Short description: rebirth, appraising, repentance, forgiveness, inner calling.
Astrological utensils: Pluto
The card depicts the angel, who is trumpeting, making everyone aware that the Day of Judgment has come. Below are shown the open graves, from which people rise.
Ii is time to overcome the losses, break down obstacles and rise to a new life, says this card. Now we know that it can be achieved only by crossing the threshold that seemed unapproachable before. The door is locked only for burdened flesh, habits and attachments of the past. The shadow can easily pass through it. Become a shadow for evil, leave everything earthly, and your spirit will find freedom. The angel has already trumpeted, you are called. Get up and go.
In astrology, this card is associated with the hypothetical planet Vulcan, the personification of a rational creative principle, transforming the word good, “forcing swords into plowshares”: for good reason, Vulcan (Hephaestus) is the name of the divine blacksmith, the son of Jupiter and Juno.
However, the Judgment card aims to remind us that, according to mystical teachings, death leads us to spiritual rebirth, here the figures of people rising from their coffins raise their hands upwards to receive the power of the Holy Spirit after the triumphant resurrection from the “grave” of ignorance. The angel trumpets to announce their spiritual awakening. This card represents rebirth – a return to the Spirit.
At the metaphysical level, this card symbolizes spiritual awakening and rebirth but in the context of your daily affairs, it indicates the coming of pleasant events in your life – you are encouraged to experience something new and exciting, and this may mean parting with old thoughts and habits. You will enjoy good health and again feel energetic and vigorous – now you can move forward with renewed clarity of thinking and vision of the world. You began to look at life much wider than before.
What if it is inverted? You are immersed in the abyss of negative emotions – you feel strong attacks of shame and remorse and are afraid of death. You reverted your eyes from the spiritual side of life. Perhaps you are sick or have suffered a serious personal loss. The positive thing is that if you listen to the advice of your inner spiritual voice, you may be able to get rid of the negative emotions that you have plunged into and correct the situation.
What are the other interpretations? Clarity of judgement. A phase is coming to an end and the inquirer will soon be able to look back over what they have been doing and make a clear evaluation of past events. This is more a natural conclusion than a sudden end ie rewards, promotions or retirement, the inquirer will feel that he/she have done their duty and have a clear conscious. The end of a project with the chance to start something new however, the inquirer will start out with confidence knowing that they have satisfactorily accomplished the previous project. Rejuvenation, if something in life has been holding you down you will be released with the feeling of starting out afresh. Facing the truth of where you have been and where you are going. If the inquirer is having any legal dealings than indications are that the outcome will be favorable. Making an honest appraisal. Forgive and forget. Releasing guilts and sorrows and feeling sins washed away.
What does this card tell about different aspects of your live
The Judgement means great changes in work. There comes a crucial phase, in practice often associated with leaving or moving to another job. In any case, we perceive these changes as liberation and as an opportunity to look deep into ourselves, to understand what our true vocation is but even if no formal changes are foreseen in the foreseeable future, we are freed from some old problems, boring duties, etc. It also shows a possibility for creative self-realization. At the event level, this can mean the successful passing of exams, the completion of a big project or assignment, the successful graduation from a school, other educational institutions or courses.
Here, the shadow sides of our personality are opened before us, which we have not yet thought or forgotten about at all. Now we can free ourselves from them, discover their true, bright nature. Further, the card can point to events, through which we are freed from previous links, habits or ideas-fix; often this assumes the awakening of consciousness, liberation from drug addiction or other illusions, a return to freedom, to an unbiased perception of the beauty of Creation.
Love and Relationships
In this sphere, the Judgement means that you are on the threshold of the discovery of the “treasure” in your present alliance or if you are currently alone, then in the forthcoming alliance with another person. It does not have to be a fairy-tale prince or “the woman of our dreams”, but simply deep internal changes, through which it becomes clear to us what exactly hindered us from finding this treasure. Such is the plot of many myths and fairy tales: at the end of a long journey the hero overcomes the last barriers (including his own fear or disgust) – and a miracle happens, a terrible monster turns into a prince or princess.
- Astrological correspondences: Sagittarius and Capricorn, Jupiter and Saturn. Jupiter in Pisces as a symbol of liberation, or Jupiter in a harmonious aspect.
- Kabbalistic meaning: immortality, eternal life.
- Occult meaning: the human head, the skull.
- Physical meaning: the change in the course of things.
- Places: deserts; monasteries of all religions; streets and squares of large cities; the places where we are sad; places of our childhood.