What Does The Justice Tarot Card Mean?

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What Does The Justice Tarot Card Mean?

In a standard Tarot deck, there are 78 cards. While they aren't going to predict what the future holds for you, consider these cards a guide for which path to take forward in your career, love life, and personal growth.

And the Justice Tarot card is just one part of the Major Arcana deck. And if you're doing a love reading, specifically, it can provide great insight.

Meaning of the Justice Tarot Card

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A Tarot card can be drawn either upright, or reversed. Depending on which occurs, there is a different meaning for each.

Upright: Justice, law, truth

Reversed: Dishonesty, unfair treatment, imbalance

Specifically, the Justice Tarot card represents fairness and balance. It also represents trusting your intuition in matters of equality. When you seeing things with clarity, you can make a sound decision.

In some Tarot card readings where a person may have a legal proceeding taking place, the Justice Tarot card is associated with legality and law.

It's hard to make the right choices thoroughly and in an unbiased manner, even when you want to consider all components before making a decision to ensure it's the right one.

There is also a sense of cause and effect with Justice. It represents things working out appropriately or how we expected it to. In order to reach a sense of balance and harmony within oneself (or with others), make well-thought-out decisions without rushing into a conclusion.

Overall, in relationships, career, love, or other types of readings, the Justice card suggests that you approach decisions with logic and thoughtfulness.

Justice Tarot Card Description

What does the Justice card symbolize? The card itself shows a woman sitting on a throne holding a sword in one hand, and a scale in another. The sword represents a final decision and the results of our actions. The scales represent a balance of intuition and logic.

Also notable on the card is the woman wearing a crown, symbolizing orderly thoughts.

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Upright Justice Tarot Card Meaning

When you draw an upright Justice card, this is favorable, compared to reversed.

An upright Justice Tarot card can mean that things are going to plan. For instance, if you did something nice for someone and later on the favor was returned indirectly, even though you probably didn’t expect it, it was an appropriate response to your behavior.

It also may mean that the questioner will work well with others, having the ability to assess situations with fairness and righteousness. Upright can mean they are likely to win their case, specifically in terms of law.

Reversed Justice Tarot Card Meaning

When reversed, the warning is to be careful, since sometimes our emotions get the best of us.

However, Justice reversed means that there is a sense of unfairness and things not working out the way you expect. For example, someone (or you) could do something unfair and unjust with little to no consequences, and the outcome was an inappropriate response you might not have expected.

What zodiac sign rules the Justice Tarot card?

Since each zodiac sign is ruled with a Tarot card, it makes total sense that the Justice card relates to the Libra zodiac sign. Libra also represents balance, love, harmony.

Libra are known for keeping the peace, which can relate to Justice in the sense that fairness is important in making others feel like they are being treated equally, and prevents any issues from arising.

Another thing to note is that the Libra symbol is the Scales, just like the scales in this Tarot card.

Justice Tarot Card Meaning in Love & Relationships

When you draw this card upright, it means certain things for your love life.

For single individuals who draw this card, it means: you have a relationship with someone who is in the justice system; any imbalances in your love life will soon be corrected; there will be consequences for anyone who has made you feel bad about yourself.

However, for individuals drawing this card who are in a relationship, it means: seeing positive rewards for your commitment; marriage may be in the future; or, if either partner has been unfaithful, the truth will soon rear its head.

When you draw this card reversed, however, you may not find the same results as an upright draw.

If you're single, drawing a reverse Justice card can mean: you're ready for a relationship; you're still clinging to your past relationships and are unable to move forward; a warning to retain your independence and not lose yourself in a relationship.

For individuals in a relationship, reversed Justice means: consequences for any cheating within the partnership; arguments and fights with your partner will come to a head; you're being treated unfairly by your partner.

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Maatie Kalokoh is a writer who covers astrology, pop culture, and relationship topics.