Alternative Names: Adjustment​

Number: 11

Astrological Sign or Planet: Libra the Scales

Element: Air

Hebrew Letter: Lamed

Key Meanings: Balance, perception, and objectivity

The Justice card in Tarot is about reason, truth, and, yes, justice. This is the card about cold, objective balance. It’s also about moderation in all things, as well as the realities of karma. If you’re not keeping the scales balanced, there could be some fallout. The basic symbols of this card include a judge-like figure, sometimes blindfolded, either sitting or standing, with scales in his left hand and an upraised sword in the other hand

Upright Meaning: When the Justice card appears in a reading, it can indicate that an actual legal matter is pending or being considered. Whatever the situation, you must weigh many factors in order to make a reasoned and factual assessment, i.e., judgment, of the matter at hand. The Justice card warns you to receive guidance from your inner self, not to rely solely on human advisors. Also, it cautions prudence and care, the need to deliberate calmly and carefully before taking action or concluding an outcome. Depending on what other cards appear in the spread, a third party could come to your aid and help you get the fair outcome you deserve. This card can also represent anyone involved with the legal profession—a lawyer, a judge, witnesses, law enforcement officers, and the like.

Reversed Meaning: Life goes out of balance as work, relationships, and money issues spiral out of control. A decision may go against you, so there may be dishonesty or a miscarriage of justice. You are treated unfairly, which is compounded by bad advice from a trusted individual. You are not able to speak your truth and feel overruled by those who don’t understand your predicament. It is important to find your voice and stay strong to your values—if you are in the right.

About the Deck: “Ciro Marchetti’s Tarot of Dreams” from Tarot.com.