Tarot Card of the Day: Justice

The Justice card, as a member of the Tarot deck, appears in early Tarot, such as the Tarot de Marseilles.[1] It is part of the Tarot’s major arcana, and usually follows the Chariot, as card VIII, although various decks vary from this pattern. Justice (virtue), accompanies two of the other cardinal virtues in the Major Arcana: temperance and strength.

A. E. Waite was a key figure in the development of the most famous of modern Tarot interpretations.[2] His version of the Justice card contains, as his cards usually do, references to classical Mythology. In his deck, the card is 11 (switched with the Strength (Tarot card)).

Some frequent keywords are:

  • Impartiality —– Distance —– Coldness —– Justice
  • Objective mind—– Criticism —– Being clever —– Insensitivity
  • Decision —– Intellect —– Analysis —– Realism —– Severity
  • Responsibility —– Rationality —– Clear vision —– Logic and reason

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