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.
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. Red wings 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 in 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
Judgment card denotes someone who has gone through some major transformation or life-changing event. They had a wakeup 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 wakeup 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.
Judgment Tarot Card in a Love Reading
This card in love ready might show that you and your partner are open to each other and you no longer care about the illusion of the outer world. Your relationship is taking a new start after having a temporary ending. You need to listen to your inner calling and evaluate your actions. This card might also show judging the other person or being judged by the other person.
Judgment Tarot Card in a Career Reading
In a career reading, this card represents that you are being judged and evaluated for your performance. This card might also show that you have learned to tackle the things at work under a new light and you are ready to change and adapt to new things. Someone told you to just wake up and you have listened to them.
Judgment Tarot Card in a Health Reading
In a health reading, this card represents going through an examination and getting to know about your illness. It also shows a time of good health and renewed energies after being sick.
Judgment Reversed Tarot Card Meaning
When the Judgment card is in a reversed position, the awakening call from the trumpet will be subdued. The wings of the angel that provide wise counseling will lose their power. The coffins will fall on the people and they won’t be free anymore.
In a reversed position this card indicates a lack of wisdom, not learning from the past, not having the wakeup call and resultantly having self-doubts and lack of self-awareness.
If the judgment card appears in a reversed position in a love reading, it might indicate that you are stuck in a bad position and you are having confusions. You are not connected to your inner calling and do not know how to proceed. You have made some poor judgment and now you are really unsure.
If you have this card in a reversed position in a career reading, it will show that you are hesitant to move on and not ready to take any initiative. It might also show that some evaluation done recently has gone against you.
In a health reading, the reversed judgment card shows confusion about health and requisite treatment. You are bound as you are not sure which path to follow. You need to have that clarity and acceptance to make learned decisions about your health.