Justice is the 8th Major Arcana card in the Tarot deck. Justice, the card representing the ultimate goal of law and order, represents how everything will eventually be set right.
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It also represents justice in a broad sense of a moral system that has been developed through human experience. It is an important concept in any ethical system, including Buddhism and Christianity.
The idealistic view of love as a powerful force for change is reflected in some forms of Buddhism and other religions, as well as the philosophies of Jean-Jacques Rousseau (1712-1778) and Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882).
In western culture, this idea is reflected in concepts such as true love and romance.
This card can also represent our need to be just to others. A few tarot decks refer to Justice as “The Just,” or “The Law.”
However, the general idea of justice expressed by this card includes aspects beyond legal justice: it can also mean fairness and impartiality.
The universal sense of fairness is most strongly represented by the classical image of Justice with her scales, which symbolize justice in its broadest sense.
The symbol of Justice has many associations with concepts of peace, calmness, stability, order, harmony, virtue, truth, and wisdom.
Justice card is about the desire to see all things go according to the “natural order” of things; to ensure that there is no disorder or chaos.
However, the key idea here is that Justice is something very different from revenge; it involves setting right what has gone wrong or stopping people from doing harm in the first place.