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Judgement tarot card meanings

Judgement: Inner Calling

Judgement Tarot Card
Meanings and Keywords:

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. 

Symbolism in Judgement tarot card

In the Golden Dawn, this card represented the Higher Genius, a symbol of the divine self. The angel with the Trumpet could be a reference to the angels and the seven trumpets in Revelation, bringing apocalypse and resurrection. The white banner with the red cross can be St. George Flag, and a reference to Saint George gives Judgement the symbolism of sacrifice done in the name of our faith. Both the flag and the trumpet are military symbols of authority. A man, a woman and a child are being called from the tomb of ego consciousness. The three people are reflected on the other side of the river, another symbol of the soul’s victory over death. The three people are also a symbol of the three pillars of the tree of life. The man and the woman has changed side from the familiar feminine on the left and masculine on the right. In Judgement it is the other way around. Perhaps it is to unify us and to tell us to look at a situation from a different perspective, from within. You are seeing the pillars from the Angel’s perspective. This symbolises to raise your thinking and ask for Divine Perspective. The mountains represent the structure that surrounds us all.

Judgement tarot card and Astrology

Judgement tarot card is ruled by Pluto, the planet of transformation, and its element is fire. Pluto represents the subconscious forces and rules everything hidden in the depth of our minds. It represents endings and new beginnings. The position of Pluto shows where people search for truth and deeper meaning. There might be issues with power struggles and control. It is important to feel we are in control of our lives and that we are living our highest calling in life. When Judgement tarot card shows up we search for change and transformation, and we are encouraged to accept our deepest need. If we choose to ignore our dark side, destructiveness might soon follow.

Judgement tarot card meanings upright

Judgement 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 card often shows up when you need to step up and be a leader, speaking the truth and being more assertive. This tarot card also shows up around endings and new beginnings. It differs from the Death card in the sense that with the Death card you might feel that you have little choices, and the transformation is happening against your will. Judgement tarot card signifies changes that you have manifested more consciously by stepping up and becoming more of the person you were always meant to be.

Tips when Judgement tarot card shows up in your reading: Judgement often shows up in a reading when the seeker has made an important decision. Judgement is telling the seeker to trust in their decisions and to have faith in their abilities. 

Judgement 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 speaks of finding love through fulfilling your calling in life. Someone will fall in love with your leadership qualities.

Judgement in a career reading

In a career reading, Judgement tarot card signifies careers in recruitment, politics, and management. Judgement shows up when the Seeker will turn their highest calling in life into a profession.

Judgement as Feelings

Judgement speaks of healing emotionally after disappointments and setbacks. There are emotional triggers that have bun 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 love again.

If you are asking what someone is feeling about you, Judgement can mean the person is very afraid to open up to love, and it will take time to get close to the person. You could feel the person is judging you unfairly, and they are often testing your boundaries.

Learn what Judgement tarot card means in the Grand Tableau. 

Personality type in Judgement tarot card

Judgement tarot card is someone who is very assertive and who enjoys being the one in charge. They know what they want and how to get it and they are excellent judgement of characters. If something is out of their control they feel quite uneasy about it. Judgement is someone concerned with the long-term future of the human existence. They are great leaders and full of courage. Judgement people are quite good at getting what they want, even if some manipulation is needed. Deep down 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

Judgement: Inner Calling

Judgement tarot card meanings reversed

Judgement tarot card reversed indicates taken 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. There seem to be no escape from the mistakes of the past and little hope for a better future. The Seeker’s judge of characters is often incorrect when this card shows up reversed. They should be calling the shots in their own lives, but are instead being controlled and suppressed by outside influences.

If Judgement is showing up reversed when asking about a house or a property it can indicate that the place is haunted.

Personality type in reversed Judgement tarot card

Judgement tarot card reversed can indicate someone operating on a negative vibration. They cannot be trusted and have issues with trusting themselves. This is someone who is a poor judge of character, who believes in the liars and distrusts the honest ones. They often repeat the same patterns in their lives over and over, even if it is hurting them. Judgement reversed is someone who feels a lot like a zombie, who due to their programming and circumstances are stuck in an unhealthy situation and they often feel life is passing them by. They are tired and worn out, wishing for a new life, but often lack the energy to make it happen.

Judgement Tarot Card Combinations

Some important tarot card combinations including the Judgement tarot card.

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

Judgement + Emperor: Questioning authority. The Authority of authority. 

Judgement + Hierophant: Old traditions needing to renew. 

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

Judgement + Ace of wands: Competition. 

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

Judgement + Eight of wands: Impatience. Moving forward before you are reading. 

Judgement + Ace of cups: The art world. 

Judgement + Seven of cups: Finding your spiritual path. 

Judgement + Page of cups: Discovering creative talents. 

Judgement + Five of pentacles: Helping someone in need. 

Judgement + Eight of pentacles: A supervisor. 

Judgement + King of pentacles: A politician. 

Judgement + Five of swords: Wanting revenge.

Judgment + Nine of swords: Judging oneself for past mistakes. 

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

Judgement tarot card meanings summary

Judgement tarot card signifies your calling in life. Judgement can mean you are stepping out of main stream 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. If reversed Judgement signifies believing in false idols, and distrusting those who could actually help.

Learn what Judgement tarot card means as a final card in a love reading.