Preparedness vs. Readiness
Updated: Jul 13, 2022
A New Moon in Cancer Ritual with The Chariot and The Two of Wands
I hope that everyone had some fun over Pride weekend. After the devastating news last Friday, we all deserve to celebrate our, “Uniqueness, nerve, and talent,” as Ru Paul says.
While the decision to overturn Roe v Wade did not come as a surprise, I am still experiencing a state of shock. I am gobsmacked by the injustice of the court’s ruling and the lies of policymakers. When I heard the news on Friday morning, I felt a sense of helplessness at the scale of the defeat.
Before the news broke on Friday, I already had three readings scheduled. Miraculously, I received three more individual reading requests, which meant that I could stay in service instead of trying to process the information alone with NPR.
Whenever my clients are struggling to find meaning, I know I am not alone in that struggle.
I am the most grateful to the Tarot at times like this - when it feels so challenging to reside in peace and miracle-mindedness. I don’t turn to the Tarot to gain clarity on the future, because I need support in the present.
Today’s main topic is how the Two of Wands can support our intention setting at the New Moon in Cancer, whose card is The Chariot; however, given the impact of this new post-Roe reality, I want to spend a moment honoring the Justice card first.
The figure of Justice holds scales in one hand and a sword in the other. She is seated on a stone throne with a flimsy drape behind her.
The vertical sword represents truth, not punishment, and the balance scales represent equanimity, not fairness. As in The Wizard of Oz, if we pull on that flimsy curtain, we reveal how inadequate human delegation of justice is when it seeks fairness.
Instead of supporting or defying our sense of right and wrong, Justice shows up to empower us to deal with what is. Righteousness and vengeance obscure clarity, and we can only change what we see clearly. That is the medicine of Justice.
Because our mothers and grandmothers fought so hard for our rights, abortion wasn’t a dangerous criminal secret for us. And for anyone blessed with means, it will remain a safe part of women’s healthcare. As we well know, these laws don’t stop abortions, they stop safe and affordable abortions.
I have committed a monthly donation to the National Network of Abortion Funds, which divides our money across over 90 abortion funds to remove financial and logistical barriers to abortion. This fund seeks to connect people and providers and meets at the intersections of racial, economic, and reproductive justice.
Vote. March. Grieve. Donate. Whatever you are experiencing emotionally, honor what is. Together we will continue to awaken the collective to a more loving future.