Judgement Tarot Card Meanings

Tarot card - JudgementThe Judgement Card Says: “Follow Your Inner Calling!”


You are at a major turning point in your life which requires you to self-reflect. The Judgement tarot card is a card of rebirth, awakening, and listening to an inner calling.

As The Fool gets close to completing the journey toward enlightenment he realizes that the answers have always been within himself. He is hearing an inner calling and must gather everything he has learned throughout his journey to make a life-changing decision.

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    The Judgement Tarot Card Explained

    When we undergo a spiritual awakening we realize that the answers are always within us. Others who judge us are merely projecting their own fears and insecurities on us and the same is true when we judge other people. Judgements come from a place of fear and we erroneously think that if we reject what makes us feel uncomfortable we will somehow be safe from it. The Judgement card asks us to look within ourselves instead, so that we may be freed from past beliefs and choices and live our lives with grace.

    The Judgement Tarot Card in the Past

    You recently made a major life-altering decision or experienced a spiritual awakening. Your choice is not being judged – it was made based on the beliefs you held at that time. It is clear, however, that this choice has led you to where you are today. The Judgement card in the past position indicates that you are now taking stock of the choices you made and how they influenced your current situation.

    Judgement Reversed in the Past

    Are you beating yourself up for making a “wrong” decision? The Judgment card in the reverse indicates that you may need to forgive yourself for past missteps. Take responsibility for your choices and what they led to, but let go of any guilt or shame. We make the best decisions we can with the beliefs and knowledge we have at the time. The important thing is that we learn and don’t repeat mistakes.

    The Judgement Tarot Card in the Present

    You are at the precipice of a major decision that will impact your life in a profound way. Gather all of your life’s lessons and trust your heart. Have the courage to make the right decision based on what honors you and your truth. Let go of any past wounds, shame, or guilt, and face this challenge with truth and integrity. You will need both your intuition and your intellect to take advantage of this life-changing transformation and respond to your inner calling.

    Judgement Reversed in the Present

    It creeps up on you quietly in the back of your mind. You know in your heart that it resonates but you push it away. When the Judgement card appears in the reverse, it suggests that you hear the call but are choosing to ignore it. Whether it’s out of fear or disbelief, you must have confidence in your ability to handle the situation. When you arrive at these crossroads you must choose one way or the other. You cannot stay in the same spot forever.

    The Judgement Tarot Card in the Future

    You are about to be presented with an opportunity to remake your life with honesty and integrity. The Judgement card in the future position indicates that a big change is coming and your choice will offer you the opportunity to live a new life in freedom and grace. If things have felt cloudy and confusing, clarity is around the corner. The choice may be a difficult one, but if you use your intellect and intuition for the greatest good, you will find liberation.

    Judgement Reversed in the Future

    Don’t resist the call when it comes – it won’t go away. Take this opportunity to release any self-doubt, shame, guilt, or blame that you are carrying from past wounds. Practice self-forgiveness and self-love and take pride in all of the beautiful things you have accomplished in your life. When the time comes make the bold choice from your heart and leave the old, negative patterns and cycles of behavior behind you for good.

    The Judgement Tarot Card in Love and Romance

    A renewal of love may be in store for you if you are in a relationship right now. However, you must have the courage to address issues between you and your person with compassion and honesty. If you’re single, it’s time to honestly reflect on your past choices and what was motivating them. Allow this time to usher in the changes that will prime you for a beautiful soul connection with the love of your life.

    If you’re in a partnership, The Judgement card indicates that your relationship will be faced with a very important choice that will have long-lasting effects. make the effort to work together and communicate clearly and honestly. Then your relationship will blossom. If you are single right now, The Judgement card is asking you to do the same for yourself through acts of self-love and self-respect. You will attract true love into your life when the new chapter begins.

    Judgement Reversed in Love and Romance

    Your relationship may be on the rocks when The Judgment card presents in the reverse in your love reading. Are you still carrying baggage from past relationships? Are there lessons you failed to learn?

