This card reminds us that true justice is an act of mercy, not cruelty. Discipline is not the same as punishment. We must learn to become self-disciplined without becoming self-defeating. This card is a reminder to reflect on ways that we are unjust to ourselves. In this card, the woman holds the justice scales and the sword, representing balance and action. This card reminds us that empowered acts, coupled with positive reinforcement lead to greater accomplishments.
Position 1: Background | Present Concern
This is a time of careful deliberation and considering all sides of a situation before making a move. You may be seeking more information or a deeper understanding before taking action on the issue at hand.
Position 2: Your Drive and Motivations
You are likely troubled by an impending decision. This card comes up for challenging choices where there is a need to make the objectively best choice for all concerned.
Position 3: What’s Blocking You – Fears and Subconscious
Justice in this position can indicate being overly critical of not only others but yourself. You are sometimes your own worst enemy by always trying to measure up to a standard of â€œperfectionâ€ that no one can live up to. There is a tendency here to fear rejection or failure, so you try to be something you aren’t for acceptance or to hide your vulnerability.
Position 4: Perspective and Further Awareness – What you Need to See Clearly
Sometimes it is necessary to wait out a situation and just see what happens as opposed to trying to make judgments up front. When we jump to conclusions too quickly we often miss the whole picture. Embrace all situations now with compassion, and detach emotionally before making important decisions or you may end up with regrets.
Position 5: Course of Action
Learn to sit back and be observant of situations in their entirety. Empower yourself to make a well rounded and balanced choice without bearing the weight of the world on your shoulders. You are only responsible for your own actions. Decisions made with discernment; consider the full impact your choices may have before taking action.