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20. Judgement

Sometimes displayed as XX Judgement, it is one of the 78 cards in a Tarot deck that make up the Major Arcana or Trump Cards. In most traditional decks it is also the twentieth Trump of the 22 Trump cards.



 0 The Fool

 1 The Magician

 2 The High Priestess

 3 The Empress

 4 The Emperor

 5 The Hierophant

 6 The Lovers

 7 The Chariot

 8 Strength

 9 The Hermit

10 The Wheel of Fortune

11 Justice

12 The Hanged Man

13 The Death Card

14 Temperance

15 The Devil

16 The Tower

17 The Star

18 The Moon

19 The Sun

20 Judgement

21 The World

Ace of Cups

Ace of Wands

Ace  of Pentacles

Ace of Swords


The Judgement Meaning of the Symbols.

The Judgement tarot card In Tarot the Judgement card symbolizes the summing up of our past actions, it's the end of the journey and the Sun has enlightened us, now we need to decide whether or not we need to change paths.
The red cross on the flag symbolizes the crossroads where opposites meet. The Angel symbolizes our inner unconscious  awareness waking us up to the realization of our true potential
Judgment tells us to use our enlightenment to choose the right path, but has the knowledge we gained along our journey given us enough wisdom to do that.
















  The Judgement Correspondences and Associations.



Defining Keywords
Time for change. Rewards. Retribution. Decisions. Purification. Transformation.

The Judgement card Meaning.
You reap the rewards of past efforts. A legal decision goes in your favor. It's time to account for your actions. Forgive those who have hurt you and move on. Is your relationship worth it.

Judgement Reversed.
Someone is seeking revenge. Avoiding commitments. You could be getting a bad reputation. Legal decisions go against you.


Perspective, Enlightement, Improvement, Experience
The intense chaperone through death and rebirth. It provokes transformation that is perceived as a threat to the Self, and experienced as totally destructive. It is key to understanding secret drives, compulsions and personal taboos below the radar of consciousness.


12 Jera: (J or Y: A year, a good harvest.) The results of earlier efforts are realized. A time of peace and happiness, fruitful season. It can break through stagnancy. Hopes and expectations of peace and prosperity. The promise of success earned. Life cycle, cyclical pattern of the universe. Everything changes, in its own time. Jera Merkstave (Jera cannot be reversed, but may lie in opposition): Sudden setback, reversals. A major change, repetition, bad timing, poverty, conflict.

12. Jera: Beneficial rewards will be the result of whatever endeavor you have undertaken in love and honor. Justice will prevail, and virtue will be rewarded. Have patience, however, since it may take time for results to appear. A span of time is always involved. No farmer can rush his harvest by tugging on the young shoots. This Rune can symbolize a farmer, or someone involved in finance (a banker, stockbroker, etc.)















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20. Judgement


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