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22. lamed


Lamed is the path aligning the will of God in Geburah with the personal individuation in Tiphareth. Lamed means 'ox goad' but also 'to teach'. The grinding force of Geburah puts a steady pressure on the soul that it may stick to its spiritual path.

The symbols on the tarot trump Adjustment (Justice) associates Lamed with the sign of Libra and the Egyptian goddess of karma, Maat, who weighs the hearts/souls of the dying on the scales of truth against a feather, assisted by Anubis. In Egyptian mythology, Maat stands for right, truth, law and rectitude.

Lamed reveals the truth by providing justice, a tough price to pay for each deviation from divine law. The sword of Geburah enables this "Faithful Intelligence" to ceaselessly direct and correct our life from outside so that "spiritual virtues are increased" (supported by Chesed on the path of Yod, the direction from within). Through such continuous karmic adjustment Lamed stimulates the balance and honesty of the incarnating soul in Tiphareth.

Meaning of Letter: Ox-goad. Type of Letter: Simple Letter: Work Value: 30.
Place Between Geburah and Tiphareth in the Ethical Triangle, opposite to the path encoding each incarnation, Yod.
"32 Paths of Wisdom" "The Twenty-second Path is the Faithful Intelligence and is so called because by it spiritual virtues are increased, and all dwellers on earth are nearly under its shadow."
Tarot Trump 11. Adjustment (Justice). The Daugther of the Lords of Truth. The Ruler of the Balance. Law of Balance. The Sexually United. Spirit of inner Truth.
Virtue / Vice: Adjusting / judgemental. Astrology: Libra.
The four worlds Atziluth Briah Yetzirah Assiah
Meanings of Trump Idealistic Observing Logical Aligned
Colours Emerald green Blue Deep blue-green Pale Green
Tarot affirmation 1: "I am able to distinguish clearly the true from the false. I take charge of my life and I face the issues in my life with honesty".
Tarot affirmation 2 "I am the Adjustment, able to adjust to anything".
Magical symbols Equal cross. Scales.
Body Right upper back and sides. Right lung. Bronchitis, pneumonia, asthma. Equilibrium and balance.
Mythology Maat. Anubis. Harlequin. Nymph.
Other symbols F Sharp. Clarisage. Coltsfoot. Dahlia. Palm tree. Elephant.


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