Tree of Life: Gevurah into Tiferet – Path 22

Zodiac: Libra

Number: 8

Hebrew Letter:  “Lamed” meaning Ox-goad

Light: serenity, peace, balance, calmness through vulnerability, aesthetics, relationships

Shadow: ambiguity, hyper-neutrality, not making decisions

Key Themes of The Adjustment Thoth Card

The Adjustment card in the Thoth Tarot, also known as Justice, is a symbol of equilibrium and the law of cause and effect. It represents the principle of causality, the idea that every action has a consequence, and that we are the creators of our own reality. 


The Adjustment card suggests that we are facing the results of our actions, both good and bad, and that we have the power to shape our destiny through our actions and decisions. It is a card of balance, fairness, and justice, and it encourages us to take responsibility for our actions and to strive for balance in all areas of our lives.

The Fool's Lesson from The Adjustment Card

After The Fool’s ride on The Chariot, he finds himself at a beautiful lake. Near the edge of this lake he finds a glowing light behind some trees. He follows the light and to his surprise he finds a woman so captivating that he believes she is an angel. This woman reveals herself as the embodiment of balance, imparting wisdom about karma and the profound consequences of our actions.


The woman emphasizes the value of observation and critical thinking before making life-altering choices. A fair and discerning mind is crucial, as it reveals truths and opens doors to higher wisdom along his journey.

Divine Guidance: Adjustment in a Tarot Reading


The Adjustment card upright signifies balance, justice, and the law of cause and effect. It encourages responsibility for actions and decisions, suggesting we have the power to shape our own reality.


Reversed, the Adjustment card indicates a period of imbalance or unfairness, possibly avoidance of responsibility or denial of the consequences of actions. It calls for a reevaluation of decisions and actions, urging a strive for greater balance and fairness.

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Mystical Symbolism: Decoding Adjustment's Symbols

Image of Adjustment (Justice in some decks) major arcana card from the Thoth Tarot deck

Harlequin Mask & Leggings: Representing the feminine counterpart of the Fool, symbolizing the illusion of manifestation and the dance of life.


Crown of Maat & Uraeus Serpent: The crown signifies balance and truth, while the unseen serpent symbolizes sovereignty, divine authority, and protection.


Sword: Positioned between her legs, it represents the transformative power of Geburah and the will of man.


Armor with Sapphires: The protective armor resembles a crab’s shell, and the ten sapphires link the physical and divine realms of the Tree of Life.


Alpha and Omega: Balanced on the scales, symbolizing the beginning and end of possibilities, guiding wise choices aligned with one’s true will.


Black Chains: Signify the influence of Saturn, linked to time, discipline, and focus.


Blue and Green Spheres: Represent the balance of masculine and feminine energies, with their grouping of four symbolizing Chesed, the sephira of mercy and love.


Feathered Curtain: Extending from the spheres of duality, indicating the impact of even the slightest action on the equilibrium of the universe.


Green Background: Associated with Venus, ruling planet of Libra, signifying beauty and harmony.

Path 22 on the Tree of Life: Gevurah into Tiferet

The Adjustment card is linked to Path 20 on the Tree of Life, connecting Gevurah (Severity) and Tiferet (Beauty). This path represents the transformation of challenges into harmony and balance. It signifies the process of learning through experience and the attainment of wisdom through understanding the consequences of our actions. The Adjustment card embodies the principle of karma and the idea that what we put out into the world, we get back in return.

Adjustment's Hebrew Letter - Lamed


The Adjustment card is associated with the Hebrew letter “Lamed,” which translates to “Ox-goad.” This symbolizes the act of guiding or directing, much like a farmer would guide an ox with a goad. In the context of the Adjustment card, the letter Lamed signifies the guiding force of karma and the idea that our actions guide our destiny.

Astrology Insights: Adjustments Associations

The primary astrological correspondence of the Adjustment card is Libra, the sign of balance and justice. Libra is ruled by Venus, the planet of love and harmony, and is associated with fairness, diplomacy, and balance. The exaltation of Saturn in Libra signifies the application of time and effort in the pursuit of balance and justice. The Adjustment card embodies the Libran qualities of fairness and equilibrium, and it encourages us to strive for balance in our actions and decisions.