A Taste of Tarot: Justice & Libra

A look at the symbolism of Libra's Tarot Card, Justice
Tarot.com Staff

Every zodiac sign is ruled by a Tarot card from the Major Arcana! The zodiac sign of Libra is ruled by the Justice card. Here we take a look at the symbolic connections between Libra and "Judge" Justice...

Libra and the Balance of Justice

Libra is represented by the scales in Astrology. So, the harmony-seeking duality of Libra is heavily represented in the Justice Tarot card, but what does all of this symbolism mean?

The Justice Tarot Card

Native Librans have an intuitive desire to maintain balance and harmony in their personal relationships, and are represented by the scales to show this quest for balance in all things. Libras are quite possibly the most popular sign of the zodiac, because they know how to charm and befriend all the other signs! Not to mention Libra is ruled by Venus, the planet of love and beauty, making this an exceptionally attractive sign.

Even so, Libras are not completely without fault -- they are often accused of painstaking indecision. This is in direct response to their internal scales weighing right vs wrong before making any decisions. But even with these sporadic bursts of momentary confusion, Libras manage to make decisions with grace once they balance their knowledge with intuition!

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The Intuition of the Justice Card

And speaking of decision makers, this judge can really call the shots! The judge (Justice) depicted in the Tarot card radiates that charming Libran energy, and maintains a diplomatic equilibrium through the scales of Karma in her left hand. Coming to any decision, she weighs both her intuition and expertise to balance the karmic laws of the UNIVERSE!

But where does this intuition come from? The number 11, of course! The number 11 is incredibly intuitive, and is one of only three numbers in Numerology powerful enough to be called a “Master number.” Not only is Justice the 11th Tarot card, but the balanced and symmetrical shape of the number 11 is even mimicked in the stone pillars behind Lady Justice -- this lady has got one powerful seat to fill!

But just like everyone else, Libra’s equilibrium can go off kilter too. She won’t stay frazzled for long though. As an official truth-seeking, Judge Justice arms herself with a double-edged sword, allowing her to cut through any fog or confusion standing in her way. This allows her to clearly identify areas in life that need closer examination - even when these truths may be uncomfortable to come to terms with. Just like the scales represent Libra’s balance, though, this sword points upward, signifying victory and restored balance! And, nestled in her crown of authority is a sparkling green gem that acts as a third-eye chakra, allowing her to see simply and clearly what has before been hidden in the shadows of concepts and confusion.

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