The Card of the Day: Justice
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, be honest with yourself and the truth shall set you free.