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Writing Prompt April 24 2016: Scales

Welcome to another edition of the Sunday Writing Prompt. This week we will continue to feature the Tarot cards – Major Arcana – and the card of the week? Justice.

There are, of course, the obvious meanings attributable to this card: fair play, truth, balance, the laws of karma – cause and effect, etc. considered as either positive or negative aspects or influences. In a traditional tarot draw, this card also refers to: responsibility, ethics, choices and decisions, and consequences. And it is important to note and understand a very overlooked aspect: impartiality – or neutrality – i.e. a deeper understanding of a weighing of circumstances/situations and recognition of what is a fair outcome. For more information you can always search the web for details about the card itself – all the symbols of note and significance in a traditional card, like the one represented in the Radiant Rider Waite Deck, might be of interest to you.

Note: There are many interpretations/renderings and art work associated with the Tarot card Justice – however, it is a key feature: in the more traditional, less personal interpretation, decks – Justice is NOT portrayed as “blind” – i.e. wearing a blindfold and holding a set of scales.

This week?  Explore the theme as it relates to the Tarot.


There are more than enough stories, reports and truths about the “injustice of justice,” law and interpretations of it, abounding in our world. We can scream, write and holler, about fairness and circumstances because we are troubled, pained or indignant for as much as we’d like; but for all of that? It provides nothing more than a vehicle for letting off steam, perhaps a much needed outlet, but once this has been done? The troubling questions, issues, scars still remain. And what then?

Go beyond the need to vindicate or point out the inequality; allow for something more, better, richer than just pain, tragedy and anger. Write your voices in transcendence. 

Guidelines: feel free to explore via flash fiction, short story, longer form writing, poetry etc.

Share your responses by creating a ping back and linking to the official link system, and remember to tag your posts with MindLoveMisery’s Menagerie, Writing Prompt and Tarot Card “Justice.” You have one week to participate – enjoy!

As a source of inspiration? This Tarot card image of Justice, by puimun on Deviant Art.


9 comments on “Writing Prompt April 24 2016: Scales

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  2. a darkened house
    April 24, 2016

    Good prompt — sure you will get some amazing responses.

    Liked by 1 person

    • wildchild47
      April 24, 2016

      thanks Phylor 🙂 we’ll see 😉


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  4. wildchild47
    April 25, 2016

    Reblogged this on wild child in the fields and commented:

    Sunday writing prompt – the Tarot “Justice” as posted. Perhaps food for thought?


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  6. julespaige
    April 26, 2016

    I just had some fun…
    Justice for Fun

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    • wildchild47
      April 26, 2016

      thank you 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

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