The Pivot

from Pharos Tarot, in progress:

The Justice card is called Adjustment in the Thoth deck. The Adjustment card is called The Pivot in Pharos Tarot.

It’s one of only two cards that does not directly show the Hebrew letter pictorially. The letter is Lamed, meaning Ox-goad. The other is the Fool, meaning Ox. An Ox-goad, like a Pivot, offers movement, a change in direction as a response to conditions, just a the light of the lighthouse turns in various directions. Here the Adjustment/Justice figure of Ma’at is masked, but not blindfolded, balanced on a finely tuned pivot .

She was inspired by a well known sculpture of the Art Deco era by Chiparus, depicting Semiramis, a semi-divine Queen of Babylon associated with Inanna/Ishtar.

Subject to revision!

2 thoughts on “The Pivot

  1. Since Venus rules Libra, I assume that it’s deliberate that the Pivot itself is shaped like the letter Dalet?

    1. It’s another one of those cases of art channeled truths (in other words a valid observation but not consciously deliberate!)

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