Venus as its ruler and Saturn exalted. Again, this is in keeping with the idea of Justice. The Libra Scales balance Saturn’s highest energy. So, the fulfillment of obligations and responsibilities, both practical and karmic.

In real-time astrology, The Sun is transiting Libra’s fellow Air-sign Aquarius. Saturn is the traditional, original ruler of Aquarius. Aquarians are visionaries. Yet they also have the strength and perseverance to manifest their unique visions.

“Instant karma’s gonna get you – gonna knock you right on the head…”

During a long transit, Saturn is currently in Aquarius for the entire year of 2022. Saturn transits are important reality-checks that test our maturity. They are times of achievement. Yet, we may also experience frustrations and pressure. Cut out wasted efforts or do a closet purge at the very least.

This energy helps us reserve and conserve valuables, whether cash or other resources. Also, time and energy. Combined with the energy of this week’s card, we may feel that others lack sympathy and compassion.

“Karma karma karma karma karma chameleon…”

Mercury enters Aquarius on February 14th. We’re looking for knowledge. We seek the new and original. Objectivity and innovation increase. We’re inclined to be fair in our judgements, a perfect match to the energy of this week’s card.

“Just open your mind and you will find the way it’s always been…”


Misuse, darkening or the shadow energy of the Adjustment card includes hypocrisy. Also, self-righteousness. Unless we’ve walked a mile in the other person’s Gucci loafers, better to hold off on a condemnation. Also, we shouldn’t expect from others what we don’t expect from ourselves. “Do as I say, not as I do” is a formula for failure under this week’s influences. Furthermore, I’d argue it’s a formula for failure any time.


Let’s focus on balancing out various areas of our lives this week. Are we overworking, overeating, or otherwise “over” indulging? If so, then it’s time to work in some healthier harmony. Choose the middle way rather than the extremes – we’ll be happier, better-rested and more refreshed if we do.


Power colors: emerald green, pale green and deep blue and deep blue-green.

Power stones: sapphire, lapis, emerald, opal, jade, garnet, onyx and obsidian. Wear these as jewelry or carry them as power stones. They will enhance our sense of fairness, balance, good judgment. More, they will help us fulfill our responsibilities and obligations.

Power metals: copper and lead. Copper is the better choice for wearing. Meditate on the idea that lead is very heavy, but also soft and malleable.

Power fragrances: violet, rose, bergamot, apple, strawberry and vanilla. Also, beauty products made from hempseed, olive and grapeseed oils. These are natural, luxurious indulgences. All will help us channel the beauty, pleasure and luxury of Venus. At the same time, they will balance the responsible, pragmatic sobriety of Saturn. Thus, Justice – or rather, Adjustment is the natural, positive result.

Power foods: foods prepared with apples, strawberries, vanilla, figs, grapes, dates, lentils, thyme. Also, olive or grapeseed oil. And all provide the same beneficial effects already described.

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  • Lyrics quotes: “Instant Karma” ~ John Lennon (John Lennon)
  • “Karma Chameleon” ~ Culture Club (Boy George/Jon Moss/Mikey Craig/Roy Hay/Phil Pickett) and
  • “The Balance” ~ The Moody Blues (Graeme Edge/Ray Thomas)

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