Justice, karmic justice, consequences, legal disputes, law, truth, honesty, integrity, cause and effect, life lessons


Upright Meaning Guide

Justice Tarot Card Key Meanings:

General meaning and interpretation (Upright)

The Justice Tarot card relates to karmic justice, legal matters and cause and effect. In a general context Justice is showing you that all actions have consequences. So look at your present circumstances in that context, how have your own actions contributed to where you find yourself today? Are there any karmic lessons that you should be learning from your current situation? This Major Arcana card is also a signifier of legal matters being resolved in a fair and balanced matter. This is usually a favourable omen if you are involved in a legal dispute. Justice is concerned with truth and integrity, so you may find yourself compelled to speak the truth and that you more than ever value honesty and integrity in others. Justice also relates to balance. It may signify that circumstances may arise that could throw you off balance. These circumstances may or may not be beyond your control or of your own making. Either way, you must try to keep yourself on an even-keel as events unfold. The Justice card can also indicate that you have a choice to make when it appears in your Tarot readings as you will be weighing up all your options and balancing the scales.

Love & Relationships (Upright)

In a love Tarot reading, if you are single, Justice can indicate a relationship with a person in the legal industry (judge, lawyer, legal secretary etc.) It is the Tarot card that corresponds to Libra, so a Libra may be coming into your life. If you have treated others with integrity and kindness and not been treated well in return in relationships, Justice in a love tarot reading can indicate that this imbalance is about to be corrected with the loving partner you deserve coming into your life. It can also signify that those who have treated you badly will get their comeuppance. If you are in a relationship, whether Justice is a good or bad omen really depends on the behaviour of you and your partner. If you are both being honest and acting with integrity in your relationship then you will see the rewards in the form of a period of harmony or a bigger commitment. It can indicate marriage, representing the marriage contract. However, if either of you have been dishonest or have cheated, Justice indicates that the truth will be revealed and whoever has been dishonest will reap what they have sown.

Money & Career (Upright)

When Justice appears in a career context, it tells you that you need to pay attention to balancing your work and personal life. Don’t forget to take adequate time out for yourself. Career is important. We all need to be able to financially support ourselves and there’s nothing wrong with having ambition. At same time, consider how many people on their deathbeds think “I wish I’d spent more time at the office.”? Remember to make time for the people who are important to you and for yourself while you’re building and maintaining a career you can be proud of. Financially, Justice can literally show you balancing your books and is a reminder that if you behave with integrity in terms of money and business you will be rewarded. If you’re going to take a bit of a gamble on something, this card is a good omen.  

Health (Upright)

If you’ve been having health issues, Justice can indicate that you are out of balance which is contributing to your health issues. It also cautions against overindulgence in any area of your life. Try to keep everything in moderation. 

Spirituality (Upright)

In a spiritual context, one of the main themes of Justice is karma. This does not mean that you are being punished for past mistakes. It means that you have chosen to learn certain lessons in this lifetime and the universe is sending you those lessons. The sooner you learn these lessons the better off you’ll be. 

Reversed Meaning Guide

Justice Reversed Tarot Card Key Meanings:

Injustice, karmic retribution, dishonesty, corruption, lack of accountability, dishonesty, unfairness, karmic avoidance 

General meaning and interpretation (Reversed)

In a general context, Justice reversed can indicate injustice or avoidance of karmic justice. This may take the form of being treated unjustly in your life or situation where you are being unfairly affected by the choices or actions of others. You may feel you are being victimised or blamed for something that is not your fault. Whatever the situation, you must try to maintain your balance. Even if you didn’t create the situation, you can choose how you react to it and that can be a lesson in itself. Justice in a reversed position can also be an indicator of someone trying to avoid their karma. If you have played a part in creating your current situation by bad choices or actions, you must be accountable. Don’t try to blame others or avoid the consequences, just learn from it and move forward a little wiser and more self-aware. The Justice Tarot card reversed can also indicate dishonesty. If you have been caught out in a lie, don’t try to justify it or lie your way out of it. Just confess, accept the consequences and try to draw a line under it. Justice reversed can indicate someone with very hard-line or uncompromising views. Examine if you or those around you may have become prejudiced. Examine this and determine is this how you want to be or what you want in your life? If you are involved in a legal dispute, it is not a favourable card to get and indicates that there will be some form of injustice in the outcome or the outcome will not be what you had hoped for.

Love & Relationships (Reversed)

In a love context, if you are in a relationship Justice reversed can be a strong indicator of being caught out in a deception or cheating. So if you have been cheating on your partner or lying to them, expect big repercussions. You may also find that any arguments between you and your partner seem endless with this Major Arcana trump card in your Tarot reading. It can also be a sign that you feel you are not being treated fairly or as an equal in the relationship. Before you go casting judgements on your partner, examine your own role in the relationship and ask yourself if you are being fair by apportioning the blame to your partner. If you assess your relationship issues and feel you are blameless, you should still try to learn from the situation. Remember, we teach people how to treat us and what we put up with, we end up with! If you are single, Justice reversed can indicate that while you may feel you are ready for the relationship you deserve, you have still not learned the lessons from your past relationships that are necessary for you to move forward and avoid repeating the same mistakes. It can also indicate that you tend to lack balance in relationships and this maybe causing your relationships to flounder. We all get caught up in the initial excitement of new love but be careful not lose yourself completely! Try to maintain a balance between you love life and your own independent life when you meet someone, it will give your relationships the space they need to grow. If you have treated past partners badly, Justice reversed can be a sign that you may be suffering the consequences of your actions.

Money & Career (Reversed)

In a career context, Justice reversed may indicate that you are being treated unfairly in work. Perhaps you are being blamed for others mistakes or shortcomings. Perhaps you feel others are trying to sabotage you. Whatever the issue, don’t be hasty in your reaction. It is better to hold back and take a logical approach to resolve the issue. Don’t charge in and confront the culprits as with justice in reverse, arguments are not likely to go in your favour. Justice in reversed can also indicate that if you have not been acting with integrity in your career, your behaviour may be coming back to bite you. It can be a sign of corruption in business. Don’t try to avoid the consequences but hold your hands up and learn from your mistakes. You will be more respected for it. Justice reversed can also be a stronger indicator of a lack of work/life balance than the upright card, so be mindful of putting too much emphasis on either your work or personal life when this Major Arcana card appears in your reading. Financially, avoid risky investments or gambles as you are not likely to be in luck with this card appearing. It can indicate injustice in relation to money so be very cautious of people you are doing financial deals with at the moment, they may not be trustworthy!

Health (Reversed)

Again in a health context, Justice reversed indicates a need for balance but it’s a stronger indicator that a lack of balance may cause health issues. Try to make time to take care of yourself and avoid overindulgence.  

Spirituality (Reversed)

As with the upright Tarot card, Justice reversed in a spiritual context tell us that the universe may be sending you the lessons you are supposed to learn in this life. The reversed position indicates that you may be trying to avoid these life lessons or outright refusing to accept them. Our life lessons usually start off small, giving us the opportunity to learn without having to go through turmoil or massive upheaval. However, if we do not learn or refuse to learn, the universe will keep bringing these lessons back to us in bigger and more consequential ways. You can avoid this by simply learning the lessons quickly. In a reversed position, Justice can also mean you feel you are being treated unjustly. Try to use this time to connect to your higher self and rise above your circumstances.

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