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Tarot Major Arcana 20

Overall meaning
The judgment represent the result, the outcome, that a decision is made. It may be yourself who judges others. In that case, the Tarot card is an invitation to reflect on your judgment.

Do you judge others based on the right assumptions, a pure heart, without ulterior motives and in the service of the whole? It may also be others who judge you. The judgment may represent a legal case or a lawsuit being resolved. If you have acted honestly, this case should be resolved in your favor. If you have been dishonest, don’t expect things to go your way.

Generally, the Judgment indicates that you have come through your previous karmic lessons (The Fool’s journey is coming to an end) with increased self-awareness and you can move forward in a positive direction.

With his trumpet, the archangel has brought the dead back to life and freed man from his limitations. This enables man to see and judge clearly. They become able to observe themselves and the various situations in which they enter with reasonableness and objectivity.

The card shows the angel floating up in the clouds, and the people are seen standing naked in their coffins with outstretched or praying hands. They seem happy about their liberation – The gray open graves of the people refer to a life without meaning and understanding.

The coffins are located in a bluish landscape, and you can see snow-capped mountains in the distance. The cross in the flag symbolizes the union of what was previously separated, and the center point in the flag indicates that the path to spiritual growth is through the union of opposites. The archangel has been identified with both Gabriel and Michael.

The judgment symbolizes rebirth and the rise to a new life. You will find that you need to assess past events. Take time to summarize and conclude on actions you have taken or situations you have been involved in. An old life is completed, a new one awaits.

This life can be both a physical life, e.g. after a divorce, but it can also be a mental life, for example you have completely changed your mind on a deeper matter. In this connection, you will probably have to receive rewards for something and pay a fine for something else. Depending on how you have acted or behaved, there are consequences to your choices and actions.

All your actions have a price and the Judgment symbolizes the due date. Such an evaluation indicates the end of a period and the beginning of a new one. So you can either be happy about great achievements or regret missed chances or both. Therefore, the card can be associated with the law of karma and the completion of a karmic cycle.

Other words that describe the Judgment are: rebirth, important decisions, memories, openness to criticism, ability to judge, critical self-examination, forgotten goals brought up again, reaping the fruits or past actions. Renewal, result, spiritual revival. Change in social position. Change in personal consciousness.

The tarot card is associated with number 20 – which in numerology is often reduced to 2 (the sum of 2+0) which means that you must pay attention to these two numbers in relation to the challenge you are asking the tarot cards about.

The card has no immediate association with signs or planets.

I observe people and situations with reasonableness and objectivity.

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