    There is still time to make changes! But you must be honest with yourself and accept responsibility where it is yours and forgive yourself where you are still holding onto regret. You must release these negative energies to find a true love connection.

    The Judgment Tarot Card and Your Career

    Your true passion in the workplace is becoming very clear to you. The voice keeps getting stronger and it won’t be going away until to take action to honor it. The Judgement card reveals an opportunity to make a life-altering change in your career that will bring you true fulfillment and purpose. The change might be challenging, but it will be worth it.

    Judgement Reversed in Your Career

    If you’ve been involved in any conflicts at work, it’s time to take responsibility and make positive changes. There’s no need to beat yourself up or feel bad, but we must learn from our choices and always strive to improve how we affect others and also ourselves.

    The Judgement Tarot Card and Your Friends

    Big issues are going to come up in your social relationships that might really test the strength of your friendships. Don’t be afraid to face these challenges because it’s by working through them with self-reflection responsibility-taking, that you’ll be able to make changes for the better.

    Judgement Reversed and Your Friends

    You might be tempted to ignore the signs or point the finger when The Judgement card appears in the reverse in your friendship spread. Remember the only thing that we can control is the choices we make. Be honest about which things you allowed or ignored so that you can prevent this same kind of situation from repeating itself in the future.

    The Judgement Tarot Card and Your Money

    It’s time to take an honest look at your financial habits. Are you repeating poor choices? Are you making decisions that aren’t in service of your financial goals? The Judgement card invites you to pause and take a close look at what is benefitting you and what is hindering you.

    Judgement Reversed and Your Money

    Are you being overly cautious with your money? This may be why The Judgement card has shown up in the reverse position. It is asking you to restore balance. If you recognize that you’ve made mistakes, don’t beat yourself up about them! The Judgement card also teaches self-forgiveness and grace. There is no benefit to beating yourself up, but there are great benefits to learning from our mistakes.

    The Judgement Tarot Card and Your Health

    Change is headed your way, so if you’ve been struggling with an illness, The Judgment card promises an opportunity to make changes in your life that bring you a new shot at life. You will have to be honest with yourself about how your choices may be contributing to poor health, but if you take concrete action to release bad habits and negative thoughts, you will see a major change unfold.

    Judgement Reversed and Your Health

    On the other hand, do not wallow in shame and guilt if you recognize that poor choices have contributed to current challenges. We do the best we can in life with the tools we have. Forgive yourself and free yourself from any negative beliefs about yourself.

    The Judgment Tarot Card and Your Spirituality

    You are experiencing an awakening, a transformation to higher consciousness. Now that you have learned the lessons of the Major Arcana, you are being presented with your final test. You have what it takes to follow your true calling. Will you accept it?

    Judgement Reversed and Your Spirituality

    Do not avoid the call to judgement! You are almost at the end of your journey, the next and final step being The World card. Allow your enlightenment to manifest.

    The Meaning and Symbolism of the Judgement Card

    The Archangel Gabriel blows his trumpet and the souls of the dead rise from their graves to meet their maker. There is an impassable mountain range behind them that indicates this final judgement is unavoidable. The time of reckoning is here. For those who have lived a life of honesty and compassion, you will be guided to a new life of freedom and grace.

    Keywords for The Judgement Card

    • Choices
    • Redemption
    • Inner Calling
    • Rebirth


    The Judgement Card Associations

    Element: Fire

    Astrology: Pluto

    As a Yes or No question: Yes. But you should also trust your instinct.

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    Article Info

    Date: Mar 20, 2015
    Amelie Rose Estrela is a gifted psychic and lead author for tarot-explained. She has written many articles on a variety of topics within the spirituality niche, including Psychics & Mediums, Tarot & Angel Readings, Love & Relationships, Spells & Magic and Astrology & Horoscopes (the topic of her e-book).