Justice Tarot Card

The Justice card in a reading is one of the more ‘feared’ cards in the deck.

There is an overarching concern that it can indicate that there will be some kind of negative repercussions, or perhaps even legal issues in your future. While this can be true, as Justice does symbolize in some forms the legal system or the fine-tuning of business; something else to consider is that the Justice card lays everything out for you exactly as you have prepared for it too. In essence, the Justice card best illustrates the just Law of Compensation: that which you put out you will receive back tenfold. Therefore, ask yourself questions, weigh out the pros and cons of any situation, and be sure that you are making decisions with integrity so that you can make the most informed decision possible.

The image of the Justice Card in the Rider-Waite Deck is shown sitting on his throne in a red gown (symbolic of desire and action) holding the Sword of Justice which represents action and in his other hand, he holds the scales, symbolizing balance. In this, if your life is feeling off balance or out of control, Justice exists to tell you that now is the time for things to come to balance. Those that have wronged you will get their just reward and so shall you if you have wronged anyone.

If you lead a positive, good life, then Justice will have no negative effect for you. Any negativity that your current circumstances accrue is representative of the action of swiping the plate clean so as to bring your situation back to neutral. Balance and sound judgment are necessary now. Investigate the key aspects of your situation and then choose what actions to take that are fair and honest. One should never try to swindle when the Justice card is transiting them, the sword will just as quickly swipe down on you as it will anyone else who is not acting according with the interest of their higher self.

Each of us has within us a range of emotions that should be used as a code of ethics, a way of appropriating action. When you have mental balance then you experience tranquility, you know the right way to behave. Now is the time to be decisive because the Justice causes you to be touched in the heart and in the spirit. Inspiration is available to you now, swift and focused.

Justice in Love

When the Justice card shows up in reference to love there is a promise that one's needs will be met and if there are those that are behaving negatively or against the caliber of your relationship then they will be met by the sword of Justice. Therefore if you are concerned that your partner is cheating on you, Justice will bring this out in the open. On the other side, if you are cheating on your partner or being deceitful, the Justice card will cause your actions to come out in the open as well. If you are acting the part, and being a good person in your relationship then you will get your just rewards.

Justice As Feelings

The justice card is positive in regards to how someone feels about another. It can mean that they have found a soul mate but they are trying to stay balanced. 

The feelings are normally balanced about love - and they are wondering if the relationship is worth the “time taken” on their part. There is a focus on weighing up of emotions as they can be rather analytical in the approach to internal feelings. 

The justice card is reaping what is sown in life. There is a focus on a person trying to approach a situation with the right intentions but their worried about messing it up. They are trying to hide their lustful emotions and come across as more formal in their approach. So, in essence, they are weighing up various options of a serious relationship. But are all the same cautious?

Justice As Yes Or No

The justice card is a Yes, it is about balancing up the best course of action. This is a time for inner balance and shaping a new founded focus. 

Justice in Health

The key to remember when it comes to Justice is that if you have been treating your body badly, the justice card will run rampant in your life if you do not get your health situated. For example, if you have been indulging in unhealthy habits like eating too much or drinking and doing drugs, the Justice card will come through and try to even the scale again and this can be manifested in the form of an illness, disease or sickness of the lungs and heart. Take this opportunity to remind yourself how to treat your body well, because the Justice card does not give multiple warnings.

Justice in Work and Wealth

In business, if you have filed your paperwork correctly, signed what needs to be signed and have wrapped up all loose ends you will find that the Justice card is kind to you and will serve you greatly by transforming your business venture into something astounding. However, if you have not paid close attention to the legal side of your business venture, then you want to do so now. When the Justice card is present, all moves that are being made are watched and calculated for value. Therefore, make sure that you are walking with integrity in all things, but especially in business.

reversed justice tarot card

Reversed Justice in a reading

The Justice card appears in readings in the reversed position when there is an aspect of your spirit that is unwilling to seek out the meanings behind the events that take place in your life. This means that you are not being wholly honest with yourself about the way that you are treating others or you are trying perhaps become successful by taking advantage. You are missing the opportunity to develop a greater understanding of the lessons in your life and allowing yourself to live by default. If this is the case for you, then consider the fact that you may need to experience some level of injustice for things to right themselves again. The Justice Card’s sole interest is in perpetuating neutral grounds. If you were swept up in this experience and you find that the Justice Card is affecting you negatively, then just prepare yourself to do better next time. If you are expressing yourself in a highly moral way, good in the eyes of Justice then you will reap the benefits of having this guardian at your side. 

Upright Justice Card Meanings in Keywords

  • Legal case or judgement in court
  • Cut to the chase
  • Contracts
  • Legal help

Reversed Justice Card Meanings in Keywords

  • Losing a legal battle
  • Resentfulness
  • Rejection
  • Inability to communicate

By Flo Saul
Jul 9, 2012