Understanding Tarot - Justice

Natasha Head By Natasha Head, 16th Nov 2010 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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Understanding the Justice in Tarot requires one to consider the universal laws, not necessarily the laws of civil justice systems. Read on to find out more about the justice card of the Rider-Waite tarot deck.

Understanding Universal Justice

Adorned in regal robes of red, Justice sits upon his throne. In his right hand he holds a sword, perhaps indicative of the double edged effect of karma, and in his left, balanced scales. Behind him a veil is draped between two pillars, keeping what is behind hidden. The universe does not operate under the law of man, and this justice can not be found in today’s legal libraries.

When using tarot cards, the reader must remember that the card we refer to as Justice, represents, above all other things, balance. It is not something as simple as right and wrong, as these are subjective terms that change based on the perception of the individual who is interpreting its meaning. Justice is objective. It goes beyond the emotional and often irrational feelings that so many of us have become addicted to. Emotions are what binds us to our attachments, and when we are under the spell of our earthly possessions, balance can be a hard battle. It is with great importance that the Querent realize that imbalance in one simple area of life can result in a life unbalanced.

If the beginning tarot reader thinks of Justice, more like karma, remembering that every action bares a consequence, the card becomes a much simpler interpretation.

This card will fall when the Querent is lacking balance. It reminds the Querent that should their focus fall solely on the physical or material, the spiritual will surely suffer. This card is a very loud plea for the Querent to balance the scales.

Stating the obvious, Justice points to court cases, contracts, legal documents and adjustments to partnerships, both personal and in business. The outcome may not be what the Querent has hoped for, but ultimately it will be just and fair, leaving little doubt for the Querent that the wise decision has been made. While as a result of the decision some suffering may result, it will only go to improve the overall circumstances for the Querent. No pain, no gain.

The ultimate message of Justice isn’t about right and wrong, rather it is a cry for balance, by all means necessary. It is a reminder to the Querent to be mindful of their actions, as they will always return in kind. What you sow, so shall you reap.

Learn More About the Tarot

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Strength

The Chariot

The High Priestess

The Lovers

The Empress

The Magician

The Fool

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author avatar Natasha Head
Born into a real estate family, Natasha has been a licensed real estate agent since 1993. She has penned many works based on her experience, and enjoys freelancing as well. She has a keen interest in arts, music and spirituality, and enjoys the opp...(more)

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author avatar joeldgreat
16th Nov 2010 (#)

I quote: "The ultimate message of Justice isn't about right and wrong, rather it is a cry for balance, by all means necessary."

I agree with this passage. Very nice article. Thanks for sharing.

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author avatar Natasha Head
17th Nov 2010 (#)

thanks so much for the comment...especially taking the time to quote it! Much, MUCH appreciated!

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