What Does The Justice Tarot Card Mean?

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What Does The Justice Tarot Card Mean?

While the 78 cards in a standard Tarot deck won't 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.

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

Justice Tarot Card Meanings

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

Upright meaning keywords: Justice, law, truth, honesty, life lessons, karmic justice

Reversed meaning keywords: Dishonesty, unfair treatment, imbalance, consequences

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Justice Tarot Card Description

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

There is also a sense of cause and effect with Justice. It represents things working out appropriately or how we expected it to. Overall, in relationships, career, love, or other types of readings, the Justice card suggests that you approach decisions with logic and thoughtfulness.

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

Also notable on the card is the woman wearing a crown with a square on it, symbolizing orderly thoughts. Her clothing consists of a robe, with the tip of her white shoe revealing itself from underneath, representing a staunch reminder that there are always consequences for your actions.

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Upright Justice 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 you work well with others, having the ability to assess situations with fairness and righteousness. An upright Justice card can mean you are likely to win your case, specifically in terms of law.

Reversed Justice Meaning

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

However, a reversed Justice card means 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.

Another meaning of this card in reversed relates to dishonesty, meaning if you have lied your way out of a situation and gotten caught or called out, it is time to come clean and tell the truth.

The lesson of receiving Justice reversed is to accept the situation, decide how you will react to it, and take responsibility for any part you may have played in it.

The Justice Tarot Card's Ruling Zodiac Sign

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's Meaning in Love and Relationships

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

Love and Relationships: Upright Justice Meaning

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.

Love and Relationships: Reversed Justice Meaning

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

If you are single, drawing a reverse Justice card can mean you are ready for a relationship; you are 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 are being treated unfairly by your partner.

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

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