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Justice Meaning - Major Arcana Tarot Card Meanings

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Justice Keywords

Upright Keywords Reversed Keywords
justice, karma, consequence, accountability, law, truth, honesty, integrity, cause and effect injustice, retribution, dishonesty, corruption, dishonesty, unfairness, avoiding accountability
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Justice Meaning - Original Rider Waite Tarot Depiction

The Justice Tarot Card Description

The Justice tarot card is a symbol of truth, fairness, and law. As she sits in her chair, the scales in her left hand represent how intuition should balance logic. She symbolizes impartiality with the double-edged sword in her right hand. The clarity in thought which is required to dispense justice are symbolized by the square on the crown she wears. Behind her, there is a purple cloak and standing grey pillars. Beneath her red cloak, which is held together by a clasp, she shows the tip of a white shoe. This is a spiritual reminder that what she delivers are the outcomes of their actions.

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Upright Justice Meaning

The decisions that you make now have long-term effects in all things, both for yourself and others. There will always come a time where you will be judged. The Justice tarot card appearing in a reading signals that a judgment will be made fairly and accordingly. The decisions that you have made in the past will be carefully weighed with fairness. Your feelings around this card may differ depending on your situation.

If you have been wronged, this card's appearance may bring you relief. On the other hand, if your actions caused pain to others, this card serves as a warning. Her appearance represents a chance for you to change your actions now for a better future. When a tarot card reading shows the figure of justice, it is time to account for your actions.

If you have been wronged, this card's appearance may bring you relief. On the other hand, if your actions caused pain to others, this card serves as a warning.

Another meaning of the Justice card is truth. Truth must come to pass, and this cannot be found from the mouths and gossip of others. Instead, it's based on facts. Learn the truth about others and yourself, speak and know the truth before passing a judgment. During a reading, when you see the Justice Tarot card, you need to be fair in all your deeds. By following the right procedure to learn the truth, you will understand what your tasks are.

Another meaning of Justice Tarot card during a reading is to symbolize that attention is needed. It could be about your life, career or just an important decision that you need to make. If you have been unsure about something, it is time to get a solution once and for all.

Upright Love Meaning Upright Career Meaning Upright Finances Meaning
romantic efforts rewarded, compromise, treating partner fairly integrity at work rewarded, remaining accountable and fair balancing finances, balancing giving and taking

Upright Justice Tarot Love Meaning

Justice is about karma, and if you’ve been putting forth the effort, love and romance will be coming your way. If you’ve been kind, loving and supportive, your relationships will be a mirror of what you’ve been giving to others. If you’ve been single, your loving and positive disposition will make you especially attractive to new potential romances.

Because this card is all about the law of cause and effect, make sure you have been treating your partner fairly. Watch out for resentment and defensiveness, and ensure that conflicts in your relationships are handled with respect and trust in your other half. Compromise and understanding is needed now. Sometimes this card is also about being tactful, and expressing your frustrations in a way that are mindful of your partner’s feelings. As long as issues hare handled with honesty and good faith, your relationship will thrive.

Career Meaning - Upright Justice

If you’ve been involved in any workplace disputes, the Justice card can signal that everything should work out in your favor as long as you’ve been truthful, honest and fair with your dealings. If this doesn’t apply to you, this card can simply be a reminder to always act with integrity, and ensure that you take responsibility for your actions, even when you make a mistake. As scary as this can be sometimes, others will trust and respect you for your honesty and commitment to truth. With fair and balanced dealings, your career can flourish.

Finances Meaning - Upright Justice

This card is a reminder to keep things honest, just and fair when it comes to your financial dealings. Ensure that you balance your needs with others, and that what you take is balanced with what you give. Continue to keep things balanced, and your finances should be just fine.

Reversed Justice Meaning

A reversed Justice tarot card could indicate various things. One Justice reversal meaning is to show you are living in denial. You are not willing to accept the consequences of your actions or others. You are running from your guilt. You must however, be aware that these are actions that are in the past. Your future depends on your actions today - and what you will do to tip the scales in balance again. How can you make up for your wrongs? Taking action gives you a chance to change and stop judging yourself. In legal matters, this could represent an unfair outcome of a case that you will not accept.

Reversed Love Meaning Reversed Career Meaning Reversed Finances Meaning
unfair romantic expectations, blaming partner unfairly unfair work environment, dishonesty in career, not being accountable untrustworthy financial dealings, avoiding financial accountability

Reversed Justice Tarot Love Meaning

Sometimes, love and romance can be unfair. You may be doing your part in putting yourself out in the world, but luck is still not on your side. Whatever the case may be, sometimes one must grit their teeth and carry on. Now may also be a good time to check whether your are being fair with your expectations about love. Are you looking for someone absolutely perfect, but are unable or unwilling to work on your own flaws? Be honest with your requirements, as well as your own baggage. If you’re in a relationship, this may be a difficult time, and fairness and compromise are needed more than ever. Don’t blame others, or your partner for things that are your responsibility.

Career Meaning - Reversed Justice

You may be dealing with some unfair situations at work right now. This can mean taking the blame for someone else, or others attempting to undermine the quality of your work. While it may be tempting to fight fire with fire, this can only worsen the issue. Remain reasonable, logical and forthright with how you handle this situation. With reversed Justice, you may find that heated confrontations can mean the blame will rest on you. Sometimes, this card can also signal that you haven’t quite been honest when it comes to your career. This can lead to trouble for you in the future; or even if it doesn’t, can lead to continued anxiety as you wonder when the other shoe will drop. If you still have time, make amends and change your habits now. If you have been avoiding accountability for a mistake and hoping that the blame may fall on others, not only are you eroding trust between you and your colleagues, but you are also throwing away a chance to learn from your mistakes and grow. 

Finances Meaning - Reversed Justice

Some dishonesty is present regarding your finances when the reversed Justice card appears in your reading. Be cautious about who you share your financial information with, and ensure that they can be trusted before going forward. If you’ve been having a hard time with your finances, the reversed Justice card can also signal failure to take accountability for your situation. Taking responsibility for a difficult situation can sound unpleasant, but it can also be empowering.

Justice Meaning Tarot Cheat Sheet

Justice Meaning - Tarot Card Meanings Cheat Sheet

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