Deck: The Witches Tarot
Spread: Card of the Day
Date: Mon Mar 30 07:27:21 EDT 2015
XI • Justice (Upright)
The Greek goddess of justice, Themis, sits at her temple. She looks at you carefully with a direct, thoughtful gaze. Themis holds a double-edged sword in her right hand. The sword symbolizes that balance must be preserved, even if it is by force. In her left hand Themis holds the scales, also equally balanced. The emeralds in her crown and the emerald brooch pinned on her cape promote emotional stability and encourage wisdom. No one can see through the purple curtain behind her, as it conceals the mysteries and the inner workings of the universe.
This is the central card of the twenty-two Major Arcana cards, since Justice is at the center of our lives and she will have her impartial outcome. Themis treats all with integrity and reverence, as she is, in essence, a neutral force. Justice reminds us of the laws of karma and the idea of cause and effect. What we have done in the past and do now in the present will affect our future.
The Justice card illustrates equilibrium, balance, and fairness. It is time to weigh your options and to assess your actions in life. The black-eyed Susans growing in the Grecian urns elegantly symbolize justice in the language of flowers. The Justice card is connected to both the High Priestess and the Karma Major Arcana cards. Like the High Priestess, Justice is a neutral force, and its links to the Karma card remind us that, in the end, karma will always have its way.
When the Justice card appears in a reading, you need to ask yourself what is out of balance and what sort of justice you are looking for. What is it that seems so unfair in your life? What actions of yours have brought you to this point? This card can represent legal matters and a possible court case. It can also symbolize a restoration of balance. It indicates that fair play, honesty, harmony, and balance are coming. Situations will work themselves out. Trust and leave the dispensing of this justice in the hands of the gods.
Keywords: Justice, legal matters, fair outcome to a court case. Cause and effect. Allowing the gods to take care of the outcome. Honesty, equilibrium, integrity, and equality.
Deity Associations: Athena, Ma’at, Themis.
Astrological Association: Libra.
Reversed: Bias, injustice, delays, unfair outcome.