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Justice Tarot Card Meanings

Justice tarot card meanings

Justice Tarot Card Meanings

Benjamin Disraeli, a British Prime Minister and Novelist once said "Justice is truth in action." This is a perfect summary for the Justice card. When we observe this card, we see our lady Justice means business. Her posture and demeanor express a no-nonsense aura - she takes no prisoners - there are no excuses - no wishy washy stuff with her. She is here to expose the truth and bring to light those issues which require our attention.

The Justice card's prime message is that of accountability. Justice appears to us when we know we should do something and we're not doing it. Maybe it's as simple as knowing we ought not to have that third doughnut - perhaps it's as serious as returning something that was stolen back to its rightful owner. Whatever the case, Justice serves as a loud message from our conscience. Remember Jiminy Cricket in the cartoon Pinocchio? The Justice card is to a reading as Jiminy Cricket is to Pinocchio - a little (sometimes nagging) voice that lets us know we should do the right thing.

Key Words for the Justice Tarot Card Meanings

  • Truth
  • Balance
  • Justice
  • Equality
  • Congruence
  • Admission
  • Examination
  • Accountability
Justice tarot card meanings

Justice in a reading is a call to examine what we've done in the past, contemplate future actions - balance the equation - take responsibility and be sure in all matters we remain as even-minded as possible in our endeavors. Keep in mind the Justice card is staight-forward and to the point. There is no hiding, no making excuses, no procrastination. Lady Justice cuts down all illusions and exposes the heart of the matter for what it is. The Justice card can help you take a look at your responsibilities and obligations and see that you've been falling short of the mark.

This is not a negative experience. There is no judgment or disapproval here. Justice simply exposes the facts as they are with no bias.

On a more banal level, pulling the Justice card can also indicate legal matters, legal paperwork that needs to be sorted out, a court case or a settling of disputes in a rational, formalized manner.

Key Symbols Relative to Justice Tarot Card Meanings:
This section focuses in on a few select symbols that can help us further define the Justice Tarot card meanings.

Justice tarot card meanings of the crown Crown: Just as we would expect, the crown is a symbol of authority, command, and royalty. We can also gather that Justice is the "crowning feature" of this card. Lady Justice wearing a crown indicates that she is in a position to calmly and rationally detect what is true and fair. She is experienced in the matters of balance, truth, and equality.


Justice tarot card meaning of the scale Scale: The scale is a symbol of equality and balance. It is a perfect visual measure when something is "out of whack." The scale in all its precision shows us which part of our life is out of balance - when the scale is tipped more to one side we know we need to take some corrective action.


Justice tarot card meaning of the sword Sword: In the Justice card the sword represents double-edged action of 1) right-thought and 2) right-action. The blade cuts through and questions or foggy notions we may have about a situation. By cutting through the fluff we are able to clearly identify the areas of our lives that need closer examination. The sword also indicates that self-examination may be uncomfortable - but the clearing is for the best and as we cut away the clutter we will inevitably benefit.

Key Questions Relative to the Justice Tarot Card Meanings:
When contemplating the Justice Tarot card meanings, ask yourself the following questions:

  • Is my life out of balance?

  • What can I do to be more balanced?

  • Am I being honest with myself?

  • Am I taking healthy responsibility for my actions?

  • Where do I place blame for my actions and my life's circumstances?

  • Have I been neglecting some of my obligations and commitments?

  • Do I need to take some time to re-examine my life because I'm out of balance?

  • Can I keep a proper equalibrium - do I have an even temper & even mind?

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