Justice Tarot Card Meaning

Discover what justice tarot card symbolizes based on its upright and reversed positions.

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Justice General Meaning

There is no other way to interpret this card but to relate it with law, fairness and equality. It depicts the trait of being kind, just and reasonable towards other people.

It speaks of the importance of truth and how it affects our actions and thoughts in our everyday lives. The justice card shows a figure of a scale being carried in the left hand and a sword with a dual tip at the right.

It symbolizes the natural balance of intuition and logical reasoning and the need to be impartial in the process of making decisions. The woman is dressed in an elegant red cloak with the tip of her white shoes protruding on her robe.

This is a manifestation that her conclusion to an issue will depend upon what they put into the table.

Justice Upright Meaning

The appearance of a justice Card in Upright implies that judgment will be rendered with fairness, candor and honesty. It indicates that a favorable decision will be made to a dispute or argument in which you are involved.

The injury or pain that you have experienced will also be vindicated and acknowledged in order to satisfy the demands of justice. It subjects the wrongdoer to a moral or legal accountability and will enable him to realize the consequences and effects of his actions.

Also, the upright position of this card represents truth and its influence on you and on others. It emphasizes that truth must always be the ultimate basis and that it must be carefully considered in passing a judgment.


Love Meaning - Justice Upright

As in all things, love requires justice and an equitable way to settle conflicts between partners amicably. This much makes the Justice card particularly useful when couples are still working out the kinks and the relationship dynamic.

If you and your partner have conflicted lately, this is an excellent time to find the compromise you've been looking for. The two of you must find a middle ground where you can agree, especially when your relationship is at stake.

The thing that you should remember about real justice is that it must have benefits for both sides when exercised correctly. Regardless of who is right or wrong in a particular conflict, the outcome must always consider what will help your relationship become more robust and better.

Another department where justice is indispensable is when you and your partner have to make crucial decisions. Anything life-changing, from buying a car to acquiring loans, must be done with input from the two of you.

Here, it might be prudent to ask about how the both of you can make decisions together, as well as come up with checks and balances to make sure both of you are in good order. It doesn’t have to be as detailed as an entire Constitution, but it must nevertheless be fair for both of you.

Never forget that relationships focus on the "we" and not so much on the "me." You committed to one another for a reason, and you must make true of it.


Wealth Meaning - Justice Upright

Personal integrity is always tied to wealth, because not going back on your word means that you can be trusted. For the Justice Arcana in the upright position, this translates to you gaining much gravitas with people around you: your team will respect and revere you for leading them to their objectives, your business will prosper because you care about your customers and investors in equal measure, and your bank account will have much money because you’re always using your money with great caution.

Though the income that Justice promises won’t be as big as you might make out of it, it would still be equitable to the amount of effort that you have been putting into your work. The recognition of your efforts will also come with responsibilities that are equal to their weight.

At first, you might feel undeserving of all these, but just like that famous line in the TV series Game of Thrones, “Lannisters (or in this case your debtors) pay their debts.” You can also take this as your debtors finally paying whatever they owe you.

Just as you freed up space in your wallet for them to have money, they will also pay you back whatever their dues. If you have an outstanding balance to pay for, then this is the sign that you will be able to repay whatever you owe.

These people, in turn, will not turn you away the next time you will need assistance. Your prospects are looking up, and everything will continue to stay well with consistency.

Justice Reverse Meaning

It may connote repudiation and disavowal of the importance of justice. You have denied someone their right to a fair settlement of their disputes.

You intentionally fail to acknowledge the consequences of your wrongdoings. You cannot accept the guilt that must be lawfully imposed against you.

If you are the victim, there is a tendency that justice will not be rendered in favor of you.


Love Meaning - Justice Reversed

Injustice and imbalance fester in your relationship when you see this particular outcome. If you see this card, there’s a huge chance that a conflict great enough to shatter the love you’ve built for each other might come due to the resentment that comes from being treated unjustly.

You may have been quite unfair to your significant other during these past few months. How this happened may differ from person to person, but it is pretty safe to say that you weren’t a pretty good listener lately.

Without both of you know it, your partner may have started to develop ill feelings towards you. It may be the reason that they have been acting hostile whenever you’re around, even if it seems like you didn’t do anything wrong.

What makes this tricky is that resentment doesn’t often turn into violent hate until it’s too late. As such, you need to be sensitive about your partner’s needs and even reform your ways.

The two of you must reach a compromise whenever you find yourselves in conflict with one another. Having a balance between what both sides want will ensure that all parties are satisfied, no matter what the outcome.

What matters is that you and your partner can balance out the scales. And, like the sword on Justice’s hand, you must be swift and sure in whatever actions you are about to partake in.

Talk to them before it gets out of hand.


Wealth Meaning - Justice Reversed

Just as integrity means great wealth, corruption and injustice will wreak havoc on your finances. If you haven’t been treating your customers or employers well, you might end up getting fired unless you reform yourself.

While there is nothing wrong with being proud of your work performance, yours may already be borderline arrogant. You may not be aware of it, but this behavior has already offended many of your coworkers.

It may also be that you have been involved in a significant project or transaction that wasn’t supposed to happen. The inverted Justice card warns you that the world is about to collect its due.

Before you get caught and have your career burned to the ground, this is the perfect time for you to be accountable for your mistakes. Justice, while it is swift, will be merciful to you.

Of course, considering everything you’ve done, going through hardship is inevitable. But this will not happen at the cost of whatever you have built for yourself.

Yes, you will pay for your mistakes, but if you confess before it’s too late, things may turn more manageable for you. Likewise, if you are being shady with your business practices and abusive to your employees, it will only be a matter of time before you see your businesses shuttered with either a lawsuit or bankruptcy.

If you want to remain successful in everything that you do, change your ways and be kinder to your people, because kindness begets kindness as well as income.

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