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TAROT: Justice vs Strength?
Hello! I just started learning the Tarot, and I am confused about something! In my deck of cards, is the Justice card No 8 and Strength is the card # 11. Is this wrong? If so, what is the correct position of these two cards, and why other decks have the Strength as the number 8 and Justice as #11? Http://www.learntarot.com /journey.htm This site tells a story, called "Fool's Journey." The two cards in my deck are in a different position, and I think it makes no sense …
Depends on what deck you are using, as these 2 cards are sometimes exchanged. Mine has the Strength card as 11 also. Waite is responsible for Strength 8 and Justice 11 because of their associations with Hebrew numerology, and with astrology since Leo comes before Libra. Crowley used Justice 8/Strength 11. In my humble opinion, you should probably just should stick to one deck style.
Update: Most European decks have Justice 8/Strength 11, while most English decks have the reverse. This is only an issue if you are using numerology, astrology and/or kabbalah as a part of your card interpretation. This is a highly advanced method of interpretation. If you’re just starting out, then the card position doesn’t matter. Choose the deck with whatever positions you are comfortable with.