Justice (Tarot card)
The Justice card, as a member of the Tarot deck, appears in early Tarot, such as the Tarot de Marseilles. It is part of the Tarot's major arcana, and usually follows the Chariot, as card VIII, although some decks vary from this pattern. The virtue Justice, accompanies two of the other cardinal virtues in the Major Arcana: temperance and strength.
The scales in her left hand are made of gold, symbolizing a balanced decision.
Justice is traditionally the eighth card and Strength the eleventh, but the influential Rider-Waite-Smith deck switched the position of these two cards in order to make them better fit the astrological correspondences worked out by the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn, under which the eighth card is associated with Leo and the eleventh with Libra. Today many decks use this numbering, particularly in the English-speaking world. Both placements are considered valid.
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- Media related to Justice (Tarot) at Wikimedia Commons