Tarot Study ~ Major Arcana/Judgment



20 Judgment

Keywords: karma; “uh-oh”; conscience; tribulation; revelations; last chances

Archetypes: angels; guardian angels; General Patton; your mother; Dog the Bounty Hunter





Astrological Sun Sign/Aquarius

Upright Interpretation: Judgment lets you know that it’s time to pay the piper; it’s time to take accountability for anything in your life that has hurt someone, anything that disrupted the natural flow of nature. We’re all guilty. Even the little things count. If you believe in the theory that everything in the universe is connected by a fine strand of energy, then everything that we touch has rippled through the universe creating change, disruption, growth, improvement, or devastation. If the whole world believed in this theory, we’d all tread more gently on this Earth.

Reversed Interpretation: “Uh-Oh!”, warns Judgment on its head. You fucked up, it’s telling you, but this card is also warning you that it might not be too late. You still might be able to make amends, to fix whatever you broke, to make positive change where you might have created havoc, hurt someone or something, or generally crashed through an area of life like a bull in a china shop. “Fix it!”, Judgment is shouting at us.

Study Questions:

1. What is your first impression of this card?

2. What does this card mean to You?

3. Are there details on this card that especially stand out for you? If so, write them down and explain.

4. How does this card define relationships?

5. How does this card define financial circumstances?

6. How is this card relevant to health issues?

Affirmations for Meditation:

1. I will tread on this Earth without leaving a mark.

2. I will right a wrong.

3. I will fight for justice.

4. I will promote honesty and integrity.

5. I will not pass judgment on others.

A Tarot Reading for Judgement:
Judgement ~ The Emperor; The Magician ®; Ace/wands

Justice and Judgement are sisters, fraternal twins locked in a wicked alliance.

Judgement, you wreak of power, sometimes misused, often misinterpreted, and most definitely feared.  You make the guilty cringe and the innocent question themselves.  You draw us up short, with a sharp jerk on the noose you’ve placed around our necks, startling us into a new dimension, or shoving us into past expectations, and human emotions that wreak of guilt, self-doubt, and sometimes even shame.

You are an internal power struggle against all things…good and evil; being strong and being weak; being a failure and being successful; being pious and being blatantly hedonistic; being faithful and being unfaithful– to a partner, to ourselves, to divinity, to the universe, to dead expectations.  Judgement, you stand before humankind and make us tremble with trepidation, conjuring the energies of old doctrines, outdated morals, and Dante’s Hell.

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