While it rarely stands for literal prison time (unless all of the other legal cards are close by – Court of law, Court official etc.), it does by all means signify quite a few negative things that may befall us along the way. It is a card of constraints, one that is by its very nature dark and sinister, an image of limitations and standstill.
More often than not, it carries with it a sense of isolation, whether it is a sense of confinement and restraint against your own free will, or one that you have brought about yourself through self-consciousness, self-imposed limitations and series of bad life choices. Be it as it may, something is holding you back. Prison can also be a card of family secrets, hidden and forbidden places, of things being off limits. Its difficult yet timid nature is best assigned to the constellation of Capricorn. Health-wise, it points towards complaints caused by mental and physical blockages but also lymphatic dysfunction, circulatory disorders, and skin diseases.