23 June 2014

The Justice Tarot Is the 8th Major Arcanum

The Justice tarot card
Justice is represented by a female figure who is sitting on a throne painted in gold color. Gold is the color that is tied to intelligence. The woman who stands for the Justice holds the Sword of Justice in one right hand and the Scale of Justice in her other hand. Both tools are made out of precious gold matter.

This character seems impartial. The figure represents integrity and incorruptibility. As the popular saying pretends: Justice is supposed to be blind.

Primary meaning of the Justice tarot card

When spread in a normal position, the Justice relates to fairness, honesty, excellence, goodness, durability; which are among the most important signs of strength.

If the arcanum is spread in its reversed position then it stands for the contrary of all these qualities: fragility, changeableness, duplicity, deceatfulness, weakness, etc.

6 month evolution spread using the Justice

In order to allow you to better understand how the 8th tarot card works, I'm going to show you a 6 month evolution spread. The card will be part of the spread and come in one of the 5 potential positions.

This spread would be done for a person who is looking forward to learning more about the next 6 month on a general basis. Nothing really narrow, no specific category, she just wants to know what's going to happen in her life.

For such a spread, we use both major and minor arcana. First I shuffle the major arcana deck, then I select 5 cards. Next I shuffle the minor arcana deck which contains 56 cards and select 5 of them.

I place the two selections in line: first line includes the major arcana, the second line includes the minor ones.
6 month evolution using the Justice tarot card

Here are the cards as they appeared after the spread

  • The High Priestess - Sixth of Coins
  • The Moon - Servant of Swords
  • The Justice - King of Swords
  • The Wheel of Fortune - Ace of Spears
  • The Magician - Ace of Coins

How to read this evolution spread

  1. The High Priestess - Six of Coins: our client is about to have to deal with financial troubles.
  2. The Moon - Servant of Swords: she also faces troubles in her household with a child/young person that is bringing so much disappointment in her life. It also seems that the money problems she's about to have to deal with are her child's fault.
  3. The Justice - King of Swords: chances are that our client is going to have to see a lawyer in order to solve these major problems.
  4. The Wheel of Fortune - Ace of Spears: but it seems that things are going to turn out good and that she's going to successfully overcome these problems.
  5. The Magician - Ace of Coins: it's magic! This association is messenger of financial reward!

This is only one of the many ways that one can read the tarot card spread including Justice. Naturally for someone who does not have to deal with such problems, the Justice may just have another meaning.

Even more things to know about the Justice

You will find more in-depth information about the Justice tarot here.