Judgement Card Meaning
Here we have the Judgement Card Meaning. This is the penultimate card in the Major Arcana, and the cycle is almost complete.
The Judgement card heralds a time of accomplishment and rewards for past efforts, and opportunities not to be ignored.
It’s about taking stock and consideration of a brand new phase in life.
The negative aspects to this card focus on fear of change, self doubt, delays and a refusal to change and learn from past mistakes.
tarot card number: 20
Positive associations with this tarot card: rebirth, rejoicing, absolution, new potential, rewards for past efforts
Negative associations with this tarot card: guilt, loss, self-reproach, delays, fear, obstinacy the Judgement card heralds a time of accomplishment and rewards for past efforts. Taking stock of ones life and consideration of a brand new phase in life if there has been ill health this card signals a recovery with a new lease of life.the Judgement card brings an opportunity which, once given, must not be ignored, a new project or decision could change your life this card generally speeds up events in your life negatively this card warns of obstinacy and a refusal to move with change when change is essential, which only causes delays you will experience fear of nearly everything, fear of change, illness, perhaps even death another negative aspect of the Judgement card warns of self doubt and guilt over past mistakes – this will only blur the way forward.
In the Judgement Card Meaning we see the Magician, Hermes, in his other aspect as the guider of the souls after death. The angel is Gabriel. The seven lines coming from the trumpet are the seven tones of the Creative Word that liberates Mankind from his worldly limitations. The solar cross, again, symbolises balance. The man symbolises the conscious mind. The woman is the subconscious. The child represents the regenerative personality. The sea is the ultimate goal of the stream that began in the High Priestess. The snowy mountains in the background represent the height of abstract thought. The planetary ruler of this card is Pluto, the ruler of the underworld. The rune is Ansuz. This card can be used as a meditation and visualisation tool to help increase your ability to perceive situations from a broad perspective. This is the symbol to use to increase your ability to judge situations impartially.
The Judgement Card Meaning tells you that you have reached a significant stage in your own journey. With its theme of awakening to new life, is suggests that you have assimilated past experiences and learned from them. This integration has healed any would that you may have sustained and you are now in a position to place the past behind you. Your memories no longer taunt you, you are able to value what has happened to you and what it has taught you. Now you are ready to confront any unfinished business in your life, clear up any misunderstandings and view the future with peace in your heart. Judgement often indicates decisions, but unlike those associated with logical Justice, these require a delicate blend of intuition and intellect. You know that a choice must be made and are facing it with maturity and level-headedness. Your own judgement is impeccable at this time, you can trust it completely and know that you will set your feet on the right path. Finally, Judgement can signify a gentle breakthrough in your life, Balance restored, you feel fresh vitality and optimism now.
Cosmic forces are going to correct the situation, but this is only the first step. There is still the possibility of defeat unless your cooperation is continued. What is meant by cooperation is your determination to persevere without immediate results, and to allow the power of the Infinite to penetrate your consciousness and lead you into that which you desire.
You will have to cope with feelings of frustration, impotence, and ingratitude. Count your blessings. Focus on the present moment. Do what you can with what you have. More hard work is needed before you see results. A frustrating person may become involved.
Judgement relates to the necessity of decision. You are faced with a choice and the time has come to deal with the questions before you, time to take action toward developing your greater good. The card also indicates an inner awakening, the beginnings of a new way of living and experiencing the world. Something which was lying dormant within us, some unconscious knowledge or truth is finally being awakened and brought into the light. The Judgement card has positive and negative aspects. In the positive sense we are being awakened from a long sleep, a period during which we lacked clarity, and now insight is dawning upon us in a psychic rebirth and resurrection. In the negative sense, we are being called to account for past actions and to justify in the light of truth what we have done in the past. Judgement is a time of reckoning, a time of bringing to light those things which were hidden. The psychological process of self-revelation often brings relief and joy, yet it is often a difficult process in which we encounter darker aspects of our personality which were hidden out of fear or self-defense. What are the choices and challenges you must face as you encounter the card of Judgement? Most importantly, what is your judgement of yourself, your own self-appraisal?
Judgement can also raising up out of a bad situation, especially when reaching for a higher purpose – such as having a child. It talks about exercising good judgement – is this the right time for having a child? Awakening to a new truth or a new perspective – is there something they haven’t tried? Adoption maybe? Letting go of value judgments that are holding you back – Are others criticising them for trying to have a child now? Preparing to enter a new phase of their life – are they ready for this?
On Card 20, we see people rising up at the call of an angel. It is Judgment Day, when the faithful are brought to heaven, but what about those who are not saved? Have they been judged and found wanting? For their sins, will they be denied the presence of God? It is this aspect of judgment that is unsettling. How can judgment be reconciled with forgiveness? In fact, judgment comes in two forms. The hurtful kind says, “What you did is wrong, and you are bad and worthless for having done it.” This type of judgment separates and leaves no room for redemption. It is possible to judge without condemning. We assess the matter, weigh all sides and try to discern the truth. We recognise the need to choose and hope for the courage to do so wisely – but without blame.
In readings, Card 20 can be a reminder that judgments are necessary; sometimes you must decide. At such moments, it is best to consider the matter carefully and then commit yourself without censure. If you are being judged yourself, learn from the process. Take what is of value, correct what needs correcting, but never lose sight of your own worth. When the angel calls, you are reborn – cleansed of all guilts and burdens. The past and its mistakes are behind you, and you are ready to begin anew. You may even feel a calling – a personal conviction of what you are meant to do. If you are in a low period, in need of hope and absolution, the Judgement Card Meaning can show you that renewal is at hand.
You may be awakened to new realisations. New ideas will help you make better decisions in life. There could be a renewal of something that you had in the past, but it had little value at the time. Want to bury the past and start fresh, and/or want to know whether or not to invest time or money in a new relationship or enterprise. Things are going to change, and you will have a change of consciousness for the better.
Reckoning. You need to evaluate past actions to become more aware of who you are and of your ultimate goals. This reckoning may surprise and may lead to endings, beginnings and the resurrection of things once thought dear or resolved.
The Judgement Card Meaning when reversed means fear of death and failure to find happiness. No interest in spiritual things.
Have a bell or horn of some kind on hand. Imagine that it could wake up what has been dormant inside you and chant, “The tide has turned the light has come, on this new day we are reborn. A time for change, a whole new plan, I have no fear of judgements at hand.” Sound the bell or horn to signal the coming of guidance from your higher self.
Thanks for reading,
Psychic Madeline Rose
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