La Giustizia VIII:
What I remember having been taught about this card went somewhat like this:
Justice rules not from seeing the world and all its ugliness but from her inner eye.
She is supposed to be a beautiful innocent angel of a girl, dressed in white to attest to her purity.
BUT her toenails being painted red and “just so” showing out underneath her robe tell us that not all is, as it should be! Back then only ladies of a “certain reputation” = lasciviousness had their toe nails painted. THIS was a sign that advertised their “services”.
So in other words, Justice’s eye on her dress looks out at you, Because looking at this eye you can not help seeing her “fine female curves” underneath her tight dress.
She is weighing your desire and what else is hidden in your soul against the thoughts of every other man. She warns women to hold the balance between being a temptress and a pious lady.The fact that Justice has painted toenails also allures to the sad fact, that, for the right price, Justice is “for sale” and the poor man is out of luck.