Justice: Judge, Mediator, and Finding Balance

April 29, 2012
The Ninth edition of the Archetypal Tarot Podcast attempts to do justice to the Justice card,  which is number 8 of the Major Arcana.
 
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After setting out on a newly realized journey on the Chariot, our hero quickly faces some form of judgement. Justice, pictured as a stern-looking woman is reminiscent of the Goddess of Wisdom, Athena, who assists our hero to view his challenges with a rational, dispassionate perspective. Holding both sword and scales, Justice cuts through to truth and weighs the balance of our ways.
 
Listen in as Julienne recounts the myth of Solomon and also explores the shadow side of Justice. The archetype of the Avenger is briefly explored as Cyndera poses a question to our podcast audience:  Do the ends justify the means if the oppressed triumph over their oppressors by using methods that mirror their oppressors' ways?
 
This stage of the journey urges us to first observe if there are unbalances and to make adjustments, do whatever is necessary to bring things back into balance: physically, emotionally, socially, spiritually.

We are asked to leave the subjectivity of the Hero for the wisdom and objectivity of the Judge and Mediator archetypes.

To read more about these archetypes in film plus recommended reading visit Julienne's blog post.

Listen in on a conversation with Tarot Dream Stone consultant Cyndera Quakenbush and Archetypal Consultant, Julienne Givot, as they discuss the symbolic and real world qualities of these archetypal characters.
 
And, of course, don't miss this edition's look at this archetype's presence in movies old and new.
 
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