In this article, you will learn everything you need to know about the Justice Tarot Archetype.

Justice Tarot Card Meaning

Part of the tarot archetypes, Justice is the eleventh trump, or Major Arcana, card in most Tarot decks.

Checkout this detailed breakdown of the meaning of Justice tarot card.

Upright Meanings

Relating to cause and effect, karmic justice and legal matters, Justice represents the consequences of actions.

Recipients should examine their life to see how past actions have determined their current circumstances and what they can learn from this.

Justice signifies the just resolution of legal matters, a favourable omen for anyone with legal problems.

Concerned with integrity and truth, recipients may value honesty and integrity more than ever, feeling compelled to speak to truth.

The card relates to balance and circumstances which may cause imbalance that may arise, which may or may not be in your control. It indicates the opportunity for choice as options can be weighed up.

Karma is a key theme of Justice, meaning the universe is sending the recipient particular lessons which they have chosen and the sooner they learn these the better.

​For singletons, Justice indicates a relationship with someone in the legal profession e.g. a lawyer, judge, and the possibility that a Libra may enter their life.

It can indicate that any prior imbalance in relationships will soon be restored, with anyone who has treated you poorly about to get their comeuppance and someone entering your life who will treat you well.

For those in a relationship Justice can be a good omen if they treat their partner with honesty and integrity, perhaps with marriage on the horizon, or a bad omen if either has been dishonest or unfaithful, with this about to be revealed.

Career wise, Justice indicates a need for work-life balance, with more focus on the importance of a personal life and making time for those important to us.

Financially, Justice reminds of the importance of financial and business integrity. If the recipient is planning a financial risk the card is a good omen.

​Justice can indicate a lack of health-related balance which is causing balance, cautioning against over-indulgence.

Reversed Meanings

Justice reversed indicates avoidance of karmic justice or injustice, perhaps with others treating the recipient unfairly, victimising or blaming them where something is not down to them.

In this situation the recipient should retain their balance, teaching others a lesson through their reaction.

Justice reversed can also indicate avoidance of karma, but the recipient must accept accountability for mistakes and bad decisions rather than blame others if they are to become wiser and more aware.

The card indicates dishonesty and the need to confess to move on.

Justice reversed also indicates a person of uncompromising opinions which should be re-examined to avoid prejudice. In a legal dispute the card indicates an injustice or undesired outcome.

Spiritually, Justice indicates the need to avoid learning lessons the universe is trying to teach.

Refusing the initial small lessons will only cause them to become bigger and more traumatic.

The card can also mean the recipient is being treated unfairly and should rise above this by connecting with their higher self.

​In a relationship Justice reversed indicates the discovery of deception or cheating and long arguments with a partner.

The recipient may feel mistreated and unequal in their relationship but should examine their own role before blaming their partner to see if this is fair. If it is, they should learn that generally others treat them in the way they are prepared to accept.

For singletons, Justice reversed indicates a failure to learn from past relationship mistakes and a tendency towards lacking relationship balance.

Learning to maintain space in a relationship will help it grow. The card is a sign of suffering the consequences of ill-treating past partners.

​Justice reversed indicates ill-treatment at work and the need not to respond hastily, rather taking a logical, non-confrontational approach. It can also indicate a lack of career integrity in the recipient with negative consequences.

Lessons should be learned from this. Justice reversed indicates lack of work/life balance which needs correction.

Financially, the recipient will not be lucky in risky investments and should be cautious in financial dealings with others as they are likely untrustworthy.

​Justice reversed indicates a lack of balance causing health issues, requiring the recipient to avoid overindulgence.

Justice Keywords

  • Justice
  • Karmic justice
  • Consequences
  • Legal disputes
  • Law
  • Truth
  • Honesty
  • Integrity
  • Cause and effect
  • Life lessons
  • Injustice
  • Karmic retribution
  • Dishonesty
  • Corruption
  • Lack of accountability
  • Dishonesty
  • Unfairness
  • Karmic avoidance

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