Tarot Cards for Libra: Which Tarot Cards Correspond with Libra?

Posted on October 11, 2019

A sign best known for their love of balance, harmony and beauty, the Libran desire to keep those scales balanced

goes far deeper than just ensuring everything is in its proper place and keeping things pleasant on an aesthetic level. Ruled by Venus, Libra is the sign that wants the world to be a beautiful, harmonious place – and sometimes, this involves delving into discord and ugliness in order to transform something into purity and beauty.


This is why it is intriguing to note that while Scorpio is the sign of transformation and rebirth, Libra also possesses this to a degree, just in a very different way. The difference is that Scorpio has no fear going where angels dare to tread, while Librans struggle with conflict and sometimes avoid it altogether. But this is a lesson that Libra must learn, for they come to realize that sometimes it is not possible to acquire peace without war. Ultimately, Libra’s strong desire to right what is wrong, to bring balance and equilibrium to situations and to harmonize the Yin to the Yang, has a tendency to triumph.

This is why, despite their peaceful and gentle ways, Libra is also the sign of the warrior. Its opposite sign is Aries, and it is with Aries’ energy that Libra undertake their most daunting tasks, whether it’s working to make their relationships balanced and happy, or fighting for a cause that matters to them. Librans are often charming and popular; they do not win wars by bulldozing others, but instead by employing diplomacy and tact.

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Libra in the Major Arcana: Justice

Achieving balance requires a warrior’s mindset. Hence, in the Tarot cards, the card associated with Libra is number eleven of the Major Arcana, Justice.

In most Tarot decks, the Justice card is represented by a woman sitting on a throne holding an upright sword. The swords in Tarot card meanings represent intellect and wisdom; they represent Air signs, of which Libra is one. At the same time, however, Libra is also a sign of intuition, which stems from the number eleven; in numerology, the number eleven is a powerfully intuitive number and also known as a Master Number.

Therefore, one of the goals of Libra is to balance their rational mind with their intuitive mind so that they can make the right decisions.

Justice is a card that is strongly associated with the laws of karma - that what we give out returns to us. It doesn’t matter to the universe if our actions are to help or hinder; the laws of karma apply to us all. This is the quintessence of justice in general and how the entire concept operates.

Justice is a card that seeks truth above all else. Similarly, Libra is a sign that places heavy value on the truth. Librans tend to make excellent leaders and many of them go into politics because there is a strong desire to balance society and the world as a whole.

Librans naturally apply this sense of fairness and justice to their relationships as well, something else the sign is famous for. They will often take responsibility in a relationship and will see things from the other person’s point of view; if they feel they have behaved unfairly, they will own up to it. If they feel they are the ones who have been treated unfairly, they will be sure to let you know about it – unless, of course, this is a Libran who will avoid conflict at all costs!

Justice is a card that reminds us that what goes around comes around; in a Tarot card reading, it usually indicates that there is an imbalance somewhere that needs addressing. Imbalance is a permanent itch to a Libra and they can strongly relate to the Justice card because of it.

Libra in the Minor Arcana: King of Cups & 3 of Swords

In the Minor Arcana, Libra is most commonly associated with the King of Cups and the 3 of Swords.

The King of Cups is the master of his suit and the King of Love. He oversees his entire kingdom and believes in treating each individual with kindness, justice and equality. The King of Cups is the Libran in their most positive form – just, gentle, caring and strong without being brutish. When a Libra masters the imbalances that exist within them, they naturally transform into the King of Cups.

The 3 of Swords represents the harsher lessons that Libra must learn. Relationships are important to this air sign and they feel most complete when they are in a loving partnership with another, with friends and with the world in general. Their life may be riddled with heartbreak because they may have an idea of the ideal partner and discover no one can quite live up to these standards. What Libra realizes as time goes on is that the perfect partner they are seeking exists within themselves, and it is then that Libra achieves true equilibrium.

Conclusion…

This Libra season, it is an excellent idea to check your daily Tarot and Tarot online to gain greater insight into how the Libran energies most affect you. If you are a Libra, then your Libra daily horoscope can help you understand yourself better and offer guidance as to how you can use your innate gifts of balance and justice to make your life and the world around you a better place.

At their best, Librans understand that the desire for beauty does not necessarily come from making the world a beautiful place to look at, but instead from making the world a better place to live in; this is how Justice most powerfully wields her sword.

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Sarah Brownlee is a harmonious Libra Sun, Conflicted Scorpio rising, and a Tiger in the Chinese Zodiac. A whirlwind writer with a passion for Tarot cards and Astrology in all… Learn More About The Author »

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