“You are only afraid if you are not in harmony with yourself.”
~ Hermann Hesse
The Astrological correspondence for Justice is Libra, the scales. Libra constantly strives for harmony and balancing opposing influences. Important decisions can be indicated when this card shows up. On a mundane level, Justice addresses legal issues and contracts, as well as any form of partnership (not just romantic liaisons). With this card, there is always a need to bring the mind and heart into alignment. One cannot simply make a decision because it feels right or because it is logical – it has to both be within reason and resonate on a feeling level.
Justice is also concerned with appearances, courtesy and correctness. How things appear on the outside should always be considered when this card shows up. It’s not always superficial to consider appearances if we bear in mind the ‘as without, so within’ axiom. As the Libran ruler is Venus, aesthetics take on greater importance and harmony/healing within can be brought about with the use of the Arts, music, colours and sweet scents.
Karmic issues can be tied in with this card and especially together with The Moon, The Wheel or Judgment, you may find that your health problem harks back to a past life issue/situation. If that is the case, or you suspect it may be, you are always free to cut cords to the past and you can invoke Archangel Michael to help with this.
Zodiac Sign: Libra
Archangel: Raguel, Jophiel and Anael
Chakra: Heart chakra
Crystal: Peridot, emerald, aventurine, green tourmaline, ametrine, chrysoprase, jade, opal, lapis lazuli, chrysolite
Body: Homoeostasis, kidneys, uro-genital system, female genitals, the pelvis
Exercise: Dance (5 Rhythms), yoga, gymnastics
Stance: Seated twist yoga posture
Magickal Tool/Ingredient: Dove feathers, mirror, copper cauldron, geranium essential oil
Associated Major Arcana Cards (through numerology): The High Priestess and Judgment
Associated Minor Arcana Cards: All cards associated with Libra
- 2 of Swords (Moon in Libra). Healing through alignment of mind and heart – putting an end to indecision which may cause stress and a drain of energy.
- 3 of Swords (Saturn in Libra). Healing comes when grief is experienced fully. It takes courage to face the pain but it is worth it. A good cry. Acceptance of limiting circumstances such as unrequited love. Releasing attachment to outcome.
- 4 of Swords. (Jupiter in Libra). Healing is found in creating harmonious relationships. Compromise. Rest. Waving the white flag and saying sorry even if you know you have done nothing wrong.
- Queen of Swords – The Libran Queen (Water of Air) Healing through journaling and writing. Also writing letters to those who have caused pain and burning them. Seek out an Art or Dance Therapist.
Remedies to increase the energy of Justice in your life:
- You can make a tarot essence to harness and increase the energy of the Wheel, using the Justice card of your choice, along with any of the crystals above that you feel drawn to work with. There is plenty of information on the healing properties for each of the crystals available online.
- Placing the Justice card over your heart chakra in meditation will soothe you and help you make heart-centred decisions about whatever issues you are facing.
- Listen to some classical music to soothe the heart and mind and create harmony in the cells of the body
- Write a poem
- Write a card to show someone you love appreciation
- Ask yourself ‘Does this contribute to harmony in my life?’
- Make sure that your mind is aligned with your heart and that your words and actions are aligned with both
- Give your home a harmony make-over!
Affirmation: “It is within my power to create harmony in all situations I experience and peace in all my relationships. I choose peace and harmony.”
- Do something you really desire even though you know it’s bad for you
- Act before you think
- Wear colours that clash
- Let your home get really messy
- Choose frankness over diplomacy
- Watch a horror film
- Listen to death metal
- Take centre stage and make rude jokes
As you can see, anything you do to counteract the influence of Justice/Libra will tip the scales (if you pardon the pun), make you feel off kilter and mess with the homoeostasis of the whole system, so I don’t really recommend any of the above (except if you’re really good at making rude jokes and can make ppl laugh) – especially if it also affects others in a negative way.
LOVE AND RELATIONSHIPS
XI Justice is, together with V The Hierophant, one of the two marriage and wedding cards in the deck. From an energy perspective it resonates with the heart chakra and the function of harmonising the feminine and masculine energies.
As you may well have guessed, this is one of the cards in the deck that puts the spotlight firmly on relating, no matter what question you originally asked of the cards.
Justice deals with the communication and harmonising aspects of relating and the legal side of marriage whereas The Hierophant deals with the wedding rites and traditions.
Because Justice also rules legal matters, it is the divorce card in the deck. Look for the reversal or a pairing up with the reversed 2 of Cups, or the 3 or 10 of Swords.
If Justice and The Hierophant show up together in a reading about a relationship, you can pretty much start planning the wedding reception now. Also, if Justice shows up with The Lovers, the Ace, 2 or 3 of Cups, the 4 of Wands or the 10 of Cups, marriage may be in the cards – although…not so quick! It may not be yours! A Page with any of the aforementioned card combos make it more likely that you will soon receive a wedding invitation.
Depending on surrounding cards, Justice may bring some really difficult lessons about fairness, harmony and equality. A perfect example of this is the Saturn in Libra (3 of Swords) energies that we are experiencing at the minute. Justice corresponds to Libra and Saturn in Libra wants us to transcend the ego illusions that limit our ability for unconditional love in our relating.
In a reading, the combination of The World (or Universe) together with Justice is a mirror image of Saturn in Libra (just like the 3 of Swords). This Major Arcana pairing means the end of a model of communication or system of relating that is dysfunctional and therefore has to end. It doesn’t necessarily mean the end of the relationship though. It all depends on the willingness of both parties to buckle down and do the work. Saturn is a hard taskmaster but his rewards are in proportion to his demands.
You can use the card vibrationally by creating a Tarot Essence if you are in a relationship which suffers from imbalance and disharmony. Taking the essence won’t change the behaviour of the other person but it will help you see the energy pattern of the dynamic you have created more clearly, enabling you to adjust your own heart chakra energy to respond in a more loving way.
If you are single, you would use an essence of Justice to balance your heart chakra energy to dispel the need for a partner to compensate the male/female energy you happen to be low on. That way you are free to attract someone on equal terms.
If the card is used to describe the qualities of a lover, it tells you of someone who is intelligent, wise, fair, peace-loving and a lover of beauty. On the other hand (reversed or ill-dignified), it could be giving you red flags about someone who is a commitment phobic, chronic fence-sitter and who will avoid conflict at any cost, not realising that conflict is sometimes necessary in order to push through to the next level of understanding.
Sexually, Justice puts the focus on aesthetics and grooming or buying new lingerie/cologne might not go amiss if you wish to seduce a new lover or maintain the interest of an old one.
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