Tarot: Justice

Greed or Desire, Getting What One Deserves, Potential Metamorphosis

Most readers relate Justice with the Libra zodiac sign. The reason for this is the balancing scales in the Visconti-sforza and Tarot de Marseilles cards.

But there’s also a sword. In original tarot decks, a person of royalty holds a sword in her right hand and is focused on the sword. “Avenging justice” {A.E. Thierens, emphasis mine} is where Scorpio, and desire, comes in.

Desire naturally implies we’re lacking something, or we think we’re lacking something. And so we go out and take from someone or something else in order to make up for that lack.

But the belief in lack only creates more of the same. Whatever is taken must be given back. And whatever is gained will also be lost by virtue of the law of polarity. This is why desire is never satisfied and always results in more loss.

“Every mistake in the process of life will avenge itself with geometrical certainty.” – A.E. Thierens

The powerful energy of Justice can be used to amplify desire suffering, or we can transform our lower desires into higher, intuitive insights.

And so we have a potential metamorphosis. Lower density instincts are transformed into higher wisdom, bliss and tranquility through the conquering of destructive greed or desire, and the adverse circumstances they perpetuate.

This is how we enjoy high-frequency experiences of bliss right here on Earth, in our Earth body.

But to enjoy balance between our body and soul, our higher, true self needs to guide our physical body which is the vehicle – not the other way around. 

Justice by Archeon Tarot, Steampunk Tarot, Unknown Artist [If you know the name of this artist please contact me], and azurylipfe at Deviant Art, intuitivefish.com
Justice by Archeon Tarot, Steampunk Tarot, Unknown Artist [If you know the name of this artist please contact me], and azurylipfe at Deviant Art, intuitivefish.com

When Justice Shows Up In A Reading

Health and Body Image: Ensure you’re getting all required nutrients in your diet, especially if you experience food cravings. After doing a cleansing detox, you can trust your food cravings to reveal the nutrients your diet is lacking. Consider taking supplements to balance and fulfill your nutritional needs. You likely need to focus more attention on inner health, which is creating issues for your physical health. Seek balance between your body and soul.

Occupation and Finances: Common business strategies focus on manipulative profit-making before honest, fulfilling products and services. Life requires from you a rare courage and higher wisdom to work against this ultimately destructive inclination.

Relationships: You and a partner or potential partner might be overcome with attachment, lust or sexual desire. Don’t confuse this with love, as it will only lead to eventual heartbreak. Or Justice might refer to sorrow or a heavy heart. There might be an imbalance in this relationship, focusing too much on expectations of materiality or physical labor, rather than allowing higher, lighter essences of free-flowing, authentic, unconditional love to carry you through a particular hardship, or everyday life. Remember to give what you would like to receive.

Hidden Meaning: What we focus on expands. If we focus on desire, we most often find ourself in a state of neediness, thirst and hunger.

Justice tarot card by bmckngbird at Deviant Art
Justice tarot card by bmckngbird at Deviant Art

Reversed: When Justice is reversed, there might be an incident involving legal technicalities or complications, or any incident involving the law, but likely not in a favorable way. You’ll want to steer clear of this situation, if possible. Or social inequality, bias or bigotry might be at work. Watch out for inner guilt being projected onto others, as well as harshness, cold-heartedness or being overly strict. Seek, mercy, understanding and rehabilitation rather than revenge or punishment.

Advice: What goes around, comes around, and what you focus on will expand. This is also known as the Law of Karma, or the Law of Cause and Effect. If your life is hard, stressful and full of heartache now, it will be the same in the future, even if it changes form. Transform your belief in scarcity and lack – which creates the always unsatisfied sensation of desire, fear and loss – to the bliss of intuitive intelligence and creative power that you already possess. Whether this card pertains to legal issues, legal documents, divorce, a court case, or your health, career or a relationship, know that life will always return to you what you put out, in some shape or form. If you know you deserve good things now, and are grateful for the good things in your current life, you’ll experience an expansion of the same in the future.

Astrological Association: Saturn, Capricorn

Timing: “Major Arcanas mean that no timeframe is specified but instead the issue indicated by the card must first be resolved. Reversals should be noted, as with this system they represent obstacles that must be overcome before the event can occur.” – Barbara Moore

Yes or No: No or Maybe

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