The Card of the Day: Justice (Reversed)
Justice is the archetype of honesty, which is essential for reclaiming balance. Lady Justice grasps her mighty Sword of Truth. Her goal is to restore harmony, which is symbolized by the golden scales she holds in her left hand. The Justice figure in the tarot is not blindfolded. She sees the situations confronting her clearly. The sword she wields represents that assertive action is needed to cut away the source of our imbalance. Imbalance often occurs when we aren’t being one-hundred percent honest with ourselves. Lady Justice restores balance and clarity with facts.
Does your life feel balanced right now? What would you honestly need right now to restore harmony? Do you need to speak your truth to yourself or another, even if the thought of it makes you uncomfortable?
The figure of Justice is flanked by two pillars. Both are gray. The color gray is associated with neutrality. Whenever Justice appears it is important to look at the facts in an unbiased, neutral manner. To be neutral requires that you not let your emotions and expectations distort the facts. Wanting to believe something is true even when the facts prove otherwise will place you on a collision course with a rude awakening. If you look closely, Lady Justice has a square clasp at her neck and a square jewel in her crown. Squares are associated with honesty and strong foundations. We’ve all heard the expression “fair and square.” In astrology squares aren’t considered easy aspects, but they are considered responsible for the development of character and strength. The squares symbolize that the truth may not initially appear easy to confront. However, if you choose to remain in your integrity and face facts it will place you on a sturdy pathway toward happiness and success.
Lady Justice is here to remind you to be clear with yourself and others about what you need to restore harmony. Be warned however, it may require you to add the word "N-N-N-N-N-N-No!" to your vocabulary. Justice advises you to approach the source of your imbalance with dispassionately. The scales of justice symbolize the need to weigh all the facts before deciding how best to act.
If you've already been doing the work of facing your life honestly, Lady Justice arrives to declare, "Good for you! Isn’t the feeling of balance derived from truth wonderful?" It takes courage to be honest with yourself. This is especially true when you are attached to a certain outcome. Today, have courage for the truth shall set you free!
When Justice appears reversed, she often symbolizes an area of your life that feels lopsided. This sense of imbalance occurs when we are so focused on one aspect of our lives that we neglect what we really need. It may be time to step out of your routine to gain clarity, distance and perspective. What part of your life is demanding most of your energy? Which part of your life feels starved or neglected?
Justice reversed can also appear in the guise of situations that seem unfair or unjust. You may be tempted to blame someone or something for a sense of imbalance but ultimately, you are the one who is responsible for restoring order in your life. Not everything in life is fair. Sometimes you must make the best of what you are presented with and proceed with excellence anyways. The situation may not seem fair, but a larger Universal order and balance is always at work. Many people call this concept the Law of Karma. Perhaps you might need to detach from desire to teach someone a lesson. Instead, let Karma take care of it. If the source of the injustice originates from another person, they’ll reap what they sow eventually. Sometimes a seemingly unfair situation will illuminate how you are being unfair to yourself. Are you tolerating something that violates your personal honor code? Upright or reversed, Lady Justice supports you in taking a hard look at the facts to restore your personal power.