Judgement Tarot Card Meanings

Judgement’s Upright & Reversed Meanings

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Judgement (Reversed, Lacking)

Ideas: Ignorance, old baggage, preparation, trial

Traits: Cautious, complacent, forgetful, hesitant, indecisive, patient, quiet, slow

Emotions: Apprehension, contentment, nervousness, satisfaction, uneasiness

  • Actions:
    • Analyzing a calling
    • Believing ignorance is bliss sometimes
    • Going through the trial
    • Holding your tongue
    • Preparing for an examination you know is coming
    • Sleeping on an idea
Judgement (Upright, Balanced)

Ideas: Invitation, renewal, revival

Traits: Appreciative, captivating, cooperative, helpful, lyrical, persuasive, purposeful, respectful, responsive, seraphic

Emotions: Amazement, gladness, hope, joy, relief

  • Actions:
    • Answering your inner calling
    • Becoming totally and completely yourself
    • Discovering a new purpose in life
    • Giving or getting a second chance
    • Redeeming yourself
    • Reinventing yourself
Judgement (Upright, Excessive)

Ideas: High standard, nag, self-proclaimed savior

Traits: Complaintive, critical, egocentric, hurried, impatient, opinionated

Emotions: Annoyance, disappointment, irritation, pity, pride, sympathy

  • Actions:
    • Being caught goofing off or misbehaving
    • Being weighed in the balances and found wanting
    • Dishing something out hastily
    • Failing to measure up to a well-defined standard
    • Jumping to conclusions
    • Nagging others

Judgement’s Advice

Personal Growth

The assessments of others cannot impact your true value. The only standard you must meet is being the very best version of yourself you can be. Identify your next steps … and take them. Don’t do this for others; do it for you.

Relationship

Freshen your relationship by taking advantage of opportunities to reinvent yourself (and each other). Swap roles. Seek out entertainment you would normally avoid. Shatter habits and breath new life into your partnerships. What you learn in the process could be a wake-up call for you both.

Career

If something or someone is holding you back, it’s time for a “Come to Jesus Meeting”—a time to air dirty laundry, read someone the riot act, or say out loud what, to this point, has only been said in private. Identify the problem and eliminate it before the decay spreads to other efforts. If things are going well, use this as an opportunity to define why, so you can replicate your success elsewhere.

Spirituality

With a shock, we realize the impermanent nature of this world. Use this sudden insight to your advantage. Answer the trumpet call and reinvent yourself by refusing to cling to distractions. Set aside your stumbling blocks and embrace transformation.

Judgement’s Symbols & Insights

Gabriel

In the apocalyptic visions of the Book of Revelation, Gabriel summons the dead from their slumber with a blast of his trumpet. In your situation, who needs a wake-up call?

The Crossed Banner

In The Tarot: History, Symbolism, and Divination, scholar Robert Place identifies this as Constantine’s victory flag. “When held by Christ or Gabriel, it represents victory over death.” How would your life change if you put a fear of death or loss aside?

The Resurrected Dead

In both the Marseilles and Rider–Waite–Smith-influenced cards, the risen show only positive emotions. The trumpet call liberates and re-creates them. In what way do you need to be reborn?

More About Judgement Tarot Card

Prediction
An old issue you thought was over will come up again today.
Get ready for huge changes: break-ups, sudden calls from old friends, and unexpected setbacks.
God’s trying to get your attention.
Timing
Unexpectedly, if at all
Archetype
Resurrection
Hebrew Alphabet
Sin/Tooth/300
Numerology Number
20 = 2 + 0 = 2
(the other: division, debate, duality)
Classical Element
Fire
Astrological Planet
Pluto
Myth/Spirit
The resurrected Christ
The Last Judgment of Revelation
The phoenix, which rises to new life from its own ashes
Story Character
Having earned a victory, the main character sees himself or herself differently. Alternatively, others see the main character in a new and flattering light.
Questions to Ask
What is the main thing I need to realize about myself?
In what way might the universe be trying to get my attention?
If I were to reinvent myself, what would I become?
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