Judgement Tarot Card Meanings

judgement tarot card meaning

Judgement Tarot Card
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Judgement tarot card meanings in traditional tarot stem from its connection to both Astrology and Numerology. Judgment tarot card can mean:


Being a good judge of character.

Change and transformation that we are ready for.

Taking responsibility for your life.

Stepping up to the task. Taking a stand.

Being the person you were always meant to be.

Recognising your true vocation.

Hearing a call and answering a need.

Unburdening yourself.


A burden.

Poor judgement.

Repeating the same mistake. 

Judgement tarot card and Astrology

Judgement tarot card is ruled by Pluto, the planet of transformation. Pluto represents the subconscious forces and rules everything hidden in the depth of our minds.

Learn more about Pluto on Cafe Astrology here. 

Judgement In The Vision Quest

Judgement is the realisation that occurs when the Seeker has come out of the Vision Quest. This is the time when the Seeker feels the most alive. They went deep within themselves and found the answer they were either seeking or needed. You can learn more about the Vision Quest in my article Norse Salvation.

Judgement tarot card meanings upright

Judgement tarot card meanings in a general reading

Judgement tarot card meanings indicate taking responsibility for your actions and your life, being a good judge of character, seeing the truth and knowing what you want. Judgement speaks of making important decision that is in alignment with our inner selves.

Judgement tarot card in a love reading

In a love reading, Judgement tarot card describes a relationship that nearly ended, only to be revived in the last minute. Judgement can mean the couple needs to appreciate each other more. If the Seeker is single, Judgement can mean the Seeker will use good discernment in regards to love.

Judgement tarot card in a career reading

In a career reading, Judgement tarot card signifies careers in recruitment, politics, and management. Judgement tarot card shows up when the Seeker will turn their highest calling in life into a profession. As a business, Judgement can speak of art collectors and art dealers.

Judgement tarot card as Feelings

Judgement tarot card speaks of healing emotionally after disappointments and setbacks. There are emotional triggers that have been buried deep since childhood, and old wounds are often re-opened again. The Seeker will have an opportunity to heal old wounds and have a new beginning where they will be able to deepen their love.

Judgement tarot card as Personality types

Judgement is someone who knows  they have a calling, but they are not always listening to it. As soon as they accept their life purpose, they blossom into someone with great clarity. They often start a completely new direction later in life. Their challenge is to break free from recurring patterns and behaviours holding them back.

Judgement tarot card meanings reversed

Judgement tarot card reversed indicates taking on burdens, digging oneself deeper into the old life, being haunted by the past and unable to let go. There is something blocking the Seeker from renewing themselves. The Seeker’s judge of characters is often incorrect when this card shows up reversed.

Judgement tarot card reversed as Personality type

The reversed meanings of the tarot cards often speaks of the Seeker acting out due to being under a lot of stress. This can bring out the shadow aspect of the person. 

Judgement reversed can speak of someone who repeat the same patterns in their lives over and over, even if it is hurting them. It can speak of someone who was damaged by religion and fear based programs. They need to shift old paradigms that makes them fearful.

Judgement tarot card meanings summary

Judgement tarot card signifies your calling in life. Judgement can mean you are stepping out of mainstream consciousness to live a life more meaningful. Other people might seek you out for guidance so they also can get more out of life. Judgement means being a good judge of character.

Judgement Tarot Card Combinations

Some important tarot card combinations including the Judgement tarot card.

Judgement(XX) + Fool: This is the most powerful tarot card combination. The reason you were born will be revealed. 

Judgement(XX) + Emperor: Questioning authority. The Authority of authority. 

Judgement(XX) + Hierophant: Old traditions needing to renew. 

Judgement(XX) + Hermit: An old friend coming back into your life. 

Judgement(XX) + Ace of wands: Competition. 

Judgement(XX) + Three of wands: Journalism. Changing the world through writing. 

Judgement(XX) + Eight of wands: Travel that is life-changing. Can also indicate impatience. 

Judgement(XX) + Ace of cups: The art world. 

Judgement(XX) + Seven of cups: Finding your spiritual path. 

Judgement(XX) + Page of cups: Discovering creative talents. 

Judgement(XX) + Five of pentacles: Helping someone in need. 

Judgement(XX) + Eight of pentacles: A supervisor. 

Judgement(XX) + King of pentacles: A politician. Someone with political interests. Can mean art dealer in some situations. 

Judgement(XX) + Nine of swords: Judging oneself for past mistakes. 

Judgement(XX) + King of swords: A police, judge, or lawyer. 

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