Card VIII in the Tarot of Marseille defines what is just, and means that any business ventures will be carried out in honesty. Decisions made will have been thought about previously, and not just carried out on a whim. The scales of justice are depicted on the card, showing the pros and cons being weighed up before a decision is made.
Justice signifies a confrontation with a situation, in which you are obliged to weigh up the good and the bad to act for the better. It can symbolise a contract that needs signing, or some sort of legal action.
This card cannot be judged as entirely positive, however: more than anything, it shows that there is an obstacle in the way and that in order to act correctly, you will need to take your time and think things through.
Drawn face up::
The Justice card drawn upright means the consultant will find themselves in a situation in which they are forced to re-examine themselves. When they do so, they will rightly get what they deserve. This card will show them the way to follow, and that it will be better for them to treat others fairly. Before they make a decision, they need to understand its implications. If there's a legal trial going on, the Justice card announces victory. The same is true for a signed contract or business deal. This card announces even greater levels of success if it is the last to be drawn.
Its meanings: justice, decisions to be made, success, backlash
The Justice card drawn upside-down is a sign of problems encountered with the law. This could be a legal trial, or the suffering of injustices… It heralds a complicated situation, a period of darkness where everything will seem impossible. It also evokes loss of control, bankruptcy, corruption… Drawn upside-down, this card represents anything that impedes justice.
Its meanings: a difficult trial, theft, bankruptcy, legal action
The Justice card shows that a situation needs to be evaluated fairly; the consultant must remain impartial. They must be careful to not stand their ground too much, but make room for dialogue.