11-The Matriarch – Reversed Salem Deck

Your Chosen Card – The Matriarch Reversed Salem Deck

When reversed, the Justice card can mean that your situation involves injustice, unfairness, bias, or partiality. Matters may feel out of balance or tilted against you. Legal proceedings are likely to cause difficulties. Dishonesty may characterize your dealings with others. If the goddess Ma’at were to weigh your soul against a feather right now, would she find you worthy of entering into paradise?

Keywords Reversed: Injustice, bias, inequality, unfair treatment, partiality, favoritism, bigotry, intolerance, hypocrisy, unreasonableness, undue influence, irresponsibility, immorality, unethical behavior, legal entanglements, an adverse ruling by a court, abuse of the legal system, refusal to accept responsibility for one’s actions.

Key XI: Justice. This card is numbered VIII in the traditional Marseille deck.
Myths/Archetypes: The Scales of Justice. Karma. The Egyptian goddess Ma’at who weighed souls against a feature to determine if they were worthy of paradise. King Solomon. The Code of Hammurabi. Moses receiving the Ten Commandments.
Dates of Libra: 23 September–22 October (tropical); 17 October–15 November (sidereal)
Astrology: Libra, the Scales (ruled by the planet Venus)
Numerology: 2 (High Priestess) = 1 + 1 (Justice or Strength) = 2 + 0 (Judgment)

Element: Air

When The Matriarch is reversed you can pretty much take it that life is going well but that’s when life takes us by surprise.  If The Matriarch is unclear it may help to choose a card from the Major Arcana to provide more insight into what it is The Matriarch is trying to tell you.  If you had a particular issue in  mind, or want to seek clarification on something else, you can also choose again to get more guidance.

This chosen card is part of your reversed card reading for The Matriarch using cards from the Salem Tarot Deck. You will find many more tarot pages that will be of great help if you need tarot card meanings. Use the search at the bottom of the page. We have some amazing tarot books for you to browse. Please see below.

Here are some snippets from a few of my favorite books

Complete Book of Tarot
Book Details
Complete Book of Tarot: When using specific decks, however, such as the Crowley Thoth or the Liber T Tarot of Stars Eternal deck, it is best to follow the instructions of deck’s author in the Little White Book (LWB) that accompanies the deck. For example, the Golden Dawn Tarot deck by Robert Wang avoids the name ‘Knight’ entirely and uses the following designations for the court cards: Princess, Prince (in a chariot), Queen, and King (on horseback).

Tarot Books

Complete Book of Tarot: Just as you can calculate cards that are symbolically important for your year of birth, you can also identify cards that are significant for any given year of your life (a year being measured from one birthday to the next). Let’s look at an example.

Complete Book of Tarot: If I faithfully observe this oath, may I thrive and prosper in my fortune and profession, and live in the estimation of posterity; or on breach thereof, may the reverse be my fate!

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