Major Arcana’s Justice Card
The major arcana is a deck of cards that has been used for a variety of purposes. One of its cards is the justice tarot card. Most deck of cards are being used to play games. Another purpose is tarot divinatoire.
Having 22 cards, the major arcana deck is a good tool to be used in divination. It has many unique cards that helps one interpret and read the fate of a person. One of the cards of the major arcana deck that is being used for divination is the Justice card. This card is the 11th card in the major arcana deck.
In tradition, the Justice card is the eight card in the major arcana deck. The 11th card was supposed to be the Strength. However, the Justice and the Strength were switched in order to follow the astrological correspondence of nature. By switching the two cards, the eight card which is Strength is now associated with Leo. On the other hand, the 11th card which is Justice is now associated with Libra.
The Justice Card
The Justice card is always used to refer to Athena. Athena is a Greek goddess who is the patron of Athens. She is given credits for having a strong sense of justice. For Athens and Greece, Athena is the model goddess for the virtue of justice.
It is also said that there is a story behind the Justice card. The story revolves around the curse that was placed on the House of Atreus. The House of Atreus is a lineage which descended from Tantalus, who has fed his own child to the festive gods at a dinner party, and Pelops. The curse was brought on by the goddess Artemis when Atreus broke his promise with her.
Atreus’ story is then culminated with the story of Agamemnon. Agamemnon is one of the heroes of the epic Trojan war. During the war, Agamemnon sacrificed his daughter to gave a favorable wind to Troy. His daughter was then avenged by his wife by orchestrating his murder. His wife’s act brought on the revenge of their son who killed his mother in return. The son was then chased by The Furies, who are said to be the goddesses who gets revenge for mothers who are killed by their own sons. It was because of this never-ending cycle that Athena came down to end it. She executed the very first jury.
The Justice card is closely associated with a variety of other major arcana cards. One of the cards closely connected to the Justice card is the High Priestess. Another card is the 20th trump card which is the Judgment. This 11th card is also connected to The Pages which is the 11th card in the Minor Arcana deck.
In divination, the justice card in love reading is usually used to refer to mediating various claims of right. It is used for mediating claims of duty and morality. However, since this tarot card is an abstract concept and not all justice can be met, there is a system of justice brought on to execute Jurisprudence.