Interpreting the Judgement Tarot Card

An introduction to the meaning of the Judgement tarot card

Judgement Tarot Card The Judgement tarot card carries a heavy symbolic weight, for the concept of judgement is an emotionally-charged position for many religious followers, those who associate the act of judging as the evaluation of moral worth with which punishment or blame may tarnish or ruin any chance of salvation. However, the Judgement tarot card offers an almost completely opposite understanding of the act of judgement, promoting the reconciliation of past mistakes with a lesson learnt, and above all, forgiveness and healing as solutions to the inevitability of human error.

Once we put our actions into motion they can not be undone, yet we are not powerless or at the mercy of our mistakes as some would like to believe, for with every wrong a new understanding is born. The Judgement tarot card represents the mending of the past and present self, suggesting that instead of enslaving ourselves to the burdens of guilt and regret, we can take what we have learnt from our mistakes and overcome them. We can not change the past but we can influence the present and the future state of our existence, accepting that making mistakes is part of the learning process inherent in experience, but also being wise enough as to not repeat the same errors again.

The Judgement tarot card is thus a force of empowerment, of inspiration, and of compassion, soothing the troubled soul from the pangs of regret and self-hatred. No gain can be made from self-victimization, no progress made in the stagnant depths of self-pity, and the Judgment tarot card forces the individual to look within themselves and honestly re-consider where they went wrong, how to repair or make amends with this error, and most importantly, which steps and in what direction they should move towards next.

It's meaning in a Tarot Card Spread

The meaning of the Judgement tarot card is influenced by the position of the card as it is drawn from the deck, the position it occupies in the card layout, and by the cards that are positioned before and after it.

The Judgement tarot card - upright meaning:
When the Judgement card lands in the upright position it reveals a good judgement call; a wise decision will be made

The Judgement tarot card - reversed meaning:
When the Judgement card is in the upside-down/reversed position it forewarns of bad judgement; mistakes could be costly.

"Beware of jumping to conclusions."

Keywords/phrases associated with the Judgement tarot card:

Upright - wise choice, good judgement, insightful, understanding

Reversed - mistaken, poor choice, tunnel vision, bad decision, failure

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