Tarot Card Description & Meanings
Justice: This card shows a female holding the scales in one hand and a sword in the other hand. This card is not as decorated as any of the other major arcana cards, as it has a very simple message to relay about justice and fairness.
The female in this card is judging with honesty and fairness. This card represents the hopes and fears balanced against morals and is the first of the moral lessons cards (the others are the hermit, strength and temperance).
This card has legal implications too.
The Justice card advises you to look at the way you are behaving and ask yourself if you are being fair and just in your dealings with people. If the answer is "not always" then you have an opportunity to bring yourself peace of mind by changing the way you treat people. The card is a reminder that all wrongs are righted in the end so you might as well do this while you can. If you are concerned that you are being unfairly treated, do not worry: the balance will eventually be redressed.
Meaning - upright
What this upright card means
Upright, this card has the following meanings:
- hard lessons may need to be learned in order to grow.
- good advice will be given that we need to weigh up in order to work out the pros and cons.
- we need to take responsibility for our own decisions.
- keep your mind open to all angles and possibilities.
- know that the outcome will be right for you, no matter what it is.
Meaning - reversed
What this reverse card means
Reversed, this card has the following meanings:
- you are getting unwise/biased advice from other people so don't listen to it.
- legal action taken may be costly and not worth it.
- lack of balance or moderation in a situation.
- there may be a lack of perspective in relation to an issue.
- unpleasant or unfair decisions have been made.
- Key Meaning: fairness, balance and moderation.
- Mythology: No Meaning.
- Astrology: Libra: fairness, attractiveness, equality.
- Numerology: 8, Saturn: unison of spiritual and material worlds, fate, philosophy.
- More Major Arcana Cards -
The High Priestess
Wheel of Fortune
The Hanged Man