I’ve written interpretations for every card in the Wild Unknown Tarot. As the box of the deck states, there are no rights or wrongs. These are simply my perspectives on the tarot card meanings. I hope you find them useful!
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Creator’s Keywords: decisions, karma
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A pure white kitty and a pure black kitty gaze out at us from an entirely black and white picture. Their tails intermingle in the center of the card, bringing to mind the symbology of the ying-yang. Every bit of dark is intermingled with light, and vice versa.
Feminine and masculine, right and wrong, black and white – it is tempting to think they exist as singular realities, but each is always imbued with a hint of the other. The Justice card is a reminder of this truth.
The background lines are a mirror version of the pattern on the back of the card stock. The lines lead to a diamond in the center of the card. The half of the diamond on the side of the black cat is white, and naturally, the half of the diamond on the side of the white cat is black. Each must be imbued with a splash of the other!
The sword above the diamond is a reminder that decisions must be made even when there isn’t a “black and white” answer. The point of the blade rests directly above the center of the diamond, showing that true Justice takes into account all the complexities and nuances of a situation. The base of the sword is elegantly decorated. It’s positioning, high above the cats, suggest that the power of the blade comes from a higher, spiritual realm.
Also worth noting: at this point in the Major Arcana the Wild Unknown tarot deviates from the Rider-Waite tradition by placing Justice as card number eight (Arthur Edward Waite famously switched the order of Justice and Strength).
The symbolism in this card shows that ‘for every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction.’ These is the ideal traditionally associated with the Justice card – karma, truth, decisions and morality.