THE JOURNEY OF THE FOOL THROUGH THE TAROT - DAY TWELVE: JUSTICE
The Fool must now decide what this vision means to him personally.
He looks back over his life to trace the cause and effect relationships that have brought him to this point. He takes responsibility for his past actions so he can make amends and ensure a more honest course for the future.
The demands of Justice must be served so that he can wipe the slate clean.
This is a time of decision for the Fool. He is making important choices. Will he remain true to his insights, or will he slip back into an easier, more unaware existence that closes off further growth?
The figure of Justice sits in front of a loosely hung purple veil, signifying compassion, and between two pillars, similar to those framing the High Priestess and the Hierophant, which symbolise balance, law and structure.
She holds a sword in her right hand, showing the logical, well-ordered mind set necessary to dispense fair justice.
The sword points upwards – expressing a firm and final decision – and the double-edged blade signifies that our actions always carry consequences.
The scales in her left (intuitive) hand show intuition must balance that logic and are a symbol of her impartiality.
Justice wears a crown with a small square on it representing well-ordered thoughts, and a red robe with a green mantle. A little white shoe pops out from beneath her clothing as a reminder of the spiritual consequences of your actions.
The Justice card represents justice, fairness, truth and the law.
You are being called to account for your actions and will be judged accordingly.
If you have acted in alignment with your Higher Self and for the greater good of others, you have nothing to worry about.
However, if you haven’t, you will be called out and made to own up to your actions.
If this has you shaking in your boots, know that the Justice card isn’t as black and white as you may think.
A level of compassion and understanding accompany Justice, and although you may have done something you regret, this card suggests that you will be treated fairly and without bias.
Be ready to take responsibility for your actions and stand accountable for the ensuing consequences.
If you seek justice, then the Justice card is a positive sign that it will indeed be served. You may be part of a legal case or awaiting final judgement from the courts or a governing body or institution.
A ruling will be passed down shortly. Once the decision is made, you must accept it and move on; there are no retrials or second chances with the upright Justice card.
At its core, Justice is about the search for truth.
As you explore your truth, you will discover that things are not as clear-cut as you had thought.
Be prepared to dip into the murky waters and explore what truth means to you. Be consciously aware of what you believe to be true and what you believe to be fair and ethical.
It may not be as clear-cut as you think, so prepare to challenge yourself and to explore new territories of your belief system.
Numerology of Card 11:
11 Is a ‘master number’. Due to this numbe’rs deep connection with inner wisdom, it’s able to manifest amazing things, thus bringining with it an obligation to remain in a positve and uplifting energy.
This number is also connected with great spiritual insights and often implies a sense of responsibility that encourages acting in ways that display a purity of conscience.
Astrology of Card:
Libra, which is usually represeted by the scales found in this card. The sign is open-minded, balanced, idealistic, and very focused on what is fair.