The justice card shows a woman seated on a chair. The lady represents justice and on her right hand is an upward pointing sword which is a symbol of impartiality. The sword is double edged showing that our actions have consequences. On her left hand are scales that are balanced while on her head is a squared crown that shows clarity in thought. There is also the opposite card i.e. the Justice Reversed which is also explained below for the benefit of our readers.

Behind her is a purple cloak hang on two grey standing pillars. Justice wears a red clock held with a clasp. At the bottom of her clock, we see the tip of her white shoe, indicating that she delivers justice in line with one’s actions.

Justice in the Upright Position

Any trusted Tarot reader will inform you that Justice in the upright position signifies:

  • Balance
  • Harmony
  • Advice
  • Honour
  • Virtue
  • Equality

This card in an upright position is a positive one more so if you are a victim of wickedness or if you are a person who acts with fairness. The card signifies a good resolution.

However, if you have acted unjustly, this is a warning that retribution is coming.  If you have legal proceedings, this card in an upright position indicates that things will go in your favor. The justice card when it comes to your work, reminds you that you need to balance your work and personal life. Don’t throw all your energy into one and forget the other.

In love and relationships, this card in an upright position may mean that if you are in a romantic relationship, the two of you have been honest and responsible for where your relationship is. In case you are looking for someone, the card may indicate a new love coming your way. The justice card in an upright position indicates that in terms of money, you may get an unexpected fortune that may result in lots of money. Invest this money wisely. Regarding health, the card signifies balance. Ensure that as you take care of other aspects of your life, you take care of your health too. Eat well, exercise more often, and get enough sleep.

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Justice in the Reversed Position

In the reversed position, the Justice card symbolizes:

  • Abuse
  • Unfairness
  • Intolerance
  • False accusations
  • Bias

This card in the reversed positions tells you that you may be dishonest in your actions. It advises you that it’s time to make things right. Even if you feel like the victim, you need to review the situation and accept responsibility for your actions. It may also indicate that there is an injustice happening in your life. Somebody may be lying to you or withholding the truth. Analyze those around you and determine if anyone is deceiving you. A reversed Justice card may also indicate a judgment made against you in case of a court proceeding.

Justice in the Time Based Position

  • Past – In the past position, the Justice card tells of a past decision that is currently affecting you. The decision may have been good or bad, and you are reaping the consequences of this decision.
  • Present – This card in a present position indicates that you have a decision to make. Be aware that your decision will affect others and so you should make it wisely.
  • FutureThe Justice card in the future position indicates that what you are doing will lead to a major decision. For instance, your new responsibilities at the workplace may lead to you having to choose between a new job or a promotion. You will have ample time to make a decision, but the card is just warning you that you should be ready to make a decision that will change your life.

Other Associations

  • Element – Water
  • Yes or no question – No clear answer as the card is about balance
  • Astrology – Libra


Justice, as its name suggests, is a card of fairness and balance. It is a cause and effect card. In case you are a good person you’ll be rewarded for your sacrifice and hard work. The reverse is also true. It is always good for anyone to thus have a good understanding of this card so that they can make positive changes to their life.

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