The Judgement is a Major Arcana card and appears right before the final card The World in the tarot deck.
I drew this card along with The King of Swords and The Lovers in reverse, both of which deserve their own analysis.
In this post, I will analyze the Judgement card, and see how it applies to life.
The Archangel Gabriel is the messenger of God who plays his trumpet as a call to the people who will arrive to await judgment. Will they be allowed into heaven?
Symbolism in the Judgement card
- The trumpet: hearing and acknowledging the call
- The mountain range in the background: looming and large, insurmountable obstacles including the impossibility of avoiding judgement
- People (and birds in some decks) rising up: lightness, soul is transcending, inner or spiritual awakening
Analysis of the Judgement card
The card has religious undertones which does not have to put you off if you are not religious, Christian or otherwise.
You can look at it from another perspective:
You are experiencing an awakening, perhaps spiritual, perhaps in terms of maturity, which leads you to realize you are destined to so much more than what you currently are in your present circumstances.
For me, I look at my role as a mom and realize, this role is changing. I no longer have to be so hands-on to the teens, I’m finally able to pursue some of my own interests, hobbies and career aspirations. I’m destined to be so much more than just be a mom, even though I will always be their mom.
The label, the identity of mom, isn’t changing, the role is simply getting redefined.
But does this, or has this, opened me up for more judgement?
(The answer is yes, even though I may be the only one who interprets their behaviour as judgement… It’s quite possible that they are not judging me at all, I’m just overly sensitive.)
Other points of interest of the Judgement card
- life-changing decisions are imminent, requiring a blend of intuition and intellect
- trust your own judgement, which leads to
- knowing you are on the right path
- if you require clarity, hindsight will help guide you by pointing out life lessons already learned
“You may be at a crossroads, aware that any choice you make will bring a significant change with long-lasting effects.”Biddy Tarot
Why does the Judgement card appear?
The Judgement card may have appeared because significant work has been done already: purging of mental clutter such as sadness, wrongdoing and regret. It’s calling you (the trumpet the Archangel is blowing) to own everything, be accountable to it all, and then to simply let it go.
By releasing the mental clutter you will open up the path you are destined to travel on. Without this release, your forward propulsion is impeded.
Free of guilt and anger, no longer weighed down by grudges and insecurity, you commit to living in the present, to your own growth and renewal.Little Red Tarot
I think this card appeared at the right time in my life. I enjoyed reading about it on various sources and will continue to pursue this tarot card reading journey.
If you like this post, or the others on my tarot page, I welcome you to join me and to contribute your insights and perspectives as well.
Next up is The King of Swords, and The Lovers in reverse. Hang on to your hat. 😀
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