Judgement Tarot Card Meaning (Card 20)

Tarot, like astrology, has long been one of our favorite divination systems. Interpreting either takes practice. As you learn, we wanted to help you to quickly connect to the cards and use them in ways that are actionable and practical in every area of life. xoxo, Tali & Ophira

Co-authored by James Kerti

What does the Judgement tarot card mean?

The Judgement card appears to mark a time of reflection and realization.

Though this card doesn’t (on its own) indicate why that time is upon you, it points to a significant opportunity for you to consider your choices, values and how you “show up” to your life. If you take advantage of this introspective moment, it will be worth it!

Part of that reflection can include looking back on decisions you’ve made. After evaluating them, are they in alignment with your value system? If there are things you’ve done that are out of integrity or caused harm, you may need to take action to set things right.

What is the Judgement zodiac sign?

The zodiac sign of Judgement is (there isn’t one)

Judgement Tarot Guide

Keywords for Judgement: Reflection, evaluation, renewal and rebirth, purpose

Yes or No: It depends

Planet of Judgement: Pluto

Element of Judgement: Fire

What does the Judgement card mean in a love reading?

When you see the Judgement card in a love reading, you’re being called to take stock of your love life. Is there something that needs to transform? When this tarot card appears, it’s time for you to reflect on what your needs are—and if your situation and actions are in alignment with those.

If you’re in a relationship, this major arcana card may be signaling that your partnership is characterized by judging or blaming one another in unsupportive ways. Forgiveness and communication mark the way forward, if that is the case.

If you’re single, this card encourages you to take a thoughtful approach. First, make sure you’re in touch with what you want in a partner and in a relationship. Then, be patient in getting to know people before rushing into a decision.

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What does the Judgement tarot card mean for career, money and finance?

In a career or money reading, Judgement points to a time of evaluation and reflection in your work environment.

It means that it’s a good opportunity for you to think about whether you’re in the situation you want to be in. It more strongly means that you’re being evaluated or assessed by someone around you.

Are you up for a promotion? Is your performance being watched critically? Judgement cautions you to make sure you’re on top of things.

This major arcana card can also have a strong legal connection, such as lawsuits or new contracts. Make sure you’re doing everything above board.

From a financial standpoint, take a good look at your financial habits and behaviors. Are you spending wisely? Are new investments you’re considering prudent ones?

What does the Judgement tarot card mean for health?

When it appears in a health reading, the Judgement card can indicate a period of recovery after an extended illness. While it doesn’t exactly point to an immediate energized time of good health, it does suggest that you’ve gotten over the toughest parts of your healing and are coming into a time of more stability with your health.

If you’re not recovering from health issues, Judgement’s connotations may be more on the spiritual side. You might be entering a time of reflection that leads you to a spiritual awakening.

Judgement Tarot Card in Reverse Meaning

The Judgement card in a reversed position often suggests that you’re being too hard on yourself. Your self-doubt is keeping you from being able to take advantage of the opportunities that await you. It may have been leading to you increasingly feeling stuck and unable to move forward.

It’s commonly the case with this card that this self-doubt comes from beating yourself up over past mistakes. Judgement encourages you to learn from those mistakes and let go of blaming yourself so you can grow. That way you can calmly step into the next chapter that is there for you.

Is Judgement tarot card a yes or no?

The Judgement card is highly contextual in a yes or no reading, though it tends to lean a bit more toward a yes, especially if your question involves you reflecting on and learning from the past so that you can take action.

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