Justice Tarot Card Meaning Keywords

UPRIGHT: Justice, honesty, fairness, law

REVERSED: Injustice, corruption, unfairness, dishonesty, prejudice

  • Name of the Card: Justice
  • Number: 11
  • Other Names: La justice
  • Element: Air
  • Kabbalistic Letter: Lamed
  • Meaning of the Kabbalistic Letter: Ox Goad
  • Sign: Libra
  • Yes/No key interpretations: Not Certain
  • Animals: Elephant, Spider
  • Stone: Emerald

The Justice is card number 11 in major arcana in many traditional decks. In old decks, it is card number 8 but as we are looking at the meanings of Waite-Smith Tarot deck at this website, we shall consider it card number 8. 11 is a master number. It is the number of inspirations and enlightenment, charisma and dynamism.  1+1 = 2 , 2 is the number of balance, fairness, and honor.

Justice Tarot Card Meaning

The Imagery and Symbolism of Justice Tarot Card

A female figure is seated on a stone bench which is the seat of power. She is holding a double-edged sword in her right hand. The sword represents both favorable and unfavorable consequences. She holds a scale in her left hand. Scales are the symbol of the sign of Libra which is the ruling sign of this card. The scales represent justice, truth, and balance. Just like the high priestess and hierophant cards, this card also shows two pillars, one is the pillar of severity and the other is the pillar of mercy. The figure is seated in the middle of the two extremes that represent fair and balanced judgment. Behind the figure, a violet veil is covering the background. The violet color symbolizes wisdom, dignity, and compassion. There is a yellow color behind the veil that shows that a new dawn will begin once the justice is served.  A crown on the figure’s head shows her status and square jewel on the crown shows her clarity of thought. A square clasp that is holding her cape also depicts rationality and order. Her red robe depicts courage and the green cape is the symbol of vitality and life. This figure reminds us of the Egyptian goddess Maat whose job is to weigh the souls against a feather.

Astrology and Justice Tarot Card

The corresponding sign of the Justice card in astrology is Libra. Libras are charming, fair, peaceful and understanding.

The resolve issues with diplomacy. They are generally cooperative, communicative, peace-loving, balanced, and friendly. Libra rules the 7th house of the zodiac that is related to intimate relationships, marriage, and partnerships. Libra is ruled by Venus.

Justice and Kabbalah

The path of the Justice card in Kabbalah is the path of Lamed. This path connects the Geburah (severity) to Tiphareth (beauty). This path is called the Faithful intelligence. The meaning of ‘Lamed’ is ox goad. Goad is a spiked stick that is used to keep the ox moving. This brings this path and card in a special relationship with the path Aleph (ox), the path of The Fool.

Justice Tarot Card as a Person

This card depicts someone who has strong moral ethics. This card comes as a person who believes in fair play, honor, virtue, and principles. These people analyze the situation with wit and logic and they also have a strong sense of right and wrong inside. They make a careful analysis before reaching a conclusion. These people know that how should they create healthy boundaries. They can easily say no when it is needed but they also say yes and do the needful when the situation requires. They work both through reason and through natural force. These people keep balanced relationships with everyone and never get overboard. With their decency and uprightness, these people achieve high moral standings.

Justice Tarot Card Meaning in General Reading

This card generally appears when you are facing a trial or a court case. Getting this card during a court trial doesn’t necessarily mean that you will win the case but it means that justice will be done. This card also represents Karma. It shows that ‘As you sow so shall you reap’. If this card appears in a general reading it may mean that you need to look at all aspects of the situation before making a decision. This card emphasizes the need for fairness and open-mindedness. It also assures that justice will be served.

Justice Tarot Card Meaning in a Daily reading

If this card appears in a daily reading then get ready to get back the reward or repercussion of something that you have done in the past. If you are fair and honest in your dealings, this is a great card to have. This card also tells you to spend the day logically. You should analyze the situation from all aspects before taking action.  

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Justice Tarot Card in a Love Reading

Getting this card in a love reading suggests that there are good reasons why we have found ourselves in the situation that we are in. If our relationship is going well, it is the reward of our honesty, love, and care and if the relationship is having troubles then we should take some time to introspect our actions. It also shows that we need to bring more balance to our relationship and cut out the behaviors and actions which are damaging it. If you are single and taking measures to start a relationship then you will start one soon. This card also depicts signing some legal contracts such as contracts of marriage in a courtroom.

Justice Tarot Card in a Career Reading

In a Career reading, this card may indicate that you will be rewarded for your hard work. If you had been trying to get a raise or promotion and you had been working hard, then this is the time to get a reward for it. It also shows that you need to look at your work routine and need to eliminate the things that are making your personal life off balance. This is a sign of caution that you should maintain a healthy work-life balance.

Justice Tarot Card Meaning in a Health Reading

If you had been taking care of your health lately and taking measures to improve it then this is a great card to have. This card emphasizes that you need to maintain a balanced and healthy lifestyle.

Justice Reversed Tarot Card Meaning

When the Justice Tarot Card will be in a reversed position, it will be hard for the person in the card to hold the sword and scales. The sword will face down and the scales will lose their balance. This card in a reversed position depicts unfairness and legal complications. It also shows that you need to seek balance in everything.

If this card appears in a reversed position in a love reading, it might suggest unfairness in dealings and also cheating. It shows that either one or both people in the relationship are being dishonest to each other. This card shows that you need to bring things back to balance.

In a career reading, this card depicts unfair treatment of prejudice at the workplace. This card may also indicate that the querent is being corrupt or unfair in dealings.

In a health reading the reversed Justice card depicts that being out of balance is taking a toll on your health. You need to be fair to yourself and take all the precautions and measures to regain your vigor and vitality.

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