Justice, like all 2s in the Tarot is a fairly neutral card. Whether it takes on a positive or negative meaning depends almost entirely on the context and surrounding cards. We are diving deep into the energies of this card today. But first, let’s take a look at some of the traditional Tarot card meanings for Justice.
Positive Tarot Card Meanings for Justice
- Fairness and Balance: The Justice card represents fairness and balance in all aspects of life. It signifies the need for equity and impartiality in decision-making.
- Karmic Justice: This card reminds you that your actions have consequences. If you have been acting with integrity and honesty, you can expect positive outcomes and rewards.
- Legal Matters and Contracts: Justice indicates that legal matters will be resolved favorably. It suggests that you should abide by the laws and honor your commitments.
- Harmony and Diplomacy: Justice encourages you to seek harmony and resolve conflicts through peaceful means. It emphasizes the importance of communication, compromise, and mutual understanding.
- Personal Accountability: The Justice card reminds you to take responsibility for your actions and choices. It encourages self-reflection and prompts you to make decisions based on your values and principles.
Negative Tarot Card Meanings for Justice
- Unfairness and Injustice: In its reversed position, the Justice card signifies unfairness or injustice. It suggests that you may be facing a situation where your rights are violated or where justice is not being served.
- Legal Issues and Delays: The reversed Justice card can indicate legal complications, delays, or difficulties in resolving legal matters. It warns against dishonesty or unethical behavior that may have negative consequences.
- Imbalance and Disharmony: This card in reverse may indicate a lack of balance or harmony in your life. It suggests that you may need to reassess your choices and actions to restore equilibrium and find inner peace.
Remember, the interpretation of tarot cards can vary depending on the individual reading. These meanings provide a general understanding, but it is important to consider the context and surrounding cards for a more accurate interpretation.
Feeling into the Energy of the Justice Tarot Card
Justice teaches us accountability and the acceptance that our actions have consequences. Of course, we can choose to not accept Cosmic Law and karma. But our actions or inactions still have consequences.
What we gain from the simple acceptance of this fact is an alignment with Cosmic Law. A lawless life is a life of chaos and destruction. The disregard for what the Egyptians referred to as MA’AT (Cosmic Law written on our hearts) leads to the destruction of the soul in the afterlife.
Does it matter how we live our lives and what choices we make? Do those choices impact the world around us and the very destiny of humanity? You bet! So Justice asks us to choose wisely. It is not by coincidence she shows up after another karmic card in the Tarot, The Wheel of Fortune.
Justice, like all the 2-vibration cards, is a card of choice. We can always choose life, liberty and love over destruction and chaos. This is our superpower. And then we accept the things we cannot change, trusting that Cosmic Law will take care of them and us.
The Astrological correspondence for Justice is Libra, The Scales. Libra strives for harmony and actively balances 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/Libra is also concerned with appearances, courtesy, diplomacy and correctness. How things appear on the outside should always be considered when this card shows up. It is 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, colour and essential oils.
Karmic issues can be tied in with this card. You may find that any health issues hark back to past lives, especially together with The Moon, The Wheel of Fortune or Judgment. If that is the case, or you suspect it may be, you can invoke Archangel Michael to help with clearing karma and energetic cords to vows and entities. Of course, for the scales of Justice to be rebalanced, you must sincerely wish to be on the straight and narrow. It doesn’t matter if you know where you went wrong in the past. What matters is what you wish to do right here and now.
Correspondences for Justice
Angelic correspondence: Archangel Raguel
Zodiac Sign: Libra
Chakra: Heart Chakra
Crystal: Peridot, Emerald, Aventurine, Green tourmaline, Ametrine, Chrysoprase
Body: Homoeostasis, kidneys, urogenital 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 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 you fully allow yourself to grieve. It takes courage to face the pain but it is worth it. A good cry. Acceptance of limited circumstances such as unrequited love. Releasing attachment to the outcome.
- 4 of Swords (Jupiter in Libra). Healing comes from creating harmonious relationships. Compromise. Rest. Wave the white flag and say sorry even if you know you have done nothing wrong.
- Queen of Swords (Water of Air). Healing through journaling and writing. Also writing letters to those who have caused pain and burning rather than sending them. Seek out a therapist who combines talk therapy with art or dance therapy.
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.
- 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 your love and 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 make-over to bring it into balance energetically
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.”
Angelic Invocation to Archangel Raguel
Dear Archangel Raguel, thank you for showing me how to bring myself into alignment so that I can be a source of peace and harmony wherever I go. Help me to truly be the peace I wish to see in the world. Amen and so it is!
Justice Tarot Card Meanings for Grounding/Balancing/Banishing
- Put yourself out of whack by overdoing something (we all do this from time to time anyway)
- Act before you think
- Wear colours that clash
- Let your home get really messy
- Choose frankness over diplomacy
- Take centre stage and make it all about you
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, especially if it also affects others in a negative way. Justice helps us be mindful of our energetic impact on others.
Love and Relationships
Justice is, together with 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. The Hierophant, on the other hand, deals with wedding rites and traditions around marriage.
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 on the cards. Although…not so quick! It may not be yours! A Page with any of the aforementioned card combos makes it more likely that you will soon receive a wedding invitation.
Doing the Work
Creating fair and balanced relationships always takes work. Depending on the 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. Justice corresponds to Libra and Saturn in Libra wants us to transcend the ego illusions that limit our ability for harmony and 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.
Working with Justice Vibrationally
You can use the card vibrationally by creating a tarot essence if you are in a relationship that 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.
Single and Balanced
Are you single and looking to become part of a power couple that can have a BIG impact on the world? If so, you can use the essence of Justice to balance your heart chakra energy to dispel the need for a partner to compensate for the male/female energy you are low on. That way you are free to attract someone on equal terms, rather than coming from a place of need. This is the foundation for what some refer to as a Twin Flame union.
Justice as Your Love Interest
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 the act of making love an expression of the beauty of Divine Union on every level, including the physical.