The Justice is the tarot card that represents our conscience. It indicates that the truth needs to be told, and we need to stop avoiding certain issues in our life that need our attention. We are accountable for our deeds, and it is important to assess whether what we have done in the past, or are doing in the present, is in keeping with our responsibilities. This card tells us not to evade facing issues in our lives, as they will come back to haunt us at an inopportune moment. We need to be calm and rational, and analyze our lives to locate the missing pieces, and put them in place. The symbolization of the scale is very real; it shows us that there is some imbalance in our lives and we need to correct it. Here, it is important to remember that we need to be clear about what is the right thing to do, else it will be a futile exercise. The Justice also means that the confusion will be cleared, and while the truth may be bitter, we will at least sleep peacefully at night. In a reading, this card assures us that everything is fair, so we should not lose hope with little disappointments, and do what needs to be done. In retrospect, we will realize how these incidents shaped our lives.
The usage Arcana stems from the word Arcane. ‘Major Arcana’ means ‘the big secret’. The Major Arcana deck of Tarot comprises of the first 22 cards in the deck. These cards signify the major events in the journey of life of a person from birth to death, and rebirth. Each of these 22 cards has a particular meaning to convey, a definite significance. For instance, The Fool, the first of the Major Arcana cards, signifies the innocent baby embarking on the journey of life; The Lovers is the card of the heart and relationships; The Chariot signifies an ongoing journey; The Death is the card of eternal change, or rebirth; The Moon means the gaining of inner knowledge; and The World signifies the end of the cycle of birth and reincarnation.