Tarot Study ~ Major Arcana/Justice



11 Justice

Keywords: scales of justice; fairness; truth; honor; the-principle-of-the-matter

Archetypes: Karma; Judge Judy; King Arthur; Dennis the Menace





Astrological Sun Sign/Libra

Upright Interpretation: This is easy, I’m Libra, and I’ve been cursed with the insane tenacity for justice so beautifully inspired by my sun sign. The iconic figure on this card will give up a lot for The-Principle-Of-The-Thing, even when this type of sacrifice may seem pointless and even silly to the multitudes. Sometimes it might even seem unnecessary to the Libra making their point, once some time has passed and things can be put in perspective. But, never-the-less, by god, we’re playing by the book here.

Reversed Interpretation: Someone is going to get away with a load of crap, bogging people down, beating the system, cheating the public, or some poor individual who doesn’t even see it coming. The system failed; yes, it did, when Justice is standing on her head. But never fear, once she rights herself and the blood returns to her brain, she’ll be thinking clearly again…and so will you.

Study Questions:

1. What is your first impression of this card?

2. What does this card mean to You?

3. Are there details on this card that especially stand out for you? If so, write them down and explain.

4. How does this card define relationships?

5. How does this card define financial circumstances?

6. How is this card relevant to health issues?

Affirmations for Meditation:

1. I will rise to the occasion.

2. I will not suffer injustice without putting up a fight.

3. Always take the high road.

4. I fight for “the principle of the thing”.

5. Live beyond reproach.

A Tarot Reading for Justice:
Justice ~ The Lovers ®; 10/cups ®; The Sunday

“All is fair in love and war”, so the old saying goes; but in reality, no, it’s not.  Within both realms, Justice, you are hiding the best and worst of everything that humanity can dredge to the surface of life.  Love is often described as a battle field by the more cynical individuals, and this perspective most often comes from having fought the fight, having survived the skirmish, perhaps with a few wounds and tender spots to show for it.  And war?  The injustice that surrounds this event, no matter where it’s fought, no matter who the participants, is a glaring blight on humanity.  “Imagine”, as John Lennon once said, in his song of peace and acceptance.  And that’s what you’re trying to tell us Justice, to be fair, to do things right, to be kind.

We don’t always get everything we wish for, but then again, it seems like some people always do (the golden children).  Life isn’t always fair, this is what you’re trying to tell us, Justice, like a parent talking to a child (as we stand before you with arms crossed defiantly on our chest, with a clenched pout plastered to our mouth, with eyes stubbornly averted from your glorious face).  Humanity can behave like a group of children who have never grown up, children who are spoiled, children who feel entitled.  You’re trying to tell us, Justice, that during our lifetime there will be moments of pleasure in wishes granted, but don’t expect to receive everything you desire, and when you realize that it’s not coming to you, learn to accept this fact with grace and dignity.

As you sit upon your thrown, sword raised to the heavens, the scales of justice held in your capable hands, your voice can be heard:  Happiness comes to those who do things right, those who try to be fair, those who treat others with dignity, those who fight for justice in this world upon so many levels, and in so doing bring a rush of positive energy and a flash of pure spirit.  Sweet Justice, as you look out from the center of your card on humanity, with that placid calm expression on your face, you try to assure us…Everything will be okay.

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2 thoughts on “Tarot Study ~ Major Arcana/Justice

  1. The following message accompanied this weeks FB links to this Tarot Class:

    There is an ongoing tarot study class being posted every Tuesday at my blog, Magickal Connections. At this time, ‘we’re looking at the Major Arcana and the link below is this week’s lesson. At the bottom of this lesson click on “Tarot Study Guide” if you need to find the previous lessons and play catch up. These lessons are being posted as they’re being written, and when I finish with the Major Arcana, there may be a short break while I review what I’ve put up and decide if there is more information that I’d like to add to the lessons already posted. Have fun!!– And LEARN TAROT

  2. I’m adding a PS to this post– If you are just dropping in to read the latest on this weeks card, that’s fine. I’m glad that I can give you a fresh tarot update for the week, and I’m very happy that you find these posts interesting! But if you are a serious student of the tarot, I’m hoping that you are actually taking the time to consider the questions for each card and your answers. You’re going to have to *Think*, to make associations, to open your intuitive center, to listen to the Powers That Be, and to search your mind for these answers. Learning the tarot is a lot of work. You will have to work to forge a connection with these cards and the energy surrounding them. You can’t just flip through one or two books and expect to Get It. It’s takes lots of study, patience, determination, will-power. Any tarot author or teacher can supply you with information, it’s how you apply this informaiton that makes the difference in your progress on this path.

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