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Journey of the Hero




Number: VIII or XI

Element: Air

Astrology: Venus

Zodiac: Libra

Mythology: Maat, Athena, Themis

Letter: Lāmed ל

I Ching: Hexagram 15 "Modesty"

Keywords: Law, Balance, Karma


A justice card commonly depicts a figure of justice or a seated figure holding scales and a sword.


The Justice card represents fairness, balance, and unbiased approach. It is associated with the concept of Karma and the idea that what goes around comes around. The card can indicate legal matters, court cases, or the need to make a difficult decision based on the facts at hand.


Overall, the Justice card reminds us to be just and fair with others and to strive for balance and harmony in our lives.


Justice Tarot Numerology - The Number 8/11: The Justice card is one of the two major arcana cards in a Tarot deck whose number can change depending on the deck. The number 11: In most Tarot decks, the Justice card is numbered 8, however, the Rider-Waite Tarot deck switched the positions of Strength and Justice to fit better astrological correspondences, under which number 11 is represented by Libra and is also associated with the concept of balance and harmony.


Justice in the Tarot: Journey into Egypt

Important Pictorial Elements of the Justice Tarot Card (Based on the Rider-Waite Tarot Deck):


The Justice Tarot card in the Rider-Waite Tarot deck features several important pictorial elements that convey a sense of authority, power, and objectivity while emphasizing the importance of structure and order in society. Here are some of the key elements:


  • A seated figure of Justice: The card depicts a seated figure of Justice, often wearing a red robe and a crown. The figure is typically genderless or androgynous, indicating that justice is blind and impartial.

  • A sword: The figure of Justice holds a sword upright in their right hand, symbolizing the power and authority to make decisions and take action.

  • Scales: In the left hand of the figure, there are scales, which represent balance, fairness, and the weighing of evidence and arguments.

  • The colour red: The robe worn by the figure of Justice is often red, which symbolizes passion, action, and energy.

  • Pillars: Behind the figure of Justice, there are two pillars, which represent the boundaries of law and the need for structure and order in society.

  • A veil: The figure of Justice is often depicted with a veil or blindfold covering their eyes, indicating that justice should be impartial and unbiased, and should not be swayed by personal feelings or prejudices.


Justice (Adjustment) in the Thoth Tarot Deck

What does Justice card mean in a tarot reading?


When the Justice card appears in a Tarot reading, it can suggest the need to take responsibility for your actions and decisions. You need to think objectively and weigh the pros and cons of a situation before making a choice.

If you are going through a conflict, you need to do your best to think objectively, determine the truth and try to be as fair as you can. Treat others the way you wish to be treated.

Reversed Justice Card in a Tarot Reading Meaning:


As you may already understand, the reversed Justice card often points on the disbalance and unfairness of the situation. If you are waiting for a decision to be made about you, it may be made not in your favour.


Sometimes, the reversed Justice card points to a situation when a person is avoiding responsibility and facing consequences.



What does the Justice Tarot Card mean in personality type of readings?


People with a strong Justice card energy in their personality tend to be objective, analytical, and logical thinkers who believe in treating others with honesty and integrity. Generally, they are good people but at times tend to be inflexible due to strong morals and views. They also may experience issues with emotional approach and connection.


Reversed Justice card for personality questions often describes a person that lacks morals and integrity. They can be harsh, overly judgmental and unfair towards others.


Justice in the Golden Dawn Tarot Deck




In work and career questions, the Justice card points to the need of being balanced, fair and practical. It can also mean that right now your input and dedication are being assessed and you are about to receive just what you deserve based on what you put in.


If you have been waiting to be invited for an interview or receive a job offer, the Justice card suggests that this is your chance. It can also mean a promotion, raise or renewal of a contract.


The reversed Justice Tarot card in career and work questions can indicate that you are being treated unfairly and may face discrimination or bias. Your efforts and hard work are not being recognized and you are being overlooked for promotion.


When the reversed Justice card comes up for someone looking for a job it may indicate that you are being misled and need to read carefully into the contract or job offer.




If you are currently experiencing financial difficulties, the Justice card may suggest that you need to take a more objective and analytical approach to your finances. You may need to create a budget or a financial plan that is fair and balanced, taking into account both your income and expenses.

It can also indicate that any financial disputes or legal matters will be resolved fairly and justly.


The reversed Justice card in financial questions could indicate that you are experiencing financial injustice, being treated unfairly, or facing obstacles that are preventing you from achieving your financial goals.



What does the Justice Tarot Card mean as feelings?


The Justice tarot card is typically not associated with feelings or emotions because this card is the exact opposite of that. It isn't however a bad card, as the relationship described by this card is based on respect, fair treatment, mutual understanding and trust.


The Justice card may indicate that a person is seeking a relationship that is based on these values and that they are not willing to settle for anything less. It may suggest that they are looking for a partner who shares their values and beliefs, and who is willing to work with them to create a relationship that is balanced and fair.


The reversed Justice card is the exact opposite of the above. It may indicate that one partner is not treating the other fairly or that there is a power imbalance in the relationship. It may also suggest that there are underlying issues or conflicts that need to be addressed to restore balance and harmony to the relationship.



The Justice card may suggest that there is a need to pay attention to any imbalances or health issues that may be affecting one's well-being. It may encourage a person to seek out medical attention or advice or to take steps to improve their overall health. In any case, the health situation described by this card shouldn't be ignored but pay attention to surrounding cards to understand the situation better.


The reversed Justice card may suggest that there is an imbalance in one's approach to health. For example, it may indicate that a person is focusing too much on one area of their health (such as diet or exercise) while neglecting other important areas (such as sleep or stress management). It may also suggest that a person is taking extreme or unhealthy measures to improve their health, such as over-exercising or following a restrictive diet.




In a yes or no question, the Justice tarot card suggests the answer is "yes". However, the situation is being approached with a fair and balanced perspective, and that the outcome will be in line with that.

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