This card depicts a group of naked people rising from their graves after a trumpet call from Angel Gabriel. The people have their arms spread upwards, ready for judgement. There is also the opposite card i.e. The Judgement Reversed which is also explained below for the benefit of our readers.

The Angel is blowing his trumpet, just like it is written in the Bible book of revelation. We can also see a white flag with a red flag symbol symbolizing sacrifice. The landscape is neutral, but we can see a mountain range in the background that is covered in snow. It symbolizes that no one can avoid judgement.

Judgement in the Upright Position

In the upright position, Judgment represents:

  • Judgement
  • Change
  • Heeding a call
  • Rebirth
  • Trial
  • Consequences

The upright Judgment card signifies it’s time to evaluate your actions. It’s time for self-assessment. Ensure your actions are in line with your beliefs and values. Seek clarity before making important decisions.

It also shows a rebirth period when you may experience life-changing events. It may also indicate that past choices are affecting your current situation. Concerning work and career, the Judgment in the upright position indicates that someone in authority has been watching you. If your work has been good, you may get a promotion. Your business may also profit from a new opportunity.

In relationships, the Judgement card in this position shows that your relationship is important to you, and you need to appreciate your partner more. It may also mean that you will have a long and fruitful relationship. If you are searching for love, the card tells you to self-reflect first and open yourself to people who may seem different to you.

When it comes to money and investment, this card advises you to minimize your spending. Only invest in investments that seem safe and don’t make rushed judgements. Healthwise, the card in Tarot readings is a good statement telling you of recovery. You are now strong enough to take the steps you need to heal or stop an unhealthy habit.

Judgement in the Reversed Position

In the reversed position this card indicates:

  • Restrictions
  • Poor judgment
  • Repeated mistakes
  • Doubt
  • Lack of self-awareness

The Judgement Major Tarot card, when reversed, indicates that you lack self-confidence. You always doubt yourself. This hinders you from making decisions that can help you gain from new opportunities. It means you are stuck due to doubts.

It may also mean that you judge yourself too harshly. You may have made mistakes in the past, and you see them as weaknesses rather than lessons learned.  The card advises you to move forward. Take time and reflect on your life as you regain your confidence and move forward.

Judgement in the Time Based Position

  • Past – In this position, this card signifies that a decision you made in the past without thinking it through is affecting you. It may also mean that a past chapter in your life is about to be closed as you start a new one.
  • Present The Judgement in the present position indicates a time for judgment is coming. You’ll be judged based on your action, so if you have been doing the wrong things in secret, these are about to be revealed.
  • Future – The card in the future position indicates that decisions you make now will affect you in the future. Ensure you make the right choices, and you don’t procrastinate when it comes to the important things of life.

Other Associations

  • Element – Fire
  • Yes or no question – Yes
  • Astrology – Pluto


This card indicates decisions and choices. It also relates to a time of reflecting on your behaviour as you are about to face trial and responsibility for your actions. If you wish to know more about this card visit here.

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