The Basic Meaning of the Card (Rider-Waite)

Justice is the eleventh card in the Major Arcana of the Tarot and symbolizes justice, balance, and objectivity. The card’s image shows a woman sitting on a throne, dressed in red and green clothes, holding a scale in one hand and a sword in the other, which represents the duality of justice and the need to weigh actions and consequences carefully.

Upright Meaning

When Justice appears upright in a Tarot reading it means it is important to focus on justice, balance, and truth. The card urges you to be honest, take responsibility for your actions, and make decisions based on objectivity and insight. It can also be a sign that a legal issue or conflict will be resolved fairly.

Reversed Meaning

If Justice is reversed in a reading it may indicate that you are experiencing an imbalance or injustice in your life. It could mean that you need to make a correction or that you may have acted unethically or unjustly. The card urges you to reflect on your actions and their consequences as well as strive to restore balance and justice.

Example Reading

If Justice appears in a reading alongside The Empress and Two of Cups it could be interpreted as a fair and balanced approach to a relationship (Two of Cups) will lead to harmony, love, and personal growth (The Empress). It is important to treat each other with respect and maintain a sense of justice for the relationship to flourish.

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