Judgment Tarot Card Meaning Keywords

UPRIGHT: Judgement, rebirth, awakening

REVERSED: Confusion, self-doubt, not learning from past

  • Name of the Card: Judgement
  • Number: 20
  • Other Names: The Last Judgement, Le Judgement
  • Element: Fire
  • Kabbalistic Letter: Shin
  • Meaning of the Kabbalistic Letter: Tooth
  • Planet: Pluto
  • Yes/No key interpretations: Yes
  • Animals: Lion
  • Stone: Fire-Opal

Judgment is card number 20 in major Arcana. 20 is a number of transformations, good fortune, and positivity. 2+0 reduces to 2, which is associated with balance, harmony, and love.

Judgment (Judgement) Tarot Card Meaning

The Imagery and Symbolism of the Judgement Tarot Card

An angel is blowing a trumpet and naked people are rising from the coffins. The angel is actually Archangel Michael. Michael is the Archangel of safety, security, harmony, clarity, and moving forward. Archangel Michael represents the element of fire. Michael specializes in helping with truth and courage. Redwings of the angel show wise service. The blue shirt of the angel and the blue sky show wisdom and confidence. A white and red flag is attached to the trumpet; the white color symbolizes peace and the red cross symbolizes protection and neutrality. It also represents the connection between heaven and earth, another interpretation is that it represents four rivers of paradise. There are mountain peaks in the back that show the past. The figures rising from the coffin symbolize rebirth. They are naked as they have nothing to hide and they do not care about their physique. They now care about their spiritual side of personality. There are 2 men, 2 women, and 2 children on the card, they have raised and stretched arms as if they are accepting higher knowledge. Their grey bodies show neutrality, that they are ready to accept change.

Astrology and Judgment

In astrology, the Judgment card corresponds to the planet, Pluto. In Greek mythology, Pluto was the god of the underworld and also the god of wealth because diamonds and other jewels come from underground. Pluto rules death and afterlife, fear, transformations, disasters, power, rebirth, sex, wealth reinvention, regeneration, occultism, and major disasters. Pluto rules Scorpio and the 8th house.

Judgment and Kabbalah

In Kabbalah, the path of Judgement is called Shin. This path connects Hod (Splendor) and Malkuth (kingdom) and this is the completion of the pillar of severity. Shin means tooth. The Judgement is the process in which the personality is going through the process of being conscious of its mechanism.

Judgment as a Person

A judgment card denotes someone who has gone through some major transformation or life-changing event. They had a wake-up call that made them look at the real purpose of life and they are no more concerned about material and worldly stuff. They are open and honest and ready to adapt to a new course of life. These people have faced hardships and challenges in the past and learned from their mistakes. This card also represents people who judge others very harshly or who have been through some bitter judgment by others.

Judgment Card in General Reading

If this card appears in a general reading, it means that you should have a wake-up call and reevaluate your plans. This is a card of spiritual awakening. This card shows that it is time to understand reality and make your decisions based on that. This card also indicates an important announcement that will influence your life. This is a card of reward based on your actions. Whatever thing that was holding you back is now coming to an end.  This card shows that you are ready to embrace the knowledge and wisdom that is offered to you.

Judgment Tarot Card in a Daily reading

Today someone maybe judged you harshly but just be yourself as you have nothing to hide. This is a good day to change, transform as now you have a clear evaluation of the reality and the situation. This card shows that you have come a long way from the difficulties and obstacles and now you are ready to take a fresh start.

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