The Tarot Justice card got bumped up from number 8 in the Medieval Marseille Tarot to number 11 in the traditional Waite Smith Tarot, published by the Rider company in 1910. The reason for changing the order of the cards was to make for a better fit with the order of zodiac signs. Justice is the perfect fit for Libra and Libra needs to follow Virgo (The Hermit), so I’m happy with this order but I know many Tarotists who prefer the original order of the Majors…
1. The two most prominent symbols in the Tarot Justice card are the sword and the scales. The sword symbolises truth and the scales are the scales of justice. The two pillars on either side of Lady Justice in the RWS Tarot are made of the same material as the throne in the Emperor card and they symbolise civilization and order.
2. The two most prominent colours are red and yellow. Red symbolises passion and yellow the intellect. In the sphere of justice passion and the intellect have the potential to be brought into perfect harmony.
3. The astrological correspondence according to the Golden Dawn is Libra, ruled by Venus aka ‘the Lesser Benefic.’ Libra energy appreciates beauty, truth and harmony. On the flip side, it can be very indecisive due to a fear of upsetting the status quo or ‘rock the boat.’ It is the most diplomatic of the 12 Zodiac signs.
4. The highest spiritual potential of the Tarot Justice card is to learn discernment and to seek harmony with all the choices we make.
5. When the Justice shows up as the challenge, you might ask yourself: ‘Is this situation fair,’ ‘What can I do to bring harmony to this relationship?, ‘Are my chances of winning this court case good?,’ ‘Do I need to fact check this before I make a decision?,’ and ‘How can I best state my case to receive justice?’
6. The Justice card corresponds with Archangel Anael, ruler of Venus and Fridays, as well as with Archangel Raguel, angel of Justice. Invoke Archangel Raguel for help with any legal issues and Archangel Anael for help with relationship harmony.
7. On a day when the Justice energy runs strong, you could…
- Weigh your options carefully and study up before making an important choice
- Speak your truth to receive justice
- Research/fact check something that tips the scales of justice
- File a court case
- Get called to jury duty
- Read the fine print
- Sign a contract
- File for divorce (Rx)
- Get married
- Speak to a judge
- Hesitate (Rx)
- Make a bad judgement call (Rx)
- Decide to start Law studies
- Seek a diplomatic solution
- Be a mediator
- Be concerned about relationship harmony
- Feel a need for fairness
- Choose your words carefully
- Be very discerning
- Suffer with symptoms from your kidneys (Rx)
- Have a urinary tract infection (Rx)
- Seek legal counsel
- Receive just deserts
- Experience an unfair court ruling (Rx)
- Achieve perfect homeostasis (balance your bodily functions)
- Meet someone with a lot of Libra energy
The Frideborg Tarot Justice Card
Where justice is denied, where poverty is enforced, where ignorance prevails, and where any one class is made to feel that society is an organized conspiracy to oppress, rob and degrade them, neither persons nor property will be safe.
– Frederick Douglas