Today’s card is from the Goddess Guidance deck by Doreen Virtue. The illustration is by Lisa Iris.
Maat, daughter of Ra and wife of Thoth, was an important Goddess throughout Egyptian history. It was Maat’s ostrich feather that was used to weigh the hearts of the dead to see if they were worthy of admittance to Aaru. The Egyptians believed that the soul resided in the heart. Maat is divine order, justice and truth brought about through the use of wisdom.
So what message does she offer us today? Looking at the news there is much happening where the need for truth and wisdom will lead to justice, but the cards often speak to us on a more personal level as well. Today is a day where, in legal matters, we will be treated fairly, and as long as we have done nothing wrong, the truth will out.
But perhaps also today is about looking at how we use, truth and wisdom in our life to create balance, harmony and fairness, not just for ourselves, but for everyone we deal with. Is there a situation that you feel is unfair, or one that you have been treated unfairly in? If so take a few moments and see if there is anything you have done that may have helped create the situation. Measure your heart against Maat’s feather. Is it heavy with anger, shame, deceit or pain? Or is it light with the knowledge that you know the truth of the matter, and you are in no way to blame? Most of us will find that we have in some way contributed to a situation, even if only through negative thinking, and now we feel the disharmony that is caused when we are unsure of an outcome. Even if we know we are not to blame, we can still feel the fear of the unknown, the fear of being blamed for something that we haven’t done.
Today is the day to cast aside any blame, for ourselves or others. Let Maat help you to lighten your heart and not hold on to outcomes. Instead live in the moment and hold the truth like a candle of light that shines around you, illuminating and protecting you from injustice. Stay within the light of the truth and Maat will make sure that all will work out well for you. Listen to all sides in disputes or negotiations and weigh them up using fairness as your scale. And never feel guilty for speaking your own truths.
